Today's News

  • A fallen hero and Dutch determination




    A young man from the Netherlands who adopted the grave of a Troy solider killed in World War II is happy that Private First Class Clifford Mills’ remains will return home to Perry County.

    However, Nowy van Hedel feels a tinge of sadness that Mills’ last living sibling and nieces and nephews will grieve over a death that took place nearly 75 years ago.

  • After unexpected costs, Troy sewer rates in flux


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    TROY – Troy has seen its sewer bill more than double for February’s meter reading, and no one is certain yet if its temporary or a new norm. The town’s wastewater is pumped to the Tell City treatment plant, and customers are billed based on their use. But the town is billed wholesale on the overall treatment. Sewage flow went from 2 million gallons to 4 ½ million gallons last month.

  • School board honors Marksmen b-ballers


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    TELL CITY – Accolades were abounding Tuesday for those who School Superintendent John Scioldo heralded as “Tell City’s favorite sons.” With the Marksmen basketball team fresh off it’s first sectional title in more than a quarter century, and after a weekend that saw the boys knock off the top-ranked team in Class 2A, there has been much excitement abuzz in the community.

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  • Statewide tornado drill Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and local emergency management agencies, will conduct a statewide test of local communications systems Tuesday.

    County commissioners voted recently to designate March 17-23 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week and to participate in the drill. A test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday and again at 6:35 p.m. The alerts will be broadcast across radio and television stations as well as weather radios.

  • City to impose fines for littered yards


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    CANNELTON – More than one property has come under scrutiny of the Cannelton building inspector after numerous complaints about upkeep at two locations. Violation letters have been sent to home owners at 626 St. Louis Ave. and 229 N. Fifth St. where the grounds are reportedly littered with junk and refuse.

  • Library board expands annual self-evaluation


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    TELL CITY – Perry County Library board members are participating in an annual self-evaluation. Forms have been sent from the Indiana State Library and were handed out during the library board meeting last week Wednesday.

  • Molly Hall is new Perry County historian

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau are celebrating Perry County’s past by looking to its future with the appointment of new county historian Molly Hall.

    Hall joins the ranks of dozens of men and women lending their talents to the County Historian Program, established in 1981 to improve the historical communication network across the state.

    In this role, Hall acts as a liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations. She also answers questions from the public about local and family history.

  • March conference to focus on county history

    TELL CITY – Historical organizations and preservation-minded individuals are invited to attend a get-together at Tell City’s Convention & Visitors Bureau on Saturday, March 23, to discuss common interests and goals. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

    The purpose of the meeting is to bring together all Perry County historical organizations, preservationists and interested individuals to network with each other, hear the short, medium & long-range goals of those groups and hear the organizations’ needs and wants.

  • DST: Is it worth the hassle?

    Show of hands: Who among you forgot to set your clocks ahead one hour before bed this past Saturday and were late for church the following morning?

    Don’t be embarrassed. Dozens of area families likely got a late start. Daylight-saving time began at 2 a.m. Sunday, and, all these years later, some Hoosiers still aren’t used to it.