Local News

  • North side Dollar General coming to TC




    TELL CITY – A new Dollar General Store is coming to Tell City.

    The city’s plan commission gave its approval Thursday to a development plan for a 9,100-square-foot store at Payne and 20th streets, at the former location of Herman Peters Inc. The store won’t replace the existing one in the Lincoln Park Plaza Shopping Center, engineer William McDonough said.

  • CVS to acquire Werner Drug Store

    TELL CITY – In 1934, a local couple, Charles and Louise Werner , decided to take their shot at the American dream by starting Werner Drug Store on Main Street in Tell City. Eighty-three years later, the dream they started and passed down to three other Tell City couples comes to an end.

    CVS Pharmacy has announced it will acquire the landmark local retailer at the end of business, Monday, March 13. Brad and Lynne Harth, owners of Werner Drug Store since 1987 will be the last independent owners of the store.

  • Words for the Soul




    Michael Edwards has long nurtured a love of words and scripture but has only recently considered himself a poet. He is a traveler on the road of faith and life.

    Life has delivered its share of joys and heartaches. Edwards, a tall lanky man, whose presence imparts gravitas, reflects in his new book of poems on the connections between life and living fully with scripture as a guide.

  • Property in default, Can-Clay to undergo enviro review


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Efforts by the county commissioners to help keep the century-old Cannelton-based Can-Clay Corp. in operation is in full swing. The board announced Monday that it would employ the Indianapolis-based August Mack group to perform a phase 1 environmental site assessment of the property.

  • Tell City may limit pet numbers




  • Local guitarist eyes next move


    Feature Writer


    MAGNET – For the live delivery of his music, Jacob Lawalin takes the course of action many lone guitarists do. He records his riffs on the fly with what is called a loop station.

  • Country star look-alike causes stir at Evansville’s Ford Center


    Feature Writer


    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Having been a fan of Brantley Gilbert’s music even when he was only a song writer for the big shots, and hadn’t yet met fame, Ryan Zuelly couldn’t have imagined how his resemblance to the country star, would be such a story to tell.

    In a video posted to Facebook, Zuelly can be seen walking into Evansville’s Ford Center Feb. 23, minutes before a concert headlined by Gilbert was to begin.

  • Applicants sought for Citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for a new citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply. The News reported on plans for the academy in late February.

  • CourtHouse Call
  • Perry County’s solid waste bills due March 15

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2017 Perry County Recycling Management District fee, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are due Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

    If payment is not received or postmarked by that date, it will be considered late and a late fee of $20 will be added to the original $32, making a total of $52 for each property.

    Mobile homes located on land owned by someone else are considered personal property.

    Bills will be mailed to the mobile home owner on approximately March 20 and will be due May 17.