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Today's News

  • Bridge to get repairs, paint

    CANNELTON – “We have a date” for the painting of the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves told The News Wednesday.

  • Offices closing for MLK holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Most governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City and Troy will be closed, as will county offices and those at the annex in Cannelton. City offices in Cannelton will be open.

    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week in Tell City.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday. Monday’s edition will be in mailboxes Tuesday since there will be no mail delivery Monday.

  • Museum Spotlight

    Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society and Museum.

    The year was 1865. Tell City was put on the map as a community that forever will be known for the manufacturing of fine hand-crafted wooden furniture. Even presidents could not resist some pieces. The Tell City Chair Maker’s Union factory, later the Tell City Chair Co., located on the banks of the Ohio River, was the epicenter of this trade until the final closing whistle.  

  • County’s best on display during documentary’s premiere party

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Capers played host to a packed crowd Thursday, Jan. 6 as community members and leaders gathered for the WNIN premiere of “The Art of Living,” a documentary made by a local man about the community of Perry County.

    Quality of Life Committee members circled the large dining room of the restaurant, greeting residents of the county and sharing their excitement for the project.

  • Council pays fill-in director, retains lawyer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members voted at their first meeting of 2011 to pay an interim recreation director for working to the end of last year, keep their attorney and assign a new member to the county’s recycling-management district.

  • Mayor to look into funeral-escort ‘miscue’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety members discussed at a regular meeting Monday a lack of police escort for the funerals of two residents, one a former common-council member.

    G. “Snooks” Scarboro died Jan. 3 at the age of 84, and was buried in Tell City’s Greenwood Cemetery Jan. 6.

  • Sold!

    The former Dat’s Kajun on Main Street changed hands Tuesday, turning a first page on a new chapter for the historic building.

  • County set for 2nd year of on-time tax bills

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2011 budget order and tax rates last week, paving the way for on-time property tax bills for the second year in a row.

  • $2 million high-school plan progresses

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. Board of Directors voted Tuesday morning to adopt a resolution supporting further renovations at the high school.

    John Werner, who serves as attorney for the building and school corporations, explained the former body’s approval would extend a lease of the building to Dec. 31, 2030 and increase its annual rent by more than $253,000.

  • COLUMN: Think drug-testing policy through

    By JIM ALEXANDER, Guest Columnist

    I am writing in response to the article (“School officials eye drug-testing program,” Dec. 20 issue) announcing that the school board may be considering a program to conduct drug testing on students who wish to drive to school or participate in extracurricular activities.

    The opinions expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of Abbott Laboratories, or any other company, group or individual.