Today's News

  • Revised Edition: Catalogue of programs expanding


    Feature Writer


    Silently tending to her duties, Amy Knight collects books on the counter of the front desk at Cannelton’s branch of the Perry County Public Library.

  • Troy Council weighs water system update options


    Lifestyles Editor


    TROY – Currently undergoing a study to determine a plan for the future of Troy’s water utility, the town may have to make a decision sooner than anyone thought.

    Utility Superintendent Bernard “Pudder” Linne said he has given Midwestern Engineering, which is conducting the study, information about the existing water filtration plant on Troy Ridge Road. The plan is intended to be finished by the end of the year, after which many more details will be known.

  • TC’s athletic success a bottom-up process


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to policy issues concerning Tell City Schools, the buck stops with the school board. But while the board has final say on many things, there tends to be a lot of delegation to other school leaders, including teachers, principals and coaches.

    That was the message presented last Tuesday when asked how the board may or may not influence day-to-day decisions.

  • Voices of Perry County planned for this weekend

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host “The Voices of Perry County this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23.

     The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history. Each township in Perry County has their own voice and story to tell. Audiences will experience the voices from the past speak in their own words of the life they lived.

  • Early voting underway at courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY – Early voting at the county courthouse is underway.

    Voting is taking place in the  commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Absentee ballots are also available by mail from county election offices.

    A voter can obtain an application to vote absentee by mail on the web at IndianaVoters.com.

    You’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mailing the application to your county clerk’s office by Oct. 31.

  • Hospital scheduling for open enrollment in health exchange beginning Nov. 1

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will begin open enrollment for Health Exchange beginning Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017.

    Two certified Indiana navigators will be available to the community free of charge. Health exchange is a government-regulated marketplace of insurance plans with different levels of coverage, offered to individuals and families without health care or to small companies.

  • ‘Youth Day of Caring’ returns Nov. 6
  • Kohnert, Hayes make All-PAC in volleyball

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hitters Emma Kohnert and Kammie Jo Hayes were named to the All-PAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.
    Kohnert, a 5-foot-11 senior, made the team for the third year in a row.
    She led the Marksmen in kills with 347 and blocks with 100, including 69 solos.
    She made kills on 36.3 percent of her hits. Her hitting percentage (kills minus errors, divided by total attempts) was 24.2 percent.

  • Thunderbirds’ run defense will test Commodores

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s football team will try to break through a North Central defense that held Tell City to 34 rushing yards and 65 total yards last week.
    The 3-6 Commodores will host 5-4 North Central for a second-round sectional game Friday at 7 p.m.
    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said the Thunderbirds’ run defense “looks pretty good.”

  • Mater Dei edges Tell City in finals

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Mater Dei’s come-from-behind win in the first game gave it the momentum to beat Tell City 26-24, 25-13, 25-23 for the Forest Park volleyball sectional title Saturday.
    The first game was close throughout, but Tell City tied it 23-23 on a kill by Kammie Jo Hayes.
    Hayes then served the go-ahead point with the help of a soft kill by Emma Kohnert.
    Hayes then served for game point, but Mater Dei eventually won that point.