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Today's News

  • Morning blaze damages busy IN-37 store

    APALONA - The Circle S store on Indiana 37 near the Branchville Correctional Facility may be a convenience store by definition, but it's more of a community hub, offering food, fuel and other necessities to many Perry Countians.

    Known by many patrons by its former name, Michael's Country Mart, the business was heavily damaged by fire Monday morning. No one was injured and damage was hidden under the building's shingled roof, but firemen said the blaze did major damage to trusses and wiring underneath.

  • Port-rail agency awarded additional upgrade money

    TELL CITY - The fifth time was the charm for the Perry County Port Authority in its attempts to secure U.S. Department of Agriculture funding toward its 286,000-pound-rail project.

    The USDA announced May 7 the port authority was among 28 organizations in 11 states receiving shares of $15 million in grants or loans intended to create or retain jobs and spur economic development in rural communities.

    The port authority, doing business as Hoosier Southern Railroad, is getting a $740,000 loan administered by Southern Indiana Power.

  • New reservists
  • Future firefighter in training
  • Shooting for the Stars
  • Outstanding band members
  • City seeks funding to fix storm sewers

    CANNELTON - Comments are being accepted and a grant administrator is being sought in an opportunity to remedy storm-water issues in Cannelton.

    Nathan Held, a project assistant with the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, said at a public hearing May 11 the city could apply for up to $1 million through an economic-stimulus opportunity geared toward storm-water systems.

  • Two hurt in Saturday ATV accident on Abner Road

    TELL CITY - An early-morning ATV accident left two people with serious injuries Saturday.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff's Department, Timothy D. Jones, 29, and Nicholas G. Rockwell, 20, were taken to Owensboro Medical Health System by Perry County EMS.

    Rockwell was released this week but Jones was listed Wednesday in serious condition.

    Sheriff's Deputy Richard Kratzer said Jones was driving the 2007 Can-Am four-wheeler when it overturned, throwing him from the ATV. Rockwell was a passenger and was also thrown.

  • On the trail of history

    A pair of old tombstones apparently separated from the graves they were intended to mark are back where they belong — thanks to a combination of dedicated detective work and a desire to preserve a pioneering family's legacy.

    Evelyn Lasley, who staffs the genealogy department at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library, is the main sleuth in the tale of the tombstones created for two members of the Shields family, 3-year-old Addison and his 2-year-old sister, Mary.

    Addison was born in 1845 and Mary in 1841.

  • Weekend ceremonies to honor veterans' sacrifices

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.