Today's News

  • Riding for the Fallen
  • Cassidy slated to lead PCN, J-D newsrooms

    TELL CITY – A familiar face has taken on new, expanded duties for two local newspapers.

    Stuart Cassidy has assumed the role of news editor.

    In his new role, Cassidy will oversee much of the day-to-day operations of the news department for the Perry County News and Spencer County Journal Democrat.

    Cassidy has spent the past 10 years with both local papers, working first at the Journal Democrat and for the past five years as staff writer for the News.

  • Five lead Commodores’ Class of 2019

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central graduating class of 2019 will march to the strains of  “Pomp and Circumstance” Sunday during a 2 p.m. ceremony. Diplomas will be presented to 100 students. Heading the class are five top students who will share in the honor of valedictorian. They are Alexandria Etienne, William Roberson, Janna Neyenhaus, Alana Schepers, Sophia Shelby.

    Alexandria Etienne

  • Tell City graduates to earn diplomas in ceremony Friday

    TELL CITY – “It’s a great day to be a Marksmen” their slogan has rang, and Friday will be the epitome of that sentiment as Tell City High School will see 114 of its seniors cross the podium to receive their diplomas. The Class of 2018 is led by valedictorian Chase Beckort and salutatorian Tretter Lyons.

  • Vermin to blame in widespread power outage in TC




    TELL CITY – It was the now-deceased squirrel’s fault.

    May 17th’s nearly hour-long power outage affecting some 2,000 customers in Tell City happened when a squirrel ventured into the wrong place.

    Tell City Electric Department Superintendent Dennis Dixon said the varmint accident happened near the former GE plant at a point where three main power lines come together.

  • Cannelton to increase Chromebook usage


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Every student and every teacher will have a laptop for the coming school year in Cannelton Schools, according to superintendent Alva Sibbitt.

    The board approved a $27,666 loan for additional Chromebooks at 1 percent interest.

    The school used a grant to purchase the first batch of the support laptops, but the school saw a need for more. The purchase will add 120 Chromebooks to bring the total to 500.

  • Memorial Day tributes Sunday, Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Monday is Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom.

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Memorial Day weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27.

  • Cannelton commencement Saturday

    CANNELTON – Twelve years in the making, diplomas will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday to Cannelton’s graduating class of 2019.

    Topping the list of scholars are co-valedictorians David Reed and Chloe Davis and salutatorian Shelby Sandage.

    David is the son of Franklin David Reed and Emily Dawn Reed.

    During high school he participated in basketball, baseball, cross-country, student council, National Honor Society, We the Youth and Pep club.

  • PaperPal pen pals meet face-to-face


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Reaching out to others via pen and paper can sometimes be a good way to find a new pal. Perry Central third grade students gained new friendships over the course of about six weeks, as many of them were paired with seniors and leaders of the larger community for the PaperPal pen pal program, brought together by paper company, Domtar Corp. out of Hawesville.

  • The science of keeping dry