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
  • New conference would be boon to all

    With Tell City searching for more competitive balance and the Pocket Athletic Conference possibly adding more Class 3A schools, it may no longer be a good fit for the Marksmen.
    But the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference, which does not offer several sports Tell City has, probably is also not a good fit - and there is no guarantee Tell City would be accepted if it did seek to join the PLAC.
    So, as I promised last week, I have come up with a proposal for a new conference that Tell City and nine other area schools should form.

  • Jeeps spike Cannelton

    FRENCH LICK—Kortney Quinn made 12 kills and Adi Denu served eight aces as Northeast Dubois beat Cannelton 25-18, 25-5, 25-6 in a Class A volleyball sectional first-round match Thursday.

  • Real Marksmen show up late to oust Rangers

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—For most of Thursday’s volleyball sectional semifinal match between Tell City and Forest Park, it didn’t look like a 19-9 team playing a 1-27 team.
    But it did in the fourth game as Tell City jumped to a 10-0 lead and finally put the pesky Rangers away 25-15, 25-22, 21-25, 25-5.
    Tell City was scheduled to play Mater Dei in the championship match Saturday.
    The Marksmen trailed most of the second game Thursday and never led in the third game.