Local News

  • Mayor wants rules for comments in public meetings


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Those wishing to voice opinions at public meetings in Cannelton can speak freely. A request by Mayor Mary Snyder to set protocols for comment periods didn’t gain support from the city council.

  • Mulzer Park ownership change imminent


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Derby Community Association will likely take ownership of Derby’s Mulzer Park soon.

    The board of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department, which currently owns the approximately three-acre park, Tuesday voted unanimously to deed it to the DCA, with some stipulations.

  • Concerns aired, Cannelton PD to hire new officer


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Tensions between the Cannelton Police Department and elected leaders could be somewhat quieted moving into the second quarter of 2017. In a months-long dispute that resulted in the loss of several part-time officers, an understaffed department and swirling accusations of biased opinions, it seems the sides are prepared to begin moving forward, despite some acrimonious relationships.

  • Faith in the Future



    There’s a place near to me,

    where I’m longing to be

    With my friends at the

    old country church

    There with mother we went

    and our Sundays we spent

    With our friends at the

    old country church


  • New group to head Cannelton’s Heritage Fest


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The leadership in charge of organizing the Cannelton Heritage Fest has changed hands. Long overseen by the Cannelton Foundation, that group has given way to the upstart Renew Cannelton.

    Citing decreased participation from volunteers, the Cannelton Foundation announced last week that they would no longer head the festival.

  • Aspiring singer-songwriter ascends with upcoming debut release


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Little did Luke Hilgenhold know that an impromptu guitar lesson at a bonfire would ignite the creative country music force within him.

    As Hilgenhold tells it, a buddy handed him his guitar and showed him a couple of chords. The novice musician went out and bought himself a guitar shortly afterward. Hilgenhold already had the bug. “Right then, I was kind of hooked,” he said.

  • The state of children in Perry County

    TELL CITY – From teen drug use to education, poverty and health information, they’re the numbers that paint a picture of what life is like for children and teens in Perry County. But sorting through piles of papers and hundreds of government sources is a time-consuming and tedious process.

  • Driver injured in early morning accident

    TELL CITY – One person was air-lifted after an early Sunday accident on Indiana 66 west of Tell City.

    At approximately 12:51 a.m., central dispatch advised Perry County deputies of a vehicle accident on the highway between Tell City and Troy, near Squirrel Road. Deputies arrived to find a heavily damaged 1999 black Dodge Dakota registered to Scott and Margaret Keller of Tell City.  Upon surveying the scene, officers were able to determine the driver, Zachary Keller, 21, of Tell City had been ejected from the vehicle.

  • On-time payment
  • I-64 Crash Wednesday kills Virginia man

    DALE –  A crash late Wednesday evening near Ferdinand on Interstate 64 claimed the life of a Virginia man. Brandon Taylor, 34, of Roanoke, Va., was flown from the scene but later died at the hospital.