Local News

  • Council opts out of local oversight

    Legislation aimed at consolidating school, government building needs

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 20 to avoid oversight by a board that might have been created under legislation adopted this year.

    The state legislature passed House Enrolled Act 1478, which establishes a board of tax and capital projects review in each county, Council President Pete Franzman said. "We can opt out of the council having the budget overlooked; I would suggest that we do."

  • Tell City police seize drugs, cash in two weekend busts

    TELL CITY - Police seized nearly $9,000 in cash and several grams of methamphetamine in two separate weekend arrests that sent four people to the county jail on various drug charges.

    Kenneth R. Cronin, 44, of 9749 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, was arrested early Sunday on charges of possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia. Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said he stopped Cronin's 1998 Lincoln in the 2000 block of Mozart Street for an equipment violation and discovered meth under the hood of the car.

  • School board re-approves superintendent's contract

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board corrected an error during a special meeting Nov. 21 they made in a regular meeting Nov. 13.

  • UPDATED - Two parades on Sunday schedule

    Santa to visit Leopold for 1 p.m. event; TC parade begins at 5:30

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's annual Christmas parade, postponed by last Sunday's steady rainfall, is set to roll along Tell and Main streets this Sunday. Also rescheduled from last weekend are activities in City Hall Park.

    Leopold's Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, offering a double feature for fans of floats, marching bands and blaring sirens.

  • Pappano: Housing grants still needed

    More residents eligible for rehabilitation program

    TELL CITY - The $1.2 million Tony Pappano has brought to Perry County in the form of housing-rehab grants isn't enough. Needs remain to be fulfilled, he said, so he's asking for more.

    His latest success in obtaining money through a highly competitive program offered by federal and state housing agencies, reported in April, netted $190,000 of the $300,000 he sought. Armed with some tips on making his application more competitive, he's now going after another $300,000.

  • County tax sale drawing outside interest

    Unpaid taxes sending 40 parcels to auction block Monday

    PERRY COUNTY - Next week's sale of tax-delinquent real estate in Perry County is drawing plenty of interest - and not just from local speculators. Outside investors are taking an interest, too, in the more than three dozen homes and parcels of vacant land that will be offered to the highest bidder.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Overlook park project suffers second setback

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Transportation received no bids below the engineer's estimate for a restroom facility at Eagles Bluff Park, an INDOT spokeswoman said Thursday morning. The project will have to go back to county officials for a decision on whether to cut costs more than they have been, seek additional funding or cancel the project, she said.

  • Christmastime in Cannelton

    Warm holiday spirit wards off evening chill

  • Policy changes win school-board OK

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central School Board President Charlie Etienne gave first readings to 18 new and amended school policies at a regular meeting Nov. 19.

    The verbiage he introduced, which received the school board's blessing and will be presented for final adoption next month, was made necessary by changes in state law, or in some cases, entirely new laws adopted by legislators and were recommended by NEOLA Inc., a company that helps school districts develop and update board bylaws and policies and administrative guidelines.

  • Traveling science lab tests young learners

    Mobile Discovery Center makes local visits

    TELL CITY - Can sound waves really break glass? Can static electricity light a fluorescent bulb? Which do you see first, colors or words?

    These questions and more were answered in the Mobile Discovery Center, a partnership between the U.S. Army and National Science Center, when it visited Tell City Junior High School Nov. 19-20.