Local News

  • April 16 sale will offer tax-delinquent properties to public

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's commissioners will offer for sale at a public auction April 16 several properties with prices starting at $50, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    The plots belong to owners who are severely delinquent in the payment of property taxes. The News reported Feb. 8 that legislation adopted three years ago could help move tax-delinquent properties back onto tax rolls by disposing of tracts without the county having to take ownership of them.

  • Cannelton mayor continues his pursuit of levee-inspection funding

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said after a city council meeting March 24 he'd talked to a member of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar's staff earlier in the day and hopes to hear by mid-April about financial help to get the city's floodwall recertified.

    As The News reported in February 2009, the Federal Emergency Management Agency mandated that the floodwall be accredited within two years. An inspection toward that purpose would cost $210,000 and the city would have to pay to fix any problems it reveals.

  • School board picks construction firm

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members accepted a recommendation from the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm Tuesday and voted to hire Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Evansville to renovate and add to a media center at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • National Players on stage April 16-17

    ST. MEINRAD - National Players, America's longest-running classical touring company, will present two plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey April 16 and 17.

    The free performances will be "Much Ado About Nothing" Friday, April 16, and "Lord of the Flies" Saturday, April 17. The public is welcome to attend. Both plays begin at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.

    Before each performance, a buffet supper will be available for $9 per person from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in Newman Dining Room.

  • Offices to be closed in observance of Good Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most governmental offices in Perry County will be closed all or some of Friday in observance of Good Friday.

    County offices in the courthouse and annex in Cannelton will be closed for the day, as will Cannelton municipal offices.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will close at noon Friday. State offices will also be closed for the day, including the Perry County License Branch and the Perry County Department of Child Services.

    Town and utility offices in Troy will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Options narrowing for voter registration

    PERRY COUNTY - County Clerk Jean Schulthise reminds voters that the deadline to register in time for the May primary is 4 p.m. Monday. Absentee voting begins the same day.

    The courthouse will be closed Friday for Good Friday, so registering there is possible only until 4 p.m. today or Monday.

    Voters can also register at the license branch at 635 Main St., in Tell City, but it, too, will be closed for Good Friday. It is open until 5 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday. That office is closed Mondays.

  • Voters reminded of May 4 polling locations

    PERRY COUNTY - County commissioners reduced March 1 the number of voting locations in the county from 21 to 11. Their action came at the recommendation of the county election board, whose members said the changes will save more than $5,000 per election after the 2010 primary.

    They had also said it has become increasingly difficult to find people willing to staff the voting locations and some previously used sites did not meet criteria for wheelchair access.

  • Tipsaw Lake Road closed through May

    BEDFORD — Road work is under way on Tipsaw Lake Road, where culverts are being replaced and road repair work is being done. "With the rate work is proceeding we're hoping the road will reopen by the end of May," said Nancy Myers, recreation planner for the Hoosier National Forest.

    Myers said spring weather has a lot of boaters and fishermen wanting to get down to Tipsaw Lake. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but fortunately there are several other equally good lakes in close proximity," Myers said.

  • Community spirit can fight hunger

    PERRY COUNTY - The pantries of the Perry County Food Coalition invite community organizations, churches and businesses to help them fight hunger in Perry County by organizing canned-food drives in April to help replenish the pantries of the Perry County Food Coalition.

    The Food Coalition pantries, Widow's Barrel, Council of Agencies, Adventist Community Services, Jasper's Pantry in Cannelton and Martin's Cloak in Siberia, fed more than 14,000 individuals last year and expect the need to be much higher this year.

  • March to the Mailbox April 10

    TELL CITY - Marching bands will play, census freebies will be distributed and citizens will be encouraged to turn in their census forms during an April 10 "March to the Mailbox" event Saturday, April 10.

    Details were still forming but activities will take place in City Hall Park, said Louie Heitkemper, co-chair of the city's Complete Count Committee.

    Watch for details in Monday's issue.