Local News

  • Offices closing for Thanksgiving

    PERRY COUNTY - Most governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. All county offices will be closed, including offices in the Cannelton annex.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will also be closed Thursday and Friday, including the city electric department.

  • Christmas in the Park events to follow Sunday's TC parade

    TELL CITY - Several local groups are joining forces for Sunday evening's Christmas in the Park celebration in Tell City's City Hall Park.

    Events will follow the city's Christmas parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Santa Claus, who will join the parade route, will visit with local children in the park as soon as he can dismount from his sleigh. He will pass out treats while carolers entertain with traditional Christmas songs from the City Hall balcony.

  • School board may have to vote again on contract

    UPDATE: The school board will convene at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the Tell City High School Auditorium to vote again on the superintendent's contract. TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted at a regular meeting Tuesday to renew Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne's contract, but their vote appears to have been illegal.

  • Series of year-end nature programs coming to Patoka

    PATOKA LAKE - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources at Patoka Lake Visitor Center will have two events Dec. 1, 15 and 29 at the center.

    Mid-morning matinees begin at 10 a.m. at the center. Programs are free and snacks are provided. Visitors will be able to experience Patoka in winter with an indoor program.

    Experience the wonderful world of eagles with a close-up look at Bald Eagle C52 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center. Enjoy an exciting winter adventure with family and friends with activities for all ages.

  • Cannelton council denies fee waiver, approves other requests

    City faces hefty hike in insurance cost

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Public Works and Safety Board members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 12 to deny a request to waive the city's monthly $15 trash fee for one resident.

  • Citizen Leaders Share Their Views

    Leadership Perry County Class participants, from left, Maggie Evrard, Justin Martin and Arvina Bozarth, show off their efforts at placing stories on the front page of a mock newspaper during a communications session Thursday afternoon at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Working with News Editor Vince Luecke, members of the 2007-08 class prioritized stories for a front page and then talked about challenges facing the county in coming years and ways citizen leaders can help confront them.

  • New highway's dedication scheduled for Wednesday

    ST. CROIX - Indiana Department of Transportation officials will join state and local leaders and relatives of former Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday on a new section of Indiana 37 in northern Perry County.

    The ceremony will signify the opening of the new state route, known as the Frank O'Bannon Highway, that connects Interstate 64 and Indiana 64, a project long sought after by many in southern Indiana and the subject of discussion and public hearings.

  • Local attorney becomes magistrate

    Karen Werner to be sworn in Monday at courthouse

    TELL CITY - "I think this is a great opportunity to do something different, to use my legal skills in a different way than I have been for the past eight years," attorney Karen Werner said of her selection as the next Perry County magistrate.

  • Car collides with bus on Triplett Road

    None of the 34 students injured; driver of car OK, too, but cited for driving left of center

    CANNELTON - A 19-year-old driver who collided with a Perry Central Community School Corp. bus Monday morning was cited for driving left of center but neither he nor anyone aboard the bus was hurt.

  • News' art-contest deadline is Friday

    TELL CITY - Entries are being accepted until Friday in a Perry County News-sponsored holiday art contest for children being held in conjunction with Nov. 25 Christmas in the Park festivities in Tell City.

    The honor of lighting Tell City Christmas trees in the park will go to the winner of the contest. Perry County students in kindergarten through fifth grades are asked to draw a Christmas picture and submit it for the contest.