Today's News

  • Officials approve jail bills

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority voted at a Sept. 10 meeting to approve $8,534.33 in jail-construction bills.

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut said an invoice for $375.30 from the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis was for applications the company filled out to obtain rebates related to the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system for the new facility.

  • Library expands genealogy resources, adopts 2015 budget

    Feature Writer

  • TC director feels confident about band before regional

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Saturday’s show by the Tell City Marching Marksmen went “pretty well,” Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday.

    Only they and North Posey competed in Class D at the Mt. Vernon Marching Band Classic, and the other school beat them by just over five points, according to information posted at indianamarching.com.

  • PC band leader: We have a chance at regional contest

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned a gold rating in Indiana State School Marching Association Class D preliminary competition at Jasper High School Saturday.

    The gold rating “was our goal, so we achieved that,” Band Director Andrea Clark said Wednesday.

    “We improved by 11 points from the week before, so that was very good,” she added. Comments from judges were similar to those she’s been hearing the whole season, she said.

  • No foul play suspected in jail death


    TELL CITY – The death early Thursday of a 34-year-old woman found in her cell at the Perry County Detention Center is under investigation by the county coroner’s office and Indiana State Police.

    Whitney Nicole Turner, 34, of Tell City was found unresponsive on the floor of her cell at 12:59 a.m., Sheriff Lee Chestnut told the News.

    Perry County EMS was notified and first aid was given but Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Driver charged with causing crash that killed Tell City woman

    Editor's note: The address for the woman killed in the accident described here was initially reported by police and, subsequently, the News, as being in Cannelton. It has been corrected here.

    DUBOIS COUNTY – The driver police said is responsible for an accident that claimed the life last month of a Tell City woman and seriously injured a Ferdinand woman was arrested this week.

  • Officials join in museum planning-grant application

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners and other officials expressed support Oct. 6 for efforts to secure a planning grant for the Perry County Museum in Cannelton.

  • Western gunfight adds bang to Heritage Fest
  • Shubael Little events to close out fall tour


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Hoosier Heritage Fall tour will conclude this weekend with miles of bargains and a good dose of pioneer history.

    Route 66 yard sales Friday and Saturday and an open house at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village Saturday and Sunday will close a schedule of community festivals that began early in the month.

  • Patriots oust Tell City

    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City played strong defense in the second half but continued to be plagued by a lack of offense in a 5-0 first-round boys soccer sectional loss to Heritage Hills Wednesday.
     Heritage Hills scored its first goal just 2:11 into the game and added four more in the next 18 1/2 minutes.
    But Tell City shut the Patriots out for the last 59:28 of the game.
    Despite the Patriots’ early scoring, Tell City goalie Whitaker Lyons made six nice saves in the first half.