Local News

  • Cannelton sets hearing for stormwater collection fees


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is one step closer to establishing initial fees under a newly adopted stormwater utility ordinance. Just a month in the making, the council voted Monday to advance plans that are expected to help in the long-term maintenance of storm sewers.

  • Barricaded man surrenders to state police

    ENGLISH ­– An armed man fortified himself inside a home in northern Perry County and allegedly held police at bay for nearly four hours Monday and into the early morning Tuesday.

    What began as a domestic dispute landed the Crawford County man behind bars on several felony counts, including a weapons charge.

    Peter Mathew Jacobs, 34, of English was arrested and charged with criminal confinement, criminal recklessness with a firearm and domestic battery in the presence of a minor, each a Level 6 felony.

  • Grant sought for Depot upgrades




    TELL CITY – While plans for passenger rail excursions to and from Tell City are still taking shape, city leaders agreed last week to support a $50,000 enhancement grant that would fund work adjacent to the Tell City Depot.

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  • Early primary voting underway

    PERRY COUNTY – After months of listening to presidential hopefuls from both parties, Perry County voters can now cast their ballots for the candidates running for the White House, Congress, governor and several local races.

    In Perry County, early voting is taking place in the commissioners room inside the courthouse. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Early votes can also be cast from 8 a.m. to noon on the two Saturdays before the primary election, April 23 and April 30.

    Early in-person voting continues through noon on May 2.

  • Spring installment of 2016 property-tax bills due May 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills have recently arrived in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment of 2016 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. The tax bills include both spring and fall coupons.

  • Indiana Bicentennial Byways Passports available at county visitors bureau

    The Indiana Bicentennial Byways Passport Booklet, containing routes for each of Indiana’s seven Scenic Byways, are now being distributed. Locally, they are available at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, located in the Tell City Depot.

  • Timber owners, don’t sell walnut trees prematurely

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has advice for forest landowners, don’t get talked into selling your black walnut trees because of thousand cankers disease.

    Originally found in New Mexico, TCD affects many types of walnut trees to varying degrees but is lethal to black walnuts in the western United States. In the eastern United States, TCD has been detected in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  • Protect yourself against ticks

    Spring is here, and state health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from ticks while they are enjoying the outdoors.

    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. Ticks can transmit a variety of infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In 2015, Indiana reported almost 200 cases of tick-borne infectious diseases.

  • Auditions for Lincoln play set for Friday, Saturday at EUCC

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly penned drama about Abraham Lincoln’s formative years in southern Indiana will debut this summer under the direction of  a local historian playwright and a community theater veteran.

    Providential Productions will produce the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School auditorium, Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.