Today's News

  • Sheriff calls prosecutor’s plans for grand jury ‘political ploy’


    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut said Monday a grand jury plan to examine circumstances surrounding the death of a Perry County woman is little more than a political stunt by County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo to gain votes in next week’s election.

  • County to mark 200 years Saturday


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its bicentennial Saturday with an afternoon and evening filled with activities. The celebration will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

  • Time to celebrate

    Perry Central senior Brittany Parker celebrates a point for the Commodores against Mater Dei in Saturday’s championship match of the Forest Park volleyball sectional.


  • City gets $350k for home repairs from state agency

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – An unknown number of Cannelton property owners will get money to fix up their homes and if they play their cards right, won’t have to repay a penny of it.

    Mayor Mary Snyder learned last week a city application for $350,000 in grant funding was approved by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    “It’s fantastic,” she said Tuesday. “This will really help the citizens of Cannelton.”

  • Four vying for Perry Central board seats


    LEOPOLD – Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Perry Central Community School Board.

    Incumbent board members Joe Flamion and Earla Williams are seeking new four-year terms. Also wanting to join the board are Glenn Etienne and Nanette DuPont.

    Joe Flamion

    Seeking another term on the Perry Central School Board is Joe Flamion of St. Marks. He is retired from Perry Central Schools, where he worked 20 years.

  • Courthouse open Saturday for early voting

    TELL CITY – The county courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday for early voting.

    Formerly called absentee voting, people can use early voting for any reason and without explaining why. During the week, they can go to the commissioners room between 8 a.m. and noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Early voting in person will continue through noon Monday. The courthouse will be closed Tuesday for Election Day.

  • Community illumination
  • Community members join to erect trail sign

    Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball (right) and employees Richard King and Shawn Fulkerson (not shown) donated their time to place a sign for the Cannelton Foundation.

    It was purchased with funds from a River Trail Grant. Attorney Mark Ramsey donated the sandstone for the base and bricklayer Jim Fulkerson donated his time to seal the stones.

  • Bicentennial afghan available

    The Perry County Bicentennial Planning Committee has an afghan available for pre-order.

    The afghan is full color and showcases historic places throughout the county.

    Pictured on it are the Bob Cummings Ohio River Bridge, Celtic Cross, Hoosier National Forest, Christ of the Ohio, Rickenbaugh House, Indiana Cotton Mill, Old Courthouse-Cannelton, Old Courthouse-Rome, City Hall-Tell City and the current Perry County Courthouse.

  • Rededication includes flag display, period costumes

    Photos from a Civil War Sesquicentennial Rededication of the Hines Raid Markers in Rome Oct. 5.

    “These young ladies attended the event with a fervor of curiosity and an appetite for good food,” event organizer Mark Saalman wrote. “Upon realizing this event lacked character representation, the young ladies giddily sought permission to ‘don the attire’ consistent with the event. Within an hour, a mystery lady accompanied by the “unknown” confederate soldier were dressed for the occasion and gracefully posed for the photo."