Today's News

  • County officials attend legislative conference


    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County Auditor Pam Goffinet, Assessor Mendy Lassaline and county council members Danny Bolin, Jody French and Ron Crawford were among about 300 county officials from around the state who attended the Association of Indiana Counties’  2016 County Legislative Conference.

  • Pond management workshop Feb. 23

    PERRY COUNTY – Nearly every farm in Perry County has a pond. Pond management calls come frequently, often dealing with duckweed and planktonic algae.

    Managing fish populations can also be a challenge. Keeping a pond healthy is important for the appearance of the pond and its function.

  • TCJHS vocalists qualify for state

    TELL CITY – Three Tell City High School chorus students earned top honors competing at an Indiana State School Music Association Vocal Solo Contest Saturday at Evansville North High School.

    Senior Breanne Embry and juniors Leah Padgett and Rebecca Phillips each finished first.

  • Legendary groundhog forecasts questionable

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    If you have a coin in your pocket, you have a predictor of spring about the equal of the groundhog, which is looked upon for a forecast each Feb. 2.

    Around my place Feb. 2 is a special day. It’s the day Punxsutawney Phil and his pals are pulled from their den to determine if they see their shadow, and it’s also my wife, Phyllis’ birthday.

  • Landmark smokestack coming down at archabbey
  • The story of the saint behind Valentine’s Day

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14, by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success. 

    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.

  • Local video production company expands scope


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Larry Peter, a Perry County native and the owner of Power Plant Productions, once worked solely in New Orleans but now more than ever, he considers Perry County his family’s home.

    Power Plant productions does all kinds of audio/video work from commercials to producing original music. The company wasn’t always so versatile, and it used to be in a very different place, both geographically and in its range of services.

  • Two local groups sharing grants to improve air quality

    PERRY COUNTY – South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, announced the initial grant awards for a program aimed at improving air quality in the area.

    Five awardees in Perry and Spencer counties received funds totaling $239,255 toward the implementation of a variety of diesel emission projects valued at more than $990,000.

  • ‘American Pickers’ stars find kindred soul in Tell City


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Some avid American Pickers watchers have probably already seen the episode of the hit reality show that features Tell City collector J.R. Flynn’s collection. It first aired on the History Channel Jan. 27, and then again at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3.

    The episode featured pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz dissecting Flynn’s vast collection, which boasts many vehicles, toys, motorcycles, gas pumps and “every metal lunchbox made in the U.S. from 1935 to 1987.”

  • Police investigating morning home invasion in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police officers are investigating Tuesday morning’s report of a home invasion. Police were notified just before 9 a.m. after a resident on Sixth Street dialed 911 to report that two people broke into her apartment.

    The woman, who is disabled, said the man and woman were dressed in sweatshirts with hoods over their heads. She said their faces were partially hidden by clothing or a mask. She said both were young and described the woman as very thin.