Local News

  • New RV parking laws begin Jan. 1

    TELL CITY – A recreational vehicle parking ordinance that was passed by the city council in July will take effect Jan. 1. 

    The ordinance allows residents to park one watercraft, camper, motor home or other RV in front of their home, year-round. Additional vehicles have to be parked off of streets.

    It allows trailers to be parked on streets for only 72 hours. Trailers can be parked for up to two weeks at locations that have been issued city building permits.

  • PSC planning high-speed Internet upgrades for Troy residents

    TROY – Just minutes after the new officers were inducted by Perry County Clerk Mandi Mogan, the Troy Town Council heard an optimistic but nonspecific announcement from Perry Spencer Communications President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dauby about the prospect of residential high-speed Internet in the town of Troy.

  • Ports 2016 budget full of optimism

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority approved their 2016 budget during a regular meeting Dec. 15.

    Though the document includes some wiggle room for variance, operations manager Kevin Teague it represents the board’s best estimates on the port’s financial forecast. He said annual expenditures were estimated high, while expected income was listed at a modest amount. That, Teague told the board, provides a lot of optimism for far outpacing revenues in the upcoming year. “The opportunities are there” for a very good year, he added.

  • Waupaca monofill discussions ongoing

    TELL CITY – A proposed landfill for Waupaca Foundry is still in the permitting phase. Those wanting more information about the processes of development and disposal planned at the new site had an opportunity to voice concerns during a public forum Wednesday at the Tell City library.

    A handful of residents attended the nearly two-hour long session that included an overview of foundry processes and by-products and a more technical discussion about how the company’s monofill will be created.

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  • Community Foundation celebrates those who donate

    PERRY COUNTY – To celebrate their gift to the community, the Perry County Community Foundation has created a window display at their office at 817 12th St. in Tell City. The display celebrates the generosity of those who have created funds through the Foundation or have named us in their estate planning.

    These donors provide a gift that keeps giving, said Renate Warner, Perry County Community Foundation director.

  • Outgoing Cannelton reps say farewells


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – In their last meeting as members of the Cannelton City Council, longtime members Emory Yaggi and Kim Reed said their goodbyes to elected office Dec. 14.

    Yaggi, who served under five mayors in two separate stints as a councilman, reflected on his years in office. He is most proud of recent accomplishments made possible by working together with other city leaders.

  • Commissioners preparing for upcoming year


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – As the year winds down, the county commissioners reviewed several documents that will fuel efforts through 2016 and beyond.

    Among the efforts, they adopted a resolution affirming a revamped county multi-hazard mitigation plan. Coordinated in part with a grant and oversight from Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, the plan sets forth protocols for county officials in times of emergency, such as after a tornado, flood or harsh winter weather.

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