Local News

  • Tell City cleanup begins June 11

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set the week of June 11-14 as cleanup week in Tell City.

    Rules are similar to past years’ events. Postcards will be mailed later this week and they give the specific dos and don’ts for the cleanup.

  • Flamion to serve as school resource officer

    Will attend summer training; parent meetings likely before classes resume

    TELL CITY – Phillip Flamion, a police officer in Tell City since 2006, has been named the department’s school resource officer for the 2018-19 school year.

    Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin announced the appointment Wednesday. As the News reported, the city’s board of public works recently voted to approve a school resource officer during the school year.

  • Kiwanis flying honor flags alongside City Hall

    TELL CITY – Kiwanis members lifted 30 flags outside City Hall along Jefferson and Mozart Streets. Each flag bears a tag in honor of loved ones chosen by community members. Volunteers included co-chairs Rebecca Fenn and Renate Warner, Brian Fletcher, Laura Schilling, Joe Malone, Pam Krygielka, Linda Reed and Daniel Warner. The flags went up for Memorial Day weekend and will remain up through Independence Day.

  • A monster of a good time at Frankensew

    CANNELTON  – The Cannelton Branch Public Library hosted the Frankensew activity last week, on both Wednesday and Saturday. Participants “combined the best parts of a quilt and pillow to make their own monster, the basic quillow,” the activity program read.

  • Run for the Wall
  • Cyber threats ... another collusion

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    The he said-she said within the stories of the Russian influence and North Korean angst are boring. But still here I am daily, doing my best to stomach the unseasoned palate of mainstream media that’s at all our fingertips.

  • Marksmen Milestones
  • Jail population increasing, adding to medical care needs


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When an offender is booked into an Indiana jail, it occurs with certain rights; one being access to medical care. The Perry County Detention Center has taken steps to ensure that this standard is met. That means cost to the county, and expenses are on the rise as both the price of care and the inmate population increases.

  • County’s health rankings improve




    PERRY COUNTY – The growth in wellness activities and a renewed emphasis on good nutrition have helped to boost Perry County’s health rankings over the past decade, from near the bottom of Indiana’s 92 counties to above the midway point.

  • Seven valedictorians on Perry Central stage




    LEOPOLD – Diplomas for 89 graduates of Perry Central High School will be stacked in neat rows on the stage Sunday as the school holds its commencement exercises.

    The ceremony in the high school gymnasium will begin at 2 p.m. Student council representative John Bashor will welcome fellow graduates, faculty, administrators, family and friends.