Local News

  • Water association announces new meter rule

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective May 1, 2012, all Troy Township Water Association water users must have individual water meters for each individual home or campsite.

    Violations will result in disconnection of water service immediately.
    Questions may be addressed in writing to the association or by attending a monthly board meeting.

    The meetings are held at Zeke Ransom Excavating, 6028 Scotch Pine Road, the Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

    The mailing address is TTWA, P.O. Box 125, Cannelton, IN 47520.

  • County zoning groups meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday in back-to-back meetings.

    The appeals board will convene at 5:45 p.m. in the commissioners room in the courthouse. The planning commission will meet at 6.

    The two groups are expected to discuss personnel changes made by the county council, hear an update on a revised zoning ordinance and examine a list of members whose terms of office expire at the end of the year.

    Both meetings are open to the public.

  • Change of look

    Workers from Sign Art of Charlotte, N.C. prepare to mount a new sign atop a pole at the Fifth Third Bank on Indiana 66 in Tell City Friday morning. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • 21st Witches Walk coming Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.        

    On that Friday evening, children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Church plans fifth Trunks of Treats

    TELL CITY – The fifth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.

    All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets.

    Free hot dogs and drinks will be available to everyone.

    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

  • Fiesta funding

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  • Hospital elects officers, purchases billing program for drug discounts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees reorganized for the coming year Wednesday, witnessed the oaths of office of two reappointed members and approved the purchase of a software system to help the hospital lock in discounts on some medication purchases for outpatient customers.

    Trustees J.B. Land and Tim Harding accepted their oaths of office, beginning new four-year terms. Both were recently reappointed by county commissioners.

  • Nov. 15 proclaimed ‘Do Something Good … Day’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners adopted a proclamation at a regular meeting Wednesday designating Nov. 15 “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day.”

  • Trick-or-treating hours in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Official trick-or-treating times have been set in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and villains can go door-to-door from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Cannelton’s hours Halloween night are 5 to 7 p.m. while Troy’s haunting hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. See other stories in this edition for more Halloween events.

  • Utility to trap saboteur squirrels

    TELL CITY – A few of Tell City’s squirrels have been hungry lately. Unfortunately for the Tell City Electric Department, the furry mammals have a taste for more than nuts.

    Reporting at last Monday’s meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety, Tell City Electric Department Superintendent Marlow Smethurst said squirrels have been gnawing at a fiber-optic cable along Schiller Street between Main and 12th streets.