Local News

  • Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

    TELL CITY – A Perry County Man faces a charge of failure to register as a sex offender. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh, Ronald L. Young, 57, was released from the Indiana Department of Correction.

    Marsh maintains the county’s sex-offender registry and was told by corrections officials that Young had absconded from parole. Marsh was asked to locate Young.

  • Local man acquitted on one charge, still faces others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man arrested last summer at an alleged methamphetamine lab was acquitted on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a two-day trial that ended Tuesday.

    Joshua N. Sipes, 32, gave police an address of of 217 Third St., Cannelton, when he was arrested in August near Rocky Point on several felony charges, including dealing in methamphetamine and possession of the drug and ingredients used in its making.

  • From eyesore to opportunity

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Former Tell City Chair Co. property on the city’s Seventh Street has been bought by a Perry County Development Corp. subsidiary and will go into use as a warehouse facility to serve ThyssenKrupp Waupaca.

    Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission resolved unanimously Thursday to preliminarily amend a 1995 resolution that established the county’s Economic Development Area No. 3. That resolution was followed in 1996 by a confirmatory resolution.

  • A sign from above?
  • National Guard to turn armory over to city

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Indiana National Guard will officially relinquish control of the Tell City armory in a ceremony set to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the armory.

  • Primary in Cannelton Tuesday

    CANNELTON – Eyes will be on Cannelton Tuesday as voters there decide which of two Republican candidates for mayor should advance to November’s election.

    Former Mayor Mark Gerlach and former Cannelton City Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder are seeking their party’s nomination for mayor. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Smokey Graves.

    Because there are no contested races, there will be no primary elections in Tell City or Troy tomorrow.

  • River crests, begins retreat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – After rising to levels not seen since 1997, the Ohio River began what local officials hope will be a steady retreat.

    Steve Hauser, director of the Perry County Emergency Management Agency, said Friday the river crested overnight and then had dropped to 48.8 feet. The National Weather Service said the river would fall another 6 inches overnight.

    The river had been projected to crest at 49.5 feet, below the 1997 crest of 50.4 feet.

  • NEW - Indiana National Guard to turn armory over to city

    By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - The Indiana National Guard will officially relinquish control of the Tell City armory in a ceremony set to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the armory.

    "We're still fine-tuning the details," Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday morning, "but it will be a military ceremony" that will include a welcome by retired Col. John Bailey, the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, and an invocation by a military chaplain. Bailey now serves in a civilian capacity as state controller for the Guard.

  • Students can design posters, win prizes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is sponsoring a poster contest open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grades.

    Intended to raise awareness about the abuse of alcohol and drugs, the contest will end May 20. Letters were sent to Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton schools with the official rules to begin the contest.


    TELL CITY – Student artists from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties were honored April 16-17 by the Tell City Regional Arts Association. More than 400 art pieces were entered into the group’s fourth annual show. Winners were honored during a Saturday evening reception.
    Winners are listed below, by name, school and title of artwork.

    High School


    Best of Photography: Rosalie Nugent, Hancock County, “Teenage Wasteland.”