Today's News

  • Trump’s unsettled start reflective in Lincoln’s rocky rise

    Dick Hedrick

    By the Side of the Road


    I doubt that anyone would dispute the fact that the election of Donald Trump as our 45th president has been a wildly contentious and in many ways a unique episode in the life of our nation. It has certainly been the most offbeat and bizarre electoral contest in my 53 years as a voting member of society. However, a reading of history oftentimes helps put today’s chaotic nature of things in perspective.

  • Who cares if Kushner serves as Trump adviser?

    President-elect Donald Trump’s many critics can certainly find several things to complain about regarding people he has chosen to fill roles in his administration.

    But we think they would be best served by remembering the old rule about picking one’s battles and not worry about fighting the appointment of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a special adviser based on the federal anti-nepotism law.

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Harmonies vexed, Charms a doomed band


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – When people think of band breakups, the typical examples of the infighting and turmoil that dissolved such prolific acts as the Beatles or Guns’N’Roses generally come to mind. The scope is hardly ever narrowed to see that these same issues, or more or less serious ones, can plague local, independent musicians too.

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.

  • Foundations of Philanthropy
  • Next level scholars

    LEOPOLD –  Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a prestigious recognition as an Early College High School. 

  • Tell City girls romp past Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—Ariana Warf won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced Tecumseh 104-44 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Warf won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:45.34 and the 100 freestyle in 1:05.16.
    She teamed with Cloey Pledger, Sydney Burton and Brea Haller to take the 200 medley relay in 2:26.00.
    Taylor Kratzer, Shay Brager, Sydney Robbins and Warf won the 400 free relay in 4:46.02.
    Robbins, Burton, Brenna Franzman and Kratzer won the 200 free relay in 2:10.85.

  • Forfeits help Wolfpack top Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won five of seven matches actually wrestled but lost to Crawford County 49-29 in wrestling Wednesday.
    Crawford County, with its largest squad ever, won five matches by forfeits. Two weight classes were double forfeits.
    Treyston Gadson (106-pound weight class), David Teague (132), Steven Wheatley (170) and Mason McCallister (220) earned pins for Tell City.

  • Marksman boys team overwhelms Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 10 of 12 events to crush Tecumseh 120-59 in boys swimming Thursday.
    Freshmen Neal Hollinden and Drew Ettensohn each won two individual events and two relays.
    Hollinden took the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.60 and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.05.
    Ettensohn won the 50 freestyle in 25.37 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:01.42.
    Miles Brown, Hollinden, Sam Rogers and Ettensohn won the 200 free relay in 1:44.27.
    Those same four boys won the 400 free relay in 3:53.08.