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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Two very Merry Christmas parades

     

     

    Parade Winners

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Winning floats and other entries have been announced in Tell City and Leopold Christmas parades held this past weekend:

    Tell City Parade

    Overall: German American Bank, Christmas Vacation

    Civic: William Tell Center, Train pulling children

    Youth: Tell City Marching Marksmen, Tell City Junior-Senior High School

  • 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.

  • Santa’s Elves to mail giant postcard to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Elves will mail a giant postcard to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! this December, a recreation of a 1931 postcard that was canceled in Santa Claus, Indiana, and believed to be the largest postcard ever mailed.

    The Elves’ replica postcard is 55-by-102 inches and features an image of the 22-foot-tall Santa Claus Statue on the front. The back of the postcard resembles the 1931 version but features the 2017 Santa Claus postmark.

  • Perry County in 1913

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Perry County in 1913 was dotted with  farms, forests, coal mines and small towns, some of which later changed names or no longer exist.

    A recent gift to the Perry County Assessor’s Office, a 1913 map of the county showing townships, small towns, roads, creek names and major landowners, was found in the home of Paul Miller’s late parents, Tony and Irene. The family decided to give the map to the county. While a century old, it remains in good condition.

  • Commissioners near deal on medical insurance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – How much impact will a change in county employees’ health insurance coverage have on the local hospital? That was a question raised as the Perry County Commissioners near finalizing a new deal on coverage.

    Maybe some. Maybe none. But it’s an aspect the board wants to investigate as they close in on learning where employee health insurance figures will come in for 2018.

  • Works board OKs purchase of two police vehicles

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – They aren’t likely to arrive until 2018, but two new vehicles for the Tell City Police Department were approved for purchase by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Nov. 20. One of the purchases will add a pickup truck to the city police department’s fleet next year.

     A Dodge Charger will be purchased from John Jones for $24,075 and a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck from Sternberg Automotive. It carries a $27,526 price tag.