Today's News

  • Time for a review of Indiana alcohol laws

    Sunday liquor sales are the Cubs baseball team of legislative frustration. Next year is always the year when legislators will come to their senses and end Indiana’s status as the last state where Sunday carryout service is not allowed.

    But every year the effort falls short, and most times legislative proposals never even make it out of committee.

  • Teams, cancer survivors ready for weekend Relay for Life

    LEOPOLD – On June 18, hundreds of Perry County residents, caregivers, survivors and business leaders will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County to help Paint Your World Purple against cancer. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 18, 2016 at Perry Central High School track in Leopold.

  • Derby Riverfest Saturday

    DERBY – The Derby Community Association will welcome old friends and newcomers to its Derby Riverfest celebration Saturday, June 18, at Mulzer Park, located at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 70.

    Activities will also be held in and adjacent to the new Derby Community Center building.

    Festival activities will include a morning 5-kilometer Dash For Dads Run and Walk sponsored by EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center. Registration for the race will begin at 7 a.m.  with the race at 8.

  • New overtime rules may impact school coffers


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Though it won’t have wide sweeping changes for employees at Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., soon to take effect updates to federal labor standards are causing administrators to take pause as they evaluate policies. At the front of the discussions is a new rule that would increase the threshold for salaried worker pay.

  • Former armory renovation costs soar


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Plans to conduct major renovations to the former National Guard armory took a small hit Thursday after bids came in well above expectations. The Perry County Redevelopment Commission, which is overseeing the project’s funding, also expressed a bit of surprise at the lack of enthusiasm expressed by contractors, garnering interest from just two companies.

  • Fighting cancer with big doses of faith, family


    Staff Writer


    Methodically toiling away, counting knots, the crafty Teresa Underhill mends threads into a blanket. She often provides her handmade wares to cancer survivors.

    The opportunity to crochet and knit is a task Underhill takes great pleasure in still being able to do. It’s something she’s done since a little girl, a skill she learned from her grandmother. But it wasn’t long ago all of that was in question.

  • Wednesday ceremony to honor local Hoosier Founding Father



    A prominent Perry County landowner and minister who helped to draft Indiana’s constitution 200 years ago will be honored this week in a graveside ceremony at Tobinsport.

    The state of Indiana will commemorate the life of Charles Polke on Wednesday, June 15, at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at his gravesite in the Lamb Cemetery at the intersection of Tobinsport Road and Highwater Road. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • Squash and cucumber pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before the Fourth of July.

    But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night.   Last year, the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.

  • Water study prompts road closure


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – A section of Albany Road in Anderson Township will soon be closed. The road dead ends into a portion of the Hoosier National Forest near the Saddle Lake recreation area.

    The closure will facilitate a  U.S. Forest Service stream rehabilitation project along Theis Creek. A petition to vacate the road 1.2 miles from Indiana 37 was considered and approved by the county commissioners Monday.

  • Courses take aim at high-paying job openings


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “Interested in a manufacturing career? … Become a certified production technician,” reads a flyer announcing courses aimed at the un- and underemployed. Part of the Southwest Indiana Manufacturing initiative, classes are soon to start at the Ivy Tech Tell City campus and applications for the program are now being accepted.