Today's News

  • Balancing liberty and security is a never-ending challenge

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties.

  • Brighta-ma-lighter needed

    A juniper tree bows under the weight of ice from last week’s winter storm, looking like a cartoon rendering by Dr. Seuss.

    Throughout the county, evergreens sagged and vulnerable hardwood branches broke under the weight of nearly a quarter-inch of ice in some areas.

    A Brighta-ma-lighter was identified as a device that provides sunlight in the author’s “The Tree Doctor.”

  • Houchin announces candidacy for State Senate District 47

    SALEM – Erin Houchin announced her candidacy last week for the state senate in District 47. She is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat currently held by Democrat Richard Young.

  • Options could save Can-Clay

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – New options came to light concerning Can-Clay property up for sale, Perry County Commissioner Tom Hauser said at a regular meeting Feb. 3.

  • Cannelton man accused of molesting child

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton man was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday after police charged him for allegedly molesting a child.

    According to Cannelton Patrolmen Micah Jackson and Roger Smith, officers began investigating an alleged sexual abuse case Friday.  Throughout the investigation, officers learned an adult male had engaged in sexual acts against a child less than 14 years old.

    Christopher J. Gray, 30, of 312 Cavender St. was arrested Saturday without incident and charged with child molesting, a Class B felony.

  • Agritourism workshop set for Feb. 22 in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Agritourism is a growing trend throughout the country enabling people who live in town to experience rural life, and enabling farmers to increase income through offering farm tours and other activities.

  • Awash in Valentine Blooms

    Petals Floral Shop on Tell City’s Main Street was busy with Valentine’s Day orders this week.

    Linda Eger and Les’a Fischer arrange two of many gift bouquets destined for valentines throughout the area.

    Friday is Valentine’s Day.

  • 16 apply for superintendent’s post


    TELL CITY – Sixteen people are seeking to become the next superintendent of Tell City-Troy Township Schools. While the names of candidates won’t be released, school trustees on Tuesday voiced pleasure in both the number of applicants and the qualifications they bring.

  • Kohnert second in rebounding at Lewis and Clark

    GODFREY, Ill.—Tell City graduate Chris Kohnert has helped Lewis and Clark Community College’s men’s basketball team to a 9-12 record this season as the team’s starting small forward.

    Kohnert, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, is second on the team with 4.8 rebounds per game and third in steals with 1.0 per game.
    He is averaging 6.9 points per game and hitting 45.1 percent from the field and 69.8 percent at the free-throw line.

  • Winter Games are more about Olympic ideal

    There was a time when I thought much more highly of the Summer Olympics than the Winter Games.
    That was because the Winter Games were full of events that I didn’t consider real sports, such as bobsledding, curling and luge.
    The Summer Games, on the other hand, featured basketball, track and swimming, sports that athletes nearly everywhere in the United States participate in from elementary school on.