Today's News

  • Games of chance in St. Marks
  • TC man charged with Medicaid fraud in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Tell City man was indicted last week on allegations he defrauded Kentucky’s Medicaid program. Eric Daum, 44, was indicted by a grand jury in Franklin County, Ky., on two felony counts involving theft and fraud Attorney General Andy Beshear said.

    He faces one count of theft by deception over $10,000, a Class C felony, and one count of devising or engaging in a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program, a Class D felony.

  • Cannelton mayor seeks deed to former tavern


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A former tavern in Cannelton may be turned over to the city. Long vacant, the former Pumper, as it was most recently known, has become an eyesore in recent years.

    City officials reported this spring that they hoped to see the building at 519 Washington St. demolished as the foundation was failing, buckling the north-facing wall and actually causing the surrounding concrete walkways to lift several inches, posing dangers to passers-by.

  • FOP Jeep ride Saturday
  • Marching Marksmen finish 2nd at Harrison


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Last weekend, the Marching Marksmen performed at the Harrison Invitational in Evansville. There were five bands in the competing class, with Tell City taking second place with its themed Edvard Munch routine, “The Scream” performance.

  • Troy fall clean-up Oct. 18-19

    TROY – Fall cleanup for residents of the town of Troy will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19.

    All items need to be curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. There will be no backtracking to pick up items. Carpet rolls, air conditioners, refrigerators, items containing Freon and computer components will not be collected. There will be no pickup from vacant lots. Residents should not put more than a small pickup load out for pickup. Paint cans should be drained.

  • County, Rome early settlers highlighted in historic log

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    Somehow, my house in Tell City has ties to Rome. The extent to that connection, that’s the mystery; and the only clues are two 12-inch pages of a Perry County Commissioners log I found there about eight years ago.

  • Some offices closed Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Federal, state and some local offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day. There will be no mail delivery Monday.

    Locally, Troy town offices will be closed. City offices in Tell City and Cannelton, however, will be open. County offices will also be open.

    All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches will be closed Saturday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. 8 in observance of the holiday. Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

  • Purdue Extension plans fall break day camps Oct. 16-17

    PERRY COUNTY – Fall Break Day Camps are a great way for youth in grades three to 12 to have fun and learn new skills in a safe environment. Purdue Extension is offering two-day camps during fall break on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Perry County Fairgrounds. Activities will be led by Extension educators, Purdue Master Gardeners and other volunteers.

    Drones and Coding on Oct. 16 engages youth in hands-on activities where they learn to program drones and other devices and fly drones.

  • Cannelton flushing to begin Oct. 9; TC on Oct. 21

    TELL CITY – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Tuesday, Oct.  9. Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is underway in their areas. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.