Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • COMMUNITY EVENTS, upcoming

    Derby Community meeting March 31


    DERBY – A Derby community membership meeting will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 6:30 pm at the Derby Community Center. Free hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks and water will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

    For more information, call (812) 836-4403.


    Yappy Hour dog show Friday


  • Cross-sector partnerships needed to help children, tackle challenges

    Tami Silverman

    Guest Columnist

    Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps and the soaring impact of parental opioid use.

  • State Parks’ spring social media photo contest underway

    INDIANAPOLIS – Celebrate spring and show off your photography skills by participating in the Indiana State Parks spring photo contest on social media.

Prizes to be awarded include a $100 State Park Inns gift card for the highest vote-getter, and a 2018 annual pass, annual lake permit, horse permit or off-road cycling permit for the top 10 runners-up. There will also be a random drawing for winners of 20 one-day passes.

    To participate:

  • Tell City’s winter sports teams in good shape

    Tell City’s boys basketball and boys swim teams had winning records this year for the second year in a row, and all of Tell City’s winter teams should be good for the next few years.
    The boys basketball team returns its top seven players from the last two years for their senior season and should continue to improve their record after going 16-9 this year.
    The continued development of some of the Marks-men’s younger players could also give them more depth next year.