• Don’t be fooled: coal’s not our friend




    The  coal-choked 19th-century England of Charles Dickens’s popular novels makes it plain enough that coal is not our friend. Its negative effects on the health of poor and working-class London were immediately evident to any observer.

  • Rustbelt states were losing people long before they lost factory jobs

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist


    Among the most pernicious myths affecting Rustbelt cities is that their troubles are due primarily to external economic forces such as manufacturing job losses. That myth is both counterfactual and counterproductive. Here’s why.

  • Parker-Hannifin plant may be closing

    TELL CITY –  The future of the Parker-Hannifin plant in Tell City was cast into doubt this week after word began spreading that the company, whose parent firm has manufacturing locations around the world, might be planning to close the local facility within the next year and transfer its production elsewhere.

    The News has learned from multiple sources that the company announced the plant’s closure within the coming year to employees last week.

  • Charlie’s Auto Parts still in business after 50 years

    Story and Photos



    Charlie’s Auto Parts recently reached a milestone that few small businesses attain, especially one that has had the same proprietor for its entire existence.

    The store, owned by Charlie Etienne and located at 847 Seventh St., Tell City, celebrated 50 years in business Oct. 21.

    Etienne started the business in 1967 when he was 31 years old.

  • A walk to remember
  • Dollar General now open in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Dollar General’s newest store at 1933 Payne St in Tell City is now open.  In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

  • Southern Hills awarded children’s services grant

    JASPER – Southern Hills Counseling Center announced that they are the recipient of a $13,000 grant for children’s services to be provided in FY 2018. 

    The WHAS Crusade for Children is an annual telethon broadcast by WHAS-TV and WHAS Radio in Louisville, Ky. The telethon benefits a wide range of children’s charities throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  • Stable to store, a ‘Bittersweet’ journey

    Story and Photos by Stuart Cassidy


    Looking toward the future of a distinctive undertaking, Dawn and Shelby Brown are proud of this area’s rural heritage and their own. With Shelby spending a lifetime in farming and Dawn gravitating toward the crafts and antiques scene, they are venturing into their own unique blend of country niche that will see them open their own store near Gatchel.

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital making a difference in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital Radiology Department will offer a 15-percent discount for women who schedule and receive a mammogram during the month of October.

    Along with the decreased hospital rate, Perry County Memorial Hospital Radiologists, Dr. Scott Babin and Dr. Sean Ladson are also offering a 15 percent mammogram reading discount. Women will leave their appointment with a bag full of goodies and a chance to win a weekly drawing for a Skinsations facial, massage, mani/pedi, or a fall wreath.

  • Branchville Correctional Facility recognizes Employees of the Quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility has named its employees of the quarter. Non-custody Employee of the Quarter is Angela Howland.  She works as a human resource associate at the facility.  She began her career at Branchville in 1993 as a switchboard operator.  She also served as a personnel technician before being promoted to her current position. 

    Contractual Employee of the Quarter is Saundra Kvant. She is employed by Knowledge Services and she works as a secretary for Unit Team. She began her career at Branchville in 2017.