Local News

  • Troy storm-water project to begin June 1


    Staff Writer


    TROY – A large-scale storm-water improvement project that has been in the planning stages for more than a year is now just days away from breaking ground.

    Set to commence June 1, the project, partly funded through an Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant, will install more than 2,000 feet of storm drainage and approximately 21 drainage structures to alleviate the town’s ongoing problems with flooding, ponding water and sinkholes.

  • Cemetery upkeep in public’s eye as holiday nears

    CANNELTON – With Memorial Day fast approaching, Cannelton’s city-owned cemeteries will be ready for weekend visitors paying their respects to generations of veterans. That was the message Street Commissioner David Marsh gave to the Cannelton Common Council last Monday.

    “We’re spending just about every hour we can up there. It’s been a wet spring and the grass has grown fast,” Marsh said. “We’ve fallen a little behind, but we’ll get there.”

  • Close call
  • Zuelly joins Perry County News ad staff

    TELL CITY – Cindy Dauby, advertising manager of the Perry County News and the Spencer County Journal-Democrat welcomed Alexa Zuelly to the Perry County News staff last week.

    Zuelly lives in Hawesville, Ky., with her husband, Ryan, and 4-month-old-son, Caslin. She is the daughter of Roger and Pam McCaslin, also of Hawesville, and is the daughter-in-law of Steve and Patty Seibert.

    Zuelly earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Northern Kentucky University. 

    She will handle local advertising accounts in Perry County.

  • Board bids farewell to retiring administrator


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – In the waning days of the school year, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. educators and students reflected last week on accomplishments as they gear up for a time of academic adventure.

    During its meeting May 12, the school board recognized Assistant Superintendent Bruce Chinn’s 35 years as an educator and administrator. Chinn announced last year he would retire at the end of the current term and May’s meeting was expected to be his last.

  • Indiana 66 bridge work underway near Derby

    DERBY – Indiana 66 is being reduced to one lane to rebuild a bridge over Oil Creek, about one mile northeast of Indiana 70.

    A temporary traffic signal will alternate each direction of traffic through the work zone until early November.

    Drivers should expect short delays when passing through the construction area.

  • The luckiest man in the world

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    With Memorial Day coming up, I thought I would write a story that happened in World War II. That tragic conflict ended seventy years ago; May of 1945 in Europe and September of the same year in the Pacific.

    We’ve all had bad days. You know what I’m talking about, you get out of bed and stub your toe on the way to the bathroom and then on the way to work you realize it’s Saturday and you could have stayed in bed; flat tires, your out of coffee filters, mismatched socks, and so on.

  • Corn producers invited to join testing program

    PERRY COUNTY – Soil and water conservation districts in Spencer and Perry counties have announced they will partner to form INfield Advantage group in 2015. INfield Advantage was previously known as On-Farm Network. Any producer planting corn is eligible for the program.

    INFA is funded through the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance with checkoff funds and is being offered free of charge to producers.

  • Court and Police Records; May 14



    • Vincent L. Voyles, 26, of 424 15th St., Tell City, May 7, on warrants for battery and trespassing.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $605 bail.

    • William T. Masterson, 55, of 101 S. First St., Cannelton, May 8, on preliminary charges of driving with a suspended license and resisting law enforcement by using a vehicle to flee.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $2,105.

  • Century Aluminum locks out 560 workers


    Hancock County Clarion


    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Approximately 560 Century Aluminum workers have been barred from entering their workplace after the company initiated a lockout Tuesday morning.

    The workers of United Steelworkers Local 9423, who are now picketing outside the company’s gates, say they want to continue negotiations while working under their old contract, but the company is trying to force their hand with the lockout.