Today's News

  • Library aims to safeguard finances


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – In efforts to secure its coffers, the Perry County Public Library Board of Trustees approved a materiality threshold of $500. This means if there is a discrepancy in funds valued at or above that amount, it must be reported to the State Board of Accounts, by a state requirement.

    Library Director John Mundy clarified overdue books do not count toward this threshold.

  • A trailing heart: Gagliardi finds new paths


    Staff Writer


    Rain has put a damper on many outdoor events. For some, they can brave through a shower or two, but there is a limit. Vince Gagliardi of Cannelton met his turning-back point during a recent hiking trip.

  • New abbot no stranger to leadership roles




    ST. MEINRAD – A monk who has held leadership posts in the monastery and seminary was elected archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in an election held Thursday morning.

    The Rev. Kurt Stasiak OSB becomes the 10th abbot and seventh archabbot in the community’s 162-year history, succeeding Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, who announced in January that he would resign the position upon the new abbot’s election. DuVall had served as abbot since Dec. 31, 2004.

  • Drone views of Cannelton
  • Plans in place for TC spring cleanup




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set June 13-16 as the dates for the 2016 spring cleanup.

    Rules are similar to past years’ events. Postcards are being mailed to city residents and they list the specific dos and don’ts.

    Large items will be picked up with residents’ normal trash on the standard collection days.

  • Partners in Pride Honorees
  • Tell City seniors awarded scholarships

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School graduates who received scholarships and other academic honors were recognized during a ceremony Sunday, May 21, in the school auditorium.

    Students earned scholarships with a combined value of nearly $1.5 million.

    Awards are listed by name, amount (when given) and recipient.


    Certificate of completion award, Tyler Baur.

    Hughes Owen Memorial Scholarship, Jarrett Hawhee and Gant Miller, $5,200 a year renewable for four years.

  • Lynch named Tell City basketball coach

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Matt Lynch, an assistant coach for New Albany the last six years, was named Tell City’s new boys basketball coach Thursday.
    Lynch, 26, is “wise beyond his age,” said Tell City Athletic Director John Atkins. “He got an early start so he’s been coaching longer (than most people his age).”

  • Steen makes all-conference; Perry Central 4th in PLAC

    FRENCH LICK—John Steen shot 87 to lead Perry Central to fourth place in the PLAC golf tourney Monday.
    Paoli won among six complete teams with 334 strokes, 14 ahead of runner-up Paoli. Perry Central shot 364.
    Steen, usually Perry Central’s third-best scorer, finished in a five-way tie for seventh in the tourney as he made all-conference.
    He improved his score by 34 strokes from last year.
    Other Commodore scorers were Zach James with 89, Nic Pierrard 80, and Coby Aders 98.
    Eric Schepers was the Commodores’ fifth man with 113.

  • Rebels’ defense derails Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – South Spencer outhit and outpitched Tell City in their Class 2A baseball sectional championship game Monday.
    But perhaps the biggest difference was the Rebels’ clutch defensive plays as they won 8-1 to repeat as sectional champions.
    Each team committed only one error, but the Rebels made some spectacular plays - especially on the infield.