Today's News

  • Election Day candidates

    United States Senator
    Brad Ellsworth (D)
    Dan Coats (R)
    Rebecca Sink-Burris (L)

    Secretary of State
    Vop Osili (D)
    Charlie White (R)
    Mike Wherry (L)

    State Auditor
    Sam Locke (D)
    Tim Berry (R)
    Eric Knipe (L)

    State Treasurer
    Pete Buttigieg (D)
    Richard Mourdock (R)

    U.S. Representative - Ninth District
    Baron Hill (D)
    Todd Young (R)

  • Offices closed for Election Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Election Day will prompt the closing of some offices Tuesday.

    The county courthouse will be closed, though the clerk’s office staff will continue to field election-related calls at 547-3741.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Tuesday and there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup after Monday.

    Trash pickup in Cannelton will be changed Tuesday due to Election Day.

    Residents who usually have their trash picked up Tuesdays will have their trash picked up Wednesday.

  • Voters will answer important questions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Who should serve as Perry County’s prosecutor? Who will make the better county commissioner or councilman, the incumbent or the challenger? Am I happy with the state senator’s and representative’s performance, or do I want to boot them out of office?

  • Greeting the Belle

    Holding a copy of last Monday’s News that included a photo of the craft,  Keigh’dyn Humphrey, 3, and his mother, Francheska, watch the Belle of Cincinnati during its Tuesday visit to Tell City.

  • ISP trooper singled out for bravery

    INDIANA – An Indiana State Police trooper’s bravery displayed during a hostage sitiation last year has earned him a Combat Action Award from the ISP’s superintendent.

    State police hosted an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 26 that honored individuals from around the state for their dedication to service, bravery and devotion to the department and concern for the citizens of Indiana. Twenty active employees of the Indiana State Police, eight civilians and three Indiana State Police retirees were honored.

  • Chapman: State eyes school administration changes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told school-board members Thursday a state plan could have under-achieving schools taken over by individuals or companies that could put profit ahead of concern for students.

    The state Department of Education scheduled a meeting for the following day, he said at a regular board meeting, to discuss schools that fall short of state performance criteria.

    “We’re not one of them,” he emphasized.

  • Hayes on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City sophomore McKenzie Hayes was named to the All-PAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

  • Rappites defeat Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had several dropped balls in a 25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16 loss to New Harmony in the first round of the Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

  • Peter qualifies for state

    NASHVILLE—Perry Central’s Cathryn Peter placed 15th in the Brown County girls cross country semistate Saturday to qualify for the state meet.
    She was the only Perry Countian to advance, as Perry Central’s boys team finished seventh.

  • PC hopes to avenge loss to Cougars on dry field

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Accu-Weather.com mentions no chance of rain for this area Friday, which is good news for Perry Central’s football team as it prepares to host North Daviess in a Class A sectional semifinal game at 7 p.m. that day.