Local News

  • City issues in voters’ hands




    PERRY COUNTY – Candidates for city offices in Tell City and Cannelton – and their supporters – will make final pushes today and tomorrow to rally support as voters in the two cities head to the polls to decide races for mayor and city council.

  • River Pointe Rising
  • County taxpayers reminded of deduction information

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Pamela L. Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions. The one-time filing of deductions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2016.


    Real Estate Deductions and Credits


    Homestead Deductions:

    Homestead Standard Deduction

  • Second installment of property taxes due Nov. 10




    PERRY COUNTY – The approach of Election Day and Veterans Day also means another pending deadline for Perry Countians: paying fall installments of property taxes.

    County Treasurer Judy Pund reminds taxpayers the deadline for fall payments is Tuesday, Nov. 10.  Payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    Fall installments were included with tax notices that were mailed in the spring.

  • Marksmen headed to band semistate

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen will travel to Franklin Community High School this weekend for the Indiana State School Music Association semistate competition. The Marksmen, competing in Class D, will be one of the last bands to take the field Saturday, performing their show “MasterMinder” at 5:33 p.m.

  • Tell City awarded $350,000 housing grant




    TELL CITY – Tell City has been awarded a $350,000 grant that will allow additional residents to rehabilitate their homes. Grants were announced Friday by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and continue a track record of successful applications for Tell City that have helped scores of homeowners.

  • Company, county health department confirm local TB case




    TELL CITY –The Perry County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that a Perry County resident who is employed at Waupaca Foundry has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis disease. The employee, whose name was not released,  is currently on medical leave and receiving treatment.

    News of the diagnosis promoted a press release from the company. The county health department is also working with Waupaca.

  • Open house at Purdue Extension-Perry County’s new office
  • Ribbon cut on Tell City solar park

    TELL CITY – The ribbon was cut on a newly built solar park on Old Indiana 237 Wednesday afternoon.

    Officials from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Tell City’s wholesale power provider and owner of the solar park, were in attendance, as were District 74 State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, along with other local officials and two classes from Tell City Junior-Senor High School.

  • Branchville correctional officer tapped as full-time deputy


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department has hired from within its own ranks to fill a deputy vacancy. Sheriff Alan Malone announced Monday that Reece Hendershot will serve in that role.

    A reserve with the sheriff’s department for the last year and a half, Hendershot, 27, also has worked at the jail and with Branchville Correctional Facility.