Local News

  • Signs of the season

    Halloween decor and chrysanthemums greet pedestrians from the front window of the Flower Basket on Main Street in Tell City.

  • Ward seeks re-election as assessor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Assessor Mendy Ward, first elected in 2002 and re-elected by voters in 2006, is seeking a third four-year term.

    The Democrat is unopposed in the Nov. 2 election.

    “My staff and I take pride in the fact that our office is run effectively and efficiently with the taxpayers’ concern being the foremost of our focus,” Ward said.

  • Berger unopposed for 2nd term

    TELL CITY – Connie Berger, now in her fourth year as Perry County auditor, is seeking a second term in the Nov. 2 election. The 49-year-old Democrat is unopposed.

    In March 1982 she was hired to work part time in the auditor’s office and became a full-time deputy in 1983.

    In 1991 she was named chief deputy auditor, a position she held until elected auditor in 2006.

  • Academy serves parents, those expecting children

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Mike Bishop looked into the demographics of the students he serves as director of the Perry County Learning Academy, and found something “eye-opening.”

    “The number of kids that we’re serving who are either parents or expecting (babies)” comprises 13.5 percent of the academy’s population, he reported at a regular board-of-directors meeting Tuesday. They’re all high-school junior or senior age, he added.

  • March for Babies

    Mild temperatures and sunny skies graced Sunday’s March of Dimes March for Babies in Tell City.

  • Communities set official trick-or-treating hours

    PERRY COUNTY – City officials in Tell City and Cannelton have set times when trick-or-treaters can roam streets in hopes of collecting goodies.

    Tell City leaders opted to set trick-or-treating hours for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. They also approved street closings for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce’s Witches Walk Friday, Oct. 29. Ghouls will haunt Main Street and other areas of the city from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Route 66 Yard Sale, Pioneer Village Open House wrap up fall tour

    Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale Oct. 16

    An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole. In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route.

    Public sites will be announced soon. For more information, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

    Shubael Little Pioneer VillageOpen House Oct. 16-17

  • Classic rides en route to Bristow for 21st show

    BRISTOW – Hundreds of cars and trucks carrying the labels of classics, street rods and even antiques will cruise, roll and rumble into Bristow Sunday for the community’s 21st annual Octoberfest.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. with judging and door prizes throughout the day. Dash plaques will be awarded at 4 p.m.

  • Freedom Riders Pipes and Chrome Show Saturday

    CANNELTON – Agape Community Church’s Freedom Riders motorcycle ministry will host its third annual Pipes and Chrome Bike Show during Cannelton’s Fall Heritage Fest Saturday.

    The show will be held at 115 Washington St., in front of the Cannelton Life Center. The categories for motorcycles are stock street cruiser, sport bike, trike, custom, classic pre-1986 and scooter.

    Registration fee is $15 per bike and begins at 11 a.m. Entry deadline is 1 p.m. with judging at 2. Winners will receive trophies.

    For more information, call 547-2772.

  • Good times a sure bet Saturday in Cannelton

    The city of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

    Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Jeff Reinhardt, a blacksmith artist from Floyd Knobs, will demonstrate his metal work with his forge. Nita Claise, local artist, will showcase her talent with her pottery wheel.
    Other demonstrations by weavers, carvers and painters will also be available throughout the day.