Local News

  • Fall property taxes due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for paying the second installment of property taxes is Nov. 10. Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    Due to this year’s election, the treasurer’s office will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 8. The office will be open Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until noon and until 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 for paying taxes.  

    All mailed-in payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 or earlier to avoid a late penalty. 

  • ‘Enchanted’ tune! TC marchers onto semistate


    Staff Writer


    EVANSVILLE – The Marching Marksmen’s quest for a repeat at the state marching band finals is being paved with gold. The band advanced to the semistate qualifier in Franklin, earning a gold rating and placing in the top 10 at the regional showcase Saturday at Evansville Central High School.

  • Troy Council weighs water system update options


    Lifestyles Editor


    TROY – Currently undergoing a study to determine a plan for the future of Troy’s water utility, the town may have to make a decision sooner than anyone thought.

    Utility Superintendent Bernard “Pudder” Linne said he has given Midwestern Engineering, which is conducting the study, information about the existing water filtration plant on Troy Ridge Road. The plan is intended to be finished by the end of the year, after which many more details will be known.

  • Early voting underway at courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY – Early voting at the county courthouse is underway.

    Voting is taking place in the  commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Absentee ballots are also available by mail from county election offices.

    A voter can obtain an application to vote absentee by mail on the web at IndianaVoters.com.

    You’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mailing the application to your county clerk’s office by Oct. 31.

  • Port traffic, revenue down

    TELL CITY – The first three quarters of 2016 can be chalked up to a successful one for the Perry County Port Authority. While traffic into the port has fallen well below expectations, and income is likewise down, port operations manager Kevin Teague said this year is shaping up to be their best in nearly a decade.

  • Voices of Perry County planned for this weekend

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host “The Voices of Perry County this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23.

     The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history. Each township in Perry County has their own voice and story to tell. Audiences will experience the voices from the past speak in their own words of the life they lived.

  • Manufacturing Night
  • TC’s athletic success a bottom-up process


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to policy issues concerning Tell City Schools, the buck stops with the school board. But while the board has final say on many things, there tends to be a lot of delegation to other school leaders, including teachers, principals and coaches.

    That was the message presented last Tuesday when asked how the board may or may not influence day-to-day decisions.

  • The Millstone School Miracle

     “I think we learned more at Millstone School than some others, because when I went to Cannelton High School in the eighth grade, it seemed I knew more than a lot of those other eighth graders.”

    So says Gloria (Ramsey) Shephard about her experience at the one-room school at Millstone. This was in the days before rural families had electricity and piped-in water.

  • Marine 5K and 10K set for Nov. 12

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will once again host the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough Ten 10K Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

    Both races will begin at Legion Park in Cannelton and take runners through historic Cannelton, the Cannelton Greenway and the 10K will include Eagles Bluff County Park. The races will provide an entertaining, yet challenging, run/walk for participants.  The cost of each race is $15 through Oct. 31, and $20 beginning Nov. 1.