Today's News

  • A Fourth Amendment win

    Tensions between citizens and police can escalate because of simple misunderstandings. Honestly, it’s difficult for the everyday U.S. citizens to know when a police search is legal and when it isn’t. Conventional wisdom says that if police tell you stop, you stop and if you have nothing to hide, why not consent. But the Constitution gives law-abiding people freedom from undue process. In essence, federal laws give us the basis, but multiple rules generate confusion, especially when a person believes they are in the right.

  • Gengelbach earns bachelor’s degree from Logan University

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Alexa Elizabeth Gengelbach earned a Bachelor of Science degree in life science from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., during its Dec. 22 commencement exercises. She is a member of Lambda Kappa Chi Sorority, serves on Logan Student Government and as an education coordinator. She received a University Mission Award during the school’s awards ceremony on Dec. 21.

    Alexa is the daughter of Dean and Debbie Gengelbach of New Boston.  

  • Film streaming available through library

    PERRY COUNTY – As an additional benefit to its online Evergreen system, the Perry County Public Library has gained access to Kanopy, a streaming service offering thoughtful and enriching films to patrons for free.

    “There are many movies that are of interest to a small number of patrons and this is a more efficient way of providing access to those patrons,” library director John Mundy said, explaining the service also provides educational viewing rights, so the videos can be shown to groups.

  • Reading aloud with family and friends
  • Oberhausen Tax Services receives Perry County Chamber welcome
  • Harris seeks to retain Cannelton Council seat


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Incumbent District 2 Cannelton Councilman Jack Harris is seeking a third term. He filed his candidacy for re-election as a Republican last week.

    Previously serving 28 years with the Cannelton School Board, Harris is also a Mason and a member of Hawesville Baptist Church.

  • Parents answer call to keep kids with phones safe


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    TELL CITY – Children are seemingly born able to quickly learn and use any digital device put in their hands at a very young age. “As a parent and mentor of kids, the first thing you have to acknowledge is what you don’t know,” explained Katie Weyer, a Tell City High School teacher about devices children are using. She was speaking alongside fellow teachers, staff and experts to address issues with social media during a seminar for the public last Thursday.

  • Merle vows to make Dale plant reality


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    CHRISNEY – The keynote speaker of Lincolnland Economic Development Corp.’s annual luncheon Friday was Gregory Merle, president of Riverview Energy and the individual primarily responsible for the oversight and planning of the company’s proposed coal-to-diesel project in Dale. Merle and LEDC Director Tom Utter closed out the event with a discussion on the plant’s future, and what it could mean for the local economy and the coal industry as a whole.

  • Second solar project coming to county


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    TELL CITY – A new solar park in Tell City is in the works. The Indiana Municipal Power Agency announced last week its plans to develop a 3-megawatt station just off of Indiana 237 near Perry County Memorial Hospital. 

  • Trial of man blamed in fatal collision begins today

    TELL CITY – A rural Tell City man charged with causing a 2015 collision that claimed the life of a Bristow teenager is scheduled to stand trial beginning today.