Today's News

  • Grant funds benefit Tell City

    Lloyd Arnold

    Rep. District 74


    Indiana continues to work towards improving the safety of Hoosiers as well as raising the quality of life for all its residents. In order to do so, we must maintain the current housing stock in our communities and make sure those residents are in homes that are safe and easily accessible.

    The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority helps to ensure we preserve Indiana’s housing through partnerships and grants.

  • Throw the bums out




    “Throw the bums out!” - a term commonly used in American politics when a group of elected officials is so bad that the damage they cause can only be stopped by replacing the entire group.

    On Aug. 12 the Perry County Council held a public meeting to discuss the possibility of levying a public safety tax of up to .25 percent of taxable income on Perry County residents.  I was one of about 50 citizens that attended, and one of a dozen or or more that spoke.

  • Community Foundation trivia night coming in January

    PERRY COUNTY – Are you ready for some fun? The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting reservations for its 6th Annual Trivia Night!

    The PCCF Advisory Board is planning a night of light-hearted competition for the know-it-all trivia junkies and some fun for those who simply enjoy supporting a good cause.

    The event will be Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Schergens Center in Tell City. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 7. Reservations are required and space is limited.

  • Asian lady beetle infestations stem from the sunny south side

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


  • Library board approves new health insurance plan


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Library Board of Trustees convened on Nov. 4 for its monthly meeting, most of which was taken up by the seemingly ubiquitous issue of health insurance. The board discussed the issue for approximately 20 minutes of the 35-minute-long meeting.

    The discussion was specifically about which plan to choose for the library’s employees. Two options were on the table.

  • Schools set to honor local service members on Veterans Day

    PERRY COUNTY – All across the county, people will take time Wednesday, on Veterans Day, to remember those who have served in the branches of the United States armed forces. Locally, students will honor veterans with programs at their individual schools. Service members are invited to attend one of the programs offered by the three school corporations.


    Perry Central


  • A fond farewell to the Masters of the march
  • The fabric of veterans’ military service honored by the Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – A local group of quilt-makers often donate its creations to certain causes, one of them being disabled veterans. This year, they’ve decided to donate two quilts to two local disabled veterans.

    Veteran Gary Barr received his quilt earlier this year. It boasts a patriotic design with a red, white and blue dominant color scheme and lots of stars. 

  • Simpson is repeat MVP at Tell City fall sports awards

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson was a repeat Most Valuable Player winner at Tell City’s fall sports awards program Monday.
    Simpson, a sophomore, was named the boys cross country Most Valuable Runner for the second time.
    Seth Vaquero was also a repeat winner as Tell City’s most improved boys cross country winner.
    Gant Miller was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player and Steven Wheatley the Most Outstanding Defensive Player in football.

  • Cannelton has more depth, experience

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s girls basketball team has more depth and experience than usual, but Coach Mike Garrett wonders where the scoring will to come from.
    The Bulldogs have 13 players, their most in 22 years and will play some JV games for the first time in that span.
    Five are freshmen who played on a competitive eighth grade team last year.