Local News

  • Family honors its Lincoln Legacy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TOBINSPORT – A family with roots extending deep into Perry County’s history erected a marker in September honoring an ancestor’s role in ushering a young Abraham Lincoln into Indiana.

    The Weatherholt family installed the roadside marker in Tobinsport Sept. 8 at the point where Indiana 166 terminates at the Ohio River. The dedication ceremony was held Sept. 24, following the 35th annual Weatherholt Reunion at the Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport.

  • 2011 Election Candidates

    Note: Names of uncontested candidates will not appear on the ballot.

    Tell City


    Barbara Ewing - Democrat


    Jenny Richter – Democrat

    City Common Council
    District 1

    Chris Cail – Democrat

    District 2

    Joe Daum – Democrat
    Julie Kohnert – Republican

    District 3

  • Decision day nears in city elections

    PERRY COUNTY – Voters across Cannelton and portions of Tell City will head to the polls Tuesday to choose mayors, clerk-treasurers and city council members.

    Most of the attention will be in Cannelton, where all but the clerk-treasurer’s race is contested. Incumbent Democrat Smokey Graves is running for a second term. His Republican challenger is former Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder.

    All five seats on the city council are contested.

  • Laid-off school worker poses questions on taxes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former school-corporation employee Betsy Riley asked at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting Oct. 27 whether the combination of a referendum and decrease in student population will mean taxes will go up or down.

  • Kiwanis tours Tell City Junior-Senior High School

    Tell City Kiwanis members gathered in the library of the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Oct. 19 for their meeting and to enjoy a lunch.

    While they ate, Family Outreach Coordinator Wendi Rich discussed her position in the school and what the program provides the school. School Principal Brad Ramsey talked to members about the improvements made in the school’s appearance with the student body.

  • Former Cannelton mayor charged with OWI

    CANNELTON – A traffic stop Saturday night led to the arrest of former Cannelton Mayor Mark Gerlach on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    The 57-year-old’s vehicle was stopped by Patrolman David Biever. Gerlach, who sought to return to office but was defeated in May’s primary, was taken to the Perry County Jail but later posted bail.

  • TC clerk-treasurer unopposed for second term

    TELL CITY – Jenny Richter is unopposed in her bid for a second term as Tell City’s clerk-treasurer. The Democrat was elected in 2007. As un unopposed candidate, her name will not appear on Tuesday’s ballot.

    Richter said the experience she has gained in her first term, added to her experience in banking before seeking office, has helped her succeed in office.

  • Hollinden, Morton ready for new four-year terms

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden and Ward 4 Councilman Gary Morton are unopposed in Tuesday’s municipal election in Tell City.

    Hollinden is a past member of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board and is completing his first term on the council. He helped initiate the county’s greenway movement, worked to help Tell City obtain a Clean City designation and has been a major supporter of a city-county wellness program.

  • Property-tax bills due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and German American Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer's office at the county courthouse. Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties.

  • Halloween nuptials

    The staff at the Tell City Clinic jumped headlong into the spirit of Halloween Monday, donning costumes as part of an elaborate wedding that had employees playing roles from bride and groom to priest. (Click photo to enlarge.)