Today's News

  • County’s healthcare claims on continued rise


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The soaring costs of healthcare coverage for workers employed by Perry County has the board of county commissioners looking for new ways to stitch their bleeding coffers and trim costs. Members met with prospective insurance brokers Tuesday during a nearly three-hour afternoon session to learn how the companies may combat the escalating prices.

  • Police: School threat not credible




    TELL CITY – A Snapchat message to a local student, vague in nature but potentially hinting at an act of school violence, prompted the closure of Tell City-Troy Township Schools on Monday. However, police said their fast-moving investigation turned up no credible threat to schools or students. As of Monday afternoon, police believe the Snapchat message, which contained the image of a gun, had originated in another country.

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  • The story of Tell City’s whistle concert

    Story By Kathy Finley


    Aug. 1, 1960, was a famous day in Tell City. The AP and the UPI wire services sent out a story and it was published all over the United States in far-distant cities.

    The army’s official publication, “The Stars and Stripes,” carried a lengthy article that was read by servicemen, including those serving in Korea and Cambodia. 

  • Wheatley graduates Marine training

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Pvt. First Class Steven E. Wheatley, 18, of Tell City graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp on Oct. 13 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Paris Island, S.C.

    While there, he successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training. Following 10 days at home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for two months of infantry battalion training, which will be followed by specialty school for military reconnaissance.

  • Simpson honored as Heisman ‘School Winner’

    TELL CITY – Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Leo Simpson, a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School as a School Winner. Leo plans to attend Purdue University and major in engineering and also pursue a graduate degree in computer science. He is the son of Kenneth and Sandra Simpson.

  • TC Fire Department to host Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY –  The Perry County Substance Abuse Council, along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Cannelton Police Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Memorial Hospital and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department.

    Here are several good reasons why the community needs to recycle prescription medications.

  • Charlie’s Auto Parts still in business after 50 years

    Story and Photos



    Charlie’s Auto Parts recently reached a milestone that few small businesses attain, especially one that has had the same proprietor for its entire existence.

    The store, owned by Charlie Etienne and located at 847 Seventh St., Tell City, celebrated 50 years in business Oct. 21.

    Etienne started the business in 1967 when he was 31 years old.

  • Wal-Mart giving away smoke detectors Saturday

    TELL CITY – In recognition of Fire Safety month, the Tell City Fire Department and Wal-Mart are teaming up this Saturday, Oct. 28, to give away 100 smoke detectors, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Tell City store.

    In 2016, Federal Emergency Management Agency reported 57 residential fire fatalities in the state of Indiana, many of which were related to unexpected or unintentional causes. Approximately 60 percent of residential fires with reported fatalities were from homes that did not have smoke detectors.

  • Winter Storytime begins Nov. 13

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library winter storytimes will run Nov. 13 through Dec. 15, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Register for Storytime by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661.  Storytime programs are as follows:

    Tuesday evenings, 6-7 p.m. – Tell City (3 years through 6 years)

    Wednesday mornings, 10 -10:30 a.m. – Tell City (birth through 2 years)

    Wednesday afternoons, 1- 2 p.m. –Cannelton (3 years through 6 years)