Local News

  • Clarification

    TELL CITY – The News reported Thursday the Perry County Recycling Management District will sell roofing shingles it has begun accepting. That was the intent in early discussions about adding the service were conducted last September.

    District Director Ken Smith has said since then fees for the service will only cover the costs of processing, which include getting a sample from each load to send to state environmental officials for inspection.

  • Tell City man jailed after pursuit

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man allegedly driving after dusk with his lights turned off and in the wrong lane of Indiana 37 was jailed Thursday night after a brief pursuit, police said.

    Richard C. Moore, 56, of 1331 12th St. faces charges of resisting law enforcement, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

  • City notifies residents about CSOs

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is required to notify its residents the city has a combined sewer system that may allow precipitation and wastewater to be carried in the same pipe.

    During and for several days after rainfall or snowmelt, combined sewage may be discharged from its Combined Sewer Overflow 3 on Castleberry Creek, Mayor Mary Snyder said in an email message to the News, and people who come into contact with or ingest the water may become sick.

  • Old jail to be demolished

    CANNELTON – Wednesday will be D-Day for the old county jail, with D standing for demolition, according to plans in place as of last week.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg told the News the contractor responsible for building the new jail intends to begin work Tuesday removing an overhang between the old jail and the Perry County Museum.

    They will return the following day to raze the jail structure, according to the plans.

  • Manufacturing event scheduled Oct. 15

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Kids are talking about just-in-time manufacturing and lean processes, and that’s an awesome development, Carol Hagedorn said when asked about results of a program conducted last March titled “Manufacturing in the 21st Century.”

  • Pet of the week

    Notice from shelter staff: Due to the overpopulation of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    SADY is a very sweet English red tick coonhound who is approximately 18 months old.

    She was brought to the shelter as a stray and seems to be scared of new things, but warms up in no time.

    She has learned how to walk on a leash and now walks with no pulling at all. She enjoys her chew bones and does well with other dogs.

  • HNF working to improve hunter success

    Wildlife Technician,
    Hoosier National Forest

    It’s that time of year again. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is distributing their annual hunting guide and retailers are running fall hunting sales. Some of you are fine-tuning a new bow or are out scouting on weekends.

  • Cannelton Comet

    Guest Columnist

  • Officials approve ambulance repair

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners backed at a regular meeting Aug. 4 an emergency ambulance-engine repair costing $11,800. The repair was previously authorized by Commissioner Tom Hauser, who said he contacted a Ford dealer about it.

    “The dealer who sold it to us thinks we can get a sizeable amount of that (cost) reduced,” he said. “They haven’t given an answer yet, but hopefully (the cost) will be reduced by several thousand dollars.”

  • Works board discusses fallen trees

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A tree described as “like a big pine tree” broke, sending a part onto a sidewalk near Fifth and Madison streets, Cannelton Board of Public Works member and City Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson reported at a regular meeting of that body Aug. 11.

    “It’s kind of on their house, too,” Mayor Mary Snyder added, referring to residents of the property.

    Fulkerson said another tree in the area has buckled the sidewalk.