Local News

  • 2015 St. Mary’s Derby Cemetery Report

    DERBY – The 2015 financial report for St. Mary’s Derby Cemetery has been released.
    Donations/Interest from CDs/Internment Fees, $1,009.42
    Mowing/Bank Fees $3,918.00

  • Lenten fish fry and craft beer festival coming March 18

    FERDINAND – St. Benedict’s Brew Works will sponsor an all-you-can eat fish fry and craft-beer event Friday, March 18, in the Sisters of St. Benedict Event Hall in Ferdinand.
    Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time and will continue into the evening. There will also be live music.
    Meals will include all-you-can-seat fish, slaw and baked macaroni and cheese, desserts from the kitchens at the Sisters of St. Benedict and Saint Meinrad Archabbey, tea, lemonade and coffee. Carry-outs will be available and there will be a separate carry-out serving line.

  • Hospital introduces PET-CT scanner

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital is introducing its newest medical imaging diagnostic service, a positron emission tomography–computed tomography scan, better known as a PET-CT scan.
    This scanner is state-of-the-art equipment used to help diagnose cancer and other diseases. The scan is performed at Perry County Memorial Hospital and is interpreted by hospital radiologists. This service is available every Friday.

  • Police planning St. Patrick’s traffic blitz

    TELL CITY – As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities.
    But, did you know that in 2014 there were 18 people killed in drunk driving crashes on St. Paddy’s Day? This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

  • Perry County’s solid-waste bills due by Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – This year’s Perry County Solid Waste Management District fee, assessed on all home and business owners in the county, is payable on or before Tuesday, March 15.
    Payments not received or postmarked by that date will be considered late and a penalty of $20 will be added to the original $32, increasing the total amount due to $52 for each property.
    Mobile homes located on land owned by someone else are considered personal property. Bills will be mailed to owners of mobile homes around March 20 and payments will be due May 17.

  • Chamber to host Saturday legislative update

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s two Statehouse representatives will take part in a Saturday, March 5, legislative update sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.
    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold will attend the gathering, which will begin at 9 a.m. in the chamber offices located at 601 Main St. in Tell City.
    The two legislators will speak for an hour on bills being considered in Indianapolis. After the briefing, they will field questions. The public is encouraged to attend and light refreshments will be served.

  • Slow going

    Motorists along Indiana 66 west of Troy were slowed Tuesday afternoon after a four-car accident. Spencer County sheriff’s deputies had not released details of the crash as of Wednesday afternoon but no one was believed to have been seriously injured. However, the highway was closed in both directions for about two hours.

  • Teen fatally hurt in fall from truck

    CANNELTON – A Perry County teen fatally injured in a fall from moving truck was mourned this week as a kind-hearted, caring person.
    Elijah Meunier, 17, of Cannelton died Saturday from injuries he received the previous night, Cannelton police officers said. Emergency responders were called to Hafele Park at 9:29 p.m. after dispatchers received a 911 call that someone had fallen from a moving vehicle.

  • Man faces 53 counts of possessing child porn

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man who has been under investigation by state and local police since late last year was arrested Friday on 53 counts of possessing child pornography.
    Anthony W. Stafford, 47, of 107 N. Fifth St., Cannelton, was arrested on a warrant issued through the Perry Circuit Court.  According to Tell City Police Department Detective Roger Smith, each of the 53 counts of possessing child pornography is a level 6 Felony under Indiana Code.

  • Auction of old hospital’s contents likely




    TELL CITY – The former Perry County Memorial Hospital, closed since a new hospital opened last spring, may be on the real estate market later this year. The hospital’s board of trustees has made no decision on what to do with the former facility, which overlooks the Ohio River.


    However, at Wednesday’s meeting of trustees, hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber said preliminary plans are taking shape to dispose of the old hospital’s contents.