Today's News

  • Waiting for the snow
  • Annexation case moving slowly




    TELL CITY – Legal proceedings in the remonstrance brought by landowners opposed to Tell City’s planned annexation of more than 1,700 acres of land are moving forward at a snail’s pace.

    The News has found no evidence that any of the approximately 400 signatures submitted last July with a petition challenging the city’s April 2014 vote to annex their properties have been verified.

  • Clerk: Only voting in primary election will be in Tell City Precincts 3, 5 will be open May 5




    PERRY COUNTY – There will be a primary election in Tell City this May but the only votes cast will be those in a single city council race on the Democratic ticket.

    County Clerk Mandy Mogan said two precincts, Tell City 3 and Tell City 5, will be the only ones voting in the May 5 primary. Voters in the Tell City 3 precinct will vote at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and voters in the Tell City 5 Precinct will cast ballots at Twilight Towers.

  • Cannelton leaders prepare to award contract for utility improvements




    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Common Council may vote Monday to award work on sewer-utility improvements the community has worked on for several years to complete.

    The council on Feb. 23 opened and took under advisement six bids for the project, which includes improvements to a lift station on Fourth Street and a new stretch of force main along River Road. The line will replace one that transports sewage from Cannelton to Tell City, where it is treated.

  • Group to push for repairs to Obrecht home




    TELL CITY – Exterior repairs to a landmark Tell City home will be completed this year, city officials learned this week, either by its owner or by a statewide historic preservation group that still wields power over what happens to the structure.

  • William Tell Elementary’s student artists showcase their talents Tuesday to help celebrate Youth Art Month
  • Heritage Hills drama ‘Camp Rock’ opens Friday


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – Heritage Hills’ drama troupe will open their production of Disney’s “Camp Rock the Musical” this weekend. The first performances will be at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday. The harmonious assembly will continue the following week with show times at 6 p.m. March 12, 13 and 14.

    Tickets will cost $7 for students and senior citizens and $8 for adults, can be purchased from any cast member and will be available at the door.

  • LHDC Individual Development Account Program taking applications for aid

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the Individual Development Account Program. Under this program, income eligible individuals can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.

    The IDA Program is administered by LHDC and designed to help eligible individuals save money while learning financial skills.

    Through the program, qualified applicants are encouraged to save money, with every dollar they save matched with $3 from State and Federal programs for up to four years.

  • ‘General Lee’ to speak at DAR meeting Saturday

    TELL CITY – Have you ever wanted to meet Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee? This Saturday, you’ll have a chance to do just that.

    The Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host guest speaker Josh Roberts, social studies teacher at Hancock County Middle School who portrays Gen. Lee as part of Kentucky’s History Alive program. Roberts will speak about Lee’s life and what it was like for him during the Civil War.

  • United Way grant deadline Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking. 

    All applications are due via email by 5 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be a health and human service organization and maintain a 501c3 tax status.