Local News

  • Offices to close for King holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City will be closed Monday, with a one-day delay in trash pick-up.

    Meetings of the city board of public works and safety and water board normally held the third Monday of the month will be postponed until Tuesday. The works board will convene at 6 p.m., followed by the water board at 7.

    City offices in Cannelton will be open Monday.

    Troy’s utility office and town hall will be closed.

  • Cunningham named Journal-Democrat sports editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – Clay Cunningham, who has nearly four years’ experience working for Indiana newspapers, has been hired as sports editor of The Spencer County Journal-Democrat.

    He will also do some news reporting for the newspaper, including coverage of city and town government and school boards, as well as feature assignments.

    Cunningham, 27, comes to the Journal-Democrat from the Newton County Enterprise Reporter, where he covered a variety of sports and news events for nearly two years.

  • GREAT Kids

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Nearly 150 sixth-graders in two Perry County schools have a better idea of the dangers of gangs thanks to a grant-funded program that sent two local police officers into the classrooms.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick and Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said the Gang Resistance and Education Training Program at Perry Central and William Tell elementary schools also taught important life skills.

  • Swearing to serve and protect
  • Interim joint library board gaveled for first session

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – It was quite a sight at the Perry County Public Library Tell City Branch Jan. 4 as the interim board of the Tell City and Cannelton branches convened for the first time as one entity.

    “This is kind of a significant start for us,” said Library Director Larry Oathout. “Tonight is a culmination of what has been a year-long process and a really good one.”

  • Resident objects to portions of animal-control ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A northern Perry County resident objected at a Jan. 3 meeting of the county commissioners to aspects of an animal-control ordinance they enacted late last year.

  • Commissioners defend animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of county-council discussion about a new animal-control ordinance begun in Monday’s edition of the
    News. The county commissioners adopted the ordinance Dec. 28 and provided copies to council members at a Jan. 3 meeting. If some fees in the ordinance are to be imposed, the council must implement a county dog tax.

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  • Correction

    Requirements for a county-commissioners’ appointment to the Tell City Plan Commission were stated incorrectly in a Thursday News report.

    A Democrat who lives in the incorporated area of the city and owns property located in whole or in part within the unincorporated area is needed to apply to County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg’s office by Feb. 15.

  • Early trash pickup in Troy this week

    TROY – Due to a scheduling change, trash in Troy will be picked up Tuesday instead of the normal day of Wednesday. The change is for this week only. For more information, call Troy Utilities at 547-7501.