Local News

  • Contractor jailed on fraud charges


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A local building contractor faces criminal charges after multiple homeowner complaints to police about allegedly unfinished and potentially haphazard work.

    Aaron Strahl, 41, was arrested March 22, on two charges of Level 6 felony home improvement fraud, having allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars from clients for home upgrades that went unfinished.

  • Daisy Mae
  • Police seize methamphetamine, $11,000 in cash

    TELL CITY – A husband and wife face a long list of felony drug charges after police allegedly found them in possession of methamphetamine and $11,000 in cash.

    On Thursday, a Perry County Sheriff’s Department deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of 12th Street in Tell City. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle the deputy developed what he judged to be sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant for illegal drugs inside the vehicle.

  • School performance reports in today’s issue

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish school performance reports for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Tell City, Cannelton and Perry Central school corporations can be found on Pages 12-13 of today’s edition as well as the newspaper’s online edition.

  • A Solemn Week
  • Tell City awarded money for Main Street work




    INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Tell City will receive more than $880,000 to improve the curb appeal of a portion of Main Street.

    The work, which will extend from Jefferson Street north to Indiana 37, won’t take place for another three years, but when completed, the area of Tell City’s Main Street will have new sidewalks, streetlights and other improvements. 

  • The 1951 Troy Township Consolidated Basketball team ... the rest of the story

    Editor’s Note: This article was penned by Mike and Kathy Finley after the couple provided the photo of the 1951 team, above, seeking to identify players.


    Several calls were received concerning the identification of the students in this 1951 Troy Township Consolidated team photograph. One was a “Wildcat” team member, Eldon Hammack. In addition to identifying all of the eighth-graders in the photograph, he added some interesting memories from that era and a photo of his 1955 Tell City High School team.

  • Thursday crash
  • Great Day of Service returns April 14

    TELL CITY – TELL CITY – This year’s annual Great Day of Service is on April 14, and will meet at 9 a.m. at the City Hall gazebo.

    Pastor Dan Hopkins with First Baptist Church in Tell City hopes dozens of Perry Countians will, “Show god’s love in a practical way.” Hopkins stated, “It’s an example of servant evangelism, sharing that love with one another. It’s a good way to be a blessing to someone else.” He hopes it will help people think how to be positive every day.

  • Emergency agencies seek specialized drone


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County emergency management agency is seeking to add an unmanned quadcopter, colloquially called a drone, to its supply of search and rescue tools.

    EMA director, Steve Hauser, petitioned the county council for additional funding to acquire the drone.