Today's News

  • EMS asks county for new ambulance


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  When the call goes out for medical assistance, most in the community are accustomed to seeing the blue and red strobe lights of an ambulance. It’s a signal to alert other motorists and pedestrians of the emergency vehicle’s path.

    But what if that light system didn’t work? That was a problem the Perry County Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service recently encountered with one of its trucks.

  • Jury convicts Coalter of murder




    TELL CITY – Jurors deliberated more than six hours Monday before finding Randal Coalter guilty of murder in the March 1 death of David Weedman.

    The verdict, delivered late in the afternoon, followed a week-long trial in which jurors heard contrasting views of Weedman’s death inside his home and the evidence that prosecutor’s said pointed to Coalter.

  • Community Events; Aug. 17


    Tractor group to hold meeting today


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley tractor club will meet Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Branchville Conservation club.


    Drug recovery group to meet Tuesday


  • Backpack program begins new school year
  • PB&J Daycare ribbon-cutting
  • Ribbon cut at Complete Wellness
  • Lassaline elected to AIC district office

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County Assessor Mendy Lassaline was elected vice president of the Association of Indiana Counties’ Southwest District during the annual meeting in Dubois County last month.

    “I would at this time like to thank everyone who supported me for this position,” said Lassaline. “I will do the best job possible for the Southwest District and all of Indiana. If you have any questions or have some great ideas, feel free to contact me by email or phone.”

  • Nine presidents

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them.

    I met JFK twice for brief conversations. I don’t know our current President, but I’ve gained valuable perspective from his predecessors.

  • Kvant-Shearn

    Saundra Kvant and Todd Shearn, both of Derby, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding Sept. 23, 2017, at Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins.

    They will be married in a 2 p.m. ceremony, with a reception Schergen’s Center at 5 p.m.

    The bride’s parents are Jennifer Peter and Jody Leimgruber. The groom’s parents are Rick and Mary Kay Shearn.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Ivy Tech Community College. She is employed with Branchville Correctional Facility as a secretary.

  • Church News; Aug. 21

    BE Ministry trip meeting Monday


    PERRY COUNTY – BE Ministry and Educational Opportunities Tours will take a trip to the Holy Land through Jordan in October 2018.

    There will be an informational meeting Aug. 21, at Tell City First United Methodist church at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

    For a brochure, call (812) 547-8511 and leave a name and mailing address. There are discounts available for early registration.