Local News

  • 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.

  • Library to switch to stronger health provider


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Library staff have reached a consensus on switching health insurance plans, Library Director John Mundy said.

    Staff will switch from their current plan with United Healthcare to a more robust, but slightly more expensive plan with Anthem. Both the library and employees will have to pay $20 more in premiums per month, but the staff overwhelmingly supported the switch, according to Mundy.

  • Three candidates seek TC School Board


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Three candidates are vying for two non-partisan seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of Trustees. Incumbent Gregg Jarboe, 41, is hoping to retain his position with the board. He was appointed earlier this year after the resignation of former member, Larry Kleeman. Also contending for Jarboe’s spot and another being vacated by council-hopeful Randy Cole are contenders Chester “Chet” Mathena and Tony W. Thomas.