Today's News

  • Moles, myths and misconceptions

    Tim Gibb

    Purdue University


    Occasionally I am asked to speak at landscape management meetings about moles – you know, the furry little animals that tunnel just below ground and make such a mess of a lawn. I don’t know why they ask me, an insect scientist, to speak about moles. I assume it is because it just dawned on the guy who was originally asked that he had a previous commitment, such as an oil change, or he had to back out because he “woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.”

  • Cannelton man seriously injured in fall from tree

    FERDINAND – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fall from a tree that resulted in a Cannelton Indiana man suffering life threatening injuries.

    Shane Thomas, 44, fell approximately 50 feet from a tree and was taken by another camper to urgent care in Ferdinand. He was then transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and later flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

  • Mobile home blaze
  • GE concerns grow as council steps in Aug. 21 meeting open to the public




    TELL CITY – Community fears of underground contamination from General Electric’s idled Tell City plant – and city council members’ desire for more information on the issue – will prompt a public meeting later this month. In the meantime, council members voted Monday to contract with an environmental consultant to provide them with an interpretation of the scope and seriousness of the contamination the city is facing.

  • Big Catfish

    TROY – Catfish anglers from 10 states traveled to the Ohio River for Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail event. Forty-three teams gathered in Perry County to test their catfishing skills against other anglers and Mother Nature. The weigh-in was held in Troy.
    Anglers were allowed to fish the Ohio River from the McAlpine Lock & Dam, South to the Newburgh Lock & Dam. Competitors were vying for $10,800 in cash and prizes and an opportunity to qualify for the $110,000 Classic Championship to be held Sept. 14 and 15 on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville.

  • Oh, Heck! Historic storefront collapses in Cannelton


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The once historic Henry Heck Building in the 100 Block of Sixth Street in Cannelton is now laid in a heap after it collapsed early Saturday morning. Long the subject of controversy in the community as renovations were begun and abandoned years ago, a report to the police department at about 1 a.m. identified fears that the structure had become unstable.

  • County to spend more for medical coverage, ambulance services


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The county commissioners are planning to add significantly to its 2019 budget compared to this year’s spending. Much of the inflation will go toward covering health related expenses; namely the county’s self-funded health insurance program for workers, as well as the county’s portion of ambulance and emergency management services provided through Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Fairest of the Fest: Schweizer Fest crowns pageant court
  • Jackson Brown

    Jason and Kelli Brown of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Jackson Wagner Brown. Jack was born at 5:35 p.m. June 20, 2018, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. He weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Brenda and the late Earl Schwartz of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Wendell and Rita Brown of Marysville.

  • Oakwood to honor hometown heroes

    PERRY COUNTY – Oakwood Health Campus will be honoring local hometown heroes from all of Perry County in law enforcement, fire fighting, dispatch, EMS, first responders, doctors and nurses at a special recognition dinner in September. The event is set for Sept. 26. Nominations will need to be received by Sept. 17.

    Event coordinators would like the community’s input to help recognize those who have went above and beyond to serve the community. A Hero of the Year will be chosen in each field category.