Today's News

  • Tell City boys dominate Lincoln Trail meet

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Cooper, ranked in the top 10 in the largest class in Kentucky, drove 2 1/2 hours hoping to get some strong competition in the Lincoln Trail Invitational boys cross country race Saturday.
    But it may have gotten more than it bargained for, as Tell City beat the Kentucky team 40-74 for first place in the 11-team meet.
    Perry Central finished eighth with 206 points and Cannelton 11th with 347.
    Tell City placed six runners in the top 16 in the 131-man race.

  • Candidates to speak at two upcoming forums

    PERRY COUNTY – Two public forums next week will give candidates a chance to share their views on topics important to voters ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m., CDT, Republican incumbent State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and his Democratic challenger, Larry Kleeman, will speak at Perry Central High School.

    The forum will be sponsored by Perry County Farm Bureau and the Perry County News. It will be held in the high-school library. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Rickenbaugh House hosting first weekend leg of county’s fall tour




    PERRY COUNTY – While Perry County’s trees are holding fast to their green foliage, fall is here and that will undoubtedly bring the slow but welcome transition to beautiful fall colors. October’s arrival also means the return of the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. This weekend’s tour includes stops at the historic Rickenbaugh House and the Rome Courthouse.

  • Cannelton parade to honor state’s bicentennial


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – During Indiana’s 200 years of statehood, the city of Cannelton has been privy to most of it, with pioneers settling the banks of the Ohio River well before 1816. Though not officially chartered until 1837, the river-front community has a proud history tightly ingrained with the roots of statehood; from the people who called Cannelton home, to the businesses that spurred the economy.

    The city was also the county seat for more than a century.

  • Marching Marksmen tops in field

    FLOYDS KNOBS – It may be early in the marching season, but the Marching Marksmen are becoming a top-team to watch in their division. The band displayed another top-notch performance Saturday at Floyd Central, earning first place in division AA, while also taking honors for best music, visual, effect and percussion. 

    The Marksmen had similarly resounding judges scoring the previous week at Paoli.

  • Study reveals more than a third of Hoosier households struggle to afford basics

    INDIANAPOLIS – There are nearly 908,000 Hoosier households unable to afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care and transportation despite working hard according to the United Way ALICE Report Update released today by Indiana Association of United Ways.

    In Indiana more than 550,600 households live above poverty but below the ALICE threshold, or the basic cost of living. Combined, ALICE and poverty households, account for 36 percent of households.

  • Straight ticket votes will not count for at-large county council races

    INDIANAPOLIS – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana and this November Hoosiers should take note before going to the polls. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket on Nov. 8, but that vote will not count for any individual candidate for county council or town council at-large. Voters now need to select each candidate they wish to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

  • Royalty of the fall
  • Marksmen Homecoming

    Maddi Kellems, daughter of Patti Coyle, and Logan Gaynor, grandson of Barbara and Donald Coogle, took the queen and king titles at Tell City’s fall homecoming ceremony Sept. 23, before Tell City’s game against Southridge.

  • A sobering look beyond the upcoming election

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried.

    This is not about who wins the presidency. I’m concerned about the aftermath of this campaign season and how hard it’s going to be for our next set of elected officials, from the president on down, to govern.