Today's News

  • Police dog to get help keeping cool in summer

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police dog Erik has a new best friend – a device that will help ensure his patrol vehicle doesn’t get too hot while he waits for his human.

    Cannelton Patrolman and canine handler Micah Jackson said he could be away from his vehicle while working a call, and his drug-detecting companion can be left inside. It’s not unusual for a police car’s air conditioning to stop working, the officer explained. 

  • Dream ride

    Remember your first bike ride? Chase Hampton will likely never forget his ... or the community support that allowed him to climb aboard a custom-designed shiny trike Sunday. 

  • Carter tells commissioners county needs more officers

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – People from outside Perry County could see current federal-budget problems as a “green light” to begin moving in to make methamphetamine, the county commissioners heard in a regular meeting April 1.

  • Evans to lead PCDC efforts

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp., Perry County’s economic development agency, announced this week the hiring of Alvin C. Evans as its new president and chief executive officer.

  • TC schools to advance e-learning


    TELL CITY – E-learning will become an everyday experience for Tell City Junior-Senior High School students, who will explore, create and share knowledge from new laptop computers their school will provide to them this fall. 

    Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board agreed April 9 to a technology proposal developed over the past year and presented by several school staff.

  • Peacock Children’s Theatre to present ‘Stop the Presses’

    MARENGO – Peacock Children’s Theatre Inc., a Southern Indiana Regional Theatre that provides entertainment, education and fun for children and families in southern Indiana, will present an old fashioned melodrama “Stop the Presses!” written by Tim Kelly for elementary students and adults to enjoy.

    A cast of 12 plus extras stars in this melodrama that takes place in the Colorado Clarion News Paper office in the town of Four Corners, Colo., where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet.

  • Local students serve as pages

    PERRY COUNTY – Emma Kohnert and Amy Hackbarth recently served as Indiana House Pages during the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

    The Indiana House of Representatives offers an unparalleled opportunity for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse and experience a full day of legislative activity.
    Pages are able to see how the state legislature works firsthand in a behind-the-scenes tour. They get to work alongside legislators, legislative assistants and interns.

  • Annual Trike-athon winners

    Stepping Stones Preschool collected $2,100 for the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital during its annual Trike-athon recently. The top two fundraisers in the school, Aiden Duncan and Frankie Faust, earned new bikes and helmets for their efforts. The bikes and helmets were donated by Waupaca.

  • Spring open house at South Perry Head Start set for April 25

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start is currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.
    Any interested family or community member is invited to attend an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Head Start Center, at the corner of 19th and Tell streets in Tell City.
    Parents and guardians may complete enrollment information for children during the open house, visit classrooms, talk with teachers and learn more about Head Start.

  • Rome Dogwood Fest plans announced

    ROME – The annual Rome Dogwood Festival will kick off April 28 at the old courthouse in Rome.
    Fried-chicken dinners will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Meals will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.