Today's News

  • Pork project gives culinary students up-close look


    Staff Writer


    BRANCHVILLE – Culinary arts students at Branchville Correctional Facility learned the ins (quite literally) and outs of pork preparation last week during a demonstrations at the medium-security prison.

    R.J. Howard, owner of Bub’s BBQ in DeMotte gave the presentation. A dressed but intact, hog was processed during the class. Howard showed the offenders which pieces composed  well-known cuts of pork and how to get through the bones of each one. 

  • Courthouse closed Thursday afternoon




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Courthouse will close at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, for an in-service training program sponsored by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and other law-enforcement agencies.

  • Wintry week; Part II
  • Amos to seek third term in District 1


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – County Commissioner William E. “Bill” Amos will seek election to a third term on the board. Amos filed his Democratic candidacy for the District 1 seat Jan. 19 at the Courthouse.

    First elected in 2008, the commissioner decided to seek office then after 11 years on the Solid Waste Management District Advisory Council. Amos said he was confronted with several public issues while on that board and hoped to make a difference on a larger scale for the community.

  • Woman threatened at knifepoint during burglary




    TELL CITY – Police continue to investigate a nighttime burglary on Main Street in Tell City in which a woman was threatened at knifepoint. She was able to escape while the man searched for cash.

    The male suspect was described by Tell City Police as around 5-foot, 8-inches tall and was wearing a thick blue winter jacket.  He allegedly entered a building on Main Street early Thursday, pushing open a back door and discovered the woman sleeping in her bed.

  • Community Events; Jan. 25

    VFW breakfast buffet Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the post home.

    Meals will include scrambled eggs or be made to order.

    The cost is $7 (price includes tax). Carry-outs are available and the public is invited. 


    Cancer support meeting Tuesday


  • William Tell Elementary second nine-week grading period honor rolls

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary has released its honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period of the 2015-16 school year.

  • Friday’s games all postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—All four basketball games involving Perry County teams that were scheduled Friday were postponed due to snow.
    Cannelton’s boys and girls games at Madison Christian have been rescheduled for today, with the girls game starting at 5 p.m. and the boys game at approximately 7 p.m.
    Perry Central’s boys home game with Orleans has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, with the JV game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

  • It’s time for National League to add DH

    Numerous reports said that Major League Baseball team owners last week discussed adding the designated hitter rule to the National League by the 2017 season.
    MLB’s collective bargaining agreement with the players union expires Dec. 31, and the players union has long been in favor of adding the DH to the National League because it would mean more high paying jobs for players.
    So that and whether revenue sharing should be expanded figure to be two main issues in MLB’s next collective bargaining agreement.

  • Kohnert propels Tell City girls past Rebels

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—Every time South Spencer made a run, there was Tell City’s Emma Kohnert with an answer.
    Kohnert scored 21 points, on 10 of 17 field-goal shooting and 1 of 2 free throws to lead the Marksmen to a 46-39 victory in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    In two games against the Rebels this year she has averaged 25.5 points per game and hit 61.1 percent from the field.