Today's News

  • Top o’ the morning

    Employees of Hedinger Roofing of Jasper go to work Thursday morning, about a week into their replacement of shingles with metal atop the county courthouse.

    As the News reported June 11, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission accepted the company’s low bid of $226,500 to correct a problem stemming from the original use of shingles on the structure designed for metal roofing.

  • County gives up land, keeps surplus rescue truck

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners vacated some property and exercised their right to reject bids submitted for a surplus vehicle at a regular meeting Oct. 17.

  • Witches Walk set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will be “treating” local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Official trick or treating hours set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Official trick-or-treating hours have been set for Oct. 31 in Perry County’s three incorporated communities.
    In Tell City, costumed characters can haunt doorsteps from 5 to 8 p.m. In Troy, trick-or-treating hours are 4 to 6 p.m. and they will be 5 to 7 p.m. in Cannelton.
    The 22nd annual Witches Walk sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Details on that event appear in a seperate story.

  • Tell City Visitors Center takes shape

    On track for completion in less than three months, Tell City’s visitors center took shape last week as the structure was framed and given its trusses.

    Here, a crane lifts trusses into place Friday as work continues despite a steady drizzle. Below, Eddie Solis of Mike Lewis and Son Custom Framing of Owensboro, Ky., prepares to grab one of the smaller trusses under sunny skies Thursday afternoon. Concrete curbs were also poured. The $1 million project is being funded by proceeds from the city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program and state grants.

  • Surveyor candidates tout experience

    TELL CITY – Candidates for Perry County surveyor showcased their experience and desire to work for the property owners of Perry County during an Oct. 18 forum.

    Republican David Lynch and Democrat Zach DeSpain are vying for the office held by Glenn Etienne. The one-term incumbent opted not to seek re-election.

  • Commissioner candidates talk interstate exit development

    Feature Writer
    TELL CITY – Two candidates for the Perry County Commissioners District 1 introduced themselves to voters and answered questions posed to them at a political forum held Oct. 18 at the Knights of Columbus building in Tell City.
    The two men running for the position are incumbent Democrat Bill Amos and Republican Brian Steen.

    Bill Amos

  • Three vie for school board seats

    Staff Writer
    TELL CITY – Prospective school-board members for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. took to the podium Oct. 18 at a candidate’s forum held at the Knights of Columbus. During a question-and-answer session moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke, three challengers, Randy Cole, Larry Kleeman and Rick May, discussed their ideas and platforms as to how they could help guide the school corporation if elected.

  • His Witness Southern gospel group reuniting Sunday

    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church invites the public to a reunion concert of the Southern gosepel group His Witness. Its members have not sang together for almost 25 years.

  • Linton's passing, quickness pose challenge for Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LINTON—Last year Perry Central traveled to Linton-Stockton for a first-round Class A football sectional game with the Miners, who were undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the state.
    The picture has changed little this year. Perry Central will play the Miners, who are 10-0 and ranked No. 2 in the state, in a second-round game Friday at 7 p.m. And again the game is at Linton, the eighth consecutive time these two have met in the sectional that the game was there (they played at Perry Central only once, back in 1997).