Today's News

  • Perry County hike schedule released for 2015-16 winter, spring season

    PERRY COUNTY – The hiking schedule for the 2015-16 season will begin Saturday, Nov. 7, with a 5-mile hike on Tipsaw Trail. Participants should meet at the entrance on Indiana 37 at 8:30 a.m.

    The full schedule is as follows, with all hikes beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    Saturday Nov. 7: Tipsaw Trail (5 miles). Meet at entrance on Indiana 37.

    Saturday, Dec. 5: Two Lakes Trail W, (8 miles), Indiana 37 south of St. Croix. Meet at Celina entrance.

    Saturday, Dec. 19: Mogan Ridge E, (5 miles). Meet at Derby Park (Indiana 66 and 70).

  • Ribbon cut on Tell City solar park

    TELL CITY – The ribbon was cut on a newly built solar park on Old Indiana 237 Wednesday afternoon.

    Officials from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Tell City’s wholesale power provider and owner of the solar park, were in attendance, as were District 74 State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, along with other local officials and two classes from Tell City Junior-Senor High School.

  • Congress’s problems are deep-seated but fixable

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    A lot of ink is being spilled about the speakership drama in the U.S. House, the demands by members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, and the turmoil besetting the Republicans who run Capitol Hill. There is a pervasive sense in Washington that Congress has gone, at least temporarily, off the rails.

  • Community Events; Oct. 22

    Troy Fire Department to host soup sale


    TROY – The Troy Fire Department annual fall soup sale will be Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Troy Fire House.

    Serving is set to begin at 11 a.m. Those wanting bulk soup are encouraged to take containers.


    VFW breakfast buffets Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the post home.

  • Perry County 4-H sponsoring pork chop dinner, live auction Nov. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – The community is invited to support Perry County 4-H while enjoying a fun evening at the Perry County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the annual pork chop dinner and live auction.

    Dinner is at 5 p.m., and the auction starts at 6. All proceeds are used for the 4-H program and keeps programs  and activities affordable and available to all youth.

  • William Tell Elementary Honor Roll
  • Branchville correctional officer tapped as full-time deputy


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department has hired from within its own ranks to fill a deputy vacancy. Sheriff Alan Malone announced Monday that Reece Hendershot will serve in that role.

    A reserve with the sheriff’s department for the last year and a half, Hendershot, 27, also has worked at the jail and with Branchville Correctional Facility.

  • Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School 2015-16 first term honor roll

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has released its honor roll for the first term of the 2015-16 school year.


  • Absentee voting ends at noon Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters have until noon Monday to cast early votes at the county courthouse ahead of Tuesday’s general election. Residents can also cast ballots today and Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday.

    Polls in Tell City and Cannelton will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Courthouse offices will be closed, but the county clerk’s office will be staffed and can answer questions by phone. The office phone number is (812) 547-3741.

    As of Wednesday, 567 early votes had been cast, County Clerk Mandi Mogan said.

  • Promoting Marksmen Spirit