Today's News

  • Foundations of Philanthropy
  • Next level scholars

    LEOPOLD –  Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a prestigious recognition as an Early College High School. 

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.

  • Harmonies vexed, Charms a doomed band


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – When people think of band breakups, the typical examples of the infighting and turmoil that dissolved such prolific acts as the Beatles or Guns’N’Roses generally come to mind. The scope is hardly ever narrowed to see that these same issues, or more or less serious ones, can plague local, independent musicians too.

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Troy Utilities to look into purchasing new truck


    Feature Writer


    TROY – The Troy Utilities Department will soon hunt for a new pickup truck to replace the oldest one in the fleet.

    Bernard “Pudder” Linne told board members at the regular board meeting Wednesday, the 1997 Dodge currently used by Troy Utilities Department is in need of service. The tires are “shot,” as Linne put it, and it is in need of an engine tune up.

  • Dobberstein-Rogier

    The parents of Chelsie Dobberstein and Zachary Rogier of Huntertown, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karina and Dave Dobberstein of Grabill. The future husband is the son of Sue and Kevin Rogier of Branchville.

    The bride-to-be graduated from Leo Junior-Senior High School in 2010. She also graduated from Ball State University in 2014 with a degree in education. She is employed as a special education teacher at Dekalb Central School district in Waterloo.

  • Southern Indiana Power now taking grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Power announces that its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Feb. 15, with disbursement in March.  Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and on their website at www.sinpwr.com.  Click on the “Forms” tab and then the “Operation Round Up” application link.  Due to the possible volume there will be no blank applications mailed. 

  • Budgeting for Indiana’s bright future

    Lloyd Arnold

    House of Representatives Dist. 74


    Indiana House Republicans recently laid out our legislative priorities for the 2017 session. We aim to keep our state on the right track by addressing both current and future challenges to Indiana. In addition to passing a balanced budget this session, we are focused on maintaining our prudent reserves and AAA credit rating, both of which make our state a destination for job creators.

  • Trump’s unsettled start reflective in Lincoln’s rocky rise

    Dick Hedrick

    By the Side of the Road


    I doubt that anyone would dispute the fact that the election of Donald Trump as our 45th president has been a wildly contentious and in many ways a unique episode in the life of our nation. It has certainly been the most offbeat and bizarre electoral contest in my 53 years as a voting member of society. However, a reading of history oftentimes helps put today’s chaotic nature of things in perspective.