Today's News

  • Tell City students learn about careers
  • Perryman, Risse eye city council seat

    TELL CITY – The only council race on the May 5 primary ballot features two Democrats wanting to join the Tell City Common Council.

    Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are vying for their party’s nomination for the Ward 3 seat on the council. Gerald Yackle, who has held the seat for six terms, is not seeking re-election.

  • Local teen loses life in crash on Aster Road



    TELL CITY – A 16-year-old Perry Central student died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Aster Road.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, emergency personnel were summoned at 2:44 p.m.

    Kearstin M. Parker was traveling south toward Sunflower Road when she lost control of her car. The vehicle went up an embankment, struck a utility pole and flipped at least once. Parker was ejected from the vehicle.

  • A strong community loves its children




    PERRY COUNTY – Though they wear different hats and serve varied roles in the protection of children, more than a dozen people gathered at the county courthouse earlier this month to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The yearly observance recalls the need, nationwide, of extending protection to children who face abuse and neglect and the roles everyone should play in serving as advocates for children in their local communities.

  • Young women’s career expo sends message to reach high, excel

    Lt. Gov. Ellspermann, Johns Hopkins University engineer among speakers

    LEOPOLD – The second-annual DREAM program, for sophomore girls from Perry Central, Tell City and Cannelton high schools took place Friday, April 17, at Perry Central Community School.

    Created by the Perry County College Success Coalition, DREAM stands for dreaming, reaching high, energizing-the-future, amazing and me.

  • Tell City’s spring cleanup set for June 1-4




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to designate June 1-4  as Tell City’s spring cleanup week.

    The event is held each year and allows residents to dispose of large, bulky items that cannot be discarded in weekly trash pickups.

    Rules are expected to be similar to past year’s cleanups. Postcards will be mailed with rules sometime in May.

  • Ideas sought for county’s role in state bicentennial

    TELL CITY – Perry County celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding last year. Now it’s time for the community to plan its role in the state’s bicentennial in 2016.

    Betty Cash, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, hopes the county will be able to generate ideas during a Tuesday, April 28, meeting to be held in the conference room at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street.

    The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Tell City Post Office asks residents to help stamp out hunger

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America and other partners are asking the people of Tell City to help stamp out hunger.

    The annual food drive has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Monday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Monday, April 27.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Spring installment of property tax bills due May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills payable in 2015 have been arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment will be due May 11 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. Also included in billings is the Form TS-1A. All tax bills will have the spring and fall coupons.