Today's News

  • State auditor featured speaker at Sunday’s GOP picnic

    TROY – Indiana State Auditor Tim Berry will be the featured guest at the Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic Sunday at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy.

  • School hosting tech night

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will play host to an Internet and Technology Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the school’s media center.

    The event is geared toward any community member who would like to better understand technology and the Internet, including sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. Hands-on training and one-on-one time with computers will be a part of the evening.

    Participants do not have to have a child enrolled in the school to attend.

  • Fortwendel due in court Friday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel is scheduled to be in Perry Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Friday to answer an allegation that he violated terms of his probation.

    Fortwendel was issued a summons to appear in court after he allegedly tested positive for alcohol Aug. 1.

    Fortwendel pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Under terms of his probation, he is prohibited from using, possessing, transporting or distributing alcoholic beverages.

  • Weekend brings yards sales, village open house

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour wraps up this weekend with a popular Route 66 Yard Sale and activities at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The annual yard sale Saturday is conducted along the county’s winding stretch of Indiana 66, from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton and Rocky Point toward Rome, Dexter and Mount Pleasant.

  • Up against Honest Abe

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  • Cannelton council OKs first reading of 2012 budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In a regular meeting led by Councilwoman Kim Nugent Monday, Cannelton Common Council members approved the first reading of a budget proposed for 2012.

    Included in the proposal are salaries Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said were increased by 3 percent over this year, for the most part. Firefighters will each get $50 more, which she said is more than 3 percent, “but they haven’t received an increase for several years.”

  • Family accepts father’s Purple Heart

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – “We’ve waited a long time,” Charlotte Vandgrift said about a Purple Heart medal presented to her family Saturday.

    Two more medals, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star, were yet to be delivered to her and other children of Henry C. Vogt, a former Cannelton resident who distinguished himself in U.S. Army service on Korea’s infamous Pork Chop Hill.

  • Seniors invite community to 50s dance

    TELL CITY – The William Tell Center in Tell City will host a 50s dance with Chester Bayer spinning the music from the 1950s era.
    The dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 at the center.
    Admission to the dance is $3 per person. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes will be available for purchase.
    Anyone is invited to attend in 1950s attire. For more information, contact Ed Hoffman, president at 547-2714.

  • Cannelton students clean up!

    Cannelton City Schools’ Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies After School Program participated in a volunteer program at Myers Elementary School building.

    Students, leaders and volunteers pulled weeds around, inside and outside the fence that surrounds the school. They also planted flowers, used weed preventative and placed mulch along the sidewalks. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Perry County
    Substance Abuse Committee.

  • Reunions, Oct. 13

    Oil Township-Perry Central
    BRANCHVILLE – An Oil Township – Perry Central all-class reunion will be held Oct. 30 at the Branchville Conservation Club.
    Doors will open at 10:30 p.m. and a pitch–in meal will be served at noon.
    Organizers ask classmates to contact friends, family and each other to spread the word. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and a drink. Coffee, tea and tableware will be supplied.
    Classmates are also asked to take new and old photos and school-day stories.