Local News

  • No major storm damage in county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Compared to neighboring Spencer County, most Perry Countians experienced strong winds and heavy rains but little damage Tuesday night as a powerful line of storms passed overhead.

    In Tell City, a large tree closed the 1200 block of 13th Street overnight. But city police reported little other damage. A caller to The News reported several downed trees north of Mount Pleasant along Indiana 66.

  • City will employ engineers to solve 33rd St. pump station, drainage issues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Some stormwater issues facing Tell City have been around for years. The city’s board of public works and safety tackled a new one Monday: how to deal with a dramatic increase in stormwater flowing into a pump station in the 1100 block of 33rd Street.

  • Sixth launch

    A small audience that included workers, family members and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing watch Monday as a recently completed barge slides into the Ohio River for delivery to Brennan Marine of La Crosse, Wisc.


  • Mayor: River Road to benefit Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – When the section of River Road leading from Indiana 66 to the Port of Tell City is improved, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said April 11, it will benefit Cannelton’s residents as well as the truckers it’s intended to serve.

    As The News has reported previously, the planned improvement will allow trucks delivering goods to the port a quicker route than they have to take now.

  • Animal-control services may disappear for period

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Jim Carter is concerned that an agreement providing animal-control services for the county will expire April 30 and that funding for the function might disappear with it.

    County Commissioner Tom Hauser said Wednesday a committee looking at animal-welfare issues is very close to making recommendations that could include fines to be imposed on people who abuse or neglect animals.

  • Children share their love of books

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities recently organized a book drive to help the Reading With Dad and Me program at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Children in religious education classes throughout the Tell City Deanery of Catholic churches participated in this book drive. Books were taken to the classes and collected by Catholic Charities. Other books were donated by interested persons in the community.

  • Ferdinand-Pike Forest open house April 30

    FERDINAND – The 10 annual Ferdinand-Pike State Forest open house will be held April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sycamore Shelters.

    A property-forest management tour will begin at 2 p.m. There will be displays about recreational activities, budget issues, staffing, major projects, invasive species control, and forest resource management. Property personnel will be available for questions and comments.

  • Bike riders will help hospital

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Teachers Association’s annual Wheels for Life Bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will begin at 9 a.m. April 30 at Myers Grade School in Cannelton.

    Cannelton police officers will escort the riders along a 10-mile route around town, according to Joan Goble, chairwoman for the fundraising event. A section of Myers playground will be designated for little riders to participate.

  • Absentee voting begins today

    PERRY COUNTY – Today is the first day to vote in person before an absentee voter board at the courthouse. Absentee voting will be set up in the commissioners meeting room from 8 a.m. through noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Absentee voting will be closed during lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. each day.

    The office will also be open the two Saturdays before the election, April 23 and April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Community will help choose name for mule

    PERRY COUNTY – A young mule whose mother was given a new lease on life through a rescue group will soon get a new name himself as part of a contest designed to raise awareness of the group’s efforts.

    A 6-year-old mare named Sissy gave birth March 27 to the male mule. Sissy, three other horses and a mule were removed last May by Indiana Horse Rescue South from conditions group members described as deplorable.