Local News

  • 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.

  • Cannelton plans city-wide cleanup next week

    CANNELTON – This year’s Cannelton city-wide cleanup has been set for next week.

    The annual cleanups offer residents opportunities to have city workers collect refuse not normally accepted in trash pickups, such as large items.

  • Tell City all-sports extravaganza to begin with parade Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School’s Spring All Sports Extravaganza will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    This is an opportunity for the community and school to demonstrate school spirit and community pride, according to organizers.

    The evening will begin with a parade starting at the corner of Washington and Main Streets. It will continue to Jefferson Street, then east to 15th Street.

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  • TC School Board approves policies

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved a number of policies or policy changes at a regular meeting March 8 and conducted a first reading on one they’d held out at their previous meeting.

  • FOP bringing circus to Tell City April 28

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street.

  • Bench dedication Friday at City Hall Park

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to Friday’s dedication of a bench at City Hall Park that will honor the memory of a city native killed late last year in Afghanistan.

    The noon program will dedicate a bench in memory of Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis. Friday’s ceremony will be held in City Hall Park at the corner of Main and Mozart streets. In the event of rain, the program will be held under the park gazebo. A short program is planned and members of Jarvis’ family are expected to be present.

  • Clean-up Crew

    Michael Poehlein of Tell City Boy Scout Troop 192 had floor-sweeping detail Friday evening in St. Paul Catholic Church’s parish hall.

  • Officers won’t see comp pay just yet

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson and Patrolman David Biever were to split $12,463.91 to close out a compensatory-time issue that city officials have been struggling with for some time, after a board of public works and safety meeting March 14. In a common-council meeting that followed, however, the issue was tabled to provide time to examine related city rules and how the money should be paid.

  • Owner of rescued dogs faces 30-plus charges

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – More than 60 dogs were evaluated and 30 rescued from a rural Tell City residence Saturday as part of an investigation into alleged animal cruelty and neglect.
    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Myers said Pat Lutgring, 53, of 18643 Apricot Road, faces 30 Class B misdemeanor counts of animal neglect, as well 62 counts of harboring a nonimmunized animal, a Class C infraction.