Local News

  • Election Day candidates

    United States Senator
    Brad Ellsworth (D)
    Dan Coats (R)
    Rebecca Sink-Burris (L)

    Secretary of State
    Vop Osili (D)
    Charlie White (R)
    Mike Wherry (L)

    State Auditor
    Sam Locke (D)
    Tim Berry (R)
    Eric Knipe (L)

    State Treasurer
    Pete Buttigieg (D)
    Richard Mourdock (R)

    U.S. Representative - Ninth District
    Baron Hill (D)
    Todd Young (R)

  • Offices closed for Election Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Election Day will prompt the closing of some offices Tuesday.

    The county courthouse will be closed, though the clerk’s office staff will continue to field election-related calls at 547-3741.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Tuesday and there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup after Monday.

    Trash pickup in Cannelton will be changed Tuesday due to Election Day.

    Residents who usually have their trash picked up Tuesdays will have their trash picked up Wednesday.

  • Voters will answer important questions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Who should serve as Perry County’s prosecutor? Who will make the better county commissioner or councilman, the incumbent or the challenger? Am I happy with the state senator’s and representative’s performance, or do I want to boot them out of office?

  • Greeting the Belle

    Holding a copy of last Monday’s News that included a photo of the craft,  Keigh’dyn Humphrey, 3, and his mother, Francheska, watch the Belle of Cincinnati during its Tuesday visit to Tell City.

  • ISP trooper singled out for bravery

    INDIANA – An Indiana State Police trooper’s bravery displayed during a hostage sitiation last year has earned him a Combat Action Award from the ISP’s superintendent.

    State police hosted an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 26 that honored individuals from around the state for their dedication to service, bravery and devotion to the department and concern for the citizens of Indiana. Twenty active employees of the Indiana State Police, eight civilians and three Indiana State Police retirees were honored.

  • Chapman: State eyes school administration changes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told school-board members Thursday a state plan could have under-achieving schools taken over by individuals or companies that could put profit ahead of concern for students.

    The state Department of Education scheduled a meeting for the following day, he said at a regular board meeting, to discuss schools that fall short of state performance criteria.

    “We’re not one of them,” he emphasized.

  • Tips can help trick-or-treaters stay safe

    PERRY COUNTY – To help parents and children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips.

    The Costume

    Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.

    Try makeup instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.

    Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.


  • Nov. 20 benefit will offer fun, auction as it helps cancer victim

    TELL CITY – A Nov. 20 benefit for Diana James of Derby at the Tell City American Legion hall will offer food, euchre, cornhole, music and dancing.

    The wife of Jeff James and daughter of Linda Amos Ball and the late Frank Sabelhaus, Diana has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma cancer.

    Chicken dinners will be served for $7 each beginning at 11 a.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, pulled pork and beef stew will also be available.

    To order dinners call 547-8965 or 619-0155.  

  • Pedestrian injured in Troy

    TROY – An 8-year-old girl was injured Oct. 16 in Troy after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Indiana 545 and Indiana 66.

    Assistant Town Marshal Jason Hess investigated the accident. Details of the child’s injuries were not available. A witness said the child might have been following a dog that ran into the roadway.

  • Fall property-tax bills due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer’s office at the county courthouse.

    Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.