Today's News

  • County vacates Utah Road

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted unanimously to vacate Utah Road after learning a judge determined it does not serve as an access point into the Hoosier National Forest.

    The News reported July 19, 2010, that the commissioners denied a request from Kirk Morrison, whose property northwest of Magnet is split by the road. He wanted to open the land for recreational uses, but feared liability issues could arise for people using the road.

  • Perry Central Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – A playground triathlon, Zumba, yoga and line dancing are just a few of the more than 45 booths and activities at this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday.

    The free community event being held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital will also feature health screenings, health and safety booths and a free fiesta supper.

  • Four companies to ‘break out’

    EVANSVILLE – Four Indiana companies have been selected to participate in a second BreakOut Program offered through the University of Southern Indiana’s Division of Outreach and Engagement and the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Funded through a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office, the program will provide high-level resources to help the companies build on their successes and ‘break out’ to the next level.

  • Locks grown for 2 years shed to honor mom’s cancer battle


    Stephen Wittman supported his mother when she successfully battled cancer two years ago. Now, he’s honoring her courage by helping others.

    On March 23, Stephen donated his hair, well, most of it, to Locks of Love, an organization that gives hairpieces to children facing long-term hair loss.

  • School system gets teacher bonus money

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools received an $18,607 grant under the state’s Improving Teacher Quality initiative, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt reported at a March 15 school-board meeting.

  • Easter Bunny Sighting

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  • Cannelton greenway plans find support

    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Public Works board heard from Perry County Greenway representative Rebecca Fenn April 2 about constructing a greenway path in Cannelton.

    Fenn explained to members how Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder had seen a grant opportunity from the state Tourism and Development board, for $25,000 to $55,000, which could be used for building a walkway for the public.

  • State to return $340,000 to local coffers


    PERRY COUNTY– A programming error that cost 91 counties more than $200 million in local option income taxes included a shortfall to Perry County of $340,000. That money is on its way back but how exactly it will be divided among local units of government has yet to be finalized.

    “We know it’s due to be in our account Tuesday,” County Auditor Connie Berger said Thursday. “We’re still waiting on word on how it should be be distributed.”

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints cleans up greenway

    Twenty-three members of the local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) met at the Tell City Windy Creek Trailhead on Highway 37 March 31.

    Under the direction of Branch President Larry Hardman and his counselor, Daniel Hinkle, the group dug weeds and grass, trimmed shrubs, sprayed weeds and spread mulch to clean up and improve the appearance of the area. The church is known throughout the world for participating in many service projects. This project was coordinated with Mayor Barbara Ewing and Recreation Director Maurice Harpenau.

  • Tell City Fast Lube ribbon cutting

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Tell City Fast Lube, 1447 10th St., March 31. 

    Pictured in front from the left are Cheri Taylor, chamber director; Chris Little; Mayor Barbara Ewing; Amanda Smitson and Bill Thomas. In the back are Gerald Yackle; Ryan Simpson in Winnie the Pooh costume; Sadie Kellems; Sierra Kellems; Angel Gaynor; Mikayla Thomas and Jason Gaynor.