Today's News

  • Officials approve ambulance repair

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners backed at a regular meeting Aug. 4 an emergency ambulance-engine repair costing $11,800. The repair was previously authorized by Commissioner Tom Hauser, who said he contacted a Ford dealer about it.

    “The dealer who sold it to us thinks we can get a sizeable amount of that (cost) reduced,” he said. “They haven’t given an answer yet, but hopefully (the cost) will be reduced by several thousand dollars.”

  • Works board discusses fallen trees

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A tree described as “like a big pine tree” broke, sending a part onto a sidewalk near Fifth and Madison streets, Cannelton Board of Public Works member and City Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson reported at a regular meeting of that body Aug. 11.

    “It’s kind of on their house, too,” Mayor Mary Snyder added, referring to residents of the property.

    Fulkerson said another tree in the area has buckled the sidewalk.

  • Roofing shingles collection begins in county

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District has launched a roofing-shingles collection program its leaders have been discussing since September.

  • Troy officials hear public comments – pro and con – on rezoning, commercial expansion

    Feature Writer

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part report.

  • Perry Central approves new contract with teachers


    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central School Board approved Monday a contract with teachers for the 2014-15 school year. There were few changes in the agreement’s provisions, Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

    For the current school year, teachers can qualify for up to $1,000 in performance pay although evaluations that will determine who earns that money won’t be conducted until sometime in 2015.

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  • Cannelton awarded $432,000 wastewater grant


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is one of 12 in the state being awarded utility-improvement grants from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced the grants Aug. 19. They total more $5.4 million, with the funding provided through a Wastewater and Drinking Water Program managed by OCRA.

  • Government offices to close for Labor Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

    All federal, state and local offices will be closed, as will the Perry County Public Library branches in Tell City and Cannelton.

    There will be no trash pickup Monday in Cannelton or Tell City, creating a one-day delay for the rest of the week.

  • Marksman track team set six school records

    Tell City’s boys track team obviously had an incredible season last spring, going undefeated through the sectional and placing a close second in the 37-team regional to finish the season 77-1.
    But recently it was discovered that the team actually broke six school records in that season.

  • Passing woes hurt Cannelton in loss

    CANNELTON—Cannelton had trouble receiving Lanesville’s hits and serves in a 25-8, 25-13, 25-6 volleyball loss to the Eagles Thursday.
    “It was just silly, elementary errors,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman. “We had dropped balls and we couldn’t get the ball to our setter.”
    Jordyn Vogt led Cannelton with six kills, four assists, one block and one ace serve.
    Nicole Harris added five kills and Kelsey Marshall made one kill and one dig.
    Cannelton, 0-3, will host Orleans Thursday at 6:30 p.m.