Local News

  • A fond farewell
  • Property tax debt won’t doom Can-Clay


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  Instead of a lump of coal, the Cannelton-based pipe manufacturer, Can-Clay Corp., may get a huge gift just in time for Christmas. Amassing nearly a half-million dollars in back property taxes, the financial slate will soon be wiped clean with a county takeover of the grounds. Yet, in a controversial move, the business may be allowed to remain open.

  • A monster restoration project on Main Street


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Restoration of a sprawling 297,000-square-foot warehouse in the 100 Block of Main Street into hopeful office space may soon see some help.

    The Perry County Port Authority plans to seek funding through the state’s Industrial Recovery DINO Tax Credit program. The initiative is intended to recoup “dinosaur buildings” into usable business real estate.

  • Mock jail disaster
  • Holiday Helpers active at Perry Central




    LEOPOLD – A Holiday Helpers program at Perry Central Schools will brighten Christmas for hundreds of people next week.  School board members heard an update on the holiday efforts at their Monday meeting, the last of the year.

    “Helping families at Christmastime is nothing new at Perry Central, “ said Tara Bishop, the school district’s assistant superintendent. “It’s something we have done for many years and something we’re all proud of.”

  • Letter reignites school board debate


    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – A letter to the editor penned to the Perry County News by school board member Mack Cail, which ran in the Nov. 14 edition of the paper, came under scrutiny during the Tell City-Troy Township School Board’s most recent meeting.

  • Cannelton, board, council work through year-end business

    CANNELTON –  In what was likely their last meeting of  2016, the Cannelton Board of Public Works and city council met separately in brief regular session Monday. Moving quickly through short agendas, each group hashed items discussed during previous sessions.

  • Rich named chamber director

    PERRY COUNTY – Wendi Rich has been named the new executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    The public will have a chance to meet her during a Christmas open house this Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tell City Depot. The event will also serve as an open house for the Perry County Development Corp. and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

  • Silvesternacht plans in place for Dec. 31

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for Tell City’s fifth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, Dec. 31.

    The community celebration began in 2012 as a family-friendly way to ring in the new year and at its heart is the lowering of the illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

  • Memories of home

    EVANSTON – The Spencer County Journal-Democrat ran a story Sept. 29 detailing the enduring presence of an antebellum stone home in Evanston, west of Old Lamar Highway north of Indiana 66. The home has been a fixture on this rural landscape since its completion in 1858, and it remains a picturesque family home to this day.

    The home is currently owned and maintained by Randy and Jessica Dupont, who purchased the property in 1999.