Today's News

  • Revised Edition: Catalogue of programs expanding


    Feature Writer


    Silently tending to her duties, Amy Knight collects books on the counter of the front desk at Cannelton’s branch of the Perry County Public Library.

  • Troy Council weighs water system update options


    Lifestyles Editor


    TROY – Currently undergoing a study to determine a plan for the future of Troy’s water utility, the town may have to make a decision sooner than anyone thought.

    Utility Superintendent Bernard “Pudder” Linne said he has given Midwestern Engineering, which is conducting the study, information about the existing water filtration plant on Troy Ridge Road. The plan is intended to be finished by the end of the year, after which many more details will be known.

  • TC’s athletic success a bottom-up process


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to policy issues concerning Tell City Schools, the buck stops with the school board. But while the board has final say on many things, there tends to be a lot of delegation to other school leaders, including teachers, principals and coaches.

    That was the message presented last Tuesday when asked how the board may or may not influence day-to-day decisions.

  • Voices of Perry County planned for this weekend

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host “The Voices of Perry County this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23.

     The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history. Each township in Perry County has their own voice and story to tell. Audiences will experience the voices from the past speak in their own words of the life they lived.

  • Early voting underway at courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY – Early voting at the county courthouse is underway.

    Voting is taking place in the  commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Absentee ballots are also available by mail from county election offices.

    A voter can obtain an application to vote absentee by mail on the web at IndianaVoters.com.

    You’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mailing the application to your county clerk’s office by Oct. 31.

  • Hospital scheduling for open enrollment in health exchange beginning Nov. 1

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will begin open enrollment for Health Exchange beginning Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017.

    Two certified Indiana navigators will be available to the community free of charge. Health exchange is a government-regulated marketplace of insurance plans with different levels of coverage, offered to individuals and families without health care or to small companies.

  • ‘Youth Day of Caring’ returns Nov. 6
  • Your vote matters

    It’s been our practice to run a “get out the vote” editorial closer to the election, but we wanted there to be plenty of time until Election Day for us to encourage all Perry Countians who are eligible to cast ballots.
    Few people deny it’s important to vote, so we wonder why so many people don’t. Some simply don’t register. If you’re one of them, it’s too late to vote in next month’s election. But please do register.

  • Shoals holds off Cannelton

    SHOALS—Cannelton had one of its best serving matches but lost to Shoals 25-18, 25-19, 27-29, 25-13 in volleyball Saturday.
    Chloe Davis served 15 points and Nicole Harris 11 for Cannelton, with each of them getting four aces.
    April Terry added seven points and Caressa Sloss five, with Sloss serving two aces.
    Sloss made five digs, three blocks and one kill.
    Harris had two digs and one kill. Terry and Kelsey Marshall each also made one kill.
    Davis, Mackenzie Reed and Marshall each made one block.

  • Thunderbirds’ option to test Tell City defense

    Sports Editor

    FARMERSBURG—Tell City will look to contain North Central’s dual-threat quarterback when they meet in a first-round football sectional game Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 4-4 Thunderbirds run a triple-option offense, something Tell City has not faced this season.
    “They run their offense well and it’s an offense that’s not easily duplicated in practice,” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague.