Today's News

  • Commodores lose two games

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed five errors in an 11-2 girls softball loss to South Central Saturday.

    “We played terrible,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “Most of them were just throwing errors.”

    South Central had only six hits and scored only four earned runs against Perry Central pitchers Kristi Brumfield and Cassie Wilgus.

    Brumfield pitched the first five innings, walking five and striking out six.

    “Our pitching was pretty good,” said Gibson.

  • Prison given 'low-medium' security status

    BRANCHVILLE - Officials at Branchville Correctional Facility announced more security changes last week in response to the escapes last month of three offenders.

    Branchville Correctional Facility hosted a town-hall meeting April 11 to field questions and suggestions from the public. Nick Zellers, spokesman for the facility, said public comments played a role in some of the changes recently implemented or under consideration.

    Low-Medium Facility

  • Two killed in Indiana 66 collision

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who may have suffered a sudden medical problem died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a four-vehicle accident that also claimed the life of his passenger.

    John Crawford, 68, died at University of Louisville Medical Center. Police said Mary Etta Sheldon, 72, also of Tell City, died shortly after the 3:58 p.m. crash Monday near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington Street.

  • 2009 Dogwood Tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Dogwood Tour returns Saturday and Sunday, extending a local spring tradition into a 47th year.

    The Dogwood Tour originated in 1962 as a way to invite residents to visit other areas of the county, and to view white dogwoods so noticeable in the greening landscape of early spring.

    This year's festival returns to many of the towns on the 1962 tour as well as attractions in other communities.


  • Kelly Miller Circus in town Saturday

    TELL CITY - A troupe of world-class circus stars is en route to Tell City for two big Saturday shows under a big top that will be erected that morning along Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is sponsoring performances by the Kelly Miller Circus at 2 and 5:30 p.m., on city-owned lots near the intersection of Seventh and Humboldt streets.

    The public is invited to watch animals being unloaded and fed, with activities beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Elephants will raise the big top around 9.

  • Hundreds converge to spruce up school

    TELL CITY - Approximately 300 people from around the community and around the state converged at Tell City High School Saturday and launched into work intended to improve the atmosphere in which students learn.

    "It went really well. It was just an outstanding day," Principal Dale Stewart said of a project he first announced at a September school-board meeting. He explained then representatives of state and national education associations would help solicit volunteers to perform spruce-up tasks such as cleaning and painting.

  • City leaders opt to replace pump, eye sewer camera

    CANNELTON - Three pumps are required in Cannelton's sewer-department building, but one is out of service, Mayor Smokey Graves noted at April 13 meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council.

    One of the original pumps installed in 1987 quit three years ago, according to Sanitation Supervisor Jerry Ball. "A Bernardin and Lochmueller engineer said not to replace it because we were going to put a bigger one in," he said. "A new engineer says we have to replace it."

  • Neumann: Port traffic, like economy, remains sluggish

    TELL CITY - Repairs are complete on a Port of Tell City fabrication-shop roof damaged by September winds, so the federal government will pay the remainder of its share of costs once paperwork is submitted.

    That's according to Dick Neumann, vice president and chief executive officer for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • County's schools make 'adequate progress'

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's three school systems were among the half of schools statewide making "adequate yearly progress," according to a news release from the state Education Department.

    Wednesday's release noted results were 4 percent lower this year than last, and the state education chief was not pleased.  

    "It's unacceptable that only half our schools are achieving the minimum federal standard," said Tony Bennett, superintendent of public instruction.

  • Berries for the birds