Today's News

  • Troy High School Class of 1948

    The Troy High School Class of 1948 met at the Patio June 22.

    There were 10 class members present. Pictured in the front from the left are Joe Detzer, Bill Rust, Charles Hattenbach and Albert Gross. In the back are Helen Richardson, Hazel Fortwendel, Lola Mae James, Clara Staats, Jo Ola McLain and Ruth Gunn. Not present were Anastasia Wollenman, Marion Brumfield, Linus Linne and Jim Pearson.

  • William Tell Schweizer Fest runners

    William Tell Elementary was well represented at the Schweizer Fest 2-mile and 6-mile road runs. Participants – students from kindergarten to sixth grade as well as staff members – celebrated by wearing their race shirts to school.

  • Musical duo earns awards at 4-H, state fairs

    EVANSVILLE – Michaela and Jonah Kunkler, members of the Happy Hoosiers 4-H Club in Evansville, competed in their county’s 4-H team demonstration contest May 30 and were eligible to compete at the Indiana State Fair Aug. 4.

  • Walking tour, novice hunt Oct. 12 in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Tell City Ghost Hunters will present the second annual historic haunted walking tour and novice hunt Oct. 12 during the Cannelton Heritage Festival.
    The group will offer two walking tours from 6 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. with tickets available for $10 per person or $15 per couple.

  • McFall sentenced to 45 years on meth charge


    TELL CITY – A Perry County man convicted last month on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine could spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Robert L. McFall, 68, was sentenced to 45 years in prison on a Class A felony conviction of manufacturing the drug.

    The News reported in 2008 that McFall was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, maintaining a common nuisance, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Site of planned Magnet restroom building may have to be changed

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still looking for funding for planned restrooms at its Magnet park and for a site for the building.

    A site had been selected, but “we are going to have to confirm that we are above the floodplain,” County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board at a meeting Wednesday.

    If surveying determines that it is in the floodplain, the building will have to be moved farther from the river.

  • Noted bowhunter, author to speak at library Saturday

    TELL CITY – Award-winning outdoor writer M.R. James, a member of the national Archery Hall of Fame and editor and founder of BowHunter Magazine, will be at the Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
    He will share personal hunting and writing stories, as well as offer advice, answer questions and sign copies of his latest book, “Hunting the Dream,” a memoir which takes readers on what he says is an unforgettable storybook journey from his small-town roots to his current role as national spokesman for archers.

  • Horseman’s club fun horse show Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a fun horse show and benefit at 5 p.m. Saturday at 9455 Summer Road, north of Tell City. Those attending are asked to follow signs approximately five miles north on Indiana 37.
    The event will include games for all ages. There will also be some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • Bethel Christian Church revival starts today

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will host its annual reunion today through Friday.
    Guest speakers will present each night beginning at 6 p.m. Those wishing to share songs or music are invited to attend.
    The evanglists for the week are Brother Milton Pledger today, Brother Jackie Wright Tuesday, Brother Greg Gordon Wednesday, Brother Claude Lagenour Thursday and Brother Albert Madden Friday.
    The homecoming event will be held Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Cannelton eyes $1 million budget for 2014

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – She had received information from the state Department of Local Government Finance that money can now be transferred from the city’s economic-development income-tax fund, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said at a budget meeting July 29.

    Based on that news, she changed the city’s EDIT plan at the county courthouse, she continued before council members adopted an ordinance transferring $50,000 to the city’s general fund.