Today's News

  • Action needed to curb growing national debt

    Sen. Dan Coats



    Over the summer, I was cleaning out some old documents, and I came across a press release from 1982, when I was a Member of the House for the 4th District of Indiana.

    Thirty-four years ago, I wrote about how we need to balance the federal budget, and how that cannot be done without slowing the growth of mandatory spending. I was alarmed at the rate of growth in mandatory programs and how Washington’s autopilot-spending had allowed Medicare to grow to the point where it reached $46 billion.

  • Library sales to benefit library and friends


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library held a silent auction and yard sale Aug. 12-13 in addition to their yearly Schweizer Fest book sale. Items sold include card catalogues from 1917 and 1957, framed art purchased in 1980 and more modern printers and a copy machine. The library made around $2,700 from the sales and auction, which will be used to benefit the library and Friends of the Library.

  • Judges uniting in a call to action for local children

    TELL CITY – In a rare event of unity, four local county Judges will hold a joint press conference on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Circuit Court of the Perry County Courthouse in Tell City to a lead a call to action for local children. 

    The Judges will highlight an often overlooked and under-publicized issue: the overall increase in child abuse-neglect cases in our area. The increase in cases is being primarily caused by the effects of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse on local families. 

  • Spotlighting enviro issues

    Maureen Hayden

    Guest Column


    When three candidates for governor agreed to a trio of debates, all signed onto a list of issues to be discussed. Education, jobs and the economy will take center stage, along with health, social matters and “other issues as warranted.

    Jesse Kharbanda hopes that last category includes the environment.

  • Upcoming bridgework to cause delays, road closures

    PERRY COUNTY – Work on several county roads is scheduled to get underway and may cause traffic delays or road closures.

    Replacement of a box culvert on Optical Road north of Interstate 64 is slated to begin Monday. A runaround will be installed there for local traffic.

    However, repairs are also slated for Carlisle Road in Siberia the same day which will require a temporary closure. Motorists are advised they may need take an alternate route.

  • Teen faces meth, weapons charges

    TELL CITY – A report of a theft led to multiple charges against a Tell City teen, including manufacturing of methamphetamine and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

    On Sept. 7,  Tell City Police Officers arrested 19-year-old Nicholas R Schulthise. Patrol officers were actively searching for Schulthise after receiving a report he had stolen an electronic tablet from a female resident in Tell City. They also learned when the victim confronted Schulthise about the tablet; he threatened her with a handgun.

  • County prepares for major budget cuts


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – As the summer wanes, things are falling into place as the Perry County Council begins its fiscal planning for 2017. All-day budget sessions are scheduled to start Wednesday morning at the courthouse and will continue through Thursday.

  • A symbol of Hoosier unity
  • New teachers welcomed to PC, Cannelton schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Several new adult faces grace the halls of Perry Central Perry Central Community Schools  and at Cannelton City Schools.

    • At Perry Central Community Schools, Hilarie Hahus will take on science courses for eighth grade and high school. A Branchville native, she earned a degree in atmospheric science from Purdue University and a master’s degree in secondary education from Valparaiso University.

  • Tell City perfect in Perry-Spencer junior high meet

    LEOPOLD—The top five runners for each team score in cross country, so if a team has the top five finishers in a meet it compiles a perfect score of 15.
    Tell City did even better than that Tuesday, as it took the top six places and eight of the top nine in dominating the Perry-Spencer junior high boys invitational.
    Heritage Hills placed second with 73 points, Perry Central third with 80, and South Spencer fourth with 138 in the four-team meet.
    Tell City’s Nigel Kaiser won the meet in 12:50, less than a second ahead of teammate Kaden Chestnut.