Today's News

  • Water-resources committee makes recommendations

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Through the summer and fall when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session, lawmakers convene interim committees and commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis on complex issues facing the state. As a part-time legislature, the Indiana General Assembly often does not have the time and resources to completely delve into more complicated issues while in session, and interim committees are an opportunity to fully vet propos-ed initiatives.

  • Inspired by Rachel’s Challenge

    Jacqeline Trowbridge

    On Oct. 31, Perry Central Community School invited a very special guest to speak to the students about a program called Rachel’s Challenge.

    Rachel’s Challenge shows the importance of kindness through a presentation about the most infamous school shooting in history.

    Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shooting that took the lives of 12 students and one teacher.

    Rachel’s funeral was shown on CNN and had the largest viewing in history.

  • EDITORIAL: Revolution targets absurdity in education

    A revolution is occurring that could change the nation in very fundamental ways. People, many of them teachers, are speaking out against standardization in education.

  • Volunteers needed to ring bells

    PERRY COUNTY – Does the name Randy Roccia ring a bell?

    He’s the kettle coordinator for the Perry County chapter of the Salvation Army, and he seeks volunteers at this time every year to ring bells next to the organization’s famous red kettles.

  • State police plan high-visibility Thanksgiving holiday patrols

    PERRY COUNTY – In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period safer, Indiana State Police officers will join approximately 250 other law-enforcement agencies state-wide participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.

    Beginning last Friday and running through Dec. 1, the Indiana State Police will  conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts, including sobriety check points and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.

  • Would be appointees should submit letters

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners will make a number of appointments at a meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. Dec. 30 in the county courthouse. Letters of interest should be submitted to County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg by Dec. 20.

    Commissioner Tom Hauser’s one year term as Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator will expire Dec. 31, as will Merle Doogs’ year long term on the alcoholic beverage board.

  • Veterans Day tribute to the county’s fallen

    Perry County’s Avenue of Flags was on display Friday along Indiana 66 near the entrance to Cannelton. The flag topped white crosses will remain there through Veterans Day as a tribute to the men and women from the county who were killed in action.

    A project of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, the crosses form public displays several times each year. They honor service members killed in battles from the Civil War to conflicts in the Middle East. (Click on photo to enlarge. Click on arrow to see more.)

  • Kidnapping suspect captured in Kentucky


    CANNELTON – A man wanted for questioning in the alleged kidnapping Thursday of a man in Cannelton was captured Friday by Kentucky State Police.

    According to Cannelton Patrolman Micah Jackson, the victim was approached in the parking lot of a Cannelton business by a male who displayed a firearm and ordered the victim to drive him to a location in Tell City.

    Jackson did not release the location of the business but said the incident took place on Indiana 66.

  • City council wants input on parking issues


    TELL CITY – Two members of Tell City’s Common Council want the public’s input on what regulations, if any, should be enacted to limit the parking of boats, trailers, campers and similar recreational property on city streets.

    Julie Kohnert and Gary Morton were appointed to a committee by Mayor Barbara Ewing this summer to address parking concerns. The city has regulations on where tractor-trailers can park but recreational vehicles such as boats and campers don’t fall under those rules.

  • Local contractors to do work at county courthouse

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission selected the second of four bid proposals in a meeting last Monday, assigning $73,806 worth of work  in the county courthouse to Kleeman Masonry of Troy. Six other companies will participate in the renovation.

    “We have reviewed the bids received Oct. 16,” explained Kamie Hubbs, interior design associate with the Universal Design architectural firm of Ferdinand, “and set up various bid proposal options.”