Today's News

  • Council mulls change in deputies’ retirement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Converting the Perry County Sheriff’s Department deputies from state’s Public Employees Retirement Plan to one geared specifically for law enforcement is gaining traction. Perry County is the last county in the state to shift from the non-PERF plan.

    While the county council didn’t give a go-ahead on the front, talks are continuing in that direction.

  • Hubert-Sims

    Heather Hubert of Bristow and Jacob Sims of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride is the daughter of Leonard and Melinda Hubert of Bristow. She is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Heather is currently a nurse for Wexford Health at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    The groom is the son of Nicole Sims of Tell City. He is a graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed at Best Home Furnishings.

  • Three join seminary’s Board of Overseers

    ST. MEINRAD – The Board of Overseers welcomes a new member, a returning member and an emeritus member to the advisory board for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    The board advises President-Rector Fr. Denis Robinson OSB on matters related to the school’s programs and performance and addresses strategic questions related to the future of the school. Each member serves a three-year term.

     Joining the board are Fr. Gary Kastl, Mary Schaffner and Charles Gardner.

  • Sharp-Zellers

    Ashley Caroline Sharp of Indianapolis and Dane William Zellers of Indianapolis were united in marriage during an outdoor ceremony on Saturday, June 10, 1017, at Chateau Pomije Winery in Guiford, Ind.

    Miss Sharp is the daughter of Frederick and Betty Sharp of Medina, Ohio. Mr. Zellers is the son of Denny and Carol Zellers of Cannelton.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dave Kulchar.

  • New Albany angler wins Rocky Point tourney

    CANNELTON – Todd Hensley of New Albany, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces. For his efforts, Hensley pocketed $3,842.

    Hensley said he spent the event flipping stumps along a 200- to 300-yard stretch in the back of a creek on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.

  • Family historian preparing for new book’s release




    A family chronicler putting the finishing touches to a new book listing the descendants of an early Perry County family is putting out a final call for updates and photos ahead of a December release.

  • Perry Central welcomes new staffers


    Staff Writer


    Several new faces will be seen at Perry Central Schools this semester. But they’re not  all students. The high school will welcome three new teachers as well as three at the elementary.


    Perry Central High School

    Mackenzie Petty, 24, will instruct 10th grade English and honors English classes, along with Advanced Placement literature courses for juniors and seniors. Aside from regular classroom duties, she will also oversee the literature club.

  • Who needs to step up?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    An interesting thing keeps happening to me. Every few days, someone – an acquaintance, a colleague, even a stranger on the street – approaches me. They ask some version of the same question: What can we do to pull ourselves out of this dark period?

  • Community Events; Aug. 31

    Skin care seminars scheduled


    TELL CITY – Skinsations Estheticians Salon and Boutique will host free skin care seminars with special speaker Irene Stuckey. Events will take place Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Skinsations’ 1218 Payne St. location. Seating is limited, and promoters ask that you RSVP if planning to attend.

    For more information, call (812) 547-5461.


    Pour Haus to host United Way open house


  • Church News; Aug. 31

    CCC banana split party Wednesday


    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church in Tell City will host its annual 50-foot banana split gathering Sept. 6. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the church at 821 10th St.

    Everyone is invited to join in this time of family fellowship.

    For more information contact Carrie Wright at cc_church@sbcglobal.net or phone (812) 619-6562


    Sisters’ retreat starts Sept. 8