Today's News

  • Actress with local ties to appear in “Criminal Minds”

    PERRY COUNTY – Lauren Albert, granddaughter of Perry County native Virginia Dulworth, will appear in an episode of Criminal Minds Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

    The episode is titled “If the Shoe Fits.” Albert has a brief speaking part near the start of the program.

    Albert is a 2013 graduate of Butler University, where she majored in theater. Albert moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in January where she has been busy with acting workshops, auditions, music videos and independent films.

  • Hospital auxiliary holiday bazaar Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. There will also be a silent auction.

  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Fest

    A court of elementary sweethearts and their attendants were on parade Thursday night in anticipation of announcement of the 69th annual Cannelton Fall Fest queen. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)




  • Five candidates running for three seats on Cannelton School Board


    CANNELTON – Voters in Cannelton Tuesday will choose from among five people who are running for three seats on the Cannelton City Schools Board. Incumbents Barbara Beard, James Lawson Jr. and Jerry Harris are seeking new four-year terms. Also running are Amanda Kennedy and Robert Olberding.

  • Wind Road to close next week for culvert project

    SIBERIA – A road in the northernmost reach of Perry County will close for several days next week for a culvert-replacement project.

    The Perry County highway department said Wind Road north of Indiana 62 near the Dubois County line will close Nov. 10. The road will be closed for three or four days.

  • Plans in place for Nov. 17 Perry County Purdue Extension Night

    LEOPOLD – Extension Night, sponsored by Purdue Extension-Perry County, offers a choice of three educational programs, election of new board members, and a meal Monday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central Community School.

    Participants can choose from one of three sessions to attend: “Holiday Eating-Healthy, Safe and Satisfying,” “New and Exciting Changes in 4-H” or “2014 Farm Bill.”

  • Cannelton teachers to get part of $3 million payout

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    CANNELTON – Each Cannelton teacher will get a share of $30 million distributed to school systems statewide, Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt told the News.

  • Public input sought for Hoosier National Forest road study

    TELL CITY – The U.S. Forest Service has begun a study of the road system in the Hoosier National Forest, known formally as the Travel Analysis Process. Officials invite the public to participate. Roads within areas of the forest in Perry County are included.

    The study is part of the Travel Management Rule, adopted by the U.S. Forest Service in 2005. The rule requires every national forest to complete a study of its road system by 2015.

  • Sample ballot

    As a service to voters, the News is publishing portions of a sample ballot.

    This ballot for Derby Precinct voters has the same listing of county, state and federal candidates, as well as judicial retention questions.

    The ballot pages for school board and township offices are not included. A list of contested races also appears in this edition.

    To view the sample ballots, find them below as attached PDF files, which can be downloaded and viewed on computers with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Foundation donation to outfit city police cars with AEDs


    TELL CITY – A gift from a local family foundation will equip Tell City’s police officers with life-saving defibrillators they will carry in their squad cars.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last month that a gift from the Edgar and Roberta Mulzer Foundation Inc. will be used to purchase nine defibrillators for police cars.