Local News

  • Carlisle Road closing today for bridge repair

    SIBERIA – A bridge replacement being conducted by the Perry County Highway Department will require a temporary closure of a portion of County Road 201A, Carlisle Road, in Clark Township. The closure is expected to begin Monday March 27, and last around three weeks. Motorists in that area north of Interstate 64, are advised to find an alternate route for the duration of the construction.

  • Chrisney man life-flighted after ATV accident

    CHRISNEY – A Chrisney man was life-flighted after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Spencer County, Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers said. 

    Mark Horn, 56, of Chrisney was operating an ATV that left the road for an unknown reason, causing him to be ejected. The ATV came back onto the road and rolled onto its side. 

    Residents near the accident scene called 911 and performed CPR until EMS arrived. The initial 911 call was received at 6:02 pm.

    Horn was last reported to have been in serious but stable condition.

  • Grandstanding a baseball tradition

    Editor’s note: Piecing together some of Tell City’s early baseball history, three Tell City News articles were found by Kathy Pohl Finley while researching the history of the building she and husband, Mike, own at 739 Main St., where they operate Finley’s Custom Framing and Antiques. The Nic Beumel family had lived there for many years.


    TELL CITY – Nic Beumel Sr. had been the manager of the Tell City Grays for many years and still possessed the minutes from the association’s meetings.

  • Civics Live! TCHS gets first-hand government view

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior Senior High School looked and listened on as commissioners went through their short agenda Tuesday. The business portion of the session took only a few minutes, with introductions of county leaders pushing discussions close to the half-hour mark.

    A shift from the usual courthouse meeting place, commission president Larry James said the high-school venue “let students know what’s going on at the county government level.”

  • SWCD has pollinator cost-sharing available

    PERRY COUNTY – Local landowners can help birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators this summer through a grant program sponsored by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

    The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received $2,000 in Clean Water Indiana grant funds and an additional $1,000 of SWCD funds will be available for pollinator plots. The cost share program is open to all Perry County landowners.

  • Cannelton City Schools safety audit planned


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s schools will soon experience some renovations, based on a safety audit.

    Cannelton City Schools received a safety audit commissioned by its insurance provider, Shepherd Insurance, headquartered in Carmel, in which were found several problem areas.

    Employers Mutual Casualty Co. conducted the survey.

    Dr. Alva Sibbitt said the school intends to fully comply with the company’s recommendations.

  • Police: 3 jailed in heroin bust




    TELL CITY – Three people, including a Cannelton man, were arrested Monday on multiple drug charges. Among the illegal drugs allegedly present, police said, were several grams of heroin and methamphetamine.

  • Murder charge filed




    ST. CROIX – A Tell City man is lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on a murder charge after his arrest Tuesday by state police in the death of a St. Croix man.

    According to ISP public information officer Phillip Hensley, state police closed a three-week long death investigation Monday evening and obtained a warrant for the arrest of 45-year-old Randal L. Coalter. He gave the jail an Owensboro, Ky., address but state police said the man had been living in Tell City.

  • Hot Rides: Joey Lange’s 53 muscle cars gleaming in giant storage facility near Ferdinand

    By Jason Recker

    Dubois County Herald


    That one, it’s rare.

    Joey Lange is looking at a muscle car from the late 1960s or early 1970s. Name one. Joey probably has it.

    Plymouth GTX Hemi from 1968. That was his first one.

    The Dodge Challenger from 1970, the one with a 440 six-pack. Has a pink one.

    The 1:33 Dodge Viper, one of only 33 ever made. He has No. 21.

    A pace car from the 1969 Indianapolis 500. Check.

  • Hitman on contract: A drummer’s pursuit to create


    Feature Writer


    Drew Beasley, a classically trained percussionist from a young age, has remained musically productive in his emerged career, both professionally and creatively.

    A South Spencer High School graduate and former drum coach in Tell City, Beasley has kept busy with many musical endeavors since graduating high school, including the Owensboro-based indie rock band he currently plays drums in, Rare Dog Days.