Today's News

  • Fatal fire remains under investigation


    TOBINSPORT – Three days after a fatal house fire in Tobinsport, little information was available about what may have caused the blaze that claimed the life of a 44-year-old father.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said Daniel H. Stilwell, 44, of Tobinsport, died when flames tore through his home along Indiana 166. Tell City Police Department dispatchers received a call around 5 a.m. from Breckinridge County, Ky., authorities, reporting that flames could be seen in Tobinsport.

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  • COLUMN: Hoosier teens need summer jobs

    Indiana Youth Institute

    While the nation’s job market is slowly warming up, the summer months might not be so hot for teen employment.

    The last 12 months saw the country’s unemployment rate drop from 9 percent to 8.3 percent, while Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent.

  • COLUMN: My vision for 7th Street


    As a kid, I remember two distinct smells emanating from Tell City’s downtown. The first was the smell of wood and lacquer from Tell City Chair Co. The second was at Tell City Feed and Grain, where the odor of grain and soybean mill wafted over the area.

  • EDITORIAL: Supporting Cannelton is supporting Perry County

    At their April 2 city meetings, Cannelton officials made several decisions and took some steps to help better their community. Several residents of Cannelton were there to lend their support.

  • National Players to perform Shakespeare, Steinbeck plays

    FERDINAND – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays on April 20-21.

    On Friday, April 20, the actors will perform William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” On Saturday, April 21, the performance will be “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Both performances are free, but reservations are recommended.

  • Band boosters seek auction items for annul fundraiser set for April 21

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fund-raising auction April 21.

    The boosters have been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and welcome items from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Anyone who has items to donate should call Selina Sims, auction chairwoman, at 547-2945 or 719-7232. Transportation of any donated items can be arranged.

  • County vacates Utah Road

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted unanimously to vacate Utah Road after learning a judge determined it does not serve as an access point into the Hoosier National Forest.

    The News reported July 19, 2010, that the commissioners denied a request from Kirk Morrison, whose property northwest of Magnet is split by the road. He wanted to open the land for recreational uses, but feared liability issues could arise for people using the road.

  • Perry Central Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – A playground triathlon, Zumba, yoga and line dancing are just a few of the more than 45 booths and activities at this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday.

    The free community event being held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital will also feature health screenings, health and safety booths and a free fiesta supper.

  • Four companies to ‘break out’

    EVANSVILLE – Four Indiana companies have been selected to participate in a second BreakOut Program offered through the University of Southern Indiana’s Division of Outreach and Engagement and the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Funded through a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office, the program will provide high-level resources to help the companies build on their successes and ‘break out’ to the next level.