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Local News

  • Finding Gold at the Farmers Market
  • Audit request denied

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Two county-council members want the county to undergo an external insurance audit, but couldn’t get support from the county commissioners at the latter group’s regular meeting July 20.

  • Avery Ridge blaze claims life

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    AVERY RIDGE – A man confined to a wheelchair since being injured in Vietnam died early Wednesday in a blaze that destroyed his Anderson Township home.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Gary W. Miller, 59, of 2465 Avery Ridge Road, was found near the entrance to the home by a sheriff’s deputy. His wheelchair was found nearby. Baumeister speculated Miller succumbed to smoke while trying to escape the house.

  • Two missing Cannelton teens found in California

    SALINAS, Calif. – Two Cannelton teenagers missing since early June were located Saturday in western California and police said two other people who disappeared with them are believed to still be in the Pacific Coast area.

  • Late-night fire

    A blaze heavily damaged a vacant home in Cannelton late Thursday. 

  • Chamber selling tickets for 'The King and I'

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee has announced a new outlet for obtaining tickets for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

    Tickets can be ordered from cast and crew members or purchased at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City. Phone orders can be placed by calling the chamber office at 547-2385.

    “The King and I” is the 22nd musical presented by the Schweizer Fest committee and is sponsored by Old National Bank. Show dates are Aug. 4, 5, 6 and 7.

  • Democrats’ July book drive will benefit Perry County libraries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrat Association is conducting an annual book drive during July to benefit local libraries.

    Books can be donated through drop boxes at Noble’s IGA in Tell City and Tom’s Circle S in Cannelton.

    For more information or for large donations, contact association President Chris Allen at (812) 267-0457.

  • Clarification

    Mark Ramsey, an attorney who was said to own neglected Cannelton property discussed in a News report Thursday, only recently entered negotiations to purchase the home in the 4000 block of Indiana 66, he explained that day. The News quoted Mayor Smokey Graves as saying Ramsey owned the property, and it had been a problem for more than three years. “The reason I bought it was I had to drive by it every day,” Ramsey said of the foreclosed property, “and I thought, ‘this place needs to be cleaned up.’ ”

  • Administrator withdraws offer for appointments

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg announced at a county-commissioners meeting Wednesday that two positions will soon open on the county’s hospital board.

  • Cannelton leaders adopt rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council adopted at a regular meeting July 11 an ordinance giving the city the right to inspect rental properties, but encountered opposition before voting.