Local News

  • City won’t ease up on fight against eyesores

    TELL CITY – The arrival of late fall and last weekend’s hard freeze have curtailed problems with tall grass and weeds in the city, Tell City Building and Zoning Administrator Bill Alvey told the board of public works and safety last week, but the job of tackling eyesore properties will continue through the winter months.

    Complaints related to tall grass and weeds, both of which are common in warmer months, have subsided to zero thus far in November. At the same time, however, Alvey said his office has received more complaints of junk and trash.

  • Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Informational meeting coming in January

    TELL CITY – Business owners along or near Tell City’s Main Street wanting to spruce up their storefronts will be able to apply for financial assistance under a new program offered through a downtown group.

  • A Sky on Fire

    Lots of Perry Countians’ attention turned to the sky Wednesday evening as a fabulous sunset cast the sky in hues of yellow and orange. Tammy Ford of near Mount Pleasant captured a range of colors in the sky and its stunning reflection in a nearby pond. Facebook posts of sunset photos were common.

  • Foundation distributes grants from designated, agency funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Recently, the Perry County Community Foundation distributed grants established by donors to benefit specific charitable groups. This includes funds created by individuals or families to benefit specific groups and also funds created by agencies.

    The foundation has several ways donors can give back to the charities and causes they love, Foundation Director Renate Warner said. Funds such as these, called designated and agency funds, are one way people can make meaningful gifts to improve quality of life in their communities, forever.

  • Chamber of commerce sponsoring Small Business Saturday promotion

    PERRY COUNTY – Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. 

    “We encourage our community and surrounding communities to support Small Business Saturday, either as a participating business or simply as a shopper,” Chamber Director Lagina Gogel said.

  • Sheriff says phone scam attempts continue

    PERRY COUNTY – Scam artists continue to target Perry Countians with a range of ploys, including one in which callers claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demand immediate payment for supposed back taxes.

    “We don’t want the public to be intimidated by this and they should just hang up,” Sheriff Alan Malone said. “We also encourage residents to never give out personal information by telephone such as banking numbers, dates of births and Social Security numbers.”

  • Perry Childcare a success since its kickoff, but there’s room for more youngsters




    TELL CITY – An around-the-clock child-care facility in Tell City that opened this summer is now more affordable than ever. Perry Childcare, which opened in August at 1012 31st St. in Tell City, has received rave reviews from parents of children enrolled in its child-care and daycare programs.

    Perry Childcare is fully licensed to care for children from six weeks of age to 12 years of age and has capacity for 106 children.

  • Holiday Helpers 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – While most Thanksgiving turkeys are still in the freezer, Christmas is just around the corner. That means volunteers who work every year to brighten Christmas for others are, like Santa himself, gearing up for their busy season.

    “A lot of things will come together soon, starting next week,” said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the annual Holiday Helpers United program.

  • County asked to do more on Candy Road




    CLARK TOWNSHIP – On a dry October day in one of the most fertile areas of Perry County, local farmers worked to improve drainage for land they own along Candy Road.

    The efforts, they said, used to be performed by the county but they claim the highway department has not fixed long-standing drainage issues along the gravel roadway that runs from Huffman Mill in Anderson Township northward to the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road.

  • Turkey bingo and raffle set for Nov. 22

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Church’s annual turkey bingo and raffle will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. The public is welcome. Cards are $2 each. During the bingo game, prizes will be raffled. Refreshements will be available. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to play bingo, according to state law.