Local News

  • Anderson files for Cannelton mayor




    CANNELTON – As a lifelong resident of Cannelton, Mike Anderson remembers when his hometown was a healthy, bustling community of commerce and civic life. Some of that has faded but Anderson said he plans to push his vision for Cannelton’s renewal as a candidate for mayor.

  • Fair royalty
  • Stores set to close in Troy, Derby


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY -– Two small community groceries, on opposite ends of the county, have closed their doors. Tuesday, June 30, marked the last days of operation for Mick’s Market in Troy, as well as the Derby General Store.

  • Tobinsport Cemetery to undergo restoration

    TOBINSPORT – Plans are being made to begin a major restoration project on the Lamb and Simons cemeteries, located in Tobinsport. 

    The project will begin with cleaning of old tombstones and resetting those that need it. 

    A meeting will be held at 1 p.m  Saturday, July 4, at Tobinsport Methodist Church in the basement, to further discuss the project, schedule work dates and make plans to obtain needed supplies. 

    Anyone interested is invited to attend. 

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS: July 2

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —The 2015 Uhl Collectors Society held its 30th annual convention this past week-end at the Jasper Inn in Jasper.

    Some of those in the area who attended the Friday evening meal and auction were Jeff and Peggy Eckert and Junior and Carol Flamion, all of St. Croix; Joe and Brenda Pund of rural Tell City; Ron and Rhonda Eaton of Three Corners and Jake and Sheila Borden of Doolittle Mills.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX: July 2

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone (812) 842-5779 — The Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have their annual vacation Bible school coming up soon. It is scheduled to be held July 13 to 17 at 6 p.m. each evening with the closing program being held Friday night. This years theme is “A blast to the Past.” Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and participate

  • Rural News; GERALD: July 2

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — It was a stormy week here in Perry County and several of our family member’s homes were hit by lightning and one of our friend’s also. I suppose it pays to unplug all of the electronics and T.V.’s when it hits close.

    We were gone Monday until Wednesday evening to Bloomington, Ill. Where we visited with Gloria Collins at the nursing home, but was told by her daughter, Darlene Leon, that she was having a bad day.

  • Adventures with Nature
  • A little rain is no match for Moose Lodge chefs
  • Chamber honors go to new, established firms




    TELL CITY – Several Perry County businesses, one in its first full year of operation, and another as old as the city of Tell City, were honored Tuesday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    Business of the year awards were presented in four categories, large businesses with more than 25 employees, small businesses with up to 25 employees, entrepreneur of the year for a new or innovative business and an applause award to a business or organization that serves the community.