Today's News

  • Perry County’s Irish Roots


    Staff Writer


    Everybody’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day, so the saying goes, and it’s not a new trend.

    When we speak of Perry County tradition, many probably think of Swiss-German culture, but March 17th observances of St. Patrick’s Day have long been commonplace here.

  • Matheny claims self-defense in shooting




    TELL CITY – Jurors in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny could begin deliberating the Cannelton man’s fate as early as today after he took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon.

    As the News prepared to go to press, Matheny was being cross-examined by Deputy County Prosecutor Doug Goerss.

    Jury selection took just a few hours on Monday and opening arguments by County Prosecutor Jason Hoch and defense attorney Rod Acchiardo were presented in the afternoon.

  • Tariffs could boost jobs


    Feature Writer


    HAWESVILLE, Ky .– New tariffs on aluminum and steel are expected to open job opportunities for Perry County workers.

    Following the tariffs ordered by President Donald Trump on March 8, some U.S. companies have said they will bring back workers and fire up lines that have been idled, in some cases, for yeas.

  • Severe weather drills set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – As spring nears and the odds of severe weather increase, Perry Countians will be asked to pause Tuesday to consider their response plan to tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms.

    Also, the county’s emergency management agency is giving out a supply of weather radios while their supply lasts.

  • Beware the Ice of March
  • Forest Service to burn more than 2,500 acres

    PERRY COUNTY  – Fire managers with the Hoosier National Forest intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks, including several areas in Perry County totaling 2,549 acres. The Forest Service uses the burns for a variety of purposes, from regenerating forests to enhancing habitat for wildlife.

    Areas proposed for burns within the county this spring are:

    Diamond/House Branch – 981 acres

    Grove North – 477 acres

    Saddle Dam – 14 acres

  • Schools explore options for resource officers




    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City and Perry Central school officials are taking steps that could lead to the assignment of school resource officers in buildings who would provide a first line of defense in case of a violent incident. The armed officers would also serve as liaisons between students, administrators and faculty and local law enforcement agencies.

  • Technology in libraries to grow in years ahead


    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – An already tech-based library could see further advancements in coming years as the Perry County Library Board works on a technology plan component to its long-term plan for the coming three years.

    The technology aspect of the long-term plan received precedence at the Wednesday meeting, though the long-term plan covers many other updates during the timeframe.

  • Tell City spring sports schedules

    Boys Varsity Baseball
    27    Princeton    H    5:30
    30    Floyd Central    A    5:30
    31    Hancock Co.    A    12:00
    3    Heritage Hills    H    4:30
    5    South Central    H    5:30
    7    South Spencer    H    11:00

  • Rangers could go long way

    Forest Park won its Class 2A boys basketball regional Saturday and will play Indianapolis Scecina in the Washington semistate Saturday at 3 p.m.
    The Rangers are 24-4 and Scecina is 19-9, so the Rangers should be favored.
    In fact the Rangers appear to have a good chance to win their third state title in 14 years.
    Local fans who saw the Rangers trail South Spencer most of the way in a first-round sectional game only to win by one point on a last-second shot might wonder how the Rangers could go so far.