Today's News

  • Get serious about wage gap

    This editorial first appeared in the South Bend Tribune.


    State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, has been proposing an equal pay bill for 20 years, so it’s not surprising the Hammond Democrat is trying again this session.

    This time there is bipartisan support for the measure. Two Republicans, Sen. Vaneta Becker, who represents portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in southern Indiana, and Rep. Julie Olthoff, of Crown Point, have signed on as co-sponsors.

  • Closing the dyslexia gap

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Studies estimate that approximately 20 percent of the population is affected at some level with dyslexia. Chances are, you may have a child with this learning disability, or know someone who does.

  • Groundhog Day betting


    Phil Junker

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s Note: Phil Junker is a retired outdoors writer who wrote this column a few years ago about Groundhog Day. The annual observance falls this Friday.


    If you have a coin in your pocket, you have a predictor of spring about as accurate as Friday’s observance of the ground, which is looked upon for a forecast each Feb. 2.

  • Indy national landmark great way to honor RFK

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and several new books and newspaper and magazine articles have already appeared to reflect that fact.

    We think one of the best ways to honor both men was proposed last week by three Indiana congressmen, Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young and Rep. Andre Carson.

  • Chamber member breakfast March 1

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all members of the Chamber to a networking event sponsored by Old National Bank of Tell City.

    The breakfast will take place March 1 in the event room at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St., beginning promptly at 7:30am. The planned speaker is Mr. Neal Stahly. There will be no fee for this event for chamber members.

    If planning to attend, RSVP for this event, do so before Feb. 19 by contacting Wendi Rich, Chamber Director at (812) 547-2385 or email at chamber@pickperry.com.

  • Meet the new Perry County Memorial Hospital staffers

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the public and local businesses to attend a reception that will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at The Tell City Clinic, located at 109 East Hwy. 66, Tell City.

    The open house will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a chamber ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at 5:30 p.m. Join in welcoming the following new providers: Dr. Glenn Sherman, family medicine; Dr. Leslie Schwindel, orthopedic surgeon; Dr. Sheila Hockman OBGYN and Linda Tucker FNP-C

  • Ribbon cutting, open house Wednesday for New Directions Health and Fitness Club

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting and open house event Wednesday for New Directions Health and Fitness.

    The open house will be conducted with tours and promotions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The chamber ribbon cutting event will take place at noon in honor of the new owners, Angie and Eric Foury. There will be prize drawings and specials during the grand opening.

  • Cannelton Elementary honor rolls

    First Semester


    First Grade: Honor Roll – Gavin Powers, Caiden Thompson, Kandace Little

    Distinguished Honor Roll – McKenzie Bolin, Tyler Coon, Gavin Fuqua, Serenity Miles, Jeryn Powers

    Second Grade: Honorable Mention – Arianna Hulse, Parker Joyal

    Honor Roll – Jaicey Salmon

    Distinguished Honor Roll – Brooke Evans, EJ Holman, Kyla Little, Caitlyn Embry

  • Community Events; Jan. 29

    Knights serving breakfast Feb. 11


    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Cost is $7. The public is welcome.


    Troy water hearing Feb. 7


    TROY – The Troy Town Board will host a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fire Department. The Troy Fire Department is located at 330 Harrison St. in Troy.

  • Lenten breakfast series will begin next month

    First Lenten breakfast at Cannelton UMC


    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17.

    The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 7:50 a.m.

    Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.