Local News

  • 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


    Staff Writer


    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


    Staff Writer


    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.

  • TC tech firm a network for industry growth


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – In a sea of high-tech solutions for businesses, owners can search the globe for just the right software. But for merchants and manufacturers in the Tell City area looking to streamline information processes and broaden customer reach, Balaji Kashyab says they need look no further than right down the street.

    Kashyab is the founder and chief executive officer for An Island LLC, an enterprise-consulting firm focused on information systems, service and support technologies.

  • PC students show off career-minded coursework


    Feature Writer


    LEOPOLD – Donning matching shirts, generally worn during their frequent field trips to local manufacturing sites, four students from the Commodores Manufacturing program at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School presented their course-work Monday evening to the school board.

  • TC Schools planning for building upgrades


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “I want to show you why we have to act,” Tell City Schools Superintendent John Scioldo said as he showed the school board a failed section of pipe from the boiler system at William Tell Elementary. “You can see how pitted it is … there were some sections you could flex.”

  • Commissioners back animal control committee


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With eyes community wide focused on strengthening animal control guidelines, the county government is moving forward with its oversight committee. That is despite some recent concerns by animal-welfare workers that the county council may overstepped its bounds in assembling such a group to investigate several matters, including potential establishment of an animal tax which could help fund an animal-control officer.

  • 55th Dogwood Tour April 22-23

    Perry County’s annual Dogwood Tour is set for Saturday and Sunday,  April 22-23, and while a list of specific tour events is still being finalized, the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is working hard to promote the event.  Part of that has been to clarify the dates for the 55th annual festival.

    Some statewide tourism publications list the festival, as April 29-30 instead of  the third weekend, April 22-23.

    Watch for a listing of activities as they become available, including a special display at the Tell City Museum.