Today's News

  • Port officials happy about logistics-summit attendance

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Alvin Evans said a Perry County Port Authority presence at a recent marketing and logistics summit was very beneficial and he recommended doing it again.

  • Local veterans need drivers

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are greatly needed to drive a Disabled American Veterans van “one or two times per month or as available and willing,” according to Wayne Hubert.

    The county’s veterans services officer said drivers are needed to take people to appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a New Albany clinic and a hospital in Louisville, Ky. The time for each trip normally doesn’t exceed six hours.

    No chauffeur’s license is required but volunteers must pass a Veterans Affairs physical, Hubert added.

  • Retiring electric-department chief earns statewide honor

    TELL CITY – Marlow Smethurst, who will step down next month as superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department, was honored recently with a statewide electric-utility group’s most prestigious award.

    Smethurst received the Indiana Municipal Electric Association’s Frank R. Rudolph Award at the association’s annual fall conference and awards banquet in Mishawaka.

  • Don’t forget to pay your fall tax bill

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes is Monday (today).

    Any payments received after today will be subject to a penalty. The Perry County treasurer’s office will be open until 6 p.m. this evening for last-minute taxpayers. All mailed payments must be postmarked today in order to keep from being charged a late penalty. Payments can also be made at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and German American Bank. Payments can also be placed in a drop box in front of the courthouse before 6 p.m.

  • Veterans Day activities planned

    Editor's note: Today's print edition includes an eight-page special section honoring local veterans. To see photos submitted by them or their families, scroll down on this page to find the e-edition link that appears as a picture of our front page. Click on it, then type 16 in the page-number box (next to "/22") and hit "Enter."

    PERRY COUNTY – Several local observances are planned Tuesday to mark Veterans Day.

    Cannelton schools to honor veterans

  • New hospital on schedule for spring opening


    TELL CITY – Despite an occasionally wet fall, overall progress on completing the new Perry County Memorial Hospital remains on target for a spring 2015 opening. The project is also under budget, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer said last month.

    “Thus far we’re very happy with the progress. We have a few months left of construction so things could change, but it’s going well,” Joe Stuber said.

  • Cannelton Junior-Senior High basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity
    25    Fox Creek    T       6:00
    29    Tell City    H    6:00
    05    Perry Central    T    6:00
    06    Lighthouse Christian    T    7:30
    13    Springs Valley    T    5:00
    20    Lanesville    H    5:00

  • Genet 2A South Coach of Year again

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—This year Perry Central’s volleyball team matched its school-record 27 wins from last season and added a sectional title and the team’s first regional title.
    So it was no surprise that the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association named Perry Central Coach Becky Genet the Class 2A Coach of the Year for the southern half of the state Sunday for the second year in a row.
    The coaching awards were voted on by a panel of volleyball coaches from throughout the state.

  • Brown makes All-PAC again

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City senior Elliott Brown was one of five repeat selections on the All-PAC football team selected by conference coaches Monday.
    Last year Brown shared the conference Most Valuable Player award with Gibson Southern quarterback Nick Sellers.
    But Sellers won the MVP award by himself this year, as Tell City’s conference record was not as good as last year and Brown’s individual statistics were not quite as good as last year because opposing defenses keyed on him even more heavily this year.

  • Celebrate Recovery Ministry meets Sundays

    TELL CITY – The Tell City First United Methodist church offers Celebrate Recovery Ministry to the community.

    The group meets every Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. in the social hall at the church.

    “Celebrate Recovery is for anyone who is struggling with the bondage of alcohol and drugs, but it is also for anyone wrestling with depression, overeating or anything that holds one hostage from the freedom and joy Christ offers us all,” said church leaders.