Local News

  • Youth sports an untapped means to spur local tourism

    Two Indiana University researchers say creative marketing is needed to reach visitors in what’s become a multibillion-dollar-a-year segment of the tourism industry: youth sports tourism.

  • Amendments slated for fishing rules

    INDIANA – A public hearing on proposed changes for several fishing related rules is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 17, in Plainfield. The hearing starts at 6 p.m. at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road.
The most significant proposed changes are:

    • Increasing the statewide minimum size limit to 24 inches for Northern pike, and changing the statewide daily bag limit of three Northern pike to include no more than one per day longer than 30 inches.

  • Perry County Soil & Water cost-share funds available

    PERRY COUNTY – Due to the approaching deadline for the 2015 and 2016 Clean Water Indiana Grant funds, the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District board has agreed to make funds available to Perry County landowners even if a landowner has already received cost share funds from these grants. Fields/projects in USDA Farm Bill programs cannot be in Clean Water Indiana grant programs.                

  • TC applies for grant-funded officer




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department should learn this fall whether it has been awarded a federal Community Oriented Policing Services grant that would fund 75 percent of the salary and fringe benefits of a new police officer for up to three years.

    The city council gave its OK earlier this year to apply for the grant. Chief Derrick Lawalin made the request, pointing out the grants are often very competitive in nature and there is no guarantee the city will be successful.

  • Animal welfare group to disband

    Editor’s Note: This notice was penned by Charles W. Falls, Chairman of the Board Humane Society of Perry County




  • A helping hand toward the joys of life


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The world is a much different place than just 50 years ago. People no longer have to build or create tangible objects to sell to customers to build a business. Businesses can be built on sharing skillsets to customers, and can impact people just as much as any contraption.

  • PCMH’s clinic adds Telepsychiatry practice


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, with plush chairs and basic amenities to help set one’s mind at ease. And for those seeking mental-health services in these rooms at the newly renovated Perry County Memorial Hospital Clinic, the doctor will be with you shortly. Though not in person, but via teleprompter.

  • History in Perspective

    Editor’s Note: The following story was printed in the Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 19, 1958, in a column called “In The Pilot house”, written by Joe Curtis.


    Delbert Boyd turned the story in to The Clarion, having received it from a friend of his who happened to find the story in the Commercial Appeal and knew that people in Hancock County would be interested in reading it.

  • Early bloomers
  • Playwright honored for telling young Lincoln’s story


    Staff Writer