Today's News

  • It’s time to mend fences

    Seldom has a house fire created so much heat, even after the flames have been extinguished.

    Of course, we’re speaking of the Cannelton fire Dec. 27 in which Fire Chief Chris Herzog was arrested for battery on a police officer. It remains to be seen whether Herzog will be formally charged but the damage to Cannelton’s fire and police departments is already done. That’s unfortunate because the city has enough troubles without infighting.

  • Houchin: Indiana Senate Page Program applications available

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) announced the Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the Page Program.
    This full-day interactive program gives students in grades six through 12 the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor, and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students will also meet with their state senator.

  • Hospital foundation purchases IV and epidural pumps

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the purchase of 57 Hospira IV Pumps with MedNet and two sapphire epidural pumps. The pumps will be used in the many departments, intensive-care unit, medical surgical, obstetrics, outpatient infusion services, emergency department, surgery and emergency medical services.

  • Favorites of last year’s reading season


    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more. The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books, and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.


    “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat”


  • It’s been a good long ride

    Jack Pate

    Guest Columnist


    My father was fond of the saying, “he didn’t lick it off the grass, he came by it honestly,” and so it is that I came to spend the last 34-1/2 years as a fourth-generation newspaperman. It was in my genes, hence I didn’t lick it off the grass. My great-grandfather actually hauled a printing press by covered wagon from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1800s.

  • Thursday pursuit
  • Hot Tell City beats cold Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City played its best half of the season and Perry Central played its worst half in the first half of their first-round PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball game Wednesday.
    Thus Tell City built a 34-13 lead en route to beating the Commodores 50-30.
    The Marksmen outshot the Commodores 60.9 percent to 37.5 percent from the field that half and outrebounded them 17-4.
    Perry Central was 0 for 6 from three-point range that half and 1 for 16 for the game.

  • Joe LaGrange’s grandsons keep him in Indiana

    Since former Perry Central principal, athletic director and basketball coach Joe LaGrange retired, he has enjoyed spending part of his winters in Florida.

  • Reynolds, Blackhawks pull away from Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team has a lot of players who do several things well. But the Commodores can’t seem to do nearly everything well for an entire game.
    The latest evidence of that was their 46-33 PLAC loss to Springs Valley Tuesday afternoon.
    In the first half they hit a decent 6 of 10 free throws and held Springs Valley star Caitlyn Reynolds to two points.

  • Perry Central awarded $150,000 after-school grant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a $150,000 annual 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant. The money will fund an after-school program that has already generated a long track record of success. 

    “It’s very good news for us because of the programs’ popularity and the difference it makes in the lives of families,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.