Today's News

  • Wyandotte Caves reopen

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area in Crawford County re-opened Saturday as a way of celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks.

    A ceremony commemorating the grand re-opening included Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indiana State Parks director Dan Bortner and local lawmakers.

    Wyandotte Caves SRA is managed by nearby O’Bannon Woods State Park and is home to Little Wyandotte and Big Wyandotte caves.

  • A busy summer on the HNF




    Although summer temperatures have been hot, work involving management of the Hoosier National Forest has been going well.

    Annual breeding bird surveys were completed in June on the Hoosier under an agreement with Purdue University. About 500 selected plots were visited to document all birds seen or heard there. For the first time, survey sites include non-forested areas, such as grasslands and openings managed as early-successional habitats for wildlife. A few areas also include wetlands.

  • Cannelton schools deal with tax issues


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt reported the general fund did not receive any local tax revenue and Can-clay did not pay its property taxes in May.

    Sibbitt said he has been in contact with the treasurer’s office, which informed him the total amount Can-clay owes in property taxes is $637,862.84. Most of that amount would go to the schools, according to Sibbitt.

  • Killers’ lives don’t matter

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Like a lot of people, I stayed up late in front of my television Thursday night and early Friday watching the aftermath of the police shootings in Dallas.

    “Police shooting” in the context we normally  hear those words means an officer has shot someone. This time, snipers shot and killed five officers. Several others were injured.

  • Conference to promote positive girl power






    TELL CITY – It’s a slumber party, but one that can change lives.

    That’s one way Brandy Hopkins describes the teen girls conference she and a friend founded in 2009. Named GC3 – the acronym stands for Girls: Chosen, Called and Confident – the program will come to Tell City July 29-30 and will be held at Community Christian Church.

  • Donations sought to safeguard city lions






    TELL CITY – Tell City’s century-old Venetian lions may soon get a needed facelift.

    The pair of lions, sculpted in 1907, are in desperate need of repair, Councilman Chris Cail told city leaders Tuesday. He asked that a fund be set up to accept donations for their repair.

  • Fun at the fair
  • Painting soon to begin on Cannelton bridge


    Staff Writer




    CANNELTON – Drivers crossing the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge over the Ohio River between Cannelton and Hawesville may have noticed the free flowing traffic as of late. There are no traffic signals – other than those at either end of the span – barricades or road crews.

  • Title with Warriors won’t mean as much for Durant as one with OKC would have

    A team wins the NBA title one year and wins a league-record 73 games the next season and makes it back to the playoff finals but falls just short in a seven-game series.
    Obviously that team needs major help, so it goes out and signs a free agent who is a former league Most Valuable Player and four-time league scoring champion.
    That scenario may sound implausible, but that is exactly what the Golden State Warriors did in acquiring Kevin Durant this week.

  • Tell City’s age-9-10 all-stars advance to Cal Ripken state

    LACONIA—Tell City scored 27 runs in its first two district tourney bracket games last weekend to advance to the age-10-and-under Cal Ripken Baseball state tourney.