Today's News

  • Southridge turns Tell City’s fumbles into touchdowns

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Southridge converted three Tell City fumbles into 21 points and defeated the Marksmen 49-7 in sectional football first-round action Friday.

  • Linton’s versatility too much for PC

    Sports Editor

    LINTON—Perry Central achieved some of its defensive goals but Linton-Stockton used its variety of weapons to beat the Commodores 48-7 in first-round football sectional action Friday.

  • COLUMN: Hunting is not the issue

    By GLENN MARKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    I’m writing this because of the article that Mr. Robinson wrote in a national magazine, the American Cooner. I would like to first say I never met this man in my life, so how can he say such outlandish things like I’m against hunting?

    I am not against hunting. I know many people who hunt and I have family members who hunt. I know hunting is a natural order in life and if we didn’t hunt, this world would be overpopulated with animals we would not know what to do with.

  • COLUMN: Why I am back in Perry County

    By PHIL WITTMER, Guest Columnist

    After leaving Tell City and Perry County for the most part in 1963, and moving 300 miles away in 1966, people often ask me why I returned.

    As a matter of fact, I actually ask myself that question occasionally. So, you may ask: “why not Florida, or the Carolinas or south Texas?”  Looking back, like many folks, my wife, Jeanne, and I did have several Southern tier states picked out for possible candidates when we decided to hang up our shingles.

  • EDITORIAL: We’re proud to have ACLU representative in Perry County

    We are pleased by the news that one of Perry County’s own has been appointed to the board of directors for the ACLU of Indiana.

    As the News reported Thursday, Chris Coyle, a graduate of Tell City High School and former Perry County paramedic, considers his appointment an honor. We understand him feeling that way, and believe the honor is not his alone. It’s a “local man does good (for a whole lot of other people)” kind of story that seems to say something good about our community.

  • Hydrant flushing begins today in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants today, Monday, along Fourth Street near the floodwall. Work will move eastward.

  • Water association announces new meter rule

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective May 1, 2012, all Troy Township Water Association water users must have individual water meters for each individual home or campsite.

    Violations will result in disconnection of water service immediately.
    Questions may be addressed in writing to the association or by attending a monthly board meeting.

    The meetings are held at Zeke Ransom Excavating, 6028 Scotch Pine Road, the Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

    The mailing address is TTWA, P.O. Box 125, Cannelton, IN 47520.

  • County zoning groups meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday in back-to-back meetings.

    The appeals board will convene at 5:45 p.m. in the commissioners room in the courthouse. The planning commission will meet at 6.

    The two groups are expected to discuss personnel changes made by the county council, hear an update on a revised zoning ordinance and examine a list of members whose terms of office expire at the end of the year.

    Both meetings are open to the public.

  • Change of look

    Workers from Sign Art of Charlotte, N.C. prepare to mount a new sign atop a pole at the Fifth Third Bank on Indiana 66 in Tell City Friday morning. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • 21st Witches Walk coming Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.        

    On that Friday evening, children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.