Today's News

  • ‘American Pickers’ stars find kindred soul in Tell City


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Some avid American Pickers watchers have probably already seen the episode of the hit reality show that features Tell City collector J.R. Flynn’s collection. It first aired on the History Channel Jan. 27, and then again at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3.

    The episode featured pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz dissecting Flynn’s vast collection, which boasts many vehicles, toys, motorcycles, gas pumps and “every metal lunchbox made in the U.S. from 1935 to 1987.”

  • Judge to rule for Tell City in annexation case




    TELL CITY – Special Judge William Weikert announced Monday he will rule for the city of Tell City in a lawsuit brought by landowners fighting annexation. However, Weikert also said he plans to issue a stay that would prevent the city from formally annexing the 1,776 acres until his decision is reviewed by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

    Weikert announced his plans during an 11 a.m. hearing Monday in Perry Circuit Court. He said he plans to issue a formal ruling in the case on March 7.

  • Police investigating morning home invasion in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police officers are investigating Tuesday morning’s report of a home invasion. Police were notified just before 9 a.m. after a resident on Sixth Street dialed 911 to report that two people broke into her apartment.

    The woman, who is disabled, said the man and woman were dressed in sweatshirts with hoods over their heads. She said their faces were partially hidden by clothing or a mask. She said both were young and described the woman as very thin.

  • County could be home to ‘Bison-tennial’ art display

    PERRY COUNTY – What better way to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday than with a public art project? And what better subject than the majestic bison?

    The Indiana Association of United Ways announced this week it will facilitate a “Bison-tennial Public Art Project” in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.  This officially endorsed legacy project aims to celebrate Indiana’s rich and diverse history and unique features.

    One of the fiberglass displays could be coming to Perry County.

  • Two local groups sharing grants to improve air quality

    PERRY COUNTY – South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, announced the initial grant awards for a program aimed at improving air quality in the area.

    Five awardees in Perry and Spencer counties received funds totaling $239,255 toward the implementation of a variety of diesel emission projects valued at more than $990,000.

  • Local video production company expands scope


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Larry Peter, a Perry County native and the owner of Power Plant Productions, once worked solely in New Orleans but now more than ever, he considers Perry County his family’s home.

    Power Plant productions does all kinds of audio/video work from commercials to producing original music. The company wasn’t always so versatile, and it used to be in a very different place, both geographically and in its range of services.

  • Landmark smokestack coming down at archabbey
  • SWCD offering landowners admission to March 2 grazing meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a maximum of 10 livestock producers who live in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.

  • Remains identified as county man

    HARRISON COUNTY – The remains of a body found in Harrison County have been identified as a Perry County man missing for nearly two years.

    Authorities in Harrison County said the remains are of 56-year-old George Ronald Schmidt Jr. He was missing since February 2014 and was last seen in Mauckport.

  • Council approves possible funds advance; manufacturer’s abatement

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council acted on several issues at its members’ Jan. 28 meeting. The group voted to authorize County Auditor Pam Goffinet to acquire temporary financial advancements from the debt-services detention center fund. That money can be used to help stabilize health and cumulative-capital accounts when balances run low.

    Goffinet explained the county annually seeks similar transfers and the money is repaid when it receives disbursement of funds in the spring and fall.