Today's News

  • Local firefighters receive DNR grants

    PERRY COUNTY – Rural and volunteer fire departments from 39 counties across Indiana, including two from Perry County, have been awarded more than $242,000 in volunteer fire assistance grants.

    Central Perry received $5,000 for wildland firefighting while the Rome Fire Department was awarded $655 for radios.

    The grants are administered by the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry’s Fire Control Headquarters and are made available through the Forest Service.

  • Some tax payments to require cash equivalent

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners amended an ordinance at their regular meeting Wednesday to make cash payments necessary for certain real-estate-tax transactions.

  • Cannelton stories, photos sought

    CANNELTON – As residents of Cannelton prepare for the 175th anniversary of their community, The News is gearing up to deliver a special section packed with information about the city, its history and its people.

    The News seeks old photographs, particularly family portraits, school photos and pictures of church events, such as confirmations and first communions, for the section.

  • Celebration to mark Leopold milestones


    LEOPOLD – While the city of Cannelton prepares to kick up its heels next month for a 175-year anniversary celebration, the smaller community of Leopold will honor the 175th milestone of the founding of its parish .... and the 50th anniversary of its volunteer fire department.

  • 4-footed feathery friend

    Scott Whitehead of Thrifty Road near Rome holds a four-legged chicken hatched at his farm approximately 50 days ago.

    He said most of a set of eggs had hatched and he wanted to get the chicks to some water because the weather was very hot. He found two of the eggs had not hatched, but were cracked. He put them in an incubator, and later found this chick had hatched out.

  • Republican leaders rally supporters at Troy picnic

    Staff Writer

    TROY – The Labor Day weekend kicked off the fall political campaign season locally Friday with nearly 500 in attendance at Mulzer Camp in Troy for the Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic.

    Gubernatorial hopeful, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, arrived with much fanfare. Onlookers cheered, waved banners and showed overwhelming support as he entered the campground via charter bus. As he addressed the crowd, Pence praised Republican Indiana leadership.

  • County may cosign for hospital loan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – People arriving a few minutes before the county commissioners’ meeting Wednesday had to create their own parking spaces. All of the spaces marked by lines painted on the asphalt were taken, including those stretching around the side of the courthouse to the back parking lot. A woman peeled support-the-hospital stickers from a roll and offered them to visitors headed for the front door.

  • Bosse shuts out Marksmen 3-0

    TELL CITY—Bosse shut out Tell City 3-0 in boys soccer Thursday, but Tell City Coach Austin Fischer was pleased that his team showed improvement.
    “We played well and we played as a team,” Fischer said. “This team beat us 7-0 earlier (in Bosse’s tourney Aug. 18).”
    Thursday’s game was tied 0-0 at halftime and Bosse did not score its first goal until 20 minutes into the second half.

  • Tell City improves to 5-0 in PAC

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won all three singles matches and a marathon No. 2 doubles match to beat Pike Central 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    The Marksmen improved to 5-0 in the PAC as they took another step toward their first ever conference title.
    “This match revealed our team’s ability to play from behind,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. “Both doubles teams lost the first set and were able to refocus and battle to a third set. I was quite impressed with both doubles teams’ efforts after a somewhat shaky start.”

  • Commodores out-pass Marksmen for win

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Both teams had several big hitters but it was Perry Central’s passing that made the difference in the Commodores’ 25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20 volleyball win over Tell City Thursday.