Today's News

  • Some offices closed Monday for President’s Day

    PERRY COUNTY – County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The county courthouse and courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open Monday and there will be no change in trash pickup in either community. Troy’s town hall and utility office will be closed Monday. Troy town employees will pick up recycling and will chip tree limbs Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to the office being closed in observance of Presidents Day. Trash will be picked up as scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 18.

  • There’s still time to make time-capsule contribution

    TELL CITY – Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there’s still time this winter to make your contributions.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected for a few more weeks and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.

  • Budget order and final tax rates approved

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2015 budget order and tax rates Dec. 29, paving the way for on-time property tax bills.

    The budget certification puts the county in a position to have taxes due May 11. Perry County was the fourth county in the state to receive its 2015 budget order and tax rates.

  • Farmland taxes are a hot topic in the General Assembly

    Larry DeBoer

    Once again, farmland assessments and property taxes are going up. The Department of Local Government Finance, which oversees the property tax in Indiana, has set the base rate per acre of farmland for 2015 taxes at $2,050 per acre. That’s a 16 percent increase from the base rate for 2014 taxes. In December the DLGF announced the base rate for 2016 at $2,420, another 18 percent increase.

    The base rate has been rising for years. But, this year, it’s a hot topic in the General Assembly.

  • In annual winter rite, skunks are scouting for love


    Weekend Gardener


    We just returned from Taylorsville, Ky., and on the drive home, Andy remarked, “Wow, we have passed four dead skunks!” We don’t see them on the farm as much as we used to because of the dogs, although I have been getting whiffs of them for about a week now. The lightbulb moment: it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.

  • Ballot set for May’s municipal primary


    PERRY COUNTY – Noon Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for municipal offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy. County Clerk Mandi Mogan said she planned to meet with the county election board to determine how May’s primary election would be handled.

    Two precincts in Tell City may have the only primary election this spring. Two Democrats, Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are running for the District 3 council seat now held by Democrat Gerald Yackle. A Democrat, Yackle is not running for re-election.

  • Building-trades program adds home on 12th Street

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting of the Tell City School Board Tuesday, trustees offered praise to several members of the student body, some of whom earned lauds at a state competition and others who built a new addition to the Tell City skyline.

  • Plans taking shape for Great Day of Service


    PERRY COUNTY – Can you be a blessing to others? Pastor Dan Hopkins at First Baptist Church in Tell City believes you can. Not only that, he and other area ministers are inviting individuals, organizations and businesses to take part in an April 18 event billed as a Great Day of Service.

  • Tell City dialysis center among top 10% in nation Facility manager attributes excellence to teamwork, values


    TELL CITY – A local healthcare facility has been honored among the best of its kind in providing care to its clients. DaVita’s Tell City Dialysis Center provides care to 22 patients from Indiana and Kentucky. The center recently received internal recognition as one of DaVita’s top dialysis facilities for quality service.

  • Valentine’s Day Preparations

    Les’a Fischer, owner of Flowers by Les’a, arranges one of many rose bouquets destined for someone’s sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

    The Main Street florist, along with other flower shops in the area, will be busy designing and delivering bouquets over the next few days.

    According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 37.8 percent of Americans will buy flowers for Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $2.1 billion.