Local News

  • Lincoln artifact retraces his steps to childhood home


    Staff Writer


  • 4-H Fair events begin Saturday

    While an opening ceremony to this year’s fair won’t happen for over a week, opening events of this year’s Perry County 4-H Fair will kick off this Saturday with a tractor show and a big tractor and truck pull in the fairgrounds arena.

    Activities Saturday will begin at 4 p.m. with the tractor show. A fashion show revue is set for 5. A kids tractor pull will begin at 6:30 and it will lead into the tractor and truck pull at 7 p.m.

  • Electric transmission line will cross river near Troy




    TROY – A new electric transmission line that will carry power between Kentucky and Indiana will cross the Ohio River near Troy before extending north along Spencer County farmland.

    That’s creating some concern from area landowners who may soon be approached by representatives of the firm charged with constructing the line seeking rights of way.

  • County’s recycling fee set to increase next year


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A measure that would bump up Perry County’s annual fee for recycling passed unanimously Thursday without public remonstrance or much discussion among board members.

    A hearing on the matter was held the previous week, when a handful of people spoke out about the increase, which will jump from $32 to $45 a year.

  • Here comes the BOOM!

    Area Fireworks shows


    The following is a list of local firework shows over the coming Independence Day holiday:

    • Derby Fireworks Show, Mulzer Park in Derby (Perry County), Saturday, July 1. Half hour past dusk.

    • Abe Lincoln Freedom Fest (Rockport), Rockport City Park, 8:45 p.m., Saturday, July 1.

    • Hancock County July 4th Celebration (Hawesville, Ky.), Vastwood Park, 9 p.m., Saturday, July 1.

  • Great Race on the Perry County Byway


    Staff Writer


    Dozens of vintage cars passed through the county Tuesday as participants in the Hemmings Motor News’ Great Race got a first hand look at the area. Departing from Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, 120 cars revved from the starting line there in route to Traverse City, Mich. The end goal, a lasting memory of cross-county adventure and a shot at the $50,000 purse grand prize.

  • Council reviews tax breaks



    TELL CITY – An annual review of 14 tax abatements on various companies’ improvements to real and personal property were conducted by the county council Thursday and were all met with favorable recommendations for continuance.

    According to county council attorney James Tyler, all were in compliance with parameters set out in the original decrees, which included the amount of investment going toward upgrades, the number of new employees hired and salaries paid to those workers.

  • Rail group ready for growth




    TELL CITY – The conductor isn’t whistling passengers aboard just yet but the rail promotion group Scenic Lincoln Way is hoping to offer excursion train rides starting with August’s Tell City Schweizer Fest.

    A fundraising reception Friday at the Tell City Depot shed some light on the group’s plans for 2017 and into 2018.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Tuesday, June 27. Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • New firewood rules in place on Hoosier National Forest

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective June 13, only US. Department of Agriculture certified wood or kiln dried lumber is allowed anywhere on the Hoosier National Forest. Previously USDA or Indiana Department of Natural Resources wood was permitted, but new pest and disease threats to forest trees have necessitated stricter firewood regulations.