Local News

  • Cannelton-Hawesville bridge meeting rescheduled for Feb. 26


    CANNELTON – Due to inclement weather, the public meeting for the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge that had been set for Tuesday evening has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26.

    The public is invited to learn more about proposed maintenance and painting work for the bridge that connects Indiana 237 in Cannelton across the Ohio River with Kentucky 69 in Hawesville

  • Derby to advance plans for community center


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    TELL CITY – After a few months delay, the Derby Community Association has voted to go ahead and build a community center next to the river, Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the Perry County Parks Board Wednesday.

    The Parks Board voted in September to donate about an acre of its Mulzer Park to the Derby Community Association for the project.

  • Port, rail group make progress on tourism trains




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority’s board of directors has signed an agreement with a local group working to promote tourism-based passenger rail service in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • INDOT to share information Tuesday on Ohio River bridge maintenance, painting




    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17, to discuss plans and gather input on proposed maintenance on and repainting of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Site work begins for Hoosier Hills Credit Union
  • Former armory eyed for future county offices




    TELL CITY – While any move by county workers may not occur for two years or longer, county commissioners and the county redevelopment commission discussed long-range plans last month to renovate the former National Guard armory into office and storage space for several departments.

  • Some offices closed Monday for President’s Day

    PERRY COUNTY – County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The county courthouse and courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open Monday and there will be no change in trash pickup in either community. Troy’s town hall and utility office will be closed Monday. Troy town employees will pick up recycling and will chip tree limbs Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to the office being closed in observance of Presidents Day. Trash will be picked up as scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 18.

  • There’s still time to make time-capsule contribution

    TELL CITY – Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there’s still time this winter to make your contributions.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected for a few more weeks and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.

  • Budget order and final tax rates approved

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2015 budget order and tax rates Dec. 29, paving the way for on-time property tax bills.

    The budget certification puts the county in a position to have taxes due May 11. Perry County was the fourth county in the state to receive its 2015 budget order and tax rates.

  • Ballot set for May’s municipal primary


    PERRY COUNTY – Noon Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for municipal offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. County Clerk Mandi Mogan said she planned to meet with the county election board to determine how May’s primary election would be handled.

    Two precincts in Tell City may have the only primary election this spring. Two Democrats, Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are running for the District 3 council seat now held by Democrat Gerald Yackle. A Democrat, Yackle is not running for re-election.