Today's News

  • Andry recognized for 30 years of service

    Sgt. Paul Andry was recognized by Carter for achieving 30 years of service to the Indiana State Police.

  • Campbell earns service award

    Carter recently recognized Master Trooper Thomas Campbell for achieving 30 years of service to the Indiana State Police.

    Campbell is a 1979 graduate of Rivet Catholic High School in Vincennes and graduated from Vincennes University in 1981 with a degree in law enforcement. Campbell joined the state police in 1983, graduating as a member of the 41st Recruit School. He was assigned to the Jasper District to patrol Spencer County.

  • State police announce promotion, service awards

    JASPER – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted First Sgt. Greg Ashby to the rank of lieutenant Feb. 16 to serve as the district commander for the Jasper Post.

    Ashby is a native of Orange County and a 1988 graduate of Springs Valley High School. After high school, Ashby served his country for seven years in the United States Marines Corps, with six months served in Operation Desert Storm.

    In 1995 Ashby earned an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Vincennes University.

  • The birds can have what’s left

    A long, cold and snowy winter has prompted wildlife of all types, those with fur as well as feathers, to take advantage of available food.

    These deer were photographed at Chuck and Janet Faust’s birdfeeder along Lorainne Road. “See if anyone can identify these birds,” Janet said jokingly of the deer she saw nibbling on ears of corn at the feeder near the home’s front yard.

  • St. Joseph’s Table set for March 30

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities will host its third annual St. Joseph’s Table March 30, at the St. Paul Parish Hall at 824 Jefferson St. in Tell City. The St. Joseph’s Table is held around the feast day of St. Joseph and is a celebration of the family.

  • COLUMN: Who lit the fuse leading to the Big Bang Theory?


    The National Science Foundation reports – as if it’s a bad thing – that one quarter of us Americans believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

    I have evidence.

    They’re called sunrise and sunset. If they happen as the scientists say they do, why don’t we call them “Earth’s rotation into sunlight” and “Earth’s rotation into darkness?”

  • Automated Routing plans expansion, seeks tax exemption

    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – The Fulda based company, Automated Routing, is planning an extensive expansion project.

    Company representatives, including five Schaefer brothers who co-own the venture, and their attorney Francis Lueken, told the county council during a Feb. 18 session of their plans to build two new buildings. The addition will add more than 55,000 square feet to their existing facility along Indiana 545.

  • It’s time to start dialing 10 digits for local phone calls

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls.

    For example, the News’ telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed 812-547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will still work until early September, to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

  • Bowling for gold

    Special Olympics Perry County held its first annual local bowling tourney at the Tell City Bowling Center in October. During the month, local bowling leagues helped raise $763 in half pots in their normal bowling leagues for Special Olympics Perry County.

  • Schools finalize plans for makeup days


    TELL CITY – School officials in Perry County have announced plans for making up days missed due to inclement weather. Although several weeks of potentially wintry weather remain, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. officials have set plans to make up four days.