Local News

  • Santa back in town for two weekend parades

    After a successful kickoff to the Christmas season in Cannelton last Friday, the parade action moves to Tell City and Leopold for a pair of weekend events. Santa is expected at both and he’ll meet with good boys and girls to hear some of their wish requests. In Tell City, Santa will host kids inside City Hall. In Leopold, youngsters can meet with the jolly elf after the parade.


    Tell City Parade Saturday

  • Image of suspect captured on film in August fire





    TROY – A serial arsonist stalking the streets of Troy at night might be responsible for a dozen or more fires in the community over the past decade. While it is not certain that one person has been responsible for all the fires, which have damaged or destroyed vacant homes and businesses in the town, they share several characteristics.

  • Solar project creating sparks




    TROY – Even before the first sun-catching panel is put in place, a proposed solar project north of Troy has some tempers close to boiling as neighbors, landlords and tenants consider sometimes opposing interests and judge the prospect of solar panels covering hundreds of acres of prime farmland.

  • Groups hammer out contract for home rehabs


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – An owner-occupied home rehabilitation program in place for more than three years in Cannelton will now be overseen by Lincoln Hill Development Corp.

    The agency, which provides numerous social services and community development work in Perry and several surrounding counties, was the lone provider to offer a contract to the city for administration of the grant-funded program.

  • We wish you a Merry Christmas; from: Cannelton

    Winning Parade Entries

    Judges gave prizes to the following entries in Friday’s Cannelton Christmas Parade.


    Civic Division

    • First place, Rolling Thunder

    • Second place, Cannelton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary

    • Third place, Veterans of Foreign Wars


    Community Division

    • First place, St. Michael’s Church

  • Fee changes at German Ridge, Saddle Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest began implementing fee changes at German Ridge and Saddle Lake Campgrounds on Monday, Nov. 20. Both campgrounds are maintained year-round by Forest Service employees and volunteers. As the cost of maintenance increases and recreation budgets decline, forest staff will use the fees to repair, maintain and improve the campsites at both sites.

  • Nominees sought for several county boards

    PERRY COUNTY – With the approaching new year, several local boards will be seeking appointment of members. The Perry County Board of Commissioners have several nominations to seat, as does the county council.


    The commissioners will accept applications for the following positions:


    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

  • No new sewer rate increase in Tell City, for now




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council last Monday took no action on a sewer-rate ordinance that would have increased monthly bills for city customers and wholesale users such as Cannelton and Troy who send their communities’ waste to Tell City for treatment.

    The increases would have come less than a year after 65-percent rate hike for homeowners and a separate big increase in city water bills.

  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Former hospital, adjoining lots sold




    TELL CITY – More than two years since treating its last patient, the former Perry County Memorial Hospital and adjoining lots will be sold soon. Meeting last Tuesday afternoon, hospital trustees approved the sale for $80,000. The buyer, represented by local Realtor Dennis Graves, was not identified and as of Friday, any sale had not been disclosed on the county’s public property records system.