Today's News

  • Perry County Community Foundation announces scholarships

    Sydney Goffinet is the recipient of the Branchville Correctional Facility Memorial Scholarship, a $990 scholarship administered through the Perry County Community Foundation.

    The scholarship was created by the Branchville Correctional Facility and is awarded each year to a Branchville employee or their dependents.

    Sydney was one of 33 students who were awarded a scholarship through a fund of the foundation. Each scholarship fund has its own unique student eligibility and selection criteria, which was created by the fund founder.

  • Ivory apocalypse: Market needs more product

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    As an American, I have only seen elephants at the usual places and never knowingly held a piece of ivory in my hand. Honestly, it’s not a top-of-mind topic for me. So, maybe, I’m out of touch with the fever-pitch necessity surrounding crushing theme behind the eradication of the ivory trade.

    “We’re not only crushing ivory, we’re crushing the ivory market.” U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said during a recent demonstration.

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  • Suspect in Evansville car theft captured in Tell City




    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly stole a car overnight in Evansville was captured in Tell City early Monday morning.

  • 4-H’ers bring home the eggs and the bacon
  • City council mulls Hafele Park future


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Playground equipment at Hafele Park may soon be moved or permanently done away with all together. The council cited a need to make a decision on the front in order to comply with requirements under their liability insurance.

  • Engineer sought for armory upgrades


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  The Perry County Redevelopment Commission could soon apply tax-increment-finance money to renovate the former armory. With about $150,000 collected annually in TIF revenue, the board discussed during their July 10 regular meeting what steps they need to take to begin construction.

  • Community Events; July 16

    Book sale at library July 22-24


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will hold a large book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 through Friday, July 24. The sale will take place in the bookmobile garage located behind the library.


    Sportsman club to host euchre tourney July 25


  • Turner completes basic Air Force training in Texas

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Trevor A. Turner recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

    Turner completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Reunions; July 16

    Esarey – Saalman reunion Aug. 9


    LEOPOLD – The Esarey-Saalman family will gather for a reunion following church service Sunday, Aug. 9, at Leopold Hall. The event will begin about 11:30 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

    Attendees are asked to take pictures along and also a covered dish for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

    For more information, call Jane Flamion at (812) 843-5167 or Clark Esarey at (217) 652-0521.


    TCHS Class of 1960 reunion Aug. 7