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Today's News

  • INDOT closes roads due to flooding

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has warned motorists about rising waters that threaten to close portions of Indiana 66.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 62 at Sulphur to Derby is closed, as is the highway from Derby to Rocky Point. INDOT closes highways as water approaches the driving surface.

    The closures will remain in effect until waters recede. The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water.

  • State denies voter-approved tax hike

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A tax increase aimed at helping Cannelton City Schools and approved by voters in a November referendum won’t go into effect until 2012.

    “They’re saying it had to be part of the budget put together in the summer of 2010,” Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said Tuesday of the denial by the state’s Department of Local Government Finance. Four school systems had referenda approved, he explained, adding, “we’re in the same situation as Brown County.”

  • Chirps of spring
  • Gill joins ranks of deputies

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Brandon Gill, a reserve patrolman for the Tell City Police Department, was hired last week as a full-time deputy with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. The 27-year-old Tell City man fills the vacancy created Jan. 1 when Lee Chestnut assumed the role of sheriff.

    Chestnut had been chief deputy under Sheriff Bob Glenn, whom he succeeded.

  • County posts 439-person population gain

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County has 439 more people in 2010 than it did in 2000, according to figures from the latest census, conducted last year.

    The total population was pegged at 19,338 in the count, up from 18,899 in the previous decennial census.

  • Roads closed due to high water; river continues rise

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced rising waters have caused the closure of roads in the Vincennes District. The closures will remain in effect until waters recede. The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 62 at Sulphur to Derby is closed, as is the highway from Derby to Rocky Point.

  • Noland – Ball

    Theresa J. Noland and Steven W. Ball of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

  • Local student performs with orchestra

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Aaron Peter of Tell City was selected to perform with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra for their Holiday Pops concert in December 2010.

  • In today's edition:

    There's more to the Perry County News than the headlines you see here. For example, our current poll question, available in our opinion section, asks if you agree with State Sen. Young that nepotism, banned by just-passed legislation, should be a county versus a state issue. He makes that point in a column in this edition, in which he lists legislation that just passed or failed.

  • Leona and Preston Jones

    Preston “Bob” and Leona Jones will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary March 2, 2011.

    Mr. Jones married the former Leona Hempfling March 2, 1953, in Hawes-ville, Ky.
    The couple have three children, Darla Brewster of Marengo, Debbe Jones of Cannelton and Diana Knight of Fayettville, N.C. They also have three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.