Today's News

  • Jumping into spring

    TELL CITY – Tell City sophomore Davis Tran practices the long jump during the Marksmen’s track practice Monday morning. The team took advantage of the only good weather so far this week to get in a good outdoor practice Monday. The Marksmen will open their season at home against Jasper, March 29.

  • County’s property-tax bills arriving soon


    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owners’ will be arriving in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date is April 2.

    The first installment of 2018 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. The tax bills mailed in April includes coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2018.

  • County’s mushroom festival to debut April 21

    PERRY COUNTY – A popular springtime delicacy will be at the heart of a new Perry County festival next month and the director of the county’s visitor bureau hopes the April 21 event will grow into a major attraction that will draw residents and new visitors.

  • ISP charge man allegedly driving 110 mph while drunk

    SPENCER COUNTY – Indiana State Police arrested a Grandview man Monday after a trooper allegedly clocked him traveling 110 mph on Indiana 66.

    According to the Jasper Post, at approximately 3 p.m., Trooper Trey Lytton observed a purple 1999 Plymouth, traveling 110 mph in a 55 mph zone on Indiana 66 near County Road 550 E. The driver was identified as Edward Moore, 41, of Grandview.

    Moore allegedly failed a field sobriety test and his blood alcohol concentration later registered .141 percent at the Spencer County Jail.

  • Registered to vote? Do so by April 9

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Amanda Mogan reminds voters that Monday, April 9, is the last day to register to vote for the primary election to be held on May 8.

    Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the Clerk’s Office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Jury: Matheny guilty of murder

    TELL CITY – A jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny. The-49 year-old will be sentenced April 6 and faces from 45 to 65 years in prison for shooting Phillip Chase, 47.

  • Going against the flow, homeowners seek flood relief


    CANNELTON – Recent home floods in Cannelton have residents speaking up and looking for help from community leaders. At least four homes experienced backwaters uprising from their lower-level drains, a mix of stormwater and raw sewage.

  • New security coming to Cannelton schools

    CANNELTON – Several moves and improvements at Cannelton schools are planned for surrounding grounds and buildings.

  • Perry County’s Irish Roots


    Staff Writer


    Everybody’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, so the saying goes, and it’s not a new trend.

    When we speak of Perry County tradition, many probably think of Swiss-German culture, but March 17th observances of St. Patrick’s Day have long been commonplace here.

  • Matheny claims self-defense in shooting




    TELL CITY – Jurors in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny could begin deliberating the Cannelton man’s fate as early as today after he took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon.

    As the News prepared to go to press, Matheny was being cross-examined by Deputy County Prosecutor Doug Goerss.

    Jury selection took just a few hours on Monday and opening arguments by County Prosecutor Jason Hoch and defense attorney Rod Acchiardo were presented in the afternoon.