Today's News

  • Burglaries, thefts on rise in Cannelton, police chief advises residents to look for, report anything suspicious in their area

    CANNELTON – “We have had an uptick in burglaries and thefts the last three weeks or so,” Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said during a regular meeting of the city’s common council last Monday.

    “I just want to remind everybody that if you see anything suspicious around your property, your neighbor’s property or anything, call us and let us know then, when it’s happening. Call if you see anybody who doesn’t belong in the area.”

  • Family tailgate party Saturday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – A family tailgate party is planned for Saturday in Cannelton. Organized by Chris and Tabitha Blake with Just a Little Bit Louder Karaoke and Entertainment, the event will be held at the Old Sunlight Motel property located at 111 Washington St.

  • The forgotten history of our county’s ‘Penny Pines’

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in an occasional series of articles about Perry County history. The county is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 2014.

    A small part of Perry County’s history was almost lost until a very determined lady, Rita Dunlap, from the Capt. Henry Vanderburgh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution set upon a journey to uncover the story of the forgotten Penny Pines.

  • Lot of concerns

    County commissioners, members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission, the county sheriff and highway superintendent discuss Tuesday what to do with the lot left vacant by the demolition of the old county jail. County Commissioner Bill Amos said he wasn’t aware a concrete slab existed under the facility. When it was revealed, officials thought it might serve the parking purpose planned for the site.

  • Chamber hosts annual meeting at Mulzer Camp

    TROY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership picnic at Mulzer Camp Thursday, Sept. 11.

    More than 150 members were on hand to enjoy a perfect evening on the Ohio River and the best steaks around thanks to the Mulzer cooking crew.

  • Knights of Columbus to host 5K, 10K event for runners, walkers Oct. 11

    TELL CITY – On Oct. 11, in honor of Columbus Day, Knights of Columbus Council 1172 and its ladies auxiliary will host a 5K and 10K run-walk event.

    Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Registration for each race is $15 through Sept. 29 and $20 from Sept. 30 until race day.

    Each participant will receive a T-shirt the day of the race.

    Registration forms are available at the Knights of Columbus, EverBody’s Fitness Center, New Directions Health and Fitness Club or by calling Sally Wolfe at (812) 499-4272.

  • Chamber plans Ladies Day Out

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a “Ladies Day Out” sales promotion.  

    The promotion is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. All businesses are welcome to participate. For the event, businesses will run specials for ladies, participate in a joint ad and accept donations for local breast cancer patients. The funds will be donated to local breast cancer patients in cooperation with the Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Horses, petting zoo to be available to visitors at Orscheln’s Sept. 27

    TELL CITY – Horses will be on display and a petting zoo featuring miniature donkeys will be at Orscheln Farm and Home Supply 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27.

    “We’re asking people to buy feed for the horses,” said Jo Sodrel of Horse Rescue South Inc. The group is also seeking donations of hay and land on which to house horses.
    Hot dogs will be served.

  • German American launches Tell City Clean Sweep; 10 nonprofit groups invited to participate, raise money

    TELL CITY – German American’s first ever Tell City Clean Sweep event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4.

    This event invites 10 local nonprofit organizations to participate in a two-hour city-wide cleanup to pick up trash in and around Tell City.

    German American will donate money to participating organizations for every bag of trash collected.

    The event will start and end at German American’s Tell City office at 645 Main St.

  • Hancock County Airport open house Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – The fifth annual Hancock County Airport Open House will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. The day’s events will include free plane rides for kids ages 8 to 18, a kids’ balloon walk, skydivers and other fun events. Also, starting at 9 a.m., pilots will compete in a bag-drop contest and in a spot-landing competition.