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Today's News

  • 20th Witches Walk set for Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from participating local merchants. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.  

  • Local cities, town set trick-or-treating hours

    PERRY COUNTY – Local communities have set official trick-or-treating hours for Oct. 31

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins have from 4 to 7 p.m. to search for sweets, while Cannelton youngsters have 5 to 7 p.m. to prowl the streets. Troy trick-or-treating hours are 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Fall festival set for Tuesday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Schools’ 65th annual Fall Festival will be celebrated from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the city’s community center.

    People wearing costumes will get in free, while others will each be charged a quarter.

    A full concession stand and games and activities for all ages will be offered, according to teacher Michelle Coleman.

  • Video system to link jail, courthouse

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Wednesday the spending of approximately $30,000 for a system that would allow video communication between the sheriff’s department and county courthouse.

    County Prosecutor Bob Collins, who manages a law-enforcement fund from which the money would come, told the commissioners the system would cut down on the number of prisoner escorts deputies have to make between the buildings.

  • Cannelton Police: Seized pills fill pickup

    CANNELTON – Police officers acting on a tip uncovered enough prescription drugs to fill a pickup truck Tuesday night. They charged a husband and wife with several offenses, including dealing in controlled substances and neglect of a dependent.

    Douglas E. James, 59, and Jennifer L. James, 26, both of 210 S. Fifth St., Cannelton, face charges of maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent and dealing in controlled substances.

  • Attorney arrested Friday on domestic-battery charge

    TELL CITY – A call to Tell City police about an alleged domestic disturbance led to the arrest Friday of a Tell City attorney.

    Police said a woman in her 20s complained of pain after an alleged altercation at the home of Michael Hagedorn. Police did not release further details.

    Hagedorn was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Perry County Jail. He was then transferred to the Warrick County Security Center. It was unclear Friday when he will make a court appearance or if bail had been set.

  • Young seeks fifth term in Indiana Senate

    MILLTOWN – Richard D. Young Jr. is seeking a fifth term as District 47 state senator. He served as Crawford County auditor from 1982 to 1988.

  • Metzger wants to reform government, eliminate tax

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Any time we can limit what the government can steal from us, it’s a good thing,” said Ted Metzger, Republican candidate for state Senate District 47.

    Metzger was born and raised in southern Indiana and is an honorably discharged U.S. Air Force veteran, he said at a candidates forum Oct. 13. He hopes to unseat Sen. Richard Young, who was unable to attend the forum, in the Nov. 2 election.

  • Belle of Cincinnati visiting Tuesday

    The Belle of Cincinnati paddlewheeler will dock at Sunset Park Monday night.

  • Fire risk at critical level

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A summer drought that has moved well into autumn has left Perry County a tinderbox and firefighters with the Hoosier National Forest say the risk for large forest and wildfires is at levels not seen for years, maybe decades.