Today's News

  • Perry Central committed to alternative school



    TELL CITY – Perry Central Community School remains committed to maintaining an alternative education program to serve at-risk high-school students who might not otherwise graduate.

    School Superintendent Mary Roberson said the Perry County Learning Academy will remain in the Tell City Schergens Center, even though Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has withdrawn from the partnership the two school systems created a decade ago to operate the alternative school.

  • County recycling bills for 2015 sent

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for 2015 Perry County Recycling Management District fees, assessed on all homes and business owners in the county, are being mailed this month. The first round of bills are due March 15.


    The district will mail bills for real estate and mobile homes in the following manner:

    • All homes and mobile homes on land owned by the occupant are considered real estate. These bills are being mailed this month and will be due March 15.

  • The King of Autographs


    Almost everyone can brag about a collection of one type or another. Some people admire coins or stamps. Others make a hobby of collecting Matchbox cars, Beanie Babies, gemstones, artwork or Pokemon cards. The list is endless.

    Glenn Markiewicz of Tell City collects something most of us generate nearly every day without much thought. Signatures.

  • Cannelton man charged with sexual battery, stalking

    CANNELTON – A local man has been charged with three counts of stalking and two counts of sexual battery stemming from separate incidents that allegedly took place earlier this month in Cannelton.


    Larry D. Kellems, 69, of 300 Washington St., Cannelton, remained in the Perry County Detention Center Friday. He was arrested Jan. 13 by Cannelton police officers.


  • Students reach out through volunteerism

    Sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary brought a little cheer to residents of Oakwood Health Campus last month in the form of caroling and homemade cards, and spent an afternoon volunteering for the Perry County Animal Shelter.

    The students planned the events as part of their Gang Resistance Education and Training program, a cooperative program between the school, the Tell City Police Department and the city of Tell City.

  • Strengthening Indiana's future

    State Rep.

    Lloyd Arnold

    With the first two weeks of the legislative session complete, things are off to an exciting start. I always enjoy reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new members of our team; however, the thing I look forward to most each session is the positive impact and difference I can make for Hoosiers in southwest Indiana.

  • Who is my brother?


    Editor’s note: This column first appeared in January 2004.

    I’ve been bothered by a brother the last couple of weeks. What’s been nagging me isn’t one of my biological brothers, but the word “brother.”

    Few words carry more meaning than brother, or mean so much. Have you used it lately? Can you remember how you used it?

  • Sunday alcohol Sales ban defies free-market rules

    Indiana legislators probably won’t change the state’s Sunday alcohol sales law this year, but they should.

    One news report Monday called Indiana “the toughest place in the nation to buy take-home beer or liquor on Sundays.”
    Indiana does not allow Sunday sales of beer, wine or liquor by grocery, convenience or liquor stores.

  • Perry County Professionals to meet Feb. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Professionals group will have its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Perry County Port Authority.

    Alvin Evans will be the guest speaker.

    Perry County Professionals is group of individuals who network and communicate about the community and the organizations and businesses with which they are associated.

    Anyone interested in networking with other professionals is invited to attend.

  • PC Class of ’85 reunion meeting set for Thursday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central High School Class of 1985 will have a 30-year class reunion meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Pour Haus in Tell City.