Local News

  • Board seeks cause of leak

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON - Water seeps through a wall in Cannelton's City Hall, but city officials don't know why.

    "It's really coming through now, on the floor and everything," Mayor Mary Snyder said at a regular meeting of the city's board of public works and safety June 9. The water's effect on paint has been visible for some time along the base of the wall behind the council table.

  • Farmers market finds

    Tim Cecil of Hawesville, Ky., helps Betty Vaughn bag tomatoes during Wednesday’s session of the Perry County Farmers Market. Held each Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning at the Tell City Depot, the farmers market is off to a robust start.

    More vendors are taking part each week and the amount and variety of vegetables, fruits and homemade items continue to grow. Along with tomatoes, Vaughn purchased onions, zucchini and cucumbers.

  • Ironstock Halloween fest back in Tell City

    TELL CITY – After a five year hiatus, Ralph Mitchell and his wife, Melissa Carter, will host a reunion of their Halloween festival, Ironstock. This family-friendly event will kick off Friday June 27, at 7 p.m. with a free Zombie crawl beginning at the Tell City Depot.

    Everyone is invited to join the fun as the undead invade downtown. Formal activities will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue through Sunday, June 29, at the 4-H fairgrounds.

  • Officials make 1 appointment, consider another

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners appointed a former member of that body to a revived county economic-development commission at a regular meeting June 2.

    “Back when we did the Webb Wheel project in 2008 or so, we had to do it through the Perry County Economic Development Commission,” county attorney Chris Goffinet explained, so it was created then.

  • Local actors on Lincoln Amphitheatre stage for 2014

    Staff Writer

    LINCOLN CITY – This year’s cast of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama, much as it has for its more than 25 years in operation, will prominently feature several local actors. Practicing up to six hours a day, five days a week for the last two weeks, the curtain raised Thursday for the opening of “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale.”

  • School board won’t hear expulsion appeals

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students who are expelled in Cannelton no longer have the option of appealing their punishment to the school corporation’s board of trustees.

    Based on a recommendation from Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt, the board voted in a regular meeting Thursday without discussion to adopt a policy under which it will hear no expulsion appeals.

    “We had two student expulsions this year,” the superintendent said.

  • Michigan-based logistics company to build in Troy


    Feature Writer

    TROY – A Great Lakes-area logistics company has set its sights on a tract along the north end of Troy for what company representatives say will be a 300,000-square-foot warehouse. KK Integrated Logistics Inc., a private, family-owned company with several sites in Michigan and Wisconsin, provides logistics services including warehousing, trucking, stevedoring, and shipping.

  • Woman credits rescuers, defibrillator for saving her life


    Guardian angels. Many people believe in them. Some claim to feel their presence. Sherry Moore had an even rarer encounter last week. She hugged two of hers.

    The 59-year-woman was at death’s door June 2 after collapsing in the basement of her daughter’s home in Tell City. Her heart quit beating and she was taking her last breaths when a paramedic and firefighter knelt by her side.

  • Moose picnic opens Thursday


    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28.

    Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and a fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 28. Fireworks will begin shortly after 10 p.m.

    Moose members and Women of the Moose will serve chicken and pork-chop dinners all three days. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and continue through the evening.

  • Freewill Baptist to host revival

    CANNELTON - The Rev. Jack Kidwell, pastor of Heartland Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be guest speaker at revival services at Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Pastor Lewis Garrett and the congregation welcome everyone to attend.