Local News

  • Hagedorn certified as economic developer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. has announced that Carol Hagedorn, a project manager for the organization, recently earned the designation of certified economic developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

  • Sexual predator jailed for failing to list address

    TELL CITY – A registered sexual predator was arrested earlier this month for allegedly failing to register a new address, a violation of the state’s rules for sex offenders.

    According to Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh, Dane Hickman registered an address in the 1000 block of Fifth St. in Tell City but was actually living on 10th Street.

  • TC school board to convene (again)

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – There were no big issues on the agenda at Tuesday’s meeting of Tell City-Troy Township School Board, but its members may gather again as soon as Friday to revote on some matters.

  • Leopold Parade Winners

    Winning entries in Saturday’s Leopold Christmas Parade have been announced.
    First place, German American Bank
    Second place, Southern Indiana Power
    Third place, Don Epple’s train
    Fourth place, Lilly Dale Express train

  • Christmas spirit in Leopold

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  • Animal control vote pushed back to Dec. 28

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In what would be an almost two-hour meeting Dec. 5, Perry County commissioners heard from a few members of the public about the proposed animal-control ordinance currently under review by the commissioners.

    County Councilman Chet Mathena took to the podium first. He thanked the commissioners and all those who had been a part of drafting the ordinance, however, he addressed many aspects about the law that he was not in favor of.

  • Cannelton chief resigning at year’s end

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson announced Monday he will resign Dec. 30.

    “It’s been a good run, a good 10 years,” he said of his time with the police department.

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  • Band boosters still need auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Also to be included in items up for sale will be a few older band uniforms no longer being used.

  • Local newspapers earn awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News and its sister publication, The Spencer County Journal-Democrat, earned five awards at this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspapers Contest.

    Among awards announced at a luncheon Dec. 3 in Indianapolis was a first-place win for Stuart Cassidy, Journal-Democrat staff writer, for “Diner owners hope to cope with pending bridge closure.”