Today's News

  • PCDC manufacturing site developments get plan commission approval


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County officials have recently engaged in several efforts to prepare sites for potential commercial developments. From land clearings, to creation of spec buildings, much of that work has been facilitated by money generated from industries located within the county’s three designated tax-increment-financing districts.

    TIF funds are generated from the property taxes collected in those districts and set aside as a tool communities can use to promote economic development.

  • All aboard
  • Cannelton brick walk
  • Public works board approves 14th Street chip-and-seal project


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – During their meeting on the evening of Monday, Sept. 21, the Board of Public Works and Safety proposed a chip-and-seal project for the 1500 block of 14th Street. The work will help to cut down on the consistent maintenance and gravel dust, according to Mayor Barbara Ewing.

    The current road surface is upward of 35 years old, and has always been gravel. Works board member Gary Morton expressed his agreement that the road should be improved.

  • Sheriff Chestnut honored for years of service
  • After resignation, Troy seeks new marshal




    TROY – The town of Troy is looking for a new marshal. Dan Grindstaff, who has been serving as the town’s marshal since March 2011, announced Sept. 16 that he would step down in mid-October. Later the same evening, he declined to reconsider his resignation at the request of the town council’s president, who said town leaders wanted to work on a contract that would spell out the position’s duties and responsibilities and could include a pay increase. 

  • Demo derby to headline Octoberfest’s Saturday list of events

    Fairgrounds near Grandview to host season’s final events

    GRANDVIEW – Spencer County’s annual Octoberfest is ready to kick off the fall season in style Saturday at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Grandview. Despite recent rainfall bringing an end to a relatively dry September, the forecast for Saturday holds the promise of enjoying the crisp air of autumn among friends and neighbors.

  • Tell City outserves Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Addison Fella served eight aces as Tell City beat Crawford County 25-13, 25-21 in eighth grade volleyball Tuesday.
    Fella served four consecutive points to give Tell City a 5-1 lead in the first game and came back with an ace serve on her second serving turn to put the Marksmen up 17-10.
    The Marksmen led by at least six points the rest of that game.
    Crawford County tied the second game 16-16 before making a bad serve.

  • No. 7 Tecumseh rolls past Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh, ranked No. 7 in the state in the Class A coaches poll, beat Cannelton 25-8, 25-13, 25-5 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Caressa Sloss made four kills to lead Cannelton.
    Cannelton, 0-14, will visit Crawford County tonight at 6:30.

  • Mitchell holds off Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Terissa Roark made eight kills and three blocks but Perry Central lost to Mitchell 25-18, 29-27, 25-22 in PLAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Maddie Hubert added five kills and Payton Emmons four for the Commodores. Addy Davis had 16 assists.
    Hubert made 15 digs, Brooke Lasher and Ryann Lynch nine apiece, and Brooke Mullis eight.
    Lynch served five aces.
    Perry Central slipped to 2-2 in the PLAC and 5-18 overall.
    Perry Central won the JV match 25-21, 25-22 as Kyra Roberts made six kills, Kirstyn Linne four, and Karissa Gayer three.