Local News

  • Cannelton meetings move to Monday

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city meetings canceled Monday due to weather have been rescheduled for next week.

    Cannelton's first board of public works and safety meeting for the year will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the lower level of the Cannelton Public Library. The common council will convene an hour later in the same location.

  • Cookie duty

    PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scouts began filling cookie orders Monday and if you didn't have the chance to order a box or two, local troops will have cookie booths stationed at the following locations starting Friday:

    Friday, Feb. 15

    9 a.m.-noon, Tell City Wal-Mart

    Noon-6 p.m., CVS Pharmacy, Tell City

    3 p.m.-6 p.m., Fifth Third Bank, Tell City

    Saturday, Feb. 16

    9 a.m.-noon, Noble's IGA, Tell City9 a.m.-noon

    9 a.m.-noon, Fifth Third Bank, Tell City

    9 a.m.-noon, CVS Pharmacy, Tell City

    Friday, Feb. 22

  • Snow, ice grip county

    Winter's first big storm keeps many roads slick and hazardous

    PERRY COUNTY - A third straight week of extreme weather blanketed Perry County with snow and ice Monday and Tuesday, canceling school and leaving many roadways slick and hazardous. Road crews worked night and day Monday and Tuesday and were continuing to tackle slick areas Wednesday afternoon.

  • Two join primary races for board of county commissioners

    PERRY COUNTY - Two candidates, one a Republican, another a Democrat, have filed for seats on the county's board of commissioners.

    Brian Steen, a Republican, filed this week for the District 1 seat held by Democrat Don Sherry. Bradley Lynch, a Democrat of rural English, filed for the District 3 seat now held by Jody Fortwendel, also a Democrat. Lynch and Fortwendel will face each other in the May 6 primary.

    Steen, who is unopposed thus far in the Republican primary, said Perry Countians need leaders with ideas to help the county grow and prosper.

  • Group urges public-safety changes

    Ad-hoc committee: Counties should merge emergency services

    PERRY COUNTY - Improvements to public-safety services recommended by a governor's ad-hoc committee are already in place in Perry County to the degree necessary, according to one county official.

  • New downtown sidewalks will get extra anti-slip coating

    Project's design team appearing at special meeting Feb. 18

    TELL CITY - Newly poured sidewalks along four blocks of Tell City's downtown will receive an extra coating of non-skid material in an effort to prevent pedestrian falls, Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week.

    The look of the new concrete sidewalks, darker in color than the surrounding walkways and textured to give a hand-troweled look, have drawn compliments but some pedestrians and business owners feel the sidewalks are slippery, especially when wet.

  • Courthouse roof-repair issue resurfaces

    Attorney hopes to bring officials together on facility's leaks

    TELL CITY - As soon as a meeting can be scheduled, perhaps between three county entities, a newly reappointed Perry County Redevelopment Commission will take up an issue discussed last year but which came to a standstill: What should they do about a leaky courthouse roof?

  • Tennessee authorities jail child-abuse suspect

    TELL CITY - A 34-year-old man accused of molesting a child in Tell City's Sunset Park was arrested last week in Tennessee and could be in Perry County by week's end.

    Local authorities were waiting Friday for Shawn A. Pickett, who lives in Antioch, Tenn., to waive extradition to Indiana, Tell City Detective Alan Malone said. Tell City police asked Tennessee authorities to arrest the man, who apparently visited Perry County between Aug. 1 and Oct. 6.

  • Organization offers counseling for women

    PERRY COUNTY - Crisis Connection Inc. is accepting adult female clients who are ready to begin the process of healing from childhood sexual abuse.

    The counseling sessions are free, confidential and facilitated by social workers. The format is based on the Courage to Heal format, which offers practical, empowering first hand information while providing respectful, compassionate guidance through the healing process.

  • Tell City man killed in car fire

    Police: Vehicle was carrying meth-making ingredients

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man died Wednesday evening when the car he was driving caught fire along Boyd Road east of Tell City.

    Joseph Ray Dixon, 31, of 406 Main St., Tell City, died from smoke inhalation, Perry County Coroner Darrel Riley said Thursday evening. An autopsy was conducted Thursday afternoon in Evansville.