Local News

  • CSO upgrades on tap; Cannelton to seek USDA funding


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council is gearing up to fund substantial wastewater improvements.

    The bulk of money is expected to come from either a grant or loan from Indiana USDA Rural Development.

  • Lynch big winner in Noble’s grocery grab

    TELL CITY – It was just 60 seconds – one minute – but at the end, Judy Lynch of Tell City was exhausted.

    Lynch and three other finalists gathered at Noble’s IGA at noon Wednesday to learn who would be chosen for the speed grocery spree. Finalists included Lynch; James Cash, Mt. Pleasant; Kevin Rogier, Branchville; and Sylvia Brown, Derby. More than 1,300 entries were received in the contest sponsored by Perry County News and Nobles IGA. The three remaining finalists each received a $50 grocery certificate from Nobles.

  • Body pulled from river mutilated after death




    TROY – A woman found dead in the Ohio River in May was mutilated after her death.

    The Perry County News confirmed this week that Sarah Lindsay Ipock died from a severed artery on her neck.

    She also suffered a long incision and had lost most of her internal organs, but the killer made those cuts after death.

  • Memories of the Millstone School



    Editor’s Note: This collection of stories about the Millstone School was written by Rosemary C. Gunn Weatherholt in 1999, long before it was moved to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village, where it will be dedicated Saturday.


    The Millstone School is located in Tobin Township in Perry County and is still standing on the same place that it originated on in 1906.

  • Blue chip bargaining


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY  – In hopes of bolstering retention of teachers while incentivizing continued education, Tell City-Troy Township Schools are working toward agreements that would add yearly stipends to those who earn master’s degrees and teach dual-credit or advanced placement courses. Separate from the recently bargained teachers’ contact, the in-the-works deal between corporation officials and the teachers association could add several thousand dollars to qualifying educators.

  • Commissioner candidates disagree on benefits


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – During a debate forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, incumbent county commissioner Bill Amos and opponent J.R. Flynn faced off on county issues.

    In his opening remarks, Amos said he had been married longer than most of the night’s candidates had lived in Perry County, which allows him some introspect.

    “My job as commissioner is very simple,” Amos said, “you try to build things now for the generation coming.”

  • Museum program to resurrect voices of the past

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Museum along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a Voices of Perry County Oct. 22-23.  The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history.  Each township in

    The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23.

  • Candidates for surveyor square off in Tell City


    Staff Writer




    TELL CITY – During the forum held Oct. 5, incumbent Perry County Surveyor Zach DeSpain and his rival, David Lynch, spoke to a packed house at the The Tell City Depot.

    In his opening statements, DeSpain mentioned that he was born and raised in Perry County as well as his surveying degree from Vincennes University.

  • Great Grocery Grab coming Wednesday

    Perhaps the fasted shopping spree in the history of Tell City will take place at noon this Wednesday at Nobel’s IGA. At 12:01 p.m. it will be over.

    That’s when the winner of the Great Grocery Grab is chosen and will have 60 seconds to dash down the aisles and fill their cart with as many groceries as they can. They will take home everything they collect.

  • TC schools’ insurance rates spur wellness discussions


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Atop a short list of goals Tell City-Troy Township Schools hopes to achieve in the near future is addition of a health and wellness clinic for its employees. In just the beginning stages of determining feasibility toward funding such a venture, the school board received a broad overview Tuesday of how implementation could affect insurance rates, out-of-pocket expenses for workers and reductions in the amount spent on prescription medications.