Today's News

  • Circuit breakers hit local budgets

    PERRY COUNTY - Property-tax caps signed into law in 2008 will reduce the amount of revenue available to local taxing units by $1,137,201, according to a report provided by County Auditor Connie Berger. Her report, based on taxes collected in 2009 and going to local units of government this year, shows the total "circuit-breaker" loss for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., which suffered the greatest impact, to be $420,889. The city of Tell City suffered the next-highest loss at $280,659, followed by Perry County at $223,092.

  • Judge in murder case quashes News subpoena

    TELL CITY - Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet quashed without elaboration Monday a subpoena that commanded News Editor Vince Luecke to provide to a murder suspect's attorney news releases and other materials he obtained from Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins. Jeremy Rogers, the Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., attorney representing Luecke, said after Goffinet's ruling he views as practically absolute the "shield law" protecting journalists from having to disclose their sources or the information they provide.

  • River Sweep set for June 19

    PERRY COUNTY - Do you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, or just sitting on the banks of the Ohio River, enjoying the beautiful scenery associated with the river? If so, you might like to contribute to the annual River Sweep, in which people join at various points along the river to scour its banks of the debris that has accumulated since last year's event. Kenneth Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, said this year's River Sweepers will work from 9 a.m.

  • Cops vs. Cats today

    TELL CITY - A group of former University of Kentucky players will take on Perry County's law-enforcement officers todayin an evening Cops vs. Cats basketball game in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. The event is expected to draw Patrick Patterson, Ramon Harris, Perry Stevenson and Mark Krebs from this year's UK team. John Wall may attend but his presence depends on NBA camps.

  • Shoot for the Stars in City Hall Park Friday

    TELL CITY - The first of a five-part Shoot for the Stars musical talent contest will take place in City Hall Park Friday. Eighteen contestants from the ages of 13 to 48 will perform. The free series will be similar to events held last summer on Sundays with some contestants eliminated each month. Friday's performances begin at 5 p.m.

  • Siberian bike ride returns

    PERRY COUNTY - On June 5, Siberian Summer Bike Riders will take to the road again to help raise funds for the Tell City Bike Lane project. Imagine the joy of cycling on a beautiful summer morning with your family and friends through the lush hills of Perry County. You can choose the distance you want to ride: 8, 20, 60, 75 or 100 miles through the scenic rolling hills of southern Indiana.

  • Rain spoils Special Olympics

    TELL CITY - Due to the inclement weather Saturday and soggy conditions at Legion Field, the annual Special Olympics track and field and bocce meet had to be canceled. "Thanks to the community for their support.  We hope to try again next year for a dry day," said Vicky Lutgring, one of the event's organizers. 

  • Third-graders' art featured in ads

    TELL CITY - Third-grade students from Joyce Stath's class were given the task of creating different ads for eight local businesses for Newspapers in Education week. Ads chosen by the businesses are featured in today's print edition.

    According to Stath, the students were given a business and then had to research products that would be old at their business to include in their pictures. The class has spent a few weeks discussing what the businesses sell, looking up pictures on the Internet and drawing their ads. 

  • Cuts to school funding threaten next generation of Hoosiers

    I wish to share my concerns with the direction and focus of our state and its leaders. I am a retired school superintendent of 25 years who also served as executive director of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents from 1998 through 2004.  Based on my experiences, our legislators are very good people, honest, hard working and committed to their work on behalf of their constituents. But, I am growing increasingly frustrated with the results of their actions.

  • Tell City slugs Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Tell City amassed 21 hits in four innings to beat Cannelton 29-0 in baseball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen also took advantage of seven walks and eight Cannelton errors. And Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett thought a few of the fly balls that fell in for hits should have been caught.

    “Tell City’s got some hitters, but we just couldn’t field it,” said Garrett. “In the fourth inning we dropped two fly balls and had two infield errors.”