Today's News

  • County auditor reminds residents to file for property-tax deductions

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Connie Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 will be applied to taxes payable in 2012. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Port feels slight impact of Japan disasters

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – He wasn’t yet sure how the slowdown at a number of Toyota plants due to last month’s earthquake and tsunami would affect Waupaca, and subsequently the Perry County Port Authority, Stephen George said during a meeting of its board of directors April 14.

    “We have definitely slowed down a little bit,” he said.

  • No major storm damage in county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Compared to neighboring Spencer County, most Perry Countians experienced strong winds and heavy rains but little damage Tuesday night as a powerful line of storms passed overhead.

    In Tell City, a large tree closed the 1200 block of 13th Street overnight. But city police reported little other damage. A caller to The News reported several downed trees north of Mount Pleasant along Indiana 66.

  • City will employ engineers to solve 33rd St. pump station, drainage issues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Some stormwater issues facing Tell City have been around for years. The city’s board of public works and safety tackled a new one Monday: how to deal with a dramatic increase in stormwater flowing into a pump station in the 1100 block of 33rd Street.

  • Sixth launch

    A small audience that included workers, family members and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing watch Monday as a recently completed barge slides into the Ohio River for delivery to Brennan Marine of La Crosse, Wisc.


  • Mayor: River Road to benefit Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – When the section of River Road leading from Indiana 66 to the Port of Tell City is improved, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said April 11, it will benefit Cannelton’s residents as well as the truckers it’s intended to serve.

    As The News has reported previously, the planned improvement will allow trucks delivering goods to the port a quicker route than they have to take now.

  • Animal-control services may disappear for period

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Jim Carter is concerned that an agreement providing animal-control services for the county will expire April 30 and that funding for the function might disappear with it.

    County Commissioner Tom Hauser said Wednesday a committee looking at animal-welfare issues is very close to making recommendations that could include fines to be imposed on people who abuse or neglect animals.

  • Yard sale to be held at Legion Friday, Saturday

    TELL CITY – A yard sale and bake sale will be held Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City.
    The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the sales. Proceeds are to be used locally to benefit veterans.
    Anyone wishing to donate items may bring them to the American Legion Post 213 during the regular business hours on or before Thursday.

  • Wolfpack walks past Cannelton

    MARENGO—Crawford County scored 16 runs on just four hits to beat Cannelton 16-6 in girls softball Thursday.
    The Wolfpack took advantage of 16 walks, a hit batsman and six Cannelton errors.
    “We gave them a boatload of runs,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We have to make the routine play and we can’t walk that many.”
    Eight walks and three errors came in the Wolfpack’s seven-run second inning, when they blew the game open.

  • Cannelton loses two games

    CANNELTON—Orleans scored eight runs in the first inning with the help of four Cannelton errors and beat the Bulldogs 18-0 in baseball Wednesday.
    “Errors killed us,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “And they were on just routine ground balls.”
    Orleans also had 11 hits, including two home runs and a double by Jarrett Jones. He drove in five runs.
    Cannelton had only two hits, singles by Charlie Northener and Marvin Walls.