Today's News

  • Chamber announces nominations for business awards

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced nominations for the 2019 Awards Dinner.

    Candidates are: Large Business –Regency Properties and Glenn’s Cleaning Service; Medium Business – Ettensohn & Co. LLC; Small Business – Walsh Plumbing; Entrepreneur of the Year – Derby General Store and Budd Terry and Associates; Applause (nonprofit) – United Way and Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technology Center.

  • High voter turnout isn’t the goal for everybody

    Guest Columnist

    Kelly Hawes


    The late Paul Weyrich, co-founder of the Moral Majority, was no fan of those so-called “good government” types.

    They had what he called the “goo-goo syndrome.”

    “They want everybody to vote,” he told the Religious Roundtable in August 1980.

  • Jeffersonville man dies in Eckerty ORV accident

    ECKERTY – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off-road vehicle accident near Eckerty in Crawford County.

    At approximately 11 a.m. July 9, George E. Williams, age 80, was traveling eastbound on Kaiser Road in a Bush Hog 440 side-by-side style ORV and was attempting to cross State Route 64 when he pulled in front of a northbound Dodge Caravan driven by Lawrence G. Basham, age 77, of Tell City.

  • Gerrymandering is a bipartisan problem

    Of all the forces shaping our politics today, gerrymandering stands alone as the least discussed and most consequential one

    And today, after the Supreme Court’s recent decision, it’s a constitutional way for lawmakers to choose their voters instead of the other way around.

  • When you live in the mitten, your hand becomes your map

    Mark Eisenlohr


    About the time you read this I’ll be back in the place I used to call home - midway up the “mitten” snuggled on the shores of Lake Michigan.

    I’m not sure who came up with the idea of calling Michigan the “Mitten” state.

  • 4-H Royalty Crowned
  • Details evolve for upcoming Pride festival



    TELL CITY – Organizers of the first Perry County Pride Festival have changed the planned location at City Hall Park to the Pour Haus.

    Security concerns were cited in their decision to move the event to the outdoor patio at the Pour Haus from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28.

    The Board of Public Works and Safety last week gave the group permission to hold the event at City Hall Park with the stipulation the group had liability insurance and any food trucks were located on the street and not in the park.

  • Stolen truck raised from the river

    TROY – A box truck reportedly stolen from Owensboro, Ky., and driven into the Ohio River in Troy July 1 has been successfully raised from the river bottom. Initial recovery efforts were ceased due to dangerous water conditions, and the submerged truck was hoisted July 5.

    Indiana Conservation Officers and special divers, returned last Friday and entered the water to locate the vehicle and affix a tow line. After the vehicle was retrieved, authorities confirmed it to be stolen from Don Moore Auto in Owensboro. Nothing of significance was located inside of the vehicle.

  • Harnessed Horsepower
  • Environmental studies set for U.S. 231 enhancements

    JASPER – After years of planning and negotiating with state leaders and the Indiana Department of Transportation, efforts to extend U.S. 231 toward I-69 were provided a recent boost. Backers of the Mid-State Corridor Regional Development Authority announced Monday that it had secured the needed $7 million for a Tier 1 environmental impact study.