Today's News

  • COLUMN: An old-timer’s critique of books and tobacco

    Guest Columnist

    In this electronic day and age, we are inundated with highly technical critiques and comparisons of various electronic gadgets, such as smart phones, iPods, iPads and other works of wizardry. My beef is that they use language with which I am largely unfamiliar. Personally, I fear some of these technology writers may be suffering from a short circuit in their brain wiring.

  • EDITORIAL: New manned trips to the moon, Mars would be best tribute to Armstrong

    The recent death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, brings up the question of what would be the best way to honor his memory.

    One way we have immortalized some great men is declaring their birthday a national holiday. We have also declared the Monday closest to Oct. 12, the day Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World, a national holiday even though we now know some Viking explorers arrived in the Americas before he did.

  • Five added to reserve fire force in Tell City

    TELL CITY – At the recommendation of Fire Chief Greg Linne, the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has added five reserve firefighters to the department’s ranks.

    John Kleeman, Mark Lehmkuhler, Isaac Turner, Major Aishe and Brandon Berger recently completed their mandatory training held in the county this summer and obtained state certifications.

  • College 101 Workshop Sept. 27 at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School will host a College 101 Workshop at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the high-school library for students and parents in grades 11 and 12.

    A presentation will be given on the necessary steps needed for college, tips for scholarships and financial aid and more.

    After the presentation students will be invited to stay and work on applications, signing up for ACT/SAT tests and more.

  • Local firefighters receive DNR grants

    PERRY COUNTY – Rural and volunteer fire departments from 39 counties across Indiana, including two from Perry County, have been awarded more than $242,000 in volunteer fire assistance grants.

    Central Perry received $5,000 for wildland firefighting while the Rome Fire Department was awarded $655 for radios.

    The grants are administered by the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry’s Fire Control Headquarters and are made available through the Forest Service.

  • Some tax payments to require cash equivalent

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners amended an ordinance at their regular meeting Wednesday to make cash payments necessary for certain real-estate-tax transactions.

  • Cannelton stories, photos sought

    CANNELTON – As residents of Cannelton prepare for the 175th anniversary of their community, The News is gearing up to deliver a special section packed with information about the city, its history and its people.

    The News seeks old photographs, particularly family portraits, school photos and pictures of church events, such as confirmations and first communions, for the section.

  • Celebration to mark Leopold milestones


    LEOPOLD – While the city of Cannelton prepares to kick up its heels next month for a 175-year anniversary celebration, the smaller community of Leopold will honor the 175th milestone of the founding of its parish .... and the 50th anniversary of its volunteer fire department.

  • 4-footed feathery friend

    Scott Whitehead of Thrifty Road near Rome holds a four-legged chicken hatched at his farm approximately 50 days ago.

    He said most of a set of eggs had hatched and he wanted to get the chicks to some water because the weather was very hot. He found two of the eggs had not hatched, but were cracked. He put them in an incubator, and later found this chick had hatched out.

  • Republican leaders rally supporters at Troy picnic

    Staff Writer

    TROY – The Labor Day weekend kicked off the fall political campaign season locally Friday with nearly 500 in attendance at Mulzer Camp in Troy for the Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic.

    Gubernatorial hopeful, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, arrived with much fanfare. Onlookers cheered, waved banners and showed overwhelming support as he entered the campground via charter bus. As he addressed the crowd, Pence praised Republican Indiana leadership.