Today's News

  • Success at Shoot for the Stars

    Kira Maddle and Rebecca Shearn advanced to the September finale for the Tell City Regional Arts Association’s Shoot for the Stars singing contest held in May in City Hall Park. The other contestants were urged to return for the June 8 event. More contestants are expected. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Food items will be available for purchase. 

  • Cannelton School Board member arrested

    CANNELTON – According to Cannelton police, James R. Lawson Jr., of 21 Lafayette Street in Cannelton was arrested May 19. 

    Lawson allegedly flagged down police then reportedly stated to them that he was intoxicated. According to police, Lawson accelerated quickly, causing his tires to squeal. 

    After he was transported to the Perry County Jail, Lawson allegedly intimidated a jail officer by threatening to batter her. Lawson is preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated and intimidation on a jail officer.

  • Cannelton man jailed on charges of burglary, trespass

    CANNELTON – An early-morning complaint about suspicious noises coming from the city’s street department led to to the arrest of a Cannelton man. 

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, officers were summoned to the Cannelton Street Department around 1 a.m. Officers located an open door and said forced entry had been made into an office. Inside the building, officers allegedly found Brian A. Self, 19. He was jailed on charges of burglary, attempted theft and criminal trespass. 

  • Commissioners will consider monofill request at June 20 meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting. 

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Fully certified canine handler

  • Mayors’ Roundtable
  • Cannelton School board tightens dress code


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members adopted in a regular meeting May 24 changes to the school corporation’s student handbook regarding appearance and use of electronic devices. 

  • Memorial Day tribute

     Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 member Jim Underhill, above, takes part in a noon memorial service Sunday in City Hall Park in Tell City. VFW and local American Legion post members traveled the county conducting Memorial Day tributes at cemeteries Sunday before converging at City Hall for an annual service. Cannelton American Legion Post members held services Monday. At left, American Legion Post 213 members ended their day with a service at the Legion home, followed by lunch. More photos from Memorial Day tributes across the county can be found on this website.

  • TC cleanup week kicks off Monday



    TELL CITY – Tell City residents are being encouraged to take advantage of an upcoming spring cleanup, which kick off Monday and will continue through Thursday. City crews will be busy next week hauling away unwanted items pulled by residents from garages, basements and closets. 

    Residents who want the city to take away junk should place their items in the locations where they place regular trash. Crews will follow their regular routes next week and large items will be picked up with regular bagged trash. 

  • Board discusses drainage, firefighters


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Several items discussed at a regular meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety May 21 were deferred so the city officials could seek more information before making decisions.

    Among the issues were alley drainage in the 1200 block of 21st Street, service by firefighters living outside the city department’s service area and street closures for Schweizer Fest.