Today's News

  • Record-tying four PC players on All-PLAC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central placed four girls on the All-PLAC volleyball team Thursday for the first time in 14 years and only the fourth time ever.
    Senior Ashley Gengelbach, juniors Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet, and sophomore Grace James are Perry Central’s representatives on this year’s 12-girl team.

  • COLUMN: Civil discourse and ideas

    Center for Congress

    The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable.

  • COLUMN: A season of progress


    Autumn may be a time of the year when Mother Nature slows down but this fall has ushered in a season of construction and progress in Perry County. From Tell City to Cannelton, development, the planning process for development and new construction are under way.

    Tell City’s visitors center along Seventh Street is under roof and the framing process over the past couple of weeks has given an idea of what the structure will look like, at least its dimensions.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t think your vote counts? Think again!

    A successful American government flows from an informed electorate. We are nearing the end of another historic campaign season. Historic not for any one single event, but historic because every vote we cast connects us to our past.

    Each time we step into the poll, we should be reminded of the fact that in our past every American did not have the right to vote. It is for that reason that every Hoosier should be disappointed when only 22 percent of Indiana’s 4.4 million registered voters cast a ballot during the primary election.

  • Gregg visits county

    Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and his running mate, Vi Simpson, visited Capers in Tell City Friday morning. It was one of several southwestern Indiana stops they made in the final days before Hoosier voters go to the polls Tuesday.

  • TNR program date change

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.

    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Nov. 19.

    For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered.

    Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. Nov. 20 and then released where they were caught.

  • Tell City parade plans include new date

    TELL CITY – A Thanksgiving weekend tradition for many years, Tell City’s Christmas Parade is changing dates this year but will retain popular activities in City Hall Park, including a chili cook-off.

    The Tell City Beautification Committee will host the parade and related events Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade has been held for many years the Sunday after Thanksgiving but was pushed back this year by planners who felt the busy Thanksgiving holiday kept some people away.

  • Halloween eats

    Dressed as a friendly witch for her Halloween tour of Tell City, Savannah Gilliland, 5, of Tell City, eyes fixings for a hot dog served at First United Methodist Church’s Trunks of Treats Tuesday evening.


  • Offices closed for Election Day; trash pickup schedule changed

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Election Day.

    City and county offices will be closed. In Tell City, Monday’s trash-pickup schedule will be unchanged but there will be a one-delay starting Tuesday.

    The Cannelton Street Department will collect Tuesday’s trash on Wednesday and Wednesday’s trash on Thursday. Friday’s business route will be unchanged.

  • Election Day Races

    Barack Obama (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
    Gary Johnson (L)

    U.S. Senator
    Joe Donnelly (D)
    Richard Mourdock (R)
    Andrew Horning (L)

    John Gregg (D)
    Mike Pence (R)

    Attorney General
    Kay Fleming (D)
    Greg Zoeller (R)

    Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Glenda Ritz (D)
    Tony Bennett (R)