Local News

  • Red Cross assisting flood relief

    EVANSVILLE, IN — As flood cleanup wears on, the Red Cross is mounting a major drive over the next few days to provide area residents free cleanup kits, rakes, shovels, trash bags, water and other supplies. As work on cleanup goes on through the weekend, the Red Cross will be delivering free lunches so residents can take a break to eat a meal.
    The drive is a special effort on top of the assistance the Red Cross has been providing since the water crested about a week ago.

  • Euchre tournament will benefit family’s adoption

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m., the community is invited to a euchre tournament at Twilight Towers.

    The event will be hosted by David and Ashley Hall and all of the money raised will be going toward fees for adopting, Manuela, a 10-year-old from the Central African Republic.

    It is $10 to play and cash prizes will be given to first and second place.

    Chili, drinks and baked goods will also be sold at the event. For questions or to RSVP, contact Ashley Hall at (812) 719-6247.

  • Honor Flight of Southern Indiana seeks veterans

    EVANSVILLE – Honor Flight of Southern Indiana needs help in several different areas. These include assistance finding veterans, monetary funding and volunteers to support all of our events. HFSI strives to continue to find our veterans in Southern Indiana and honor them by taking them to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorial.

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  • Tell City Kiwanis to host ‘Walk of Honor’

    The Tell City Kiwanis is kicking off the year with a patriotic way to support the youth in our community. The “Walk of Honor” project will allow flags to be flown in Tell City’s City Hall Park in honor or memory of individuals or businesses. The American flags will exhibit our community’s patriotism and allow our community to memorialize or honor a loved one (can be a veteran or non-veteran) or family

  • Troy prepares for cemetery mowing season

    TROY – The town of Troy would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that flowers not in vases or saddles be removed from monuments or the ground surrounding monuments in the town’s cemetery. 

    This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines.

    These items should be removed by April 1. After this date, items will be removed by the cemetery personnel.

    As posted at the cemetery, all ornaments, flowers and decorations should be attached only to headstones.

  • Severe weather drills set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – As spring nears and the odds of severe weather increase, Perry Countians will be asked to pause Tuesday to consider their response plan to tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms.

    Also, the county’s emergency management agency is giving out a supply of weather radios while their supply lasts.

  • Matheny claims self-defense in shooting




    TELL CITY – Jurors in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny could begin deliberating the Cannelton man’s fate as early as today after he took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon.

    As the News prepared to go to press, Matheny was being cross-examined by Deputy County Prosecutor Doug Goerss.

    Jury selection took just a few hours on Monday and opening arguments by County Prosecutor Jason Hoch and defense attorney Rod Acchiardo were presented in the afternoon.

  • Tariffs could boost jobs


    Feature Writer


    HAWESVILLE, Ky .– New tariffs on aluminum and steel are expected to open job opportunities for Perry County workers.

    Following the tariffs ordered by President Donald Trump on March 8, some U.S. companies have said they will bring back workers and fire up lines that have been idled, in some cases, for yeas.

  • Perry County’s Irish Roots


    Staff Writer


    Everybody’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, so the saying goes, and it’s not a new trend.

    When we speak of Perry County tradition, many probably think of Swiss-German culture, but March 17th observances of St. Patrick’s Day have long been commonplace here.