Today's News

  • Three parades to ring in 2007 yule season

    Santa Claus himself will be the guest of honor at three fast-approaching Christmas parades in Perry County. Cannelton and Tell City will host their respective post-Thanksgiving parades Nov. 23 and Nov. 25 with Leopold's Christmas parade scheduled for Dec. 2. All three events draw large crowds each year.

    Cannelton Parade Nov. 23

  • Sesquicentennial items available Thanksgiving weekend

    Special store hours at Tell City Historical Society Museum Nov. 23-25

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society Museum at the corner of Ninth and Franklin streets in Tell City will be open special hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 23-25.

    Tell City sesquicentennial merchandise will be available for purchase by the public. Items will include Tell City flags, commemorative coins, beer steins and coaster sets.

  • School official announces plans for weather closings

    TELL CITY - School closings or delays caused by weather will be announced through local radio and television stations, according to the assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

  • Humane Society finds Grandma a home

    TELL CITY - Grandma, an abused horse that was featured in an Oct. 4 News article, has made progress on the road to recovery.

    She will be placed with the Indiana Horse Rescue Association. Due to her age she will likely spend the rest of her days with them.

    The Humane Society of Perry County is going to try to coordinate with other animal groups to find foster parents and permanent homes for neglected horses due to a poor hay harvest through out this area.

  • Works board discusses Army Corps of Engineers demands

    FEMA approval of disaster plan may meet need

    CANNELTON - Cannelton officials have 60 days to come up with a plan to repair that city's section of the floodwall, then a year to complete the work, Floodwall Custodian Jerry Ball reported at a public-works-board meeting Monday.

    A plan may already exist that will satisfy the Army Corps of Engineers officials making the demand, Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder said.

  • Family recovering from weekend blaze

    TELL CITY - Joe Troutman, his wife, Erica, and their infant daughter, Alexis Jo, escaped injury early Sunday when fire gutted their mobile home at 1880 Ninth St. Now they're trying to put back the pieces.

    A fire believed to be electrical in origin began in a bedroom. Fortunately, the family was asleep in the living room. Troutman said the family dog awakened him. As he chastised the animal, Troutman noticed the smoke.

    "The dog kept bugging me and I pushed her off me twice," he said. "As I was getting after her, I saw the hallway was full of smoke."

  • Humane Society president wants animal-control progress to continue

    TELL CITY - The president of the Humane Society of Perry County hopes to help continue progress made by a number of people in recent years toward eliminating the abandonment or maltreatment of domestic animals.

    Jim Carter told the county commissioners at their Nov. 5 meeting he'd been working the last two years "on a mission to convert the Humane Society to the 21st century from the 18th century," so he was unable to get involved in other efforts, such as the drafting of an animal-control ordinance.

  • Safe Routes to School grant worth $250,000

    Federal funds will pay for sidewalk from 19th Street to William Tell Elementary

    TELL CITY - A $250,000 Safe Routes to Schools Grant was awarded to Tell City this week, federal money that will fund construction of a 1.2-mile walking and bicycling sidewalk system along Tell Street leading to William Tell Elementary School. The city has pledged $29,347 as a match with construction likely sometime in 2008.

  • Police seize pot, cash horde in Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Police seized nearly $40,000 in cash and more than a pound of marijuana from a Cannelton home late Monday night, leading to the arrest of the owner and his ex-wife.

    Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson said Edward "Junior" Harrison Jr., 72, of 301 Fourth St. and Mary Harrison, 60, of 314 Cavender St., Cannelton, were jailed on charges of possessing and dealing in marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the county jail before dawn. They were released Tuesday after posting separate bails of $1,831.

  • Schroeder on Colts' academic all-stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central offensive lineman Isaac Schroeder has been named to the Indianapolis Colts’ 2007 Indiana High School Academic All-Stars football team.

    Schroeder was one of 24 senior players chosen to the team. They will be introduced at halftime of the Colts’ game with Kansas City this Sunday.

    Schroeder ranks first academically among 85 in Perry Central’s senior class with a 4.0 grade-point average.

    He scored 1560 out of a possible 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.