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Today's News

  • July 10 sheriff’s sale will be held at new detention center

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut reminds residents that the new Perry County Detention Center is open and that the former jail in Cannelton has been closed.

    He also reminds anyone interested in the July 10 sheriff’s sales that they will be held at the new facility, located behind the county courthouse at 2211 Herrmann St. in Tell City.

    The phone number for the detention center, 547-2441, is unchanged.

  • County council backs road action

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting May 22 a salary-ordinance change, ratified a letter of support for a federal-aid project and transferred money into the county’s rainy-day fund.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise requested the ordinance change. She said she’d originally planned to pay three people on the county’s canvassing board $50 per election.

  • Fallen trooper whose body was found near Magnet in 1972 memorialized

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police held a memorial ceremony Monday for one of its fallen officers with Tell City ties.

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented a flag to Roy Childs of Frankfort, in memory of his father, David Thomas Childs, a Kentucky State Police water patrol officer who perished along with Trooper James McNeely April 8, 1972.

  • Derby set to welcome Riverfest fans Saturday

    DERBY – The Derby Community Association will welcome old friends and newcomers to its Derby Riverfest celebration Saturday, June 21, at Mulzer Park, located at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 70.

    Festival activities will include a morning 5-kilometer run and walk sponsored by the county parks department. Also planned are a flea market and community yard sales, an antique tractor and gas engine show, tractor pull for kids, free kids games, boat parade, car show and live entertainment with members of the band The Hiding.

  • Winning the fight

    Luminarias carrying the names of men, women and children who have battled cancer glow as Saturday’s dusk turns into night at Perry Central Community School. Perry County’s annual Relay For Life drew hundreds of people to the school and its track to raise money for the fight against cancer.  Names of cancer survivors and those who have passed away were recited and walkers were asked at the service’s conclusion to continue their work on behalf of parents, siblings, children, other relatives and friends.

  • High scorers

    Roy Fenn Park was hot and so was the baseball action Tuesday evening as teams vied for wins as their regular season wound down.

    Teams of 11- and 12-year-old players sponsored by Home Mutual Insurance and Southern Indiana Power fought a slugfest that was close for much of the time. Home Mutual, however, pulled out for a 19-10 win.

    Check out more photos at www.perrycountynews.com and watch for more photos of other games across the county in future editions.

  • Ohio Valley Gas sweeps two games with Legacy

    TELL CITY—Ohio Valley Gas used strong hitting to sweep a doubleheader with Legacy Financial Monday and climb back into the race for first place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league.

    Ohio Valley Gas improved to 3-2, second place behind 4-0 Cash Waggner. Ohio Valley Gas still has two games remaining with Cash Waggner, next Monday and Tuesday.

    Jessie Wheatley hit two triples, a double and a single as Ohio Valley Gas trounced Legacy 20-5 in their first meeting Monday.

  • Tell City’s Reed, Miller help Legion team defeat Jasper

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – A Gant Miller RBI single kick-started the scoring for Rockport, which coasted to a 9-3 win over Jasper in American Legion baseball Tuesday.

    After Post 146 jumped ahead 1-0 with an unearned first-inning run, Miller tied the score when his single drove in leadoff hitter Kobe Stephens.

    After reaching third on a wild pitch, Miller then scored on a Jon Stallings single to put Post 254 ahead 3-1.

  • Highway chief resigns; ops manager steps into position

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners selected a new highway superintendent in a regular meeting Tuesday after Highway Superintendent Ed Feix decided to retire.

    Commissioner Tom Hauser said the retirement was effective May 28 and that Feix made the decision due to health reasons.

  • Cannelton trash collection delayed

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said Tuesday morning that trash pickup in that city is delayed one day due to paving at a Kentucky landfill where refuse is taken.

    Trash normally collected Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, she said, and Wednesday's route will be run Thursday.