Today's News

  • Hats off to dispatchers

    This week is Public Telecommunications Operators Week, an overly complex name for a time set aside each year to thank the people who answer the phone when we dial 911.

  • Community Events; April 17

    CCC prayer vigil April 30


    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church will hold a service of prayer and praise with a candlelight vigil Sunday, April 30, at 6 p.m. The event is meant to honor the country and grieve all pain and sorrow. The public is invited.


    CCC to serve dinners May 6


  • Sale of Troy refinery site nears

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer


  • TC Schools to ask for construction proposals


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – After months of preparation toward securing requests for qualifications from engineering firms to guide the school corporation through planned repairs at William Tell Elementary, it’s back to the drawing board. The Tell City School Board voted down proposals that would have allowed for hiring of a project manager to oversee construction on a new secure front entryway and HVAC upgrades, both which were hoped to begin this summer.

  • Derby Association takes possession of Mulzer Park

    TELL CITY – The Derby Community Association is now the official owner of that community’s Mulzer Park.

    Brad Franzman, president of the Perry County Parks and Recreation’s board of directors, announced at Wednesday’s meeting that the park formerly owned by the county parks department was deeded to the DCA March 22. DCA President Mike Simon accepted the deed.

    One of the stipulations with the deed was that if the DCA were ever unable to maintain the park, ownership of it would revert to the county parks department.

  • Ousting Assad a NATO duty

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    At the front, it’s unfathomable to imagine a leader in modern times deploying toxic gases, even amid a civil war. Many news sources point out that the tide was turning toward Assad’s favor in Syria and the tactic was meant simply to instill terror.

    What he did is reprehensible. And with that in mind, the strikes by American Forces can be applauded, especially for people who couldn’t protect themselves.

    However, that is where accolades cease.

  • Riverport, logistics company to promote future rail services


    TELL CITY – Dallas, Texas-based TNW Logistic Services LLC formally announced its partnership with the Perry County Port Authority, which will expand economic development opportunities in the Tell City River Port area. The News first announced the prospective deal in February, which will help assess target properties for future development.

  • Dogwood Tour kicks off this weekend


    PERRY COUNTY – The 55th Annual Dogwood Tour is set for April 22-23, with events and special promotions planned at a few participating Perry County businesses several days before the official weekend. 

  • State education emphasis on full-inclusion instruction


    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Students with learning disabilities may find future installments of state assessments more difficult. And as such teachers are amending their techniques to ensure all are prepared when it comes to standards-based testing.

    According to William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble, changes in special education laws will require all students to take tests based on their current grade level, regardless of actual capabilities.

  • PC girls 3rd in 3-team meet

    LEOPOLD—Payton Emmons won both hurdles races but Perry Central finished third in a girls triangular track meet Tuesday.
    Southridge won with 78.5 points. South Spencer scored 42 and Perry Central 38.5.
    Emmons won the 300-meter low hurdles in 52.78 seconds and the 100 high hurdles in 16.53.
    Elizabeth Dauby won the 3200 run in 13:54 and teamed with Macey Emmons, Ryann Lynch and Kindra Mangel to win the 3200 relay in 11:10.38.