Local News

  • Buying up the bounty
  • Cannelton prepares for a summer sprucing


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is hopeful to soon conduct a repaving project. But that is contingent on acquiring funds via the state’s Community Crossings grant program.

    The street department has been revamping its road inventory to highlight priority areas for resurfacing. In all, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said she hopes to conduct about $100,000 in repairs. That would likely include St. Louis and Lincoln Avenues and portions of Fourth Street.

  • County eligible for disaster loans due to flooding

    PERRY COUNTY – Heavy springtime rains that caused flooding in a number of low-lying areas has prompted the availability of low-interest disaster loans for residents and businesses in Perry and surrounding counties. 

    Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans this week. The designations follow spring flooding in southern Indiana.

  • Footing a path to a cancer-free tomorrow


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Dozens of walkers took to the blacktop at City Hall Park Saturday in a united front to bolster cancer research, to support those fighting the disease and to remember loved ones who lost their battles as advocates heralded in the 2017 Relay for Life.

  • School bond refinance a success at Cannelton


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools will now have a ready cash flow, following the news that its bonds have sold. The bonds were originally secured in 2009, of $2.4 million, for a renovation project and to repay other debts.

    Overall, the school system will save over $200,000 over the course of the next 13 years with the measure. The final payment will be made in July of 2030.

    For the year of 2018, the savings will net $31,000 for the school corporation’s coffers.

  • Hot Streets, Cool Rides
  • County recycling fees could increase in 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – The amount residents pay in annual fees to the County Solid Waste Management District for disposal and recycling services could soon go up. Based on a proposal from the agency’s governing board, a $13 annual increase is under consideration.
    If approved, fees would raise from the current $32 a year to $45.

  • New marshal on the job in Troy

    Feature Writer


  • Group to tackle homelessness in county



  • Annex closures announced

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Courthouse Annex in Cannelton will be closed Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20, as the respective offices prepare to move to the newly renovated Armory Annex in Tell City.

    Services at the health office will be available in case of emergency but phones at all of the county agencies currently located in Cannelton will be offline.

    The main courthouse building along Indiana 37 will be open on those days, however, the Emergency Management Agency office will be closed as it is moving into the Armory.