Today's News

  • Presidential debates should stick to issues

    A record number of people watched the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with most probably hoping to learn more about each candidate’s stand on the major issues facing our country.

    Instead viewers heard the type of name calling that one might expect to hear on a grade school playground, but little about the issues.

  • Hive winterization workshop Oct. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – Winter is a difficult time for bees due to a lack of natural food sources and cold weather. While bees that have adequate honey stores can survive the winter without human intervention, good winter management can reduce hive losses.

    While a mild last winter allowed bees to survive well, very cold winters the previous two seasons contributed to higher than average hive losses in southern Indiana.

  • Museum program to resurrect voices of the past

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Museum along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a Voices of Perry County Oct. 22-23.  The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history.  Each township in

    The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23.

  • Candidates for surveyor square off in Tell City


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    TELL CITY – During the forum held Oct. 5, incumbent Perry County Surveyor Zach DeSpain and his rival, David Lynch, spoke to a packed house at the The Tell City Depot.

    In his opening statements, DeSpain mentioned that he was born and raised in Perry County as well as his surveying degree from Vincennes University.

  • Great Grocery Grab coming Wednesday

    Perhaps the fasted shopping spree in the history of Tell City will take place at noon this Wednesday at Nobel’s IGA. At 12:01 p.m. it will be over.

    That’s when the winner of the Great Grocery Grab is chosen and will have 60 seconds to dash down the aisles and fill their cart with as many groceries as they can. They will take home everything they collect.

  • TC schools’ insurance rates spur wellness discussions


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    TELL CITY – Atop a short list of goals Tell City-Troy Township Schools hopes to achieve in the near future is addition of a health and wellness clinic for its employees. In just the beginning stages of determining feasibility toward funding such a venture, the school board received a broad overview Tuesday of how implementation could affect insurance rates, out-of-pocket expenses for workers and reductions in the amount spent on prescription medications.

  • District 74 hopefuls pledge collaboration


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    LEOPOLD – Continuing from last issue’s summary of last week’s District 74 forum at Perry Central Tuesday, Oct. 4, the following represents a summary of the second half of the event. Democrat Larry Kleeman and Republican Lloyd Arnold fielded several questions throughout the evening focusing on issues important to the rural communities that dominate the district.

  • Candidate forum generates debate on TIF merits


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    TELL CITY – Quality of life pertaining to those living in Perry County were a common theme that seemingly bound county council candidates as each fielded questions during Wednesday evening’s political forum. However, there were contrasts in individual views about how the county could do better on that front, and how tax money could be better spent, especially as it pertains to the economic benefits and impacts of tax increment financing.

  • Bulldogs fall to South Central

    CANNELTON—Cannelton couldn’t get its spiking attack going in a 25-20, 25-20, 25-8 volleyball loss to South Central Thursday.
    “We seemed to struggle with setting it up, but we did a good job digging up what they hit over at us,” said Cannelton Coach Julie Harris.
    Mackenzie Reed made four digs and Caressa Sloss and Nicole Harris each added three. Sloss made four blocks.
    April Terry served eight points for Cannelton. Sloss and Chloe Davis each added five and Reed and Harris each served three.

  • No. 10 Blackhawks down Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Springs Valley, ranked 10th in the state in Class A, beat Perry Central 26-24, 25-17, 25-21 Thursday to remain undefeated in PLAC volleyball.
    Abby Reed made eight kills, Terissa Roark seven, Addy Davis four, and Ryann Lynch three for Perry Central. Davis had 15 assists.
    Roark made three blocks and Davis, Payton Emmons and Latisha James each added two.
    Brooke Mullis made 12 digs, Lynch 10, Reed six, Davis five, and Brooke Lasher four.
    Lynch, Mullis and Roark each served two aces.
    Springs Valley won the JV match 25-21, 25-11.