Local News

  • Comprehensive plan earns praise at hearing


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Perry County’s recently completed draft comprehensive plan is on its way to county commissioners with a favorable recommendation from the plan commission.

    That vote followed a Tuesday hearing at the courthouse. A series of public-input sessions helped develop new ideas for the county’s development. The Tuesday hearing yielded no objections from the commissioners or assembled citizens, with many voicing approval for the fruit of the county-wide effort.

  • Low-cost spay, neuter clinic set for June 29

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Monday, June 29. Cost for low-income Indiana residents for dogs and cats is $20. For all other residents, the low-cost fee is $60 for dogs up to 80 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 80 pounds.

  • Crawford sworn in as newest Troy Town Board member

    Perry County Democrats Chairman Dale Groves announced the appointment of Linda Crawford, right, to the Troy Town Board. Crawford will fill a seat formerly held by the late Gary Palmer, who passed away April 16. She was sworn in by Perry County Clerk Mandy Mogan May 20.

  • Southern Indiana Power helps bring electric service to developing region of Guatemala

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power lineman Eric Schank joined a crew of 13 other Indiana electric cooperative linemen on a trip to a developing area of Guatemala in late April as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to the region.

  • Court and Police Records; June 8



    • Shane T. Green, 32, of 325 Main St., Apt. 2, Tell City, June 1, on a warrant for failure to appear.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $605.

    • Brock A. Smith, 26, of 611 S. Sled Run, Santa Claus, June 1, on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and operating a vehicle with specified amount of alcohol or controlled substance in body.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $10,205.

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  • ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ gang gives big fan A ride of a lifetime




    Among fans of the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard” – you remember, Bo and Luke Duke, Cousin Daisy and her cutoff shorts, Uncle Jesse and that no-good Boss Hogg – there are none more devoted than Van Allen. The Rockport man spends much of his free time watching old episodes of the 1980s show, either on TV or online.

  • Meeting to share community survey results




    PERRY COUNTY – Want to know what nearly 1,000 people think about Perry County? Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening and a public meeting at ATTC Manufacturing.

    A separate gathering Tuesday will gather input on a draft comprehensive plan for the county.

  • Facade-improvement program eyed in downtown Tell City




    TELL CITY – While its details will need to be worked out in coming weeks, plans for a facade-improvement program in Tell City could be in place later this year, providing cost-sharing to downtown business owners who want to improve the appearance of their storefronts.

    Two members of the Tell City Downtown Development and Action Committee, James Rash and Debra Emerson, spoke to the city council about the idea of helping improve the appearance of retail businesses in the downtown area.

  • Developers seek tax relief for housing project




    TELL CITY – Developers of the new River Pointe housing project in Tell City are asking for a tax abatement on portions of the project valued at more than $3 million. If given final approval by the city council at its July meeting, areas of the four-story project would be exempt from property taxes over a period of 10 years.