Local News

  • Officials approve ambulance repair

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners backed at a regular meeting Aug. 4 an emergency ambulance-engine repair costing $11,800. The repair was previously authorized by Commissioner Tom Hauser, who said he contacted a Ford dealer about it.

    “The dealer who sold it to us thinks we can get a sizeable amount of that (cost) reduced,” he said. “They haven’t given an answer yet, but hopefully (the cost) will be reduced by several thousand dollars.”

  • Works board discusses fallen trees

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A tree described as “like a big pine tree” broke, sending a part onto a sidewalk near Fifth and Madison streets, Cannelton Board of Public Works member and City Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson reported at a regular meeting of that body Aug. 11.

    “It’s kind of on their house, too,” Mayor Mary Snyder added, referring to residents of the property.

    Fulkerson said another tree in the area has buckled the sidewalk.

  • Roofing shingles collection begins in county

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District has launched a roofing-shingles collection program its leaders have been discussing since September.

  • Troy officials hear public comments – pro and con – on rezoning, commercial expansion

    Feature Writer

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part report.

  • Perry Central approves new contract with teachers


    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central School Board approved Monday a contract with teachers for the 2014-15 school year. There were few changes in the agreement’s provisions, Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

    For the current school year, teachers can qualify for up to $1,000 in performance pay although evaluations that will determine who earns that money won’t be conducted until sometime in 2015.

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  • Cannelton awarded $432,000 wastewater grant


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is one of 12 in the state being awarded utility-improvement grants from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced the grants Aug. 19. They total more $5.4 million, with the funding provided through a Wastewater and Drinking Water Program managed by OCRA.

  • Government offices to close for Labor Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

    All federal, state and local offices will be closed, as will the Perry County Public Library branches in Tell City and Cannelton.

    There will be no trash pickup Monday in Cannelton or Tell City, creating a one-day delay for the rest of the week.

  • Class of ‘74 reunion Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Class of 1974 will hold a reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Iron Gate restaurant in Cannelton.

  • Big John Williams memorial ride set for Sept. 6

    TELL CITY – The Big John Williams Memorial Ride will be Saturday, Sept. 6.

    Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Braunie’s Bar. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and will return at 4:30 p.m. All vehicles are welcome.

    Proceeds will go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship of the Perry County Community Foundation.