Today's News

  • Blum – Shaw

    DeeJay Shaw and Megan Blum announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Bill Blum and Lisa Dauby of Tell City. She is a 2013 graduate of Perry Central High School and will graduate from Harrison College this fall with an Associate of Applied Science in veterinary technology. This summer, she will begin an externship in Lafayette.

  • Perry Central earns Early College award

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been recognized as an Emerging Early College High School by The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning.

    The Early College High School model gives students a head start on the rest of their lives. Schools following the Early College framework allow students to earn both a high school diploma and up to two years toward an associate or bachelor’s degree. While open to all students, the model specifically serves low-income, first-generation, middle-performing and other underserved students. 

  • Court and Police Records; June 22



    • Steven A. Kieser, 58, of 805 Evergreen Drive, Tell City, June 12 on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was taken to the Perry County Detention Center but was released the following day after posting a $605 bond.

    • Ashley L. Combs, 28, of 742 20th St., Tell City, June 13 on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a previous conviction.

    She was taken to the Perry County Detention Center and held on a $1,505 bond.

  • Meet canine ‘hero’ Jago at Tell City Library Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Officer Derrick Lawalin and his trained K-9 partner, Jago, will visit the Perry County Public Library’s Tell City branch at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, as part of the library’s summer “Hero” reading program.

  • Tools of the trade: Special needs teachers hone techniques


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – With the goal of providing focused education for students with learning disabilities, special-needs teachers from Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Pike counties received a rigorous round of hands-on training last week.

    Sponsored by the Exceptional Children’s Co-op, which serves schools in the four counties, teachers learned a myriad of new techniques to help students stay on task through programs provided by the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center.

  • Moose Fest kicks off Thursday

    TELL CITY – A summertime tradition for many years, Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27. Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and is expected to bring some new rides to the festival. Wrist bands offering unlimited rides for a day can be purchased for $20.

  • Company seeks tax abatement for Troy warehouse


    Feature Writer


    TROY – KK Integrated Logistics Inc., the Wisconsin-based company currently prepping a four-acre site for a 300,000-square-foot facility along Indiana 545, has requested a tax abatement from the Town of Troy. The company plans to lease three quarters of the structure to Waupaca Foundry and WGS, with the additional space offered for public warehousing.

  • Scouts explore local ‘Enchanted Woods’

    Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana recently invited adult volunteers to its outdoor education facility, Camp Henry F. Koch, for the unveiling of the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden, a new program area that was specially designed for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies.

  • Kloeppel named Alden Scholar, earns bachelor’s

    MEADVILLE, Pa. – Tim Kloeppel graduated May 9 from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a minor in German language. Kloeppel earned cum laude honors for maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.56.

    He was named an Alden Scholar, the college’s equivalent of the dean’s list, for four consecutive years.

  • Community Events; June 18

    Cruise For A Cause planned for June 27


    TELL CITY – Braunie’s Bar in Tell City will host “Cruise For A Cause” Saturday, June 27. This benefit ride will raise money for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Motorcycles, jeeps and convertibles are welcome.

    Sign in will be at 9:30 a.m. CDT and the ride begins at 11. Cost is $10 per rider and $10 per passenger.