Today's News

  • A new direction for Cannelton street department

    CANNELTON – “I don’t have a street commissioner. He walked out on me,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder told the city’s board of public works during the Aug. 8 regular session. That was in reference to David Marsh, who had almost a decade at the utility and led efforts there for the last five years.

    According to Snyder, Marsh approached her in mid-July and told her he was quitting. She didn’t go into detail about the conversation but said, “I asked for a written resignation but never got one.”

  • Eyes in the sky

    ST. JOHNS – A Perry County family is becoming a high-flying group of entrepreneurs with a drone aircraft that has already captured bird’s-eye views of much of Perry County.

    Scott and Joy Fortwendel created Lily Road Aerial Photography a few months ago after seeing the commercial potential of their twin-engine drone.

    “It’s an amazing piece of equipment and it almost always captures fantastic videos and photos,” said Scott Fortwendel, who said the purchase originally  stemmed from an interest he had in drones.

  • Saturday at the Schweizer Fest
  • KKIL pledges to address dust issues in Troy


    Staff Writer


    TROY – In response to complaints from citizens living nearby, KK Integrated Logistics has taken strides to improve conditions concerning its gravel parking lot. The company has worked to minimize the dust in the air, and mud and rocks tracked by trucks into the roads around its property. The debris was a result of high traffic on the gravel parking lot that had been exacerbated by weather conditions.

  • Facade fix-up money still available

    TELL CITY – A downtown development group wants to improve the appearance of more Tell City businesses, and has the money to do the work.  

    Three businesses, Finley’s Antiques and Collectibles, Ohio Valley Clockworks and Debra’s Studio, have already received funding under the façade improvement program created under the auspices of Brick by Brick On Main.

  • Hospital survey to guide service improvements

    PERRY COUNTY – What medical services are most lacking in Perry County? That is what a survey being conducted by Perry County Memorial Hospital is trying to answer. Overall, generating a healthier local population within the 1,000 square miles covered by the hospital is the goal of the community health needs assessment.

    “The community health care assessment is just that,” PCMH Chief Executive Officer Brian Herwig said. “We are reaching out to the community, so the community can tell us what are the health needs.”

  • One hot number


    Staff Writer


    School was still a few days away, but the Tell City Marching Marksmen had been in learning mode for a few weeks. Their practices began July 11 and members have been braving the hot days, which have only been intensified by the radiating asphalt of the school’s practice grinder.

  • Distinguished Citizen of the Year
  • A Schweizer Fest showcase of talent
  • News headlines Schweizer Fest dinner