Today's News

  • Fight for redemption sets an unyielding friendship

    TELL CITY – “Just to be transparent, I went to prison for four years,” acknowledges Rameil Pitamber, a 23-year-old Indianapolis man who is striving everyday to become a better person. Aiding in that journey is Avon Police Officer Brian Nugent, who actually investigated the armed robbery that landed the then 17-year-old Pitamber behind bars in 2013.

  • Troy’s water filtration plant underway

    TROY – A water system project is underway east of Troy on Indiana 66 for a treatment plant that will filter out unwanted minerals.

    Midwestern Engineers consultant John Wetzel addressed the Troy council on Wednesday to give an update to the project. “While it doesn’t look like much is happening right now, a lot of the underground work is completed,” said Wetzel.

  • Courthouse TIF to remain on the books

    TELL CITY – The tax-increment financing district that comprises the Courthouse and many of the surrounding properties will forge on. That announcement came from the Perry County Redevelopment Commission Thursday after discussion about possibly dissolving the TIF.

  • WTE adopts new K-6 Into Reading catalog; book, meal prices to increase

    TELL CITY – For the first time in more than 15 years, William Tell Elementary will introduce a new reading series to its students. For 2019-20, and into the foreseeable future, the school will use the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Into Reading catalog for grades K-6. According to the series website at www.hmhco.com, the course offers a “balanced approach to literacy instruction, support teachers in developing a culture of learning and growth, and help all learners believe in the power of ‘I can’.”

  • Ball State releases quality of life letter grades


    News Editor


    TELL CITY – The week after members from Ball State University were in Tell City discussing the strengths and potential of the city’s downtown, the university released its latest findings on community factors for all 92 counties in the state. Researchers at the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State have updated the Community Asset Inventory and Rankings to assess the quality of life and economic conditions within each Indiana county. The original report was created in 2012.

  • Cannelton reserve officer promoted


    Managing Editor


    CANNELTON– A familiar face may soon begin patrolling the streets of Cannelton under a new role, and one ticket he may write just got a little more expensive.

    Brian Lawalin will join the force as a part-time deputy. Currently, he is a reserve officer with the city. While Lawalin will begin his expanded duties in the near future, he will need to complete police academy within the year.

  • PC schools head Roberson sets retirement plans


    Feature Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Superintendent Mary Roberson announced her retirement to the school board, which will be effective Dec. 31 of this year.

    “I still have six months left,” Roberson said, “and all I can say now is how grateful I am.”

  • Youth baseball, softball Play for Jake Day Friday

    TELL CITY – The boys baseball and girls softball boards,  have announced a Play For Jake Day on Friday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Jake Wagner was a young boy who loved the game of baseball but was taken too soon.

    Jake, just 12-years old, was tragically killed in 2017 along with his mother, Erika Dowell, in a traffic accident in Hancock County in March of 2017.

  • Dance like you mean it!