Today's News

  • COLUMN: Answer easy to ‘Why here?’

    By KASSI HENNING HARPENAU, Guest Columnist

    When people ask me, “Why Perry County?” the answer is easy, because it’s my home!

    I have lived in Perry County since I was 3 years old and I loved every minute of growing up here. I have fond memories of playing softball games, wading in Windy Creek, picnicking at the local parks, going for bike rides around town, swimming at JFK Pool, Girl Scout camp at Camp Koch, and many more!

  • COLUMN: Richard Antrim - Hoosier Hero

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

  • EDITORIAL: Downtown offers a lot; input could improve it further

    Recently, a committee working to better downtown Tell City asked for the public’s opinion about ways to make our Main Street more attractive to tourists and to our residents, as well. And it was good to see the community respond. The ideas and suggestions that were given to the committee members were published in the May 23 issue of The News.

  • Indiana 66 to be closed in Crawford County

    MARENGO – The Indiana Department of Transportation said a portion of Indiana 66 in Crawford County will close today.

    Railroad crews were to close it between the junctions of Interstate 64 and Indiana 64 for repairs to the crossing.

    Crews were to begin work at approximately 12 p.m. and re-open the road by 12 p.m. Wednesday.   

  • School officials plan meeting Tuesday to discuss ISTEP exam scores

    CANNELTON – Cannelton elementary officials will release scores from spring Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams at an informational meeting for parents Tuesday.

    The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Myers Grade School cafeteria.

    Results will be handed out for students who were enrolled in third, fourth and fifth grades. People who would like their children’s scores but who cannot attend the meeting can call 547-4126 to obtain them.

  • Copper theft launches hunt for fleeing man

    TELL CITY — A man suspected of stealing copper from ThyssenKrupp Waupaca triggered a brief manhunt June 11.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Jason Shadwick received a call that evening that Jeremy B. Kirkman, an employee of WGS working at the local foundry, reported for work when he was not scheduled and was confronted by a supervisor.

    A short time later, Shadwick was told that copper was hidden in a bag in Kirkman’s possession. Kirkman fled into nearby woods when confronted by Shadwick.

  • Bridge jumpers may land in hot water

    PERRY COUNTY — Jumping from local bridges will soon land summertime thrill-seekers in hot water.

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut said last week he and department deputies will begin writing citations to people caught jumping from bridges on state and county roads. The practice has been common for decades, especially at embayments near  Rocky Point. Deer Creek and other tributaries of the Ohio River offer relief from heat but it’s also illegal, Chestnut said.

  • Water-quality reports go out

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department is sending out its annual consumer-confidence reports this week, said Dale Poole, superintendent for the department.

    The report, which informs customers of the quality and status of city water, is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent to water customers each year. Any customer who doesn’t receive a copy of the report can get it at the Water Department office in City Hall.

  • Mother pleads for information about daughter missing 2 weeks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The mother of one of several people declared missing two weeks ago is “begging people to come up and admit they’ve seen her,” she said in a call to the News Friday morning.

  • Few attend meeting on proposed jail construction

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Only a handful of people attended a meeting Wednesday intended to provide the public information about a proposed new county jail.