Local News

  • 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


  • Camping with cops
  • More housing possible along TC’s 7th Street




    TELL CITY – A city-owned parcel of land in the 400 block of Seventh Street could become the site of Tell City’s next major housing project. That’s the hope of a housing committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Murder trial slated to begin Aug. 7




    ST. CROIX – The criminal case against a Tell City man charged in a March death is on a fast track, with a trial slated to begin early next month.

    Jury selection is scheduled to start Aug. 7 in the murder trial of Randal Coalter, 45. He is accused of killing 62-year-old David Weedman of St. Croix. Weedman was found dead March 3 on the living room floor of his home at 21755 Omar Road.