Local News

  • Firewood-cutting permits available for hazard tree clean-up at Patoka Lake

    BIRDSEYE – Local residents are invited to assist Patoka Lake in cutting up hazard trees felled by staff in high-use areas throughout property through the purchase of firewood permits beginning Nov. 3. Firewood permits being issued will be available depending on weather and staff time.

  • Fulton Hill going on the auction block




    TROY – One of Perry County’s most spectacular views will be offered to the highest bidder early next month.

    Fulton Hill, a former community center overlooking the Ohio River, and nearby acreage, will be offered at auction. The site is owned by Lincoln Hills Development Corp. The property has been on the market for the past two years and will be offered at 10 a.m. Dec. 3.

  • Fall colors late this year

    PERRY COUNTY – Unusually warm temperatures have delayed the fall color display in Indiana this year, according to Department of Natural Resources community and urban forester Carrie Tauscher. That’s the case in Perry County, too, where some people are reporting brilliant colors and others lots of still-green leaves.

  • Friday services to honor county’s veterans

    TELL CITY – Several Veterans Day programs are planned for Friday to honor the sacrifice of men and women from our county who supported their nation in military service.

    A community service is planned for Friday afternoon along Indiana 66 in Cannelton. The county’s Avenue of Flags, crosses marked with the names of men and women killed in military service, will be on display along Indiana 66. The public is invited to the service.

    Tell City-Troy Township Schools

  • Patterning a legacy of design; Interiors business changes owners


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With a flair for design and an emphasis on quality, the husband-and-wife duo of Suzy and Kevin Nugent plan to transform the look of homes in Perry County one kitchen bath at a time. Inheriting a strong tradition 40 years in the making, the Nugents recently took over operations of Kessner Interiors at 411 Main St.

  • Library to switch to stronger health provider


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Library staff have reached a consensus on switching health insurance plans, Library Director John Mundy said.

    Staff will switch from their current plan with United Healthcare to a more robust, but slightly more expensive plan with Anthem. Both the library and employees will have to pay $20 more in premiums per month, but the staff overwhelmingly supported the switch, according to Mundy.

  • Three candidates seek TC School Board


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Three candidates are vying for two non-partisan seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of Trustees. Incumbent Gregg Jarboe, 41, is hoping to retain his position with the board. He was appointed earlier this year after the resignation of former member, Larry Kleeman. Also contending for Jarboe’s spot and another being vacated by council-hopeful Randy Cole are contenders Chester “Chet” Mathena and Tony W. Thomas.

  • Forest Service plans fall burns in county

    TELL CITY -- Hoosier National Forest staff have several prescribed burns planned this fall if weather cooperates. Plans are to burn areas of the forest in Perry, Brown, Jackson, Martin and Orange counties. Each of the areas has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or woodland restoration. Other areas may also be included later in the fall burning program.

  • Early voting tops 2,500 as Election Day nears




    PERRY COUNTY – Located in the county’s far north, St. Martin Catholic Church’s yearly shooting match will draw its share of candidates Sunday. It usually does as the church fundraiser falls each year on the Sunday before Election Day.

    For voters, there will are hams to be won, bingo to play and candidates to shake hands with.

  • Edwards, Etienne running unopposed for Perry Central School Board

    LEOPOLD – Tim Edwards and Kevin Etienne are running unopposed for re-election to the Perry Central School Board.

    Edwards, 47, lives at 18752 Leopold Oriole Road and serves as a project manager for Ramsey Development. He has been a member of the board for eight years and served as its president for two. He and his wife, Dena, have two children.