Today's News

  • Comedy for Canines returns Saturday, July 18

    Dinner and show will raise money for Hancock County animal shelter

    LEWISPORT – The second-annual Comedy For the Canines will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Lewisport Lions Club Community Center. This benefit for Hancock County Animal Shelter will feature stand-up comedy by Layson Brooks Jr. and Susan Janowick, both of Lewisport, and Sherri Gardner of Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Hagedorn joins Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana staff

    EVANSVILLE – The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana has announced two new additions to its team,  Carol Hagedorn and Audrie Burkett. Hagedorn will assume the role of vice president, community development, and Burkett joins the coalition staff as executive assistant. Debbie Bennett-Stearsman will become the new director of special projects.

    Since January 2003, Hagedorn has served as vice president of economic and community development for the Perry County Economic Development Corp.

  • Lots of damage, but no serious injuries in crash
  • A little rain is no match for Moose Lodge chefs
  • Derby Riverfest pageant winners
  • Chamber honors go to new, established firms




    TELL CITY – Several Perry County businesses, one in its first full year of operation, and another as old as the city of Tell City, were honored Tuesday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    Business of the year awards were presented in four categories, large businesses with more than 25 employees, small businesses with up to 25 employees, entrepreneur of the year for a new or innovative business and an applause award to a business or organization that serves the community.

  • County council advances ATTC tax abatement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council gave a nod during their regular June 24 meeting toward the latest tax abatements for Aisin Takaoka Tell City Manufacturing.

    Jeff Jones, plant general manager of planning for the ATTC automotive-parts manufacturer, said the company plans to install about $2 million in new equipment that will be used to create rear rotors for Subaru Legacy vehicles.

  • Sentry Safe closing Cannelton plant



    Perry County News


    CANNELTON – A longtime Cannelton employer will close its doors in the next year, resulting in the loss of about 40 jobs. It will also bring an end to a decades-old tradition of manufacturing high-quality safes in the city.

  • Young earns rank of professor at Radford University

    TELL CITY – Wesley Young, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City and Brenda Lee of Bowling Green, Ky., was recently promoted to the rank of professor at Radford University in Virginia.

    He has taught there for the past 15 years in the school’s Department of Theatre and Cinema. 

    A teacher, actor and director, Young is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and holds a masters in fine arts from the University of Alabama.

  • Schaefer – Mehling

    Jackie Schaefer and Steve Mehling will be married at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 18, 2015, at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry.

    Parents of the couple are Pauline Schaefer of St. Meinrad and the late Harold Schaefer and Eugene and Imelda Mehling of Ferdinand.

    The future bride is employed by the Dubois Spencer Perry Exceptional Children’s Co-op as a preschool coordinator and teacher for orthopedic impairment students. 

    The future groom is employed by Jasper Engines and Transmissions as an over-the-road truck driver.