Local News

  • Fall cleanup days in Troy this week

    TROY - Thursday and Friday have been designated fall cleanup days in Troy and residents can dispose of large, bulky items they no longer want.

    Items must be placed out for pickup by 7 a.m. Thursday and pickup will be limited to what can be placed in a small pickup truck. No items containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, will be collected.

    Also prohibited are tires, batteries, paint cans, roofing material such as asphalt shingles, scrap lumber and heavy items such as couches, chairs, daybeds and mattresses. For more information, call 547-7501.

  • City responds to sewer spill in Windy Creek

    TELL CITY - Quick action limited the impact of a sewage discharge Wednesday into Windy Creek, city officials said last week. A sanitary sewer running through a gravity stormwater line became clogged and the buildup in pressure caused a leak in the sewer line, Sewage Department Superintendent Bruce Badger said Thursday. The spill was visible along 200 feet of the creek in Hagedorn Park.

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Department of Natural Resources were notified and OK'd the city's plan to remove dead fish in the creek, Mayor Barbara Ewing said.

  • Downtown TC without water Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Water will be cut in several blocks of Tell City's downtown Tuesday while water-department crews replace a fire hydrant at Main and Jefferson streets.

    The Tell City Water Department will turn off water around 7:30 a.m. in the 300 to 700 blocks of Main Street.

    The closure may also affect side streets between Main and Ninth streets from Washington to Jefferson streets. Water service will be restored when the work is completed.

  • Cannelton on board with River Road project

    Citizen concerned about traffic

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders voted last Monday to join Tell City and Perry County in an interlocal agreement with the Perry County Port Authority to improve River Road and an unimproved street running from it to Indiana 66.

  • Perry County added to disaster declaration

    Individual assistance available in wake of Sept. 14 windstorm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County has been added to a presidential disaster declaration offering federal assistance to residents affected by the Sept. 14 windstorm that downed trees and damaged roofs across much of the state.

    Perry, Floyd, Scott and Washington counties were added to the declaration last week. Federal and state officials are asking affected homeowners, renters and businesses to register for federal aid calling (800) 621-3362 or logging on to www.fema.gov.

  • Absentee voting continues

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting ahead of the Nov. 4 election continues through Nov. 3 at the county courthouse. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The courthouse will also be open Saturday and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Absentee voting can also be done through the mail by filing an application through the county clerk's office. The deadline for receiving absentee-by-mail applications in the clerk's office is Oct. 27.

  • Marcrum hopes to unseat Stilwell in District 74 race

    TELL CITY - An incumbent Democrat who wants to continue representing Perry Countians is facing a local challenger in the Nov. 4 election.

    Six-term incumbent Russ Stilwell and Tell City physician Dr. William Marcrum, a Republican, are facing off for the District 74 seat, which covers Troy and Tobin townships and portions of Union and Clark townships. Other areas of Perry County are in the 73rd district.

    In his opening statements during a September political forum, Stilwell said he has enjoyed serving residents of the district, which covers portions of four counties.

  • Fall Tour festivities

    Top, Marsha Byers buffs her hard-to-miss 1941 Chevrolet coupe shortly after noon Sunday as the 19th annual Street Rod, Antique and Classic Car Show got under way in Bristow. Hundreds of cars and trucks and thousands of visitors filled the community for up-close looks at vehicles, live music and food. Byers' visit was bittersweet, she said. Her husband, Mike, died of leukemia weeks after last year's Bristow show and Marsha said she wanted to make the return visit from her Memphis, Ind., home to recall their time together last year.

  • Witches Walk set for Oct. 30 on Main Street

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will "treat" local residents to a safe Halloween during this year's Witches Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

    Families are invited to go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking "goodies" from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk.

    Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy giveaway.

  • Bands look to regionals

    REO - While Tell City and Perry Central's bands didn't win awards or place in the top three at South Spencer High School's marching invitational Saturday, Rob Cason, director for Perry Central, and Barry Reasoner, director for Tell City, were both pleased with their bands' performances.

    "Our point total went up six points," Cason said, adding the band probably had its best show of the season. Looking to regionals Saturday at Jeffersonville High School, he said the band is going to change a little of the ballad and try to refine the show as much as possible.