Today's News

  • Improving public safety requires cooperation

    It wasn’t much of a shock to hear more than one county council member say during their Thursday regular session that their plans for public safety tax money is prioritized. The acknowledgments came amid a heated discussion that ensued with crews that staff local fire departments, ambulances and first responders after the council decided to earmark nearly $75,000 for a new sheriff’s deputy, patrol, jail officer and the associated benefits for the employees.

  • Couple with Tell City ties ordained Sunday

    TELL CITY – Jason Lindsey and wife Tracy Lindsey both formerly of Tell City were ordained Sunday morning at Gateway Ministries in Paoli. Mr. Lindsey and his wife will be pastoring at “Love Never Fails Outreach Ministry” in downtown French Lick. Love Never Fails Outreach is a full gospel ministry focusing on recovery and restoration through relationship with Jesus Christ. 

    They have dedicated themselves to giving back to area communities by reaching out to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and restoring lives.

  • Cannelton grad earns degree from Hanover

    CANNELTON – On the afternoon of May 28, 2016, Gary Biever was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College. A 2012 graduate of Cannelton High School, Gary majored in philosophy served as an at-large representative of the class of 2016 in the student senate, president of the Hanover College pep band, vice president of the Hanover ballroom dance association, participated in interviews for vice president and dean of students position and worked with a committee overseeing a distribution of fees to student organizations.

  • Garrett-Herzog

    Jaci Michelle Garrett and Ethan Dean Herzog plan to marry Saturday, July 30, at 3 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Cannelton.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Brian and Mikki Garrett of Cannelton. The future groom is the son of Chris and Karen Herzog of Cannelton. Jaci is a graduate of Cannelton High School and the University of Southern Indiana. She is employed at Cannelton City Schools as a sixth-grade teacher.

  • Cleaning up
  • County animal control plan needs city help


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Future plans for an animal control officer may rest with cooperation from the municipalities. The Perry County Council told local Humane Society Director Jim Carter they would not back any plan to hire an officer without contributions from  the incorporated communities of Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    That was not welcomed news to Carter, who told the council at their regular meeting Thursday that they could employ someone for a fraction of the previously budgeted cost.

  • Lincoln curtain call nears


    TELL CITY – Dress rehearsals are set for this week as “Here I Grew Up,” the locally produced play based upon the life of Abraham Lincoln’s time in southern Indiana, prepares for its debut.

    The first show will begin at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School and will be performed by area actors. Additional shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday’s matinée is planned for 2 p.m.

  • Getting to the core of Schweizer Fest
  • Big turnout sought for Tuesday’s Night Out

    Police agencies plan food, games, demonstrations in Hagedorn Park

    TELL CITY – An evening of fun, food and learning will reinforce the goodwill that already exists between local law enforcement agencies and the community. That’s the hope of organizers of Tuesday evening’s National Night Out celebration.

    Activities are set for 5 to 8 p.m. in Tell City’s Hagedorn Park.

  • County to get additional sheriff’s deputy


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “Does the public get a chance for discussion before this gets passed,” a voice from the galley rang out during Thursday’s county council meeting. That was in response to an impending vote that would see more than $75,000 from the county’s new local-option public-safety tax fund used to pay for a new sheriff’s deputy, jailer, patrol car and associated employee benefits.

    It was the council’s first disbursement from the recently created account.