Local News

  • Despite flooding, locks and dam keeps up routine


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – When Ohio River levels rise substantially, it puts workers at the Cannelton Locks and Dam on high alert. Just as many residents keenly eye the banks wondering how high the water will get, lock operators do the same, keeping constant vigil on the flow of water, traffic and debris through the gates. That is in addition to the days’ worth of preparations needed to secure the internal facility, including the closure of hatches.

  • Threatening note leads to Perry Central evacuation



    LEOPOLD – Police arrested a juvenile Friday for allegedly writing a note that said there was a bomb inside Perry Central Community School. The building was evacuated  for a time Thursday to allow officers and a dog trained to detect explosives to search the school. Nothing was found.

    On Friday, Sheriff Alan Malone said officers obtained information that led them to a male juvenile.

  • Council accepts ATTC tax deferral agreement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A series of three tax abatements for ATTC Manufacturing have been advanced by the Perry County Council. The board, last month, tabled the company’s initial request, citing a review by planning advisors from H.J. Umbaugh and Associates.

  • 3 vying for office of county coroner; GOP voters face primary decision




    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters choosing a Republican ballot in May’s primary election will decide which of two candidates will win the party’s nomination for county coroner. Republicans Gary Huffines and Kevin “Nic” Etienne have both filed for the office. The winner will face Democrat Joe Adkins in November’s election.

    Nic Etienne

  • Applicants sought for second class of citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for the second year of a citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply.

  • Income surveys being mailed to Tell City residents

    TELL CITY – The City of Tell City is conducting an income survey to establish their status of eligibility to apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. This survey is needed in order to allow the City of Tell City to apply for grant funds for city projects.

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    VFD auxiliary selling New Boston soup March 11


    NEW BOSTON – The New Boston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual “famous soup” sale on Sunday, March 11, at the firehouse in New Boston.

    Carry-out only will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $14 per gallon. Please take containers. All proceeds will benefit the New Boston Volunteer Fire Department.


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  • Perry Central educator among nation’s ‘Most Spirited’ teachers


    Feature Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School Spanish teacher Mary Jo Hagedorn is excited to have received a nomination for the 2018 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards.  The recognition is special to her since “so many teachers work really hard” in their respective schools across the nation, that being mentioned is an honor. 

  • Whittaker joins News editorial staff

    TELL CITY – Perry County News welcomed a new staff writer this week. Eric Whittaker will serve as a community writer with a focus on features. He will also use his graphic design education to contribute to page layouts for the twice-weekly publication. 

    Whittaker comes from Wisconsin, where he studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and graphic communication design at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, Wis.