Local News

  • Sign-ups being taken for summer classes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Summer classes will be conducted June 6 through June 24 if state approval is received, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad said at a regular school-board meeting March 17. Sign-ups were being taken, with approximately 30 students registered so far.
    In his role as high-school principal, Superintendent Al Chapman added that classes will be offered at that level if at least 15 students sign up for each of two classes offered.

  • Dogwood Tour plans in place

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    PERRY COUNTY – Dogwood blossoms are a harbinger of spring in Perry County and as April nears, plans are taking shape for the annual Perry County Dogwood Festival.

    This year’s celebration is scheduled for April 16-17, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

  • In memory of sacrifice
  • CORRECTED - Cannelton officials OK Old Gym repairs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor's Note: The headline for this story originally stated incorrectly that school officials approved the repairs described below.

  • UPDATE: Ohio River bridge reopens; police coax man to safety

    CANNELTON − The Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky., is back open Monday morning after a man sitting on a beam above the Ohio River was taken into custody an hour after he was spotted.

    The man, believed to be in his 40s, was not injured and was taken by officers to Perry County Memorial Hospital for evaluation. Police have not confirmed the man threatened to jump but officers said the man was perched on a beam and initially refused to return to the highway decking.

  • TCHS recycling old phone books

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School is collecting old Perry-Spencer-Dubois Regional Directory phone books through April 14.

    Students will earn points for school activities for turning in these phone books.

    Phone books may be dropped off at the school during school hours or given to any student or staff member. Public participation is invited.

  • Perry Central hosts grandparents, science fair

    More than 600 grandparents visited Perry Central March 18 to enjoy a Grandparents Day breakfast and musical presentations by elementary students. The science fair attracted hundreds of visitors including many grandparents enjoying Grandparent’s Day at the school.

  • Tell City Electric Department builds substation

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department is constructing an electric substation on Spring Road to enhance electric service reliability and distribution system operation. The utility plans to have it completed by Aug. 1.

  • New equipment at Zoercher-Bettinger Park
  • Legislative breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be available to speak about the current session and to answer questions and hear concerns from those attending. Other legislators have been invited, The public is invited to attend this event. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Call 547-2385 to make reservations.