Today's News

  • The challenge of tax reform

    As Congress moves through what at times can be termed the messy process of deliberations, tax overhaul looms large. Republicans are anxious for a major accomplishment before the year’s end, no doubt concerned they will be one of the few legislative sessions controlled by one party that failed to accomplish anything.

    They have an uphill battle. With a president that fails to articulate and promote a consistent agenda, and both political parties fractured by extremists on both ends, meaningful deliberation seems impossible.

  • Teaching our children to be grateful givers

    Tami Silverman

    Indiana Youth Institute


    It’s the time of year when many of us plan big family meals, decorate our homes and start holiday shopping. At the same time, we have all heard the phrase “it’s better to give than to receive.”

    Yet, amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, how do we teach our children to go beyond consumerism to focus on gratitude and the needs of others?

  • Honoring our Heroes
  • Group to examine impact of trauma on student learning

    PERRY COUNTY – A lunchtime gathering Wednesday will explore how schools are reaching out to students who have faced major – and often adverse – experiences  in their young lives and how those incidents of trauma affect their learning.

    Research has shown that children who live through multiple adverse experiences during their youth are at higher risk for health, learning, behavior and productivity problems throughout their lives. This can create a cycle of behavior that sets future generations up for failure.

  • Heroes honored
  • Christmas parade plans set

    Cannelton event to kick off holiday season Nov. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and so are Perry County’s trio of Christmas parades. Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold have announced plans for this year’s events. As has been tradition for decades, Cannelton will kick off the season with its post-Thanksgiving parade on Friday, Nov. 24. Tell City’s parade is Saturday, Dec. 2 and Leopold’s Christmas parade is Sunday, Dec. 3.


  • Tell City company offers to save old-growth forest




    TELL CITY – The state of Indiana sold timber Thursday on 299 acres of the Yellowwood State Forest near Nashville, despite a Tell City company’s pledge of $150,000 to save the trees for future generations.

    In a press release issued Thursday, Bobby R. Bartlett with Tell City-based Castlewood Corp., pledged $150,000 to prevent the 1,733 old-growth trees in Brown County from being cut.

  • Dauby repeats as Most Valuable Runner

    LEOPOLD—Elizabeth Dauby won Perry Central’s Most Valuable Runner award in girls cross country for the third time in four years at the school’s fall sports program Thursday.

  • PC falls short 48-43

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used a strong box-and-one defense to get back in the game but lost to Mitchell 48-43 in PLAC girls basketball Friday.
    The Commodores fell behind 23-8 in the first 9:44 of the game as they hit only 2 of 8 shots from the field, got outrebounded 12-5, and committed eight turnovers in that span.
    Mitchell junior guard Macy Robbins torched them for 11 points in that span, including three three-point baskets.

  • Marksmen roll past Indiana Deaf

    CORYDON—Kammie Jo Hayes’ hot first quarter and Katie Goffinet’s hot second half carried Tell City past Indiana Deaf 49-25 in the first round of Corydon’s girls basketball tourney Friday.
    Hayes scored 10 points in the first quarter.
    “The first half we were able to work our high-low a few times early and get the ball to Kammie in the post,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    Hayes’ output and three points by Hayley Fackler put the Marksmen ahead 13-2 at the end of the first quarter.