Today's News

  • Collective approach needed to combat social issues impacting children

    Tami SIlverman

    Indiana Youth  Institute


    Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps, and the soaring impact of parental opioid use. There are successful prevention and intervention programs throughout the state, many of which engage government, philanthropic and corporate partners. A growing body of evidence shows the key to lasting improvements will be the proliferation of prolonged cross-sector partnerships. 

  • Yappy Hour dog show coming March 23

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will be hosting a Yappy Hour and Dog Show event March 23 at 3 p.m. Refreshments provided. Trophies will be awarded for the dog with the best trick, best dressed and resident choice. Entrants are asked to take a pet food item for the Perry County Humane Society. During the month of March, Oakwood will collect pet food for the Perry County Humane Society. Boxes will be at each of the campus entrances for drop off donations.

  • Businesses on display at bridal show Sunday

    HAWESVILLE, KY. – Hancock County will host its first bridal show, which will is expected to become an annual event. The show will be held on March 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall at 115 Main St., Hawesville, Ky.

    Festivities will include door prizes, music, bridal gowns and tuxedo modeling, delicious food samples from caterers, and more. 

  • TC to raise curtain on ‘Just Another Day’
  • Conservation district honors members
  • Waninger Honored as Top Advisor by Forbes Magazine

    TELL CITY – J. Kevin Waninger, CFP, MBA, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Tell City, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes Magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism and success in the business.

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  • Local leaders evaluating and recording flood damages to seek federal aid


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – As flood waters continued to recede Friday, leaders from Perry County’s numerous affected communities were on hand at a meeting Friday spearheaded by State Rep. Steve Bartels and State Sen. Erin Houchin to discuss what aid may be available through federal funding. Perry County has already been declared a disaster emergency area earlier in the week by the governor.

  • Water search dispatched for local resident

    ROME – A search has been dispatched for a Perry County man who rescuers fear fell into the river from his kayak on Thursday.

    Sheriff Alan Malone said Scott Whitehead of rural Rome, told friends he planned to kayak in backwater in the area. His kayak was found in backwater Thursday afternoon. But Whitehead has not been seen. Indiana conservation officers are assisting with the search, which lasted several hours Thursday and is  resumed Friday.

    Whitehead is a cattleman and farmer who lives in the area.

  • Neighbor terrorizes family on Lily Road



    PERRY COUNTY – A rural Perry County family endured what would have passed for a scene in a horror movie Feb. 24 after a neighbor allegedly barged into their home, began throwing furniture and attacked four people inside before police officers racing to the scene finally arrived and arrested him.

    Police have charged Matthew S. Fortwendel, 44, with a host of charges, including burglary, criminal confinement, intimidation and strangulation.