Local News

  • Crawford, Doogs, Goodson advance to November council race

    Newcomer, two incumbents to vie in general election

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrat county-council candidates Ron Crawford Sr., Merle Doogs and Steve Goodson will advance to the November general election after polling ahead of former County Commissioner Terry Lock in Tuesday's primary election.

    Crawford, making his first attempt at political office, and incumbents Doogs and Goodson will attempt to fend off challenges by Republican contenders for at-large positions.

  • Amos, Fortwendel score primary wins

    Sherry defeated; Lynch looks to future elections; county voters give Clinton boost over Obama

    PERRY COUNTY - With the nation's eyes fixed on their state's presidential primaries, Perry County voters backed New York Sen. Hillary Clinton Tuesday, helping the White House hopeful eke out a narrow Hoosier win.

    In the most-watched local races in the Democratic primary, voters gave William "Bill" Amos a win over incumbent Don Sherry and political newcomer Brent Herzog in the contest for the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Primary Election Results

    The following are Perry County results from the primary election. They do not include statewide or national results.



    Hillary Clinton.......3612

    Barack Obama.......1986


    Jim Schellinger..............3336

    Jill Long Thompson.......1913

    U.S. Congress

    Gretchen Clearwater........700

    Baron Hill........................4005

    Lendall Terry...................221

    John Bottorff...................301

  • Deadline nears for filing personal-property forms

    CANNELTON - The Troy Township Assessor's Office reminds residents of approaching deadlines for filing personal-property forms. These include:

    Form101, Individual Personal Property Return. This form covers all vehicles on which excise taxes are not paid.

    Form 102, Farmers Tangible Personal Property Return. Form covers farm equipment.

    Form 103, Business Tangible Personal Property Return. Form covers business equipment.

    Forms should be returned to the Troy Township Assessor's Office, Courthouse Annex, Cannelton IN 47520 by May 15.

  • Knights on a Mission

    A steady stream of customers entering the McDonald's drive through kept Dennis Litherland, a member of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172, busy Friday morning. Litherland and his fellow Knights sponsored their annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser for special-needs programs in the county, accepting bills and loose change and offering Tootsie Rolls in exchange for the generosity. "They gave me the hot spot today," Litherland said of his two-hour shift. Knights collected money locations Friday and Saturday.

  • Rural electric cooperative will undergo name change

    TELL CITY - Mike Hammack, chief executive officer of Southern Indiana Rural Electric Cooperative, recently announced the co-op will change its name June 20. The organization's new name will be Southern Indiana Power.

    "Our name does not portray how we have evolved into more than an electric provider. We often receive phone calls from people thinking we're Southern Indiana Recreation," Hammack said.

  • Sewer project eyed to reduce TC flooding

    TELL CITY - City leaders may invest up to $500,000 to increase the flow of stormwater that continues to back up into some residents' basements during periods of heavy rain.

    The city's board of works agreed last month to explore the feasibility of constructing a new pumping station and installing a 16-inch main that would help divert stormwater and sewage west toward the city's downtown, where it would be treated at the community's sewage-treatment plant.

  • Councilman balks at medical bill

    Sheriff said it, two others should have been paid last year

    TELL CITY - "Why do we have to pay that bill?" Councilman Alan Cassidy asked of $2,748 additional appropriation on the agenda for the April 24 regular meeting of the Perry County Council. "Did we authorize or order all of those tests to be done for the sheriff's department?"

  • Caring for community

    Top photo, Bob Ramsbottom, who serves a number of roles in the county, was also a United Way Day of Caring volunteer Thursday, as he painted a railing surrounding the front porch of the Older Americans Korner for Service in Cannelton. Botom photo, three of the volunteers from McDonald's contributing their labor to the United Way Day of Caring were, from left, Rachel Lasher, Emily Dauby and Lacey Padgett. In addition to pulling weeds from a flowerbed at the 4-H Fairgrounds, they painted a conference room and cleaned up the concession stand at the site.

  • Whitcomb Highway dedication honors former governor's service to Hoosiers

    ROME - Perry County resident and Hoosier statesman Edgar Whitcomb was honored Wednesday for a lifetime of public service that reached from wartime Philippines to the desk of Indiana's governor.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman led a delegation of state leaders to Rome, Whitcomb's adopted hometown, to rename a portion of U.S. 50 in Jackson and Jennings counties as the Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb Highway.