Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Monofill needed, but will it be inflicted on neighbors or quietly inserted?

    A monofill, defined as a landfill serving only one industry, may be inflicted upon or quietly inserted into a farming area in the center of the county.

  • Hanging by a line

    A tee-trimming crew nearly turned their truck over near the old Starlite Drive-In Thursday.

    The truck was traveling with its boom extended, police said, causing it to be top-heavy. It tipped and only the power line caught under the bucket kept it from overturning. The accident caused power outages in several areas.


  • Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awards grants totaling $22,779

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee has awarded grants totaling $22,779 that will aid education, prevention, school and law-enforcement programs across the county.

  • Bible school adventures

    Deer Creek Baptist Church’s annual summer vacation Bible School drew eager youngsters and volunteers. The six-day evening program included Bible stories, games and skits.

  • Author touts need for kids to be outdoors

    Managing Editor
    A lively blend of childhood recollections – hers and those of others – and research make Patty Goffinet’s book, “Go Outside and Play; Why Kids Don’t and Why They Should” a quick and entertaining read.

  • Firm hired to hunt tax-credit violators

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved a contract at their regular meeting June 20 with a company that will look for people illegally claiming homestead exemptions.

    The Indianapolis-based SRI Inc. has been handling tax and sheriff’s sales for several years and has also sold some surplus vehicles for local government units via online auctions.

  • Wrapping up a spirit-filled week

    Young members of First United Methodist Church and St. Paul Catholic Church enjoyed four days of fun last week during the congregations’ joint vacation Bible school.

    Activities included crafts – including miniature kites – games, singing and sharing of Bible stories. Thursday’s closing service at First United Methodist included songs students learned during the week. Churches across the county host Bible schools during the summer.


  • Questions surround teacher’s firing

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton teacher for whom students staged a protest May 7 was fired without comment during a regular school-board meeting June 14.

    “I recommend that the school board approve the written preliminary decision of Dr. Alva L. Sibbitt Jr. as interim principal of Cannelton Junior-Senior High School to cancel Michael D. Stenftenagel’s teaching contract effective immediately,” Sibbitt said when he reached a “personnel considerations” item on the agenda.

  • Death investigation under way in Perry County

    ST. CROIX – A Perry County man jailed on a battery charge in the death of his fiancée could face more serious criminal charges, up to murder, once an autopsy is conducted today.

    Indiana State Police and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department were called to a rural northern Perry County residence at 8:14 Sunday night after dispatchers received a call of a woman who had died.

  • Commodores rally to beat Wolfpack in bottom of 7th

    LEOPOLD—Dylan Seibert singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Perry Central edged Crawford County 19-18 in seventh grade baseball Wednesday.
    The seven-inning game lasted nearly four hours as it featured a lot of good hits, some bad errors, and nearly everything in between.
    Crawford County scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take an 18-16 lead.
    In the bottom of the inning Bailey Huff singled and Coby Aders was hit by a pitch to start the Commodores’ rally.