Today's News

  • School open for SF tours

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest visitors will have the opportunity to tour Tell City Junior-Senior High School and renovations that have taken place there the past few years.

    The school will be open for tours from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11.

    Schweizer Fest brings class reunions and many out-of-town alumni may not have seen work renovation.

  • Plott Days coming this week

    TELL CITY – Plott hound enthusiasts from around the nation will be in Tell City Thursday through Saturday for National Plott Days. Activities will be centered at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds and the public is invited to visit with breeders and watch activities.

  • Rock the River for Lydia Haycraft Saturday

    CANNELTON – Rock the River for Lydia’s Wish, a poker run and music festival to benefit Lydia Haycraft, will be held Saturday at the Rocky Point Waterfront Grille.
    The poker run will begin with an 8 a.m. signup at Rocky Point. First bikes will be out at 10 a.m. and last bikes out will be at 11:30. All vehicles are welcome to participate. Cost is $20 per hand and $30 for double hands. This cost includes coffee and doughnuts, admission to the music festival and a meal.

  • Chinn – Weyer

    Bruce and Sarah Chinn of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, to Nicholas Ryan Weyer, son of Ron and Lou Ann Weyer of Ferdinand.

    The bride-elect graduated from Tell City High School in 2001 and from Belmont University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in middle-school education. She is currently employed with the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. as a teacher.

  • Cannelton closes gazebo amid vandalism

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – At the request of Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder, the historic gazebo in a city park was closed until further notice by city-council action July 9.

    Moved from a position along Seventh Street when the city built the fire department, the structure has long been a source of residents’ pride. Some don’t feel the same sentiment, however, the mayor said.

  • City offers to sell water tower to Troy


    TELL CITY – After months of discussion and informal dialogue, the Tell City Water Board voted July 16 to offer a water tower in the city’s industrial park at Troy to that community.

    The board, whose members serve on the city council but constitute the water board, offered to sell the tower to Troy for $50,000.

    “I think that’s a fair offer, for them as well as us,” member Tony Hollinden said.

  • Company’s coming, time to clean up

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  • Inspector promises he’ll get tough on violations

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Dennis Bolin reported at a July 9 meeting of Cannelton’s board of public works and safety he had issued 13 building permits since the beginning of the year.

    “That’s pretty good for a small town,” the building inspector noted.

  • It’s dry but local water supplies OK


    PERRY COUNTY – Despite a once-in-a-generation drought that has caused some utilities to ask customers to conserve water, Perry County’s public water systems are faring well, thanks in part to high-capacity wells and underground aquifers that thus far have been little affected by the lack of rain.

  • Luce Township Class of 1947

    The Luce Township Class of 1947 met July 13 at the Rockport Inn. Pictured from the left are Kenneth Schessele, Bettye Wilson, Melba Ayer, Wilma Jean Ferguson, Anita Heckel and Gerry Varner.