Local News

  • Former business partners clash over parking

    City leaders say they were forced to grant request

    CANNELTON - The owner of one Cannelton business has received complaints about an action the city's board of public works and safety took last month at the request of another.

    Jesse Clem asked the board at a Feb. 18 meeting to allow him to designate parking spaces at the Covered Wagon line-dancing venue for customers or unloading only. In reporting that action, The News checked a telephone book for the Covered Wagon's address.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Cannelton officials need support letters

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city officials are seeking letters of support for a grant application to be submitted Friday.

    Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said Monday hand-written notes or letters supporting a grant request toward renovating city sewer systems need to be in her office by noon Thursday. Anyone willing to write a letter but unable to deliver it can call her at 547-8994, and she'll pick it up.

  • Main Street work should be wrapped up by May

    Mayor announces 2008 Music in the Park series

    TELL CITY - The number of new trees destined for four blocks of Tell City's downtown is back to its original number, the city's mayor said last week, as the project moves toward completion over the next two months.

    Meg Storrow with the Indianapolis design firm Storrow Kinsella Associates said last month only 18 of the trees were on order, a smaller number than reported at meetings with merchants last year.

  • Hospital expands eligibility for financial aid

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital is widening the eligibility guidelines for charity care, providing additional financial assistance to patients with no or limited means of paying for their medical bills.

    At its Feb. 27 meeting, the hospital's board of trustees approved a new charity-care policy that increases the amount of help the hospital can offer to patients with household incomes of up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

  • No library merger for now

    Board doesn't want self-storage units as neighbors

    TELL CITY - Perry County's two libraries won't be merging, at least not anytime soon, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout said Wednesday.

  • Cannelton schools 'running short of funds'

    Superintendent works to spread debt payments over years

    CANNELTON - "We are running short of funds," Cannelton Superintendent of Schools Al Chapman said Wednesday. "We're trying to work it out with the bank."

    The bank, specifically German American Bancorp., doing business as First State Bank, filed a complaint with the Perry County Court Tuesday seeking repayment of $900,000 borrowed since January 2007.

    Chapman said the school corporation had just received a tax draw, but owes banks $1.5 million. "We're working to resolve that," he said.

  • Winter's Last Stand?
  • County auditor: file for deductions on mobile homes by March 31

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger reminds personal-property mobile-home owners that the filing period for property-tax deductions and credits continues until March 31.

    Personal-property mobile-home owners are defined as those mobile-home owners who do not own the real estate on which their mobile homes are situated. Deductions filed by March 31 will be applied to personal-property mobile-home tax statements to be mailed this year.

  • Bake sale March 22 at First United

    TELL CITY - The United Methodist Women from Tell City First United Methodist Church will have a bake sale March 22 to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

    From 8 a.m. to noon, patrons can buy baked goods, colored eggs and cookbooks to raise funds for Apostle's House, the Habitat for Humanity house being built this year.

  • Orscheln Easter-egg hunt Saturday

    TELL CITY - Orscheln Farm and Home will host an Easter-egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday at the store.

    Candy or prizes will be in each egg with a grand prize of a $10 gift card in each category, 5 years and younger and 6 to 10 years old. Entry fee is a $1 donation to the Perry County Animal Shelter.