Today's News

  • BREAKING: Driver killed when truck crashes into I-64 overpass (Updated with photos)

    ST. CROIX – An Illinois man died Sunday afternoon after his truck hit an overpass and caught fire on Interstate 64 at the 79-mile marker at St. Croix.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the name of the deceased man won’t be formally released until the body is positively identified. Because the body was severely burned, dental records may be the only way of confirming the identity.  

  • COLUMN: Plan a ‘staycation’ at home

    Guest Columnist

    People don’t have to travel far to vacation in premier national forest recreation areas, some of which are free. There are several free or reasonably-priced campgrounds on the Hoosier National Forest, where people can enjoy a “staycation” close to home.

  • COLUMN: A special place to live


    Michelle Duncan, a fourth-grade teacher at Perry Central, asked her class – in the days before the end of the school year – to write about why Perry County is a great place to live.

    Students were assigned to write letters to the editor. Michelle chose three letters and submitted them for publication. Those penned by Alyssa Hinton, Mallory Lynch and Chyanne Austin were among the best. I’m sure they were all interesting.

  • EDITORIAL: Nonpartisan blanket primary would likely increase voter turnout

    In Indiana’s primary election this year some Democrats wanted to vote for Richard Lugar in the Republican senate race but wanted to vote for their favorite Democratic candidates in other races.

    Under Indiana election law, they could not do both, though. They had to choose a ballot with only Republican candidates or one with only Democratic candidates.

    But under a California election law adopted by voters as Proposition 14 in 2010, voters could do both.

  • Voter notices didn’t come from courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY – Notices mailed to some county residents asking them to register to vote came neither from the county clerk’s office nor the state election division.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise said she isn’t sure who mailed the notices, which often include incorrect or outdated information.

    The notices don’t appear to be from any political organization or party and appear to encourage voters to register.

  • Holiday to close offices, shift trash pickup

    PERRY COUNTY – The Independence Day holiday will close governmental offices and shift trash pickup next week.
    Federal, state and local offices will be closed July 4, including the courthouse and city offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • Water department sending out reports

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department is sending out its annual consumer-confidence reports this week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.

    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers. This informs customers of the quality and status of the water.

    Copies may be picked up at the water department office in City Hall if customers do not receive a copy.

  • Farm Service Agency accepts 12,893 Hoosier acres into CRP

    INDIANAPOLIS — Julia A. Wickard, state executive director for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Indiana announced that contracts for the General Conservation Reserve Program signup for fiscal year 2013 have been awarded. In Indiana, 646 offers totaling 12,893.1 acres have been accepted.

    During the 43rd General CRP signup conducted this spring, more than 47,900 CRP offers were received on approximately 4.5 million acres nationwide. USDA accepted enrollment of 3.9 million acres bringing the total program enrollment to 27.5 million acres by October 1, 2012.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18.

    Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.

  • Giving to others

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