Today's News

  • Planting season continues

    Murl Schwartz drills soybeans in a field along Indiana 545 north of Troy Monday, successfully beating scattered showers that fell that evening. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Local woman thwarts scammer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Rose Mary Leitner wasn’t elated when she was told she and her husband, Dennis, had each won two-and-a-half million dollars.

    She was suspicious.

    “I asked twice how much it would cost,” she said. She was finally told “$95 and some cents,” she said. “More than likely, they wanted my credit-card number or the number off my check.”

    She knew scammers are targeting older folks, she said.

  • House candidate believes government should honor ‘contract’ with citizens

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I think what makes America great is the fact that we have government programs that are pro-citizens,” said Terry White, candidate for Indiana’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Perry and Spencer counties will join the 8th District July 1 as a result of legislation signed by the governor May 10.

  • Jail tours, meetings under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Jail Planning Committee hosted the first of several public meetings about a proposed new jail Wednesday and a second one is planned for 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Perry Central High School Cafetorium.

    Also, County Sheriff Lee Chestnut is offering tours of the jail to let county residents see conditions there.

    They’ll be conducted from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through July 27.

  • Thieves steal flag, flowers in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Those people who would steal our American flag on Memorial Day weekend,” Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Monday, “can come down to the Legion, and we at the Legion would be more than happy to issue them one each.”

  • Pioneer Spirit

    Perry Countians were among the many hundreds of visitors to St. Meinrad Sunday for the community’s sesquicentennial parade. (Click photo to enlarge.)


  • County health jamboree Tuesday

    TELL CITY – If you’d like to learn more about creating a healthier lifestyle and have fun while doing it, then the Perry County Health Jamboree is for you. This event, sponsored by Purdue Extension and several community collaborators, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagedorn Park in Tell City.

  • Preparations for ISTEP led to ‘honest mistake’

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – An instance of possible academic misconduct regarding the most recent Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress has school officials preparing for action from the state.

    During a regular meeting Tuesday of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board, Superintendent Ron Etienne said a report had been sent to the state’s department of education explaining what had happened, but local officials have not heard back about any possible punitive action.

  • COLUMN: New book details Civil War impact

    FRANK SANDAGE, Guest Columnist

    My new book “Civil War Soldiers of Perry County” will be released to the public July 4.

    The book has the names, addresses, ranks, times of service and many other details not published before in the county. Our recent Memorial Day services honored 136 men who died in the service between 1900 and 2010. My book will give the names of 900 men and 183 who perished in the struggle to save the Union and to free slaves.

    It is my pleasure to present a few facts about our American Civil War.

  • COLUMN: Chapel open house Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    After two years of labor, a family chapel coming ever closer to completion will see a dedication of sorts Saturday. Let this column serve as your invitation to attend an open house that afternoon.

    Alas, all of the small details won’t be done, but I’ll be working hard these final days to get the project as close to finished as possible.