Today's News

  • Kleeman joins Sagamores of the Wabash

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Larry Kleeman’s face reflected suspicion as he entered a meeting room in The Depot in Tell City Wednesday evening. The roomful of people awaiting his arrival were all applauding, and he didn’t know why.

    “Who conspired to do this?” he asked, eliciting laughter from the crowd.

  • Class of 2014 valedictorians say Perry Central prepared them well


    LEOPOLD – While they and their classmates have another month of classes and final exams ahead of them, valedictorians for Perry Central High School’s Class of 2014 offered over-views of their high-school career last monday and complimented their soon- to-be alma mater for doing a good job preparing them for college and the adult world.

  • TC annexation opponents meet

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Fifty people attended a meeting Thursday to learn what can be done to fight an annexation the Tell City Common Council approved April 7.

    “We had real good success last night with financial contributions,” Keith Huck said Friday morning. “We will move forward with collecting money to hire an attorney.”

  • Officials designate May 4-10 to honor jail officers

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County commissioners have joined other officials nationwide in proclaiming May 4-10 National Correctional Officers Week.

    County Sheriff Lee Chestnut offered the proclamation for their approval at a regular meeting Tuesday at Cannelton High School. The meeting was convened there because the county courthouse where they normally meet is undergoing renovations.

    The sheriff noted most people are unaware of the work the officers do.

  • Work planned for Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced part of Indiana 66 will be closed in southern Perry County from April 28 until May 4.

    Crews will close the road from Indiana 166 to Indiana 237. Local traffic and emergency vehicles will have access to the point of closure, which will be from 166 to approximately 900 feet west of the intersection.

    The roadway is scheduled to re-open approximately May 4. The official detour will route traffic on Indiana 66, Indiana 70, Indiana 37 and Indiana 237.

  • Library to observe Children’s Book Week with daily story times

    TELL CITY – Children birth through sixth grade and their parents or guardians are invited to participate in special story times in observance of Children’s Book Week. Starting Monday, May 12, the Perry County Public Library will offer a story time and a few surprise community readers during its celebration.

    Refreshments will be served and free new or gently used books, pencils and other items will be given away. Register at the Perry County Public Library in Tell City or call 547-2661.

  • War of 1812 items to be displayed during Dogwood Tour

    TELL CITY – During the Dogwood Tour Saturday, April 26, The Tell City Historical Society will display early uniforms from the War of 1812 and period dresses worn by women of the early 1800s.

    The historical pieces will be presented by Dave and Frances McBeth and Ron and Earlene Bower from Harrison County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Also displayed will be equipment soldiers and militia would have used during the War of 1812.

  • TC Chair Co. reunion May 4

    TELL CITY – Former Tell City Chair Co. employees will have the opportunity for the first time since the company closed to gather and reminisce. Employees, spouses and children of employees are invited to attend.

    The reunion is planned for Sunday, May 4, at the Tell City Depot from 1 to 4  p.m. A group photo will be taken at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

  • Five generations

    Five generations of the Blume-Scherzer family came together for a photo.

    Pictured are, from left to right, grandmother Joyce Scherzer of northern Perry County, great-grandmother Jeanette Becher of Ferdinand, Zoey Elizabeth Scherzer, great-great-grandmother Loraine Blume, of Huntingburg, Savannah Joyce Scherzer and father Heath Scherzer of St. Meinrad.

    This photo was taken shortly before Loraine Blume passed away.

  • With facts out, time has come to act on Keystone XL


    Recent events in Crimea give President Obama  yet another reason to approve Keystone XL. Russia’s military incursion highlights the need for improved transportation of oil and natural gas from North America for energy-market stability.

    Immediately after Putin’s forces entered the Crimean Peninsula, the price of crude oil jumped to a sustained six-month high of nearly $105 a barrel. Every dollar increase adds cents-per-gallon at the pump and to heating-oil bills.