Today's News

  • Jury: Matheny guilty of murder

    TELL CITY – A jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny. The-49 year-old will be sentenced April 6 and faces from 45 to 65 years in prison for shooting Phillip Chase, 47.

  • Going against the flow, homeowners seek flood relief


    CANNELTON – Recent home floods in Cannelton have residents speaking up and looking for help from community leaders. At least four homes experienced backwaters uprising from their lower-level drains, a mix of stormwater and raw sewage.

  • New security coming to Cannelton schools

    CANNELTON – Several moves and improvements at Cannelton schools are planned for surrounding grounds and buildings.

  • 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 years.

  • 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.