Today's News

  • Tell City’s annual chili cook-off Dec. 7

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee has set plans for its annual chili cook-off on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.

    Everyone is asked to cook their best pot of chili and serve it to the public as they stroll Main Street during “Christmas in the Park.”

    The cost for each chili station is $10, with money going toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating vendors.

  • Mu Gamma holiday auction Tuesday

    Mu Gamma sorority’s annual holiday auction is scheduled for Tuesday at Evangelical United Church of Christ, 10th and Jefferson streets in Tell City.

    Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6:30.  Scott Dixon, local auctioneer, will be guest auctioneering for the evening. 

    Mu Gamma will auction off handmade crafts, holiday items and  homemade baked goods.

  • Jerden-Burris

    On Oct. 5, 2013, Leah Jerden and Adam Burris were united in marriage. They pledged their vows during a sunset ceremony on Folly Beach, S.C.

    Presentation of the bride was made by her father, Darrell Jerden. Readings were given by their parents. “To Love is Not to Possess,” was read by Darrell and Pam Jerden. Eric and Trina Burris gave the “Irish Blessing.”

    Advice, “Rules for a Happy Marriage”, was given by John and Diane Wright, friends of the bride and groom.

  • Perry Central robotics engineers excel at Lego League contest

    LEOPOLD – A group of Perry Central students did well in their first year of participating in a  Lego League contest.


    American Legion Unit 213’s Auxiliary will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the post home in Tell City. Plans will be made for the auxiliary’s annual Christmas gathering. Charlotte Lindauer will preside and all members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

    EUCHRE PLAYERS filled nine tables Wednesday at the Bristow Community Center. Lorna Garrett finished in first place with 88 points, followed by John Qualters with 85 points, Hubert Harpenau with 84 and Vernie Harpenau with 81.

  • County parks board works on long-range plan

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Perry County Parks & Recreation Department board members brainstormed items to include in their new comprehensive long-range plan at their meeting Wednesday.

  • Commissioners discuss insurance for employees

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A county-commissioners discussion about county-employee health insurance began at the commissioners’ regular meeting Nov. 4 but had to be continued four days later to provide time to receive more information.

    “We had a last-minute problem,” Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance explained when the commissioners reconvened their meeting Nov. 8. “We didn’t have the numbers on a laser on a serious illness that popped up.”

  • Capers fire ruled electrical in origin


    TELL CITY – An Oct. 14 fire that destroyed one of Tell City’s most recognizable buildings was electrical in origin and most likely began in a basement.

    Fire Chief Greg Linne said investigators had made the determination in the days after the blaze that destroyed Capers restaurant.

    No one was injured but the three-story building, constructed in 1894 by the city’s Odd Fellows lodge and for many years a mens clothing store, was gutted.

  • Police bust alleged meth lab


    PERRY COUNTY – Two Perry County residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon near Cannelton after Indiana State Police allegedly located a methamphetamine lab in their home.

    At approximately 1 p.m., Senior Trooper Trey Lytton and Trooper Robert Lambert arrived at 8264 East State Road 166, Cannelton, with members of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and the Perry County Probation Office, to conduct a probation search of the residence.

  • Hearings address Cannelton floodwall certification

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Common Council conducted public hearings Nov. 11 concerning a mandate to have the city’s floodwall accredited and on relief wells protecting that floodwall.