Local News

  • Court dismisses school-board members from civil suit against Chapman

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – An order filed June 3 in Perry Circuit Court made it official: the individual members of the Cannelton School Board have been dismissed from a civil lawsuit related to misuse of funds by former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    Current Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. announced the dismissal at a regular school-board meeting June 19.

  • ‘American Pickers’ stars coming this way


    PERRY COUNTY – The television show, “American Pickers” is coming to town and producers want to talk to people with large collections who might want to receive a visit from the show’s bargain-hunting stars.

    Thomas Giglio contacted the News Thursday and said producers will film an upcoming episode in the area and hope to get the word out in hopes of making contact with collectors.

  • County issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    The Perry County News

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has joined a growing number of states attaining marriage equality following a decision Wednesday by Federal District Judge Richard Young. He ruled that defining a marriage as between one man and one woman violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

    The ruling involved lawsuits from several couples who joined the state in requesting a summary judgment on the case.

  • Pet of the week - Smiley Cyrus

    Smiley Cyrus is in the kennel!

    I’m a medium-sized spayed female feist mix. I came to the shelter as a stray and my owners never came to claim me. I smile on command and when I’m saying hi.

    The shelter staff believes I am 3-4 years old. I like dogs. However, cats are not my cup of tea.

    I’m spayed and up-to-date on my vaccinations so I am ready for my next home.

  • Clay Day set for Saturday in Rocky Point

    ROCKY POINT – An afternoon and evening of music, pottery, art and brick- oven-fired pizzas is planned for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Blue Heron Winery in Rocky Point.

    Authors Michael Highfill and Mike and Kathy Finley of the recently released “Cannelton, Indiana Potteries” will be available and have copies of their book, displays and items for sale.

    They will also offer free pottery appraisals for those curious about the value and authenticity of their clay pieces.

  • Cannelcade of Music to try again Friday

    CANNELTON – A second attempt at starting the second season of Cannelcade of Music summer events is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the site of the former Sunlight Hotel at Washington and First streets.

    The first event this year was scheduled for May 9 but canceled due to rain.

    The location is a change from last year and is also the site of a portable miniature-golf course that will be open during the event.

    People interested in singing can sign up on arrival to perform on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Pageant contestants sought for Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Contestants are being sought for the 2014 Schweizer Fest Pageant.

    The pageant will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Community Christian Church at 821 10th Street in Tell City.

    Contestants must live or have family members who live or work in Perry County. Registration is now open and will run until Tuesday, July 15. Forms are available at Cinderella’s at 922 Main St. in Tell City.

    Contestants may be newborn to age 12 and there will be boys and girls divisions.

  • Adventures with Nature field day Saturday at Tipsaw Lake

    TELL CITY  – The 11th annual Adventures With Nature field day will be held Saturday at the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area. Activities will get under way at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

    The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, and Perry and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation districts continue to work together to present the event.

  • Southern Indiana Power event draws a crowd

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  • Council re-establishes capital-development tax

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton property-taxpayers will see increases in their tax bills for 2015 and 2016 after action by the city’s common council June 9.

    City officials announced in a legal notice published May 19 and June 2 they intended to re-establish a cumulative capital development fund. A tax of 3.33 cents per $100 of assessed valuation would fund it beginning in 2015 and would rise to 5 cents the following year.