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Today's News

  • Reflections in body and soul

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  “Close your eyes and focus on your breathing,” Jennifer Theriot, proprietor and instructor at the Tell City Yoga Center, advises as the echoes of ocean waves reflect in the studio. “Let go of all your tension, anything you might be dealing with, let it go for the next 75 minutes.”

  • Insurance changeover impact to be small

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Despite a change in insurance providers overseeing the county employees’ healthcare plan, most workers won’t see much other impact to deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses. Under the soon-to-be implemented coverage from Group Pension Administrators, under the Cigna network umbrella, the personal contributions each staffers pays toward their individual county offered policy will remain the same for 2018.

    The changeover is expected to take place Jan.  1.

  • Library receives monster grants

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Two modest grants to the Cannelton Public Library will power the imaginations of readers in 2018 and connect a new generation of sci-fi fans to a classic story.

    More than 70 communities, including the local library, have been awarded “Frankenstein”  Community Read Grants of $1,000 to bring the classic 19th-century tale to life in their communities and participate in a statewide reading of the book.

  • Sixth Silvesternacht to ring in new year

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for Tell City’s sixth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday, Dec. 31. The community celebration began in 2012 as a local way to ring in the new year, with the lowering of the then new illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

  • Restaurant’s owner: Fire ruled accidental

    ROCKY POINT – The fire that destroyed Rocky Point Bar and Grill has been ruled accidental and was caused by an electrical malfunction in the kitchen, the restaurant’s owner said last week.

    Bev Minto, who owned the restaurant with her husband, John, said the fire marshal’s office made its ruling and said the fire began near an area that held the coffeemaker and tea dispenser.

  • Blaze destroys Rocky Point business

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    ROCKY POINT – A late-morning blaze destroyed the Rocky Point Bar and Grille Monday, reducing the popular eatery overlooking the Ohio River to little more than a pile of rubble. Cannelton firefighters were notified just before noon that smoke was coming from the rear of the restaurant.

    By the time the first fire units arrived, plumes of smoke were billowing from the back of the structure. Flames soon shot through the roof.

  • Tell City council renews contract with Perry County Development Corp.

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Council voted to renew its contract with the Perry County Development Corp. at their regular meeting Monday evening.

  • Northern Perry County man charged with arson in barn fire

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    BRISTOW – A Perry County man was charged with arson Saturday just hours after allegedly setting fire to a neighbor’s barn. According to Sheriff Alan Malone, Grant Burch, 23, of Bristow, was jailed on one count of arson, a level 4 felony, and one charge of resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.

    Just after 4 a.m. Saturday, central dispatch in Tell City received a call that a barn located at 5481 State Road 62 was on fire. The location of the fire was near Interstate 64.

  • First winter hike set for Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The first of 10 winter and early spring hikes across some of the most scenic areas of Perry County is set for Saturday morning. This year’s series of hiking experiences, with a new coordinator, is made possible under a partnership with the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Tell City’s dispatchers going online

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works approved a revamped call-handling system for the Tell City Police Department at its Monday meeting. The system will be provided by PowerPhone, which has worked with emergency management for 30 years and provides technology and resources for dispatchers across the country.