Local News

  • Matheny murder trial slated to begin Feb. 26

    TELL CITY – Stacy Matheny, accused of murder in the shooting death of Phillip Chase outside a Cannelton home in March 2016, is scheduled to stand trial Feb. 26 in Perry Circuit Court.

    Matheny, 49, has been held without bond since his arrest. The morning shooting triggered a five-hour manhunt that ended with his capture in Kentucky.

    Police allege Matheny confronted Chase, 47, who lived on Bell Hollow Road and after a brief verbal altercation, allegedly pulled a handgun and shot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Court rules against Ward in execution challenge

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion Tuesday upholding a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint filed by Roy Lee Ward in which he challenged procedures followed by the Indiana Department of Correction when they announced a change to the lethal injection protocol.

    Ward is a former Perry County resident.

    In May 2014, the Department of Correction announced it would alter the three-drug combination used for executions, replacing Sodium Thiopental with Brevital – a barbituate anesthetic in the same class. 

  • State honors TC school with excellence award


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Educators within Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School’s Career and Technical Education program have been honored as a top performer, earning Indiana Awards for Excellence recognition from the state Department of Education. 

  • Councilman J.R. Flynn seeking new term on county’s fiscal board

    TELL CITY – County Councilman J.R. Flynn is seeking election to another term as a Republican following his appointment to the District 2 seat on the board. Flynn serves in the seat previously occupied by Jim Adams prior to his election as Tell City’s mayor.

  • Half marathon coming to Tell City March 10




    TELL CITY – Grab your running shoes. Tell City is hosting a half-marathon next month with hundreds of runners from across Indiana and surrounding states expected to take part. And if the 13.1-mile distance is bit much for you, there’s also a 5-kilometer run-walk.

  • Cannelton’s monthly trash collection fee to increase


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    CANNELTON – Residents and small-business owners in Cannelton will soon see a $1 increase in their monthly trash disposal bills. In the first rate increase in more than a decade, residential fees will go up to $16 per month and businesses to $4.

    The uptick was a response to a recent $7-per-ton hike the landfill that accepts Cannelton’s refuse imposed on the city, which is now set at $48 per ton.

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  • TC residents could see decreases in sewer bills




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will consider adopting a rate ordinance Monday that would adjust sewage rates for Tell City residents. The ordinance, which was introduced at the council’s Feb. 5 meeting, would decrease bills for customers who use under 3,000 gallons of water each month. Those who use more than that amount would see their bills stay the same or increase slightly.

  • School districts awarded after-school funding

    PERRY COUNTY – Two local school districts have been awarded funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program to continue a range of activities, from after-school programs, academic enrichment and counseling services.

    Perry Central Community School District will receive $224,679 annually for four years. Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will receive $299,781 each year for four years.

  • Dunbar poems add life to Lincoln Day


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    LINCOLN CITY – On Sunday. Feb 11, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial hosted the 94th annual Lincoln Day program. Pastor Nicholas Clark of Heritage Hills Baptist Church gave the invocation and said there is no authority but God and those in authority are there by God’s design. He continued saying Lincoln Day is a time to reflect on Lincoln, an important figure, a man God placed in authority for that time in our history.