Local News

  • Animal Control Officer needed?

    TELL CITY – How far away from hiring an animal control officer is the county? Far enough that animal rights zealot Jim Carter is prepared to do whatever it takes to get one. As a last recourse, he plans to use the controversial elected officials’ health insurance topic as a way to sway opinions in his favor.

  • Revised Edition: Catalogue of programs expanding


    Feature Writer


    Silently tending to her duties, Amy Knight collects books on the counter of the front desk at Cannelton’s branch of the Perry County Public Library.

  • Troy council green-lights IMPA proposal


    Feature Writer


    TROY – The Town of Troy has chosen a new electrical provider.

    Indiana Municipal Power Agency has been chosen by the town board as its electricity provider, following the completion of its business with Hoosier Energy, a company the town had relied on for power for around 20 years.

    The board had tabled the issue for several months in a row pending presentations by power providers, including Hoosier Energy and IMPA.

  • A Sweet Field Trip

    On an almost Indian summer day, a group of Perry Central FFA members visited Bill and Glenda Gibson’s farm on Deer Creek Road. The job of the day Monday was extracting honey, which FFA members will sell this fall. Bill and Glenda had already pulled several honey-encrusted combs from hives they maintain in Perry County. Busy honeybees had dutifully tackled the hives’ insides, storing away nectar that became honey over the summer.

  • Fall property taxes due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for paying the second installment of property taxes is Nov. 10. Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    Due to this year’s election, the treasurer’s office will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 8. The office will be open Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until noon and until 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 for paying taxes.  

    All mailed-in payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 or earlier to avoid a late penalty. 

  • ‘Enchanted’ tune! TC marchers onto semistate


    Staff Writer


    EVANSVILLE – The Marching Marksmen’s quest for a repeat at the state marching band finals is being paved with gold. The band advanced to the semistate qualifier in Franklin, earning a gold rating and placing in the top 10 at the regional showcase Saturday at Evansville Central High School.

  • Troy Council weighs water system update options


    Lifestyles Editor


    TROY – Currently undergoing a study to determine a plan for the future of Troy’s water utility, the town may have to make a decision sooner than anyone thought.

    Utility Superintendent Bernard “Pudder” Linne said he has given Midwestern Engineering, which is conducting the study, information about the existing water filtration plant on Troy Ridge Road. The plan is intended to be finished by the end of the year, after which many more details will be known.

  • Early voting underway at courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY – Early voting at the county courthouse is underway.

    Voting is taking place in the  commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Absentee ballots are also available by mail from county election offices.

    A voter can obtain an application to vote absentee by mail on the web at IndianaVoters.com.

    You’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mailing the application to your county clerk’s office by Oct. 31.

  • Port traffic, revenue down

    TELL CITY – The first three quarters of 2016 can be chalked up to a successful one for the Perry County Port Authority. While traffic into the port has fallen well below expectations, and income is likewise down, port operations manager Kevin Teague said this year is shaping up to be their best in nearly a decade.

  • Voices of Perry County planned for this weekend

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host “The Voices of Perry County this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23.

     The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history. Each township in Perry County has their own voice and story to tell. Audiences will experience the voices from the past speak in their own words of the life they lived.