Local News

  • Collapse may seal historic building's fate

    TELL CITY - A large section of the former William Tell Hotel collapsed Friday morning, showering the corner of Main and Washington streets with century-old bricks and leaving another wall on the brink of falling.

    The city street department closed the intersection before 7 a.m. as bricks began falling. In a series of collapses, an entire section of the three-story building fell under its own weight, covering the sidewalk and areas of the street in debris.

  • Breaking NewsPilot identified as Lewisport man (UPDATED)

    ST. MARKS - State police have identified a pilot critically injured Tuesday when his experimental aircraft crashed near the Perry County Airport.

  • Vintage car rally to rev city's downtown

    TELL CITY - The fourth annual Hemmings Challenge Vintage Car Rally will visit Tell City Thursday, giving residents a look at up to 50 classic vehicles taking part in a five-day race.

    Drivers and their navigators will begin arriving around 11:30 a.m. and will be introduced in front of City Hall as they pass by on Main Street. Teams will park their cars along Main Street and will greet visitors until about 1:30 p.m. They will be treated to lunch in the parish hall at St. Paul Catholic Church before leaving for the return trip to Bowling Green.

  • TC man charged in attack on girlfriend

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man charged with stabbing and choking his girlfriend remained in the Perry County Jail Friday on $25,000 bail and, if convicted, faces years in prison.

    Frankie Tindle, 32, of 1029 N. 11th St. was arrested Monday after police received a call from the victim's daughter. Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said the victim, whose name was not released, pulled the child aside and asked her to call police.

    Responding officers found the woman with a minor stab wound to her torso and cuts and abrasions on her face.

  • City re-imposes $1,000-per-month fine

    CANNELTON - Time ran out for a woman to get a historic Cannelton building into a safe, presentable condition by June, and the city's board of public works and safety re-imposed a $,1,000-a-month fine they deferred in December.

    The board imposed the fine on the Heck Building at Sixth and Taylor streets at their Dec. 7 meeting, but deferred it until last month to give Carolyn Barr time to secure it from the elements by ensuring a roof, exterior walls, doors and windows were in place.

  • Commissioners suggest 5% raise for county employees

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners agreed at their regular meeting July 7 to recommend a 5-percent raise for county employees to the county council.

    Each year, "the commissioners have to recommend a percentage or a flat fee for the county council to consider," County Auditor Connie Berger told them.

    "Our recommendation doesn't mean diddly-squat," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel said before recommending 5 percent "since (the employees) didn't get anything last year."

  • New board members seated at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Three members were sworn in July 12 at a regular meeting of the Perry Central School Board. County Clerk Jean Schulthise delivered the oath of office to Larry James, Earla Williams and Joe Flamion, who were elected during the May 4 primary. Flamion is new to the board and replaces Steve Poole.

    The board's first order of business was to reorganize and set meeting times for the upcoming school year. Larry James was elected as president with Earla Williams serving as vice president. Kevin Etienne will act as board secretary and Tim Edwards will be assistant secretary.

  • Cannelton Jr.-Sr. High registration set for Tuesday, Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Registration for Cannelton junior and senior high schools will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the school.

    All students in sixth through 12th grades are required to have tetanus, meningitis and a second Varicella (if there is no record of chickenpox disease) shots. These must be done before the first day of school.

    Textbook rental prices for this year will be as follows:

    Grade 6: $54

    Grade 7: $59

    Grade 8: $59

    Grades 9 - 12: textbook rental will vary according to the schedule of the student.

  • Cannelton elementary to register students Tuesday, Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Registration for Cannelton elementary students will be from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Registration will be at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for preschoolers through fifth graders.

    A parent or guardian is required to accompany any student registering. Students do not need to be present to register.

    All registering families must fill out a state textbook application form.

    Payment of books and fees is expected at time of registration.

  • Southern Indiana Power appliance recycling program under way

    TELL CITY - Southern Indiana Power is offering an appliance recycling program to consumers who are ready to ditch their unnecessary and inefficient refrigerators and freezers and seize the opportunity to save some money, make a few dollars and help out the environment all at the same time.

    Southern Indiana Power is offering a $30 incentive to homeowners who have their refrigerators or freezers recycled in their program. Qualifying refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition with an inside measurement of 10 to 30 cubic feet.