Local News

  • From TC to MTV


    Staff Writer


    There is no fear of missing out. Living life to the fullest is a mantra that has propelled Tell City native Rory Kramer to travel the world. And strapped with a video camera, he has captured so much that awes and inspires many.

  • Cannelton ramps up for new year

    CANNELTON – In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported two large expenses over the summer months, about $7,500 for the cleaning and waxing of the gym floor and $16,000 for a new school bus, as the News previously reported.

    “Summer maintenance means spending more money,” said Sibbitt.

  • Citizens respond to Troy letters by cleaning up

    TROY – A citizen, Larry Wittman of 215 Washington St. in Troy, attended the town council’s Aug. 16 regular meeting to address a letter he received from leaders about his boat.

    Clerk-Treasurer Jane Hayden told Wittman the letters were in regards to his boat blocking other town residents’ view of the river. “Where it’s sitting it is not between a house and the river at all,” he said. “It’s got me confused.”

  • GOP faithful share dinner at annual picnic


    Staff Writer


  • Crossing paths with the total eclipse


    Staff Writer


    Life in the shadows is an enthralling junket, even if it’s only for a few moments. The community is going gaga over the upcoming full solar eclipse. The first coast-to-coast event of  this magnitude since 1918, the once-in-a-lifetime event today has been the talk of the town for weeks now.

  • Tell City will seek quotes for insurance




    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will seek quotes for some lines of insurance after more than an hour of discussion at the Aug. 7 city council meeting about insurance and how companies sometimes limit commercial quotes to one agency.

  • Schweizer Saturday
  • Humane Society sees record turnout ahead of proposed shutdown


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Around 30 members of the community attended a Humane Society of Perry County meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12, to voice their concern about the organization’s recent announcement it would be shutting down.

    Charles Falls, one of the chairmen of the organization, began the meeting by explaining his letter from the July 27 edition of the News.

    “I wanted to stir emotions,” he said, about the letter headed with the word ‘betrayal.’

  • Team LaGrange wins 2017 Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    TELL CITY – Members of Team LaGrange, Kent, Cindy and Taylor LaGrange, had their entry chosen in a drawing Monday and won this year’s Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt. They correctly identified the 18 locations scattered around the city and win a 12-month subscription to the Perry County News.


    For the record the locations were:

    1. Boat shop (former roller rink) at 714 Tell St.

    2. Sign at An Island in the 300 block of 12th Street

    3. Metal pipe at 413 Main St.

    4. Pint Haus, 1515 11th St.

  • Cannelton to increase its volunteer fire department membership


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Under-appreciated and under-paid? Many in the firefighting field would probably say yes they are.