Today's News

  • Junk, trash violations may have consequences (Amended)


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton city officials continue to be proactive in the appearance of their community. Most recently, a now vacant home at (815) St. Louis Ave. in Cannelton is an eyesore that city Councilman Melvin McBrayer would like to see cleaned up.

  • Nothing fowl about this fair
  • Library employees to see small pay increase


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The percentage increase is small but Perry County Public Library employees can expect to see an increase in pay on upcoming paychecks, specifically a 1-percent increase for salaried employees and 25 cents more per hour for hourly employees.

    An unexpected increase in funding led to the decision to pass on a raise to library staff.

  • German American announces appointments

    JASPER – German American Bancorp Inc. and its banking subsidiary, German American Bancorp have announced a number of promotions to its executive and senior officer group.

    Mark A. Schroeder, chairman and chief executive officer, made the following comments regarding the announcement, “In response to the tremendous growth we‘ve experienced as a company in recent years and in preparation for what we see as continued, excellent prospects for future growth, we are very pleased to announce the following executive promotions.”

  • Cannelton utility officials combating backwater issues


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – With several residents becoming frustrated at pooling water saturating their yards after heavy rains, Cannelton officials are looking for a solution.

    Street Commissioner David Marsh presented what he believes to be a viable fix for drainage issues in the Hamilton Smith Square of Pleasant Valley. Last month, Marsh and wastewater superintendent Jerry Ball said the area is plagued with sinkholes and standing water and they were in search of collapsed pipes.

  • R&A Sports wins 8U tourney
  • All-star state champs

    Tell City All-Stars won the 12-year-old Babe Ruth state championship Sunday, sweeping four games, scoring 61 runs and giving up only three runs all weekend. Tell City blanked Scott County11-0 Friday in pool play. The team defeated Connersville 22-0 and East Washington 15-0 the next day.

  • As summer draws to a close, Miller faces big decision


    Sports Writer


    ROCKPORT – Gant Miller has a big decision coming up and he’s still undecided.

    Miller, a 2016 Tell City graduate and three-sport athlete for the Marksmen, is currently enrolled to begin classes next month at Western Kentucky University. However, there’s an opportunity for him to continue his baseball career elsewhere.

    As a senior, Miller batted .315 in 23 games. He finished with 16 RBIs, 16 runs scored and finished his high school career with a .345 batting average.

  • Winzerwald wins three medals in LA wine competition

    BRISTOW – Perry County’s Winzerwald Winery took not one, but three medals at the 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.

    The L.A. International now in its 77th year is carried out by nearly 100 judges who each review around 120 wines per day. Over 3,000 wines from nearly 200 wineries around the globe were submitted for tasting in 2016.

  • Man detained for evaluation after shooting

    LEAVENWORTH – Local conservation officers and law enforcement from Crawford and Perry counties were called to the report of a shooting near a campground on the Hoosier National Forest Sunday.

    According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources,  Conservation Officers Dennis Talley and Brandon Shoults, along with Leavenworth Town Marshal Justin Froman and members of the Crawford County and Perry County Sheriff’s Departments responded to a report of a suicidal intoxicated male firing a gun near a crowded Hoosier National Forest campground.