Local News

  • Kohnert wins District 2 race for TC Council

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Julie Kohnert will be one of two new faces on the Tell City Common Council in 2012 after winning Election Day’s closest race. Kohnert, seeking her first elected public office, received 260 votes in precincts 4 and 8, just seven more than Democrat Joe Daum’s 253.

    Kohnert will replace John Little as the District 2 representative on the city council. She will also be the only Republican to serve elected office in the city.

    Little, a Democrat, was not running for another term in office.

  • Snyder victorious in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Republicans swept four of the six races Cannelton voters participated in Tuesday. That and the fact that some incumbents didn’t run for re-election means the council will be composed of mostly new faces when the victors take office in January.

    At the helm will be Mayor Mary Freeman Snyder, who collected 356, or 65.8 percent of the 541 votes cast for that office in the general election.

  • Perry County Election Results

    Cannelton Mayor

    Mary Freeman Snyder (R) 65.8%
    Morris "Smokey" Graves (D) 34.2%

    Cannelton Council At Large

    Melvin McBrayer (R) 66.85%
    Andy Rager (D) 33.15%

    Cannelton Common Council District 1

    Lynn Fulkerson (R) 67.29%
    Priscilla Phillips (D) 32.71%

    Cannelton Common Council District 2

    Jack Harris (R) 52.78%
    Robert "Bobby" Durbin (D) 47.22%

  • Commissioners discuss animal ordinance

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners discussed at their regular meeting Monday a revised animal-control ordinance Commissioner Bill Amos said will likely be voted on at their Dec. 5 meeting.

    The revised version is attached below in Microsoft Word format.

    The News posted a previous version to allow county animal owners the opportunity to review it. Some fee reductions are among the changes appearing in the revision.

  • Family coping in wake of fire

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday fire on Tell City’s north side gutted a home and left a local family struggling.

    The fire heavily damaged Valarie Simpson’s home at 1935 N. 10th St., Tell City. Fire Chief Greg Linne said Thursday the cause of the fire hadn’t been determined.

    The family needs household items and clothing. Valarie wears size extra-large tops and large or size 16 pants. She wears size 8 shoes.

  • JA program will encourage girls to be entrepreneurial

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.  

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Progress

    A partially razed former furniture factory that drew a city lawsuit after work was halted for two years is nearly gone after weeks of fast work along Seventh Street.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Emergency alert system to be tested

    PERRY COUNTY – The nation’s Emergency Alert System will undergo a national test at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The test may last for three minutes and its purpose is to nationally test the emergency alert system. Media used will be digital, cable and satellite television and broadcast radio.

  • Tax payments due Thursday

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

    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 courthouse. Property owners can also mail payments to the address on their bills.

    County offices will be open until 6 p.m. Friday.

    For more information, call the county treasurer’s office at 547-4816.

  • And-Tro flushing lines

    GATCHEL – And-Tro Water Authority began flushing lines last week and the work will continue several weeks. Due to the possibility of discolored water, customers are encouraged to use caution when doing laundry.