Today's News

  • Deals at the ‘Factory Connection’
  • Highway wage increases raise concerns


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A verbal commitment to extend pay raises to county highway workers was met with a bit of push-back from the board that previously advocated for the increases. While the county council ultimately voted in favor of the salary hikes during its Feb. 23 meeting, the decision was not without pause.

  • Three face kidnapping charges in Kansas




    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. – Three people with Perry County ties face kidnapping charges in Kansas after allegedly trying to take a 17-month-old child in a custody dispute.

    According to Kansas media reports and people familiar with the case, the Junction City Police Department arrested 37-year-old Jody Sandage and her 20-year-old daughter, Letoshia Ann Mitchell. Also charged was Mitchell’s boyfriend, 22-year-old Todd David Berry. All three people have lived in Perry County.

  • New street signs to cost Tell City plenty




    TELL CITY – The community of Tell City, like many others across the nation, will have to spend thousands of dollars on new street signs this year to comply with federal mandates. How much money the project will cost and how many signs will be replaced is still up in the air.

  • Citizens police academy planned




    PERRY COUNTY – A soon-to-form citizens police academy will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement. While participants won’t get a badge or a set of handcuffs, they will learn about how local police agencies work and will get to meet officers who work to protect the community.

  • Too many drivers ignoring Main and Humboldt stop sign




    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams seldom loses his cool at meetings but the topic of how to get drivers to obey the stop sign at Main and Humboldt streets gets him animated quickly.

  • Leading the rhythm: Guitarist’s riffs a muse for the future



    Feature Writer


    TROY – After playing guitar for over 50 years, Perry Countian John Hall doesn’t play as many gigs as he used to, but music still holds a crucial place in his heart and mind.

    After performing for several years in bars and local shows in and around Perry County, Hall has cut out such gigs for the most part.

  • Rome Courthouse future discussed
  • Tell City Golf Club meeting March 7

    TELL CITY – Any girl or boy in grades 5-8 in Tell City schools is invited to participate in the Tell City Golf Club this spring.
    A parent/player meeting will be held to discuss the program, costs, and equipment needed 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at William Tell Elementary.
    There will be scheduled practices at Hoosier Heights Country Club and home and away matches.  Sign-up sheets will be in the school offices.
    Email tcgolfclub2@gmail.com with questions.

  • Perry Central fooball skills camps Saturday

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will hold its annual football winter skills camp Saturday, March 4.
    Grades 4-5 will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and grades 6-8 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    There is no cost but players should sign up with Coach Greg Gibson or Coach Jade Winchell in advance.
    The camp is planned outdoors on the football field but players should bring tennis shoes in case bad weather forces the camp to move indoors.
    Anyone needing more information should call Gibson or Winchell at Perry Central.