Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Financial literacy class needed and financially possible

    What caused the meltdown of the U.S. financial markets in 2008 that led to our country’s worst recession in decades?

    Risky moves by greedy financial institutions, inadequate government supervision of them, and misguided policies by President George W. Bush’s administration have all received shares of the blame.

    But most experts now say that a big reason for the meltdown was the financial illiteracy of a large portion of our population, especially young adults who were responsible for many mortgage defaults that contributed to the meltdown.

  • Kids fishing derby returning May 19

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby May 19. The event will be free and open to all children 15 years and younger.

    Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

    Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.

  • Free program to aid those feeling financial pinch

    TROY – The Troy United Methodist Church has established a regularly scheduled program to help families and individuals struggling with finances. People who are struggling need “Help and Hope.” They need knowledge and a plan. The program offers help and hope in four specific areas. Free learning sessions will be offered on a regular bi-monthly schedule beginning May 8.

  • Businesses honored at annual chamber dinner

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City, Troy Clinic and Simon and Harris Construction were winners Tuesday in the annual Chamber Award Dinner.

    This was the 11th year for the awards, which are given by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce in three categories: large and small business and entrepreneur of the year.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing accepted the large-business honor on behalf of the city. She credited the work of city employees in various departments. Businesses or groups with more than 25 employees are eligible for the award.

  • Cannelton School Board approves computer purchase

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A computer server at Cannelton City Schools “is on its last legs,” interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt said at a regular school-board meeting April 19.

    “We finally got it repaired enough, I hope, to get us through the rest of this school year,” he continued. “We don’t have a lot of extra money, but there is a way to pay for this other than out of the general fund.”

  • Household hazardous waste disposal to be offered

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – The executive board of the Perry County Recycling Management District will move forward with plans to create a household-hazardous-waste collection program.

    With a candidates forum taking place at Perry Central, the board had just enough members present for a quorum. But after months of discussion, they felt enough information had been presented and voted to purchase a containment building.

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  • $1.2 million in unpermitted improvements found

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Assessor Mendy Lassaline provided county-council members a list Thursday showing that out of 97 property improvements recently noted in Leopold Township, only two of the owners obtained permits.

  • Tell City man accused of rape

    TELL CITY – A 65-year-old Tell City man was arrested Friday after allegedly raping an elderly woman.

    Ronald R. Whitefeather of 824 Washington St., was jailed on a Class B felony charge.

    Police received a call just after 10 a.m. from a family member of the alleged victim. Police said the attack took place in the woman’s home on the west side of the city. She was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Whitefeather, who left the home on foot, was arrested a short time later.

  • PC outshoots Jasper, Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Trevor Carter shot 4-over-par 39 for medalist honors as Perry Central won a boys triangular golf match Monday.
    Perry Central shot 175, Jasper 182, and Tell City 205.
    Carter birdied the first and fourth holes.
    “He’s played well the last three matches—he’s really playing consistent,” Tell City Coach Keith Feldpausch said.
    James Rogier and Brad Douglas each shot 45 and Andrew Huber 46 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.