Today's News

  • Promotions announced for two TC officers

    TELL CITY – Two Tell City Police Department officers were promoted last week. Police Chief Derrick Lawalin appointed Detective Roger Smith to serve as lieutenant and Patrolman Jason Shadwick to serve as sergeant.

  • Celebrity Sightings
  • The 1945 murder that wasn’t




    George Ellis was dead.

    Everyone knew it.

    The 14-year-old farmhand, missing for more than a year, had been done in. That was clear, even though there was no body. But all of the signs of a murder were there, a late-night fight, missing money and an angry employer with the means and motive.

    It was a murder mystery on the minds and lips of many living in Perry County 70 years ago.

  • Thank you, Perry County’s corrections officers

    National Correctional Officers Week has special meaning in Perry County. Hundreds of people are employed as either correctional officers or in related fields of corrections work. Many of them work at the Branchville Correctional Facility, which has long been a leading employer within our county.

    Other corrections workers are employed at the Perry County Detention Center.

    All of them deserve our thanks.

  • Bicentennial preparations

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It’s time to start giving serious thought to how you will mark Indiana’s bicentennial this year. A lot of activities are already planned locally and more will take shape in coming weeks. There are also ways you can get involved right now in your flower garden and along sidewalks.

  • When is enough, enough?




    The city’s annexation of 1,776 acres and 157 homes is going on its third year. Since that time, we, the remonstrators, have obtained enough signatures to fight this.

    Many of these signatures were kicked out for ridiculous reasons. No middle initial, putting in a middle initial, abbreviating William to Wm., which the judge did with his signature on court documents. We have court cases, which are included at the end of this letter, proving our signatures are acceptable.

  • Panic after the disco
  • Library updates wireless Internet to accommodate students


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library now has upgraded its wireless internet system to better accommodate devices issued by area high schools.

    Library Director John Mundy said there used to be an issue with school-issued computers using the library’s Wi-Fi because of a splash page that ultimately would not allow some devices to connect.

  • Arnold resigns as Tell City basketball coach

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Greg Arnold has resigned as Tell City’s boys basketball coach, Principal Brad Ramsey confirmed Thursday.
    Arnold could not be reached for comment but Ramsey said, “He told his boys yesterday and he has submitted his letter to (Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent John) Scioldo.”
    Asked his timetable for hiring Arnold’s successor, Ramsey said, “Obviously the sooner, the better” so he could run his own summer program with the team.

  • Kentucky man charged with shooting at car

    TELL CITY – A Lewisport, Ky., man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly firing a shotgun into a car last week.

    According to Tell City Police Detective Roger Smith, Derrick A. Ingham, 25, was arrested Thursday on two counts each of attempted battery by a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. He also faces a charge of shooting a firearm from a public roadway and criminal mischief.