Today's News

  • New graduation standards coming to local schools


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Gone are the days when simply passing classes will earn students a high school diploma. Aside from the core curriculum of study, there is also state required testing that goes into that commencement mix. And starting with next year’s incoming crop of high schoolers, who will collectively be known as the Class of 2023, there will be many more requirements of them in order to march to the tunes of “Pomp and Circumstance.”

  • Cannelton’s community center building group to disband


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Twenty-two years ago the Cannelton Municipal Building Corp. was formed with one mission, to oversee funding for the development of a new community center. Now more than two decades later, with bonds paid in full, the building corporation is set to dissolve.

  • Library board sets sights of future events promotion


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Perry County Library employees and associates are planning a trip to Harwood Institute in Indianapolis, which will teach new outreach methods for libraries to better partner with communities. It will be a three-day program in March that will allow for up to five people to attend, with the library director required to participate. Director John Mundy stated they will offer the open spaces to library employees as the event gets closer.

  • Police department to place reserves on school buses




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will begin assigning reserve officers to randomly travel on Tell City-Troy Township school buses, providing another tool in being able to identify motorists who ignore bus stop arms and commit other significant traffic violations that endanger students.

    Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin approached the city’s board of public works and safety Nov. 5 about the plan to occasionally place uniformed reserves aboard buses on morning and afternoon runs.

  • Special Thanksgiving service at Deer Creek Baptist

    TELL CITY – Mark Mudd will bring special singing to Deer Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 18, during the 10:30 a.m. morning worship.

  • Community Events; Nov. 15

    Tractor club meets today

    TELL CITY – The Ohio valley tractor club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, Nov. 15, at Perry Central School at 7 p.m. in the Ag building.


    FFA to serve pork chop dinners Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Future Farmers of America will have pork chop dinners on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Leopold Park in Leopold. Meals cost $8 at the event. Thank you for supporting the FFA.


  • Belle of Cincinnati docks in Tell City
  • Anguish & unexpected survival

    These are excepts of a memoir by Maj. Otis E. Saalman, of Branchville, who fought through the vicious battles of Bataan and in the heroic and last stand of Corregidor, P.I., which finally fell to the enemy on that fateful day of May 6, 1942, where he was captured by the Imperial Army of Japan, survived three years and three months of prison life filled with the most horrible tortuous punishment that a human being can possible go through and lived to tell the story.


  • Bluejackets defeat Commodores, 23-52

    MITCHELL - Bree Noland was just short of having consecutive games with double-doubles scoring 12 points and grabbing 8 boards as the Commodores lose to Mitchell, 23-52.
    Noland also got some work done on defense coming away with 2 steals.
    Emmons came away with two steals as well. Caylyn Peter added to the scoring with 4 points and 4 rebounds in the match up.

  • Sloss, Bulldogs dominate Rock Creek Academy, 57-40

    SELLERSBURG - Caressa Sloss puts up monster numbers recording another double-double with 42 points and 28 rebounds as the Cannelton Bulldogs blew out Rock Creek Academy, 57-40.
    Senior guard Chloe Davis orchestrated Cannelton’s offense well recording 12 assists in the game. Sloss by herself, outscored the entire Rock Creek Academy team; pouring scores from the wing and the paint.
    The Bulldogs began the game slow and gradually picked up their offensive tempo throughout the game to control the game.