Today's News

  • Corydon gets hot to beat Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Corydon’s hot three-point shooting and Perry Central’s 24 turnovers were main factors in Corydon’s 50-39 girls basketball victory Tuesday.
    Perry Central did not shoot well overall, hitting 28.3 percent from the field - including 0 for 9 from three-point range - and missing 12 of 21 free throws.
    But the Commodores played a scrappy game with strong defense.
    They held Corydon scoreless for nearly five minutes before Madison Engleman hit a layup in transition.

  • EMS station ribbon-cutting Monday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will host a ribbon-cutting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the North Emergency Medical Services Station. The event will celebrate efforts by the hospital and community to equip and staff a second EMS station in the county. Refreshments will be served.

    The station is located at 17115 State Road 37, Leopold. Reservations may be made to Laura Schilling at (812) 547-0248 or Brian Minton at (812) 547-0191.

  • Cell tower proposed for Tell City, hearing today

    TELL CITY –  A hearing this evening will take up the issue of a cell phone tower proposed for Sixth and Lafayette streets in Tell City.

    The Tell City Technical Advisory Committee made a favorable recommendation at its Sept. 28 meeting and a public hearing before the Tell City Plan Commission is set for 6:30 p.m. this evening. The public hearing will be held in the upstairs meeting room at City Hall.

    According to the cell tower’s development plan, the tower will be on leased land and will be 290-feet tall with a 5-foot lightning rod.

  • Local Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

    TELL CITY – “I am once again in need of your help,” Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army says. As in past years, Roccia is in need of volunteer bell ringers. “Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club, or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season,” he said.

  • Ken Mulzer Jr. joins German

    JASPER – German American announces that Ken Mulzer Jr., president of Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., has joined Peter Ariens, Zach Bawel, Matt Eckert and corporate board member, Ray Snowden, to serve on the company’s Region Advisory Board for the Dubois, Perry and Spencer County markets.

    German American’s Region Advisory Board provides general business counsel to the local corporate management of the German American team. 

  • County leery of getting involved in boundary dispute


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Differences in opinion over how the law identifies maintained county roads and abandoned township roads have landowners locked in a feud with little resolve likely.

  • Trump easily carries Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana was one of the first states in the nation called for Donald Trump and Perry County voters, though small in number compared with statewide results, helped the Republican on his way to victory.

    Trump won all 21 county precincts Tuesday and received 4,556 votes for 56.3 percent of the total. Democrat Hillary Clinton took 3,062 votes and the county gave Libertarian Gary Johnson 407 votes.

    Perry County has given support to Republican presidential candidates in the past but few have garnered as high a percentage or won so many precincts.

  • Amos, Goodson keep seats


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With much of the nation glued to the race for president by social media and television, Perry Countians filled the courthouse Tuesday to learn who would lead locally on the board of commissioners and county council.

  • Lewis and Glenna Carrett

    The Rev. Lewis “Clettes” Garrett and Glenna (Taylor) Garrett of Hawesville, Ky., formerly of Fentress County, Tenn. will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 17.

    They were married in Jamestown, Tenn. Nov. 17, 1951, by the late Brother Willie F. Wright.

    Rev. Garrett organized Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church in December 1963 and has been the pastor for 53 consecutive years. Pastor Garrett never accepted a salary. He also worked at public works. He retired from National Southwire Aluminum in January 1991.

  • Tell City Christmas Parade Dec. 3

    TELL CITY – Entries are now being accepted for Tell City’s Christmas parade, set for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m.. Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. in the student parking lot at Tell City High School. Trophies will be awarded for best for-profit entry, best religious entry, best nonprofit entry, best overall entry and best youth entry.

    Christmas in the Park activities are planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Watch for details.

    For more information or to enter the parade, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (812) 547-7933.