Local News

  • Derby Association takes possession of Mulzer Park

    TELL CITY – The Derby Community Association is now the official owner of that community’s Mulzer Park.

    Brad Franzman, president of the Perry County Parks and Recreation’s board of directors, announced at Wednesday’s meeting that the park formerly owned by the county parks department was deeded to the DCA March 22. DCA President Mike Simon accepted the deed.

    One of the stipulations with the deed was that if the DCA were ever unable to maintain the park, ownership of it would revert to the county parks department.

  • Dogwood Tour kicks off this weekend


    PERRY COUNTY – The 55th Annual Dogwood Tour is set for April 22-23, with events and special promotions planned at a few participating Perry County businesses several days before the official weekend. 

  • State education emphasis on full-inclusion instruction


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    TELL CITY – Students with learning disabilities may find future installments of state assessments more difficult. And as such teachers are amending their techniques to ensure all are prepared when it comes to standards-based testing.

    According to William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble, changes in special education laws will require all students to take tests based on their current grade level, regardless of actual capabilities.

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  • Cannelton CSO plans on revamp


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    CANNELTON – Changes in the fees on Tell City invoices for wastewater treatment has Cannelton officials eying construction of its own facility. Such talks are in the infancy stages, but according to project manager Eric Parsley of Commonwealth Engineers, its an endeavor that needs to be investigated.

  • Draggin’ Main to hit Cannelton Streets Saturday

    CANNELTON – The weather is heating up, and so are the engines. In a seasonal rite of automotive heritage, Draggin’ Main will hit the streets Saturday. 

  • Armory Annex project nearing completion


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    TELL CITY – Renovations of the former National Guard Armory, transforming the building into offices for a county courthouse, are nearing completion. If all goes as scheduled, the annex could be open in early June.

  • Man dies from injuries sustained in April 1 crash near Tobinsport

    TOBINSPORT – A Perry County man has died from injuries he sustained in an April 1 crash on Indiana 166 north of Tobinsport. Zachary E. Taylor, 37, died Friday, April 7, at University Hospital in Louisville, Ky. According to authorities, Taylor’s car flipped over shortly before 11 a.m. April 1. He had to be freed from the vehicle. Perry County EMS, Rescue Squad and Cannelton Fire Department assisted at the scene.

  • 4-year-old hurt when ATV overturns Sunday

    LEOPOLD – A 4-year-old boy was flown to Norton’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., Sunday after an ATV crash near Old State Road 37 near Leopold.

    Police received the first call at 2:40 p.m. Sheriff Alan Malone said the boy was a passenger on an ATV operated by a family member. The ATV overturned onto the child. The child was not wearing a helmet and complained of pain to his chest. Malone said Wednesday he did not have an update on the child’s condition.

  • An alley by any other name is a street


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    CANNELTON – When driving in Cannelton, it can be difficult to know if you are actually on a street or an alley. That’s because some of the older passes are very narrow, with a few just wide enough for a single lane of traffic, making them to seem more of  a cut-through.

    According to Police chief Lee Hall, the limits in residential areas – which needn’t be posted – are 30 MPH, while alleys are 15 MPH.