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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Here in the real world

    By KASSI ROGERS, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns from readers who have returned to Perry County after time away or who moved here.

    There is something to be said for life in a smaller town. When I was a kid growing up, I couldn’t wait to venture out in to the “real world.”

  • COLUMN: A night with St. Walburga

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    My friends think I’m bordering on paganism, but I planned to join with a couple of friends Saturday night for Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht in German.

    The April 30 occasion may be one few readers have heard of, but it’s a tradition I’ve been wanting to start since taking part in a Walpurgisnacht celebration a few years ago.

  • EDITORIAL: Big challenges bring out the best in us

    Floodwaters were finally receding Friday. Good news for everyone threatened over many days by the rising Ohio River.

    The flood of 2011 caused its share of problems, a handful of evacuations, flooded basements and sandbagging operations, but it also brought out the very best in us.

  • Perry County law enforcement agencies release annual crackdown results

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County law enforcement officials have announced that officers made seven alcohol-related arrests during the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” March crackdown.

    In all, Perry County officers dedicated 93.31 hours of overtime toward Indiana’s annual mobilization against impaired and dangerous driving. There were approximately 13 arrests were made during the 17-day mobilization, most of which were for operating while intoxicated.

  • County appointments expected

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting April 20, Perry County commissioners tabled for further information a planned appointment to the county’s plan commission.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg told them she’d received a couple of letters of interest after announcing last month that a current member asked to be released from his current term, which expires in December.

  • Board learns of roundup, bowling, mandated plans

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A pre-school and kindergarten roundup and parent-teacher conferences, both held last week, offered Cannelton City Schools officials a chance to register new students and pass on positive news.

    “We look forward to having this time to share good results with parents,” Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting April 21.

  • Flooding prompts circus cancellation

    TELL CITY – The Kelly Miller Circus planned for April 28 was canceled due to weather conditions, flooding and the state of emergency, said Jason Shadwick, President of Perry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137. He has announced the process by which ticketholders can obtain refunds.

    “If you purchased tickets in advance and would like a full refund, please mail your tickets, name, and return address to Perry County FOP, 707 Mozart St., Tell City, IN 47586. Refunds are not available at the Circle S stores,” he said.

  • Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

    TELL CITY – A Perry County Man faces a charge of failure to register as a sex offender. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh, Ronald L. Young, 57, was released from the Indiana Department of Correction.

    Marsh maintains the county’s sex-offender registry and was told by corrections officials that Young had absconded from parole. Marsh was asked to locate Young.

  • Local man acquitted on one charge, still faces others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man arrested last summer at an alleged methamphetamine lab was acquitted on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a two-day trial that ended Tuesday.

    Joshua N. Sipes, 32, gave police an address of of 217 Third St., Cannelton, when he was arrested in August near Rocky Point on several felony charges, including dealing in methamphetamine and possession of the drug and ingredients used in its making.

  • From eyesore to opportunity

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Former Tell City Chair Co. property on the city’s Seventh Street has been bought by a Perry County Development Corp. subsidiary and will go into use as a warehouse facility to serve ThyssenKrupp Waupaca.

    Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission resolved unanimously Thursday to preliminarily amend a 1995 resolution that established the county’s Economic Development Area No. 3. That resolution was followed in 1996 by a confirmatory resolution.