Local News

  • Lion at the gate


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Come the New Year, patrons to the Perry County Courthouse will likely be greeted by a new face; not one filling an elected position, but instead to ensure safety. The county commissioners recently announced plans to add a security guard stationed at the front entrance.

  • Local Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

    TELL CITY – “I am once again in need of your help,” Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army says. As in past years, Roccia is in need of volunteer bell ringers. “Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club, or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season,” he said.

  • County leery of getting involved in boundary dispute


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Differences in opinion over how the law identifies maintained county roads and abandoned township roads have landowners locked in a feud with little resolve likely.

  • Trump easily carries Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana was one of the first states in the nation called for Donald Trump and Perry County voters, though small in number compared with statewide results, helped the Republican on his way to victory.

    Trump won all 21 county precincts Tuesday and received 4,556 votes for 56.3 percent of the total. Democrat Hillary Clinton took 3,062 votes and the county gave Libertarian Gary Johnson 407 votes.

    Perry County has given support to Republican presidential candidates in the past but few have garnered as high a percentage or won so many precincts.

  • Amos, Goodson keep seats


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With much of the nation glued to the race for president by social media and television, Perry Countians filled the courthouse Tuesday to learn who would lead locally on the board of commissioners and county council.

  • Firewood-cutting permits available for hazard tree clean-up at Patoka Lake

    BIRDSEYE – Local residents are invited to assist Patoka Lake in cutting up hazard trees felled by staff in high-use areas throughout property through the purchase of firewood permits beginning Nov. 3. Firewood permits being issued will be available depending on weather and staff time.

  • Fulton Hill going on the auction block




    TROY – One of Perry County’s most spectacular views will be offered to the highest bidder early next month.

    Fulton Hill, a former community center overlooking the Ohio River, and nearby acreage, will be offered at auction. The site is owned by Lincoln Hills Development Corp. The property has been on the market for the past two years and will be offered at 10 a.m. Dec. 3.

  • Fall colors late this year

    PERRY COUNTY – Unusually warm temperatures have delayed the fall color display in Indiana this year, according to Department of Natural Resources community and urban forester Carrie Tauscher. That’s the case in Perry County, too, where some people are reporting brilliant colors and others lots of still-green leaves.

  • Friday services to honor county’s veterans

    TELL CITY – Several Veterans Day programs are planned for Friday to honor the sacrifice of men and women from our county who supported their nation in military service.

    A community service is planned for Friday afternoon along Indiana 66 in Cannelton. The county’s Avenue of Flags, crosses marked with the names of men and women killed in military service, will be on display along Indiana 66. The public is invited to the service.

    Tell City-Troy Township Schools

  • Patterning a legacy of design; Interiors business changes owners


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With a flair for design and an emphasis on quality, the husband-and-wife duo of Suzy and Kevin Nugent plan to transform the look of homes in Perry County one kitchen bath at a time. Inheriting a strong tradition 40 years in the making, the Nugents recently took over operations of Kessner Interiors at 411 Main St.