Today's News

  • Family’s passion fuels Flash’s Suzuki

    TROY -– When the owners of Flash’s Suzuki, Mark and Angie Kleeman, selected the site for their storefront near the Perry-Spencer county line in Troy three decades ago, they positioned themselves perfectly for the customer base they serve. Just a stone’s throw from the Ohio River and even closer to the thousands of wooded acres that compose the landscape, it was the perfect setting for the business’ marine and all-terrain vehicle theme.

  • Boutique joins Main Street business district

    TELL CITY – Even before entering, the vibe of Vanessa’s Unique Boutique becomes apparent. Multi-colored Christmas lights hang in the window, complete with tinsel. Ponchos, cardigans and other garments line the walls and hang on racks out on the floor.

    Upon entering, the subtle presence of incense can be detected and now the rest of the lights, previously out of view, can be seen swooping up toward the turn-of-the-20th century tin ceiling.

  • Esareys’ E&E Guns always on target

    TELL CITY – Nearly half a century of gunslinging to Perry County’s vast community of outdoorsmen, puts E&E Guns and Sporting Goods and its ownership under the Esarey clan in select company for longevity among local family businesses.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke repeats as martial arts world champion

    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke is a two-time world champion! The Perry County man took elite first place in a weapons division and second place in forms during the International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla.

    “This is the second year in a row I was able to attend this competition, turning in the same results,” Duke said. “It’s a proud feeling to represent Tell City.”

  • Annexation judge to hear arguments on signature issues

    TELL CITY – Questions over the validity of some signatures in the ongoing legal challenge against Tell City’s annexation efforts may be answered during a Dec. 10 hearing scheduled in Perry Circuit Court.

    The hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public, will focus on more than 100 names of remonstrators flagged by the county auditor’s office months ago for various reasons, many of them over alleged inconsistencies in signatures.

  • A Sky on Fire

    Lots of Perry Countians’ attention turned to the sky Wednesday evening as a fabulous sunset cast the sky in hues of yellow and orange. Tammy Ford of near Mount Pleasant captured a range of colors in the sky and its stunning reflection in a nearby pond. Facebook posts of sunset photos were common.

  • Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Group will offer money for facade fix-ups

    Informational meeting coming in January

    TELL CITY – Business owners along or near Tell City’s Main Street wanting to spruce up their storefronts will be able to apply for financial assistance under a new program offered through a downtown group.

  • School system may be close to IRS deal

    School system may be close to IRS deal

    Cannelton board approves proposed settlement

    CANNELTON – A years-long effort to settle its debt with the Internal Revenue Service could be near a final resolution after the Cannelton City Schools Board approved a proposed agreement Thursday.

  • City won’t ease up on fight against eyesores

    TELL CITY – The arrival of late fall and last weekend’s hard freeze have curtailed problems with tall grass and weeds in the city, Tell City Building and Zoning Administrator Bill Alvey told the board of public works and safety last week, but the job of tackling eyesore properties will continue through the winter months.

    Complaints related to tall grass and weeds, both of which are common in warmer months, have subsided to zero thus far in November. At the same time, however, Alvey said his office has received more complaints of junk and trash.

  • Parks board to seek estimates for Magnet restrooms

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department plans to seek estimates soon for work to complete its restroom building at its Magnet park.

    Phase one, which was installing the underground tanks and the building’s foundation, as been completed. But the contractor who erected the restroom buildings at the county’s Derby and Rome parks several years ago said completion of the Magnet building will probably cost about $6,000 more than each of those did, Parks Board President Brad Franzman reported Wednesday.