Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Do you support the use of EDIT funds as described in our lead story to back construction of a visitors and event center?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: Vaccines make lifelong impacts on health of children

    Guest Columnists

    Parents invest a lot of money and time each year ensuring their infants have the best tools to grow, learn and become strong and successful adults. Yet almost 30 percent of parents have not given their child one of the most important tools of them all to ensure a long, healthy and happy life: their complete set of immunizations.

  • COLUMN: Bountiful spring for bees


    It’s been a bumper year for honeybees, at least if the number of bee swarms reported over the past several weeks is any indication.

    More than a dozen swarms have been reported and local beekeepers have worked hard to help by gathering in swarms and providing them new homes.

  • EDITORIAL: Help county officials comply with disabilities act

    The underlying goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act was to ensure people whose ability to move about is limited would enjoy many of the liberties guaranteed to everyone else.

    It looked good on paper, and to a large degree that’s where it remained.

    A report issued in 2009 contained a foreword by Attorney General Janet Reno celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “The ADA is making the dream of access a reality,” she wrote.

  • Poster contest deadline Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is conducting a poster contest to promote awareness about drug and alcohol abuse.

    Open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grade, the contest began April 18 and will end May 18. Letters were sent to Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton schools with the official rules to begin the contest.

  • Kids free fishing derby Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest is sponsoring the 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby Saturday. The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under.

    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be two fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.

  • Power of Youth honors members, awards grant to JA

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council held its end-of-year celebration May 6 during which the group inducted new members and disbursed a $4,000 grant.

    The Perry County Power of Youth Council is selected from 10th- , 11th- and 12th-graders from the three Perry County schools. Members are selected based on their applications. No more than nine from each school are selected.

  • ADA plan available for review here, in courthouse

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A draft grievance policy and procedure intended to bring the county into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act was provided to the county commissioners at their regular meeting May 7.

    As the News reported March 19, the Federal Highway Administration is requiring communities across the nation to develop policies for dealing with complaints that they don’t comply with the act.

  • Rome playground could be ready by Memorial Day

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A new playground is nearly ready to use and the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department continues to make plans for a 5-kilometer run.

    County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that gravel and mulch is all that is needed for the recently installed playground equipment at Wilkerson’s County Park in Rome to be ready to use.

  • Further revisions made to jail plans

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A design-development presentation by an Indianapolis architectural firm at a May 7 county-commissioners meeting moved the county another step closer to building a new jail just south of the courthouse.