Today's News

  • No foul play suspected in jail death


    TELL CITY – The death early Thursday of a 34-year-old woman found in her cell at the Perry County Detention Center is under investigation by the county coroner’s office and Indiana State Police.

    Whitney Nicole Turner, 34, of Tell City was found unresponsive on the floor of her cell at 12:59 a.m., Sheriff Lee Chestnut told the News.

    Perry County EMS was notified and first aid was given but Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Driver charged with causing crash that killed Tell City woman

    Editor's note: The address for the woman killed in the accident described here was initially reported by police and, subsequently, the News, as being in Cannelton. It has been corrected here.

    DUBOIS COUNTY – The driver police said is responsible for an accident that claimed the life last month of a Tell City woman and seriously injured a Ferdinand woman was arrested this week.

  • Officials join in museum planning-grant application

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners and other officials expressed support Oct. 6 for efforts to secure a planning grant for the Perry County Museum in Cannelton.

  • Western gunfight adds bang to Heritage Fest
  • Shubael Little events to close out fall tour


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Hoosier Heritage Fall tour will conclude this weekend with miles of bargains and a good dose of pioneer history.

    Route 66 yard sales Friday and Saturday and an open house at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village Saturday and Sunday will close a schedule of community festivals that began early in the month.

  • Patriots oust Tell City

    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City played strong defense in the second half but continued to be plagued by a lack of offense in a 5-0 first-round boys soccer sectional loss to Heritage Hills Wednesday.
     Heritage Hills scored its first goal just 2:11 into the game and added four more in the next 18 1/2 minutes.
    But Tell City shut the Patriots out for the last 59:28 of the game.
    Despite the Patriots’ early scoring, Tell City goalie Whitaker Lyons made six nice saves in the first half.

  • Marksmen’s aces down Paoli

    PAOLI—Taylor Gentry served four aces and Makaylee Buntin added three as Tell City beat Paoli 25-19, 25-20, 25-11 in volleyball Thursday.
    “We served well—we had 12 aces,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    Buntin, a freshman who moved up from the JV five matches ago to fill in for injured Kelsey Gowers in the back row, “has stepped in and played really well for us back there,” said Hayes.
    Emma Kohnert led Tell City with 14 kills and two official blocks (ones that hit the floor).

  • PC clinches tie for PLAC title

    LEOPOLD—Jordan Sprinkle and Grace James each made six blocks as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 25-12, 25-23, 25-11 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Maddie Hubert added two blocks.
    “We blocked them quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And they’re a tipping team but we did really well with that—we still got the ball up and played it out.”
    Maddie Hubert made 12 kills, James eight, Brittany Parker seven, and Sprinkle six for the Commodores. James had 21 assists.

  • Titans topple Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern racked up 396 yards of total offense in the first half en route to trouncing Tell City 56-0 in PAC football Friday.
    The Titans scored on six of their seven first-half possessions.
    Tell City punted five times in the first half and turned the ball over on fumbles twice.

  • Perry Central stops Springs Valley

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Nathan Shaw scored three touchdowns and Perry Central’s defense held Springs Valley to 94 total yards as the Commodores won 39-6 in PLAC football Friday.
    On the first possession the Commodores stopped Springs Valley on a fourth down and 1 at the Commodore 45-yard line.
    Perry Central relied on the run on the ensuing drive, moving the ball to the Blackhawk 14 on seven carries.