Local News

  • Statehood Day in Troy
  • Elementary school plans to raise report-card standards


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Keeping with sweeping changes taking place in classrooms across the state for measurement of student success, A-F report cards could be a thing of the past for grade schoolers in Tell City. It’s probably two school years away from implementation, but plans are in the works for a new standards-based report card at William Tell Elementary.

  • Ushering in Indiana’s Bicentennial Year
  • Kleeman retiring proud of LHDC successes




    TELL CITY – Laughter, tears, heartfelt hugs and congratulatory handshakes. Larry Kleeman’s last weeks as executive director of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. have been filled with many gestures of grateful appreciation as he prepares to say goodbye to a community action agency he has called home for nearly 40 years.

  • Hospital CEO to step down in 2016

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s president and chief executive officer will retire next spring. Joseph A. Stuber, who has led the hospital since 1999, announced Thursday he will retire from his position effective May 31, 2016.

    In a press release, the hospital said a nationwide search will be launched to find a successor.

  • Rebroadcast of It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL radio theatre at Jasper Arts Center

    JASPER – A recent Backstage production of It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre was recorded by WNIN public radio of Evansville. The recorded version will be rebroadcast on WNIN 88.3 FM on Sunday, Dec. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. People who missed the sold-out performance or who would like to hear this iconic play within a play are invited to listen to this wonderful production.

  • Tell City annexation case back before judge today

    TELL CITY – Questions over the validity of some signatures in the ongoing legal challenge against Tell City’s annexation efforts may be answered during an afternoon hearing scheduled for today in Perry Circuit Court.

    The hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public, will focus on more than 100 names of remonstrators flagged by the county auditor’s office months ago for various reasons, many of them over alleged inconsistencies in signatures.

  • Newspaper staffers win press association awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Local newspaper organizations were well represented at an awards presentation Saturday in Indianapolis hosted by the Hoosier State Press Association. Staff, who serve both The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat, won several accolades for writing and page design, as did those at the Spencer County Leader.

  • County, communities to raise bicentennial flags

    PERRY COUNTY – Four flags will be  raised simultaneously Friday as Hoosiers begin to mark their state’s bicentennial.

    In cities, towns and counties across the state,  official Indiana Bicentennial flags will be raised at noon (11 a.m. Central time), along with proclamations announcing the kickoff of Indiana’s Bicentennial year.

    Locally, ceremonies are planned at 11 a.m. at four locations.

    • The Perry County Courthouse

    • Troy Fire Station

    • City Hall in Tell City

  • City’s canine handler, dog to get new ride




    TELL CITY – Tell City’s new canine officer and his German shepherd partner will soon have a new ride.

    The city’s board of public works and safety voted Monday to approve a 2016 Ford Interceptor for the Tell City Police Department and Canine officer Jason Shadwick.