Local News

  • Congrats, Coach Dickerson

    As I read a recent edition of the Perry County News, I learned that one of my fine co-workers at Perry Central, Coach Bill Dickerson, has become the new head basketball coach at Cannelton High School.

    He was a very outstanding basketball player there in high school.

    How great it is to coach at the school where he graduated. I am really looking forward to seeing a Cannelton vs. Perry Central basketball game and see many of my Perry County friends.

    Good luck to all Perry County athletes.


  • Here come the Swiss
  • Commissioners change path on EMA vehicle loan


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – County commissioners will give more pause in the future before awarding financing bids.

    That announcement came Thursday during a special session when the board rescinded a vote made earlier in the month to secure a loan through German American Bank that would help cover the cost of a new Emergency Management Agency vehicle.

    The commissioners instead opted into terms with Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

  • Edelweiss Ball to give roaring start to Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Speakeasy, flappers and all the opulence of the 1920’s will be on display at the fifth annual Edelweiss Ball will be held as an unofficial opening to Schweizer Fest from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. This year’s theme is “Roaring 20s” and the event will be held at the Schergens Center, 1140 31st St., Tell City.

    “The ball restarted five years ago by the Perry County Museum Board as a major fundraiser for the museum,” explained Perry County Museum Board President Pete Franzman.

  • Wings of hope
  • National Night Out returns Thursday




    TELL CITY – Perry County’s police, fire, medical and other public safety agencies invite the community to an evening of fun and learning Thursday as part of the National Night Out. Activities are set for 5 to 7 p.m. in Tell City’s Hagedorn Park.

  • Sheriff hopes to arrest maintenance issues


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – While it may still be the “New Jail” to many in the community, Sheriff Alan Malone said four years of 24-hour-a-day operations at the Perry County Detention Center are wearing on the facility. That was the sentiment relayed to the county council Thursday when the sheriff requested to use $18,500 to pay for some necessary repairs.

  • Renew Cannelton seeks revitalization committee members

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s recent listing on Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered Landmarks list means that this is the time to get behind the rebuilding of Cannelton’s historic district. Cannelton needs everyone to participate, whether living in Derby, Tell City, Cannelton, Hawesville, Cincinnati or anywhere.

  • Johnson promoted to ISP SWAT team

    JASPER – Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter has announced the promotion of Senior Trooper Charles Johnson to the Indiana State Police South Zone SWAT Team.

    Johnson is a Perry County native  and 10-year veteran of the Indiana State Police. He graduated from the 68th recruit academy in December 2007. After graduating the academy, Johnson was assigned to the Jasper Post, where he has patrolled primarily Perry County for the majority of his career.

  • Schweizer Fest Preparations