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Today's News

  • Commissioners Convene in Cannelton
  • Board of zoning appeals tables cell tower vote

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It’s going to take one more meeting to decide whether a new communications tower is built on a tract of land along Brushy Fork Road. The city’s board of zoning appeals agreed Tuesday evening to table for a week a vote on whether to grant a conditional use permit for the tower in order for its four members to digest maps, engineering reports and other data provided by supporters and opponents.

  • Your tax refund might be smaller than usual this year

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Reports about lower tax refunds have been circulating in the national press since the first tax returns were reviewed in the beginning of the month, but local tax preparers have a handle on the situation, including explanations for their clients and the county.

    The IRS has reported that since the initial tax filings began this year, so far the average tax refund has dropped about 9 percent from the same time last year.

  • Cannelton seeks citizen input on gym restoration

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Those interested in helping formulate a long-range plan for renovations at the old Cannelton gym will have opportunities to have their voices heard. With $20,000 set aside from a Community Development Block Grant for a study that will map out just what the building could be used for, the engineering team is accepting letters from residents on such ideas.

  • Trial begins for man charged with rape

    CANNELTON – Jurors were seated Tuesday in the trial of a man charged late last year with rape. Arbless Russell Boyd, 48, is charged with rape, criminal confinement and resisting law enforcement. He was arrested Nov. 24 in Cannelton  after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly found him forcing himself on a woman inside a nearby home.

    Deputy Daymion Marsh, who responded to the call, allegedly observed a male, later identified as Boyd, attacking the woman. Marsh kicked in the door and the suspect jumped up and ran out the back door, police said.

  • Spencer County judge urges support in bid for magistrate

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    SPENCER COUNTY – All the stars appear to have aligned for Spencer County to get its own magistrate judge, at least apart from state funding. Spencer County Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt remains hopeful the county will have funds appropriated for the position within this fiscal year, as that will allow the court to transition into a regular schedule with its new secondary courtroom and allow its partnering judges from Perry County to focus on their home turf.

  • Printing transition brings changes to today’s issue

    Readers will notice several changes to today’s issue of the Perry County News as the transition to a new printing plant nears its conclusion. News Publishing Co. announced last month that the Tell City printing plant and mailroom would close in early March.

    The News, its sister publications in Spencer and Posey counties and publications owned by commercial print customers will be printed at Landmark Media Enterprises plants in the Kentucky communities of Shepherdsville and Elizabethtown.

  • Masterson wins 2019 Louisville Tractor Pull Championship

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Spencer County’s own Don Masterson won the 2019 Louisville Tractor Pull Championship Saturday, Feb. 16, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. The event took place during the National Farm Machinery Show with the tractor pulls taking place in the evenings and participants are by invitation only.

    Masterson participated in the tractor pull on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and he drove his tractor named Tinker Toy. That pull earned him a spot in Saturday’s grand finale where he won the championship.

  • In the Name of Love
  • Tell City students to see more e-learning days

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – E-learning has had a positive enough response from teachers, parents and students that Superintendent John Scioldo and the Troy-Township School administration are in discussions to have at least one virtual day each semester. The plan will ensure all students have the opportunity to familiarize with the system in case of inclement weather shutdowns.