Local News

  • Michigan-based logistics company to build in Troy


    Feature Writer

    TROY – A Great Lakes-area logistics company has set its sights on a tract along the north end of Troy for what company representatives say will be a 300,000-square-foot warehouse. KK Integrated Logistics Inc., a private, family-owned company with several sites in Michigan and Wisconsin, provides logistics services including warehousing, trucking, stevedoring, and shipping.

  • Woman credits rescuers, defibrillator for saving her life


    Guardian angels. Many people believe in them. Some claim to feel their presence. Sherry Moore had an even rarer encounter last week. She hugged two of hers.

    The 59-year-woman was at death’s door June 2 after collapsing in the basement of her daughter’s home in Tell City. Her heart quit beating and she was taking her last breaths when a paramedic and firefighter knelt by her side.

  • Moose picnic opens Thursday


    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28.

    Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and a fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 28. Fireworks will begin shortly after 10 p.m.

    Moose members and Women of the Moose will serve chicken and pork-chop dinners all three days. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and continue through the evening.

  • Freewill Baptist to host revival

    CANNELTON - The Rev. Jack Kidwell, pastor of Heartland Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be guest speaker at revival services at Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Pastor Lewis Garrett and the congregation welcome everyone to attend.

  • Marine officers installed

    Installation of new officers of the Perry County Marines took place May 24.

    Shown left to right are Marines Jerry Meunier, junior vice commandant; Cindy Meunier, adjutant and historian; Harvey Bays, sergeant at arms; Donnie Goffinet, commandant; Glenn Newton, judge advocate and chaplain; Jim Bob Lawson, paymaster; Jeff Devillez, senior vice commandant; Dave Englert, installation officer and past department commandant.

  • Leadership Perry County seeks members for 2014-15 class

    PERRY COUNTY - Leadership Perry County is taking applications for the 2014-15 year.

    The nine-month program is for individuals who wish to explore leadership skills, discuss issues affecting Perry County and become effective in the community with other motivated individuals.

    An opening retreat will be conducted in September. Along with the retreat, each participant is required to attend a minimum of six of the seven monthly sessions held each third Thursday, October through May.

  • Hospital will offer CPR, other rescue classes in July

    TELL CITY - Family and Friends CPR classes will be offered July 16.
    Participants may choose from one of three sessions: 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

    - Family and Friends is designed for the lay person, 10 years and older, to learn CPR and choking-rescue skills.

    Ten and 11-year-olds may participate with an older sibling or adult.
    No testing or performance evaluation will be required.

    Fee is $10 for the two-hour class.

  • Open lap swimming now offered at JFK pool

    TELL CITY - Perry County Wellness and New Directions Health and Fitness Club are sponsoring open lap-swimming at the JFK pool in Tell City throughout the summer.

    Weekly sessions are now open from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

    The cost per session is $3. There will be no charge for New Directions members but a membership card must be presented.

  • Food pantry Sunday at First United Methodist

    TELL CITY - Sunday, July 6, Tell City First United Methodist Church will host a food pantry Sunday.

    This will be an opportunity to make an offering during communion and also donate boxed or canned items to support Jasper's Food Pantry in Cannelton. Food pantries need help all year long and the congregation will support Jasper's Food Pantry every month.

  • State website reveals county's meth-lab addresses

    PERRY COUNTY - The Indiana State Police announced Tuesday the unveiling of a new link on their website that lists properties previously identified as the locations of methamphetamine labs.

    For Perry County, the site lists 103 labs reported since 2007. Among them are locations in the 700 blocks of Tell City's 16th and 19th streets, Cannelton's Hargis Hafele Park, cemeteries, recreational areas and highway intersections.