Local News

  • Tickets available for Perry County FOP circus

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street in Tell City.

  • Rising waters close SR 66

    VINCENNES – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that high water has caused the closure of some roads in the Vincennes District.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 is closed from Sulphur to Derby, from Derby to Rocky Point and from Rocky Point to Cannelton.

  • Indiana 66 to close for slide repairs

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced this week that Indiana 66 in Spencer County will close. The road has been closed in the past due to a landslide 7.4 miles east of U.S. 231.

    Contractor’s crews will begin repairing the slide area Monday at approximately 7 a.m. The road will remain closed through June 24. The project completion date is weather, material and equipment dependent.

  • County auditor reminds residents to file for property-tax deductions

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Connie Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 will be applied to taxes payable in 2012. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Port feels slight impact of Japan disasters

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – He wasn’t yet sure how the slowdown at a number of Toyota plants due to last month’s earthquake and tsunami would affect Waupaca, and subsequently the Perry County Port Authority, Stephen George said during a meeting of its board of directors April 14.

    “We have definitely slowed down a little bit,” he said.

  • No major storm damage in county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Compared to neighboring Spencer County, most Perry Countians experienced strong winds and heavy rains but little damage Tuesday night as a powerful line of storms passed overhead.

    In Tell City, a large tree closed the 1200 block of 13th Street overnight. But city police reported little other damage. A caller to The News reported several downed trees north of Mount Pleasant along Indiana 66.

  • City will employ engineers to solve 33rd St. pump station, drainage issues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Some stormwater issues facing Tell City have been around for years. The city’s board of public works and safety tackled a new one Monday: how to deal with a dramatic increase in stormwater flowing into a pump station in the 1100 block of 33rd Street.

  • Sixth launch

    A small audience that included workers, family members and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing watch Monday as a recently completed barge slides into the Ohio River for delivery to Brennan Marine of La Crosse, Wisc.


  • Mayor: River Road to benefit Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – When the section of River Road leading from Indiana 66 to the Port of Tell City is improved, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said April 11, it will benefit Cannelton’s residents as well as the truckers it’s intended to serve.

    As The News has reported previously, the planned improvement will allow trucks delivering goods to the port a quicker route than they have to take now.

  • Animal-control services may disappear for period

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Jim Carter is concerned that an agreement providing animal-control services for the county will expire April 30 and that funding for the function might disappear with it.

    County Commissioner Tom Hauser said Wednesday a committee looking at animal-welfare issues is very close to making recommendations that could include fines to be imposed on people who abuse or neglect animals.