Today's News

  • Fair royalty
  • Stores set to close in Troy, Derby


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY -– Two small community groceries, on opposite ends of the county, have closed their doors. Tuesday, June 30, marked the last days of operation for Mick’s Market in Troy, as well as the Derby General Store.

  • Anderson files for Cannelton mayor




    CANNELTON – As a lifelong resident of Cannelton, Mike Anderson remembers when his hometown was a healthy, bustling community of commerce and civic life. Some of that has faded but Anderson said he plans to push his vision for Cannelton’s renewal as a candidate for mayor.

  • Saturday night beatin’ and bangin’
  • Tobinsport Cemetery to undergo restoration

    TOBINSPORT – Plans are being made to begin a major restoration project on the Lamb and Simons cemeteries, located in Tobinsport. 

    The project will begin with cleaning of old tombstones and resetting those that need it. 

    A meeting will be held at 1 p.m  Saturday, July 4, at Tobinsport Methodist Church in the basement, to further discuss the project, schedule work dates and make plans to obtain needed supplies. 

    Anyone interested is invited to attend. 

  • Adventures with Nature
  • Chamber honors go to new, established firms




    TELL CITY – Several Perry County businesses, one in its first full year of operation, and another as old as the city of Tell City, were honored Tuesday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    Business of the year awards were presented in four categories, large businesses with more than 25 employees, small businesses with up to 25 employees, entrepreneur of the year for a new or innovative business and an applause award to a business or organization that serves the community.

  • Schweizer Fest Edelweiss Ball returning for second year

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest is still more than a month away, but plans for the city’s 57th celebration of Swiss and German heritage is already in full swing. One event returning for a second year is the Edelweiss Ball. Named after the national flower of Switzerland, the event is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Schergens Center.

    Once a regular part of the Schweizer Fest, the galas were discontinued in the 1960s, but returned last year as a fundraising event for the Perry County Museum.

  • Nominations sought for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen: • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Plans in place for Schweizer road runs

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for the 38th annual Schweizer Fest road runs. This year’s 6-mile and 2-mile runs will be held at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, Saturday, Aug. 8.  A kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The race starts on 7th Street and ends on Main Street.