Today's News

  • Parks survey a stepping stone to improvement grants

    It has been a long, drawn-out process that has probably taken longer than it should have, but local city and county parks boards now have the data they need to prioritize their goals and compile their master plans for the next five years.

    The Perry County Parks Board began surveying area residents about what they want most from their parks in 2015 and continued to offer surveys online recently. This year it and the Tell City Parks Board combined to get Purdue University staffers to compile and analyze the results of surveys about all the parks in the county.

  • Strengthening pro-life laws

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator


    As your State Senator, working to improve the safety of all Hoosiers is one of my greatest responsibilities and privileges. This includes the safety of our most vulnerable – the unborn.

  • Complexities of job growth

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist


  • Walking among the tombstones



    Feature Writer


  • School cuts costs, purchases buses


    Feature Writer


  • Meal Plan

    PERRY COUNTY – Despite the summer vacation, the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and Cannelton City Schools are keeping their cafeterias running with the Summer Food Service Program. So far Tell City School has been receiving a good turn-out, serving approximately 150 people daily for lunch in Tell City.

  • ‘Main Street’ designation sought in Cannelton


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton and the historic preservation group, Renew Cannelton, are moving forward with an application to become a state recognized Indiana Main Street community. The designation would help the city and individual owners of historic properties qualify for funding to help revitalize the old structures in Cannelton.

  • Softball league has three-way tie for 1st place

    TELL CITY—Pour Haus and Cash Waggner beat previously undefeated teams Wednesday and Thursday to cause a three-way tie for first place in Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball league.
    Pour Haus beat Crawford Memorials 6-4 on a two-hitter Wednesday for its first win.
    Hannah Daum hit an inside-the-park home run for Crawford and Gracie Hendry had the team’s other hit.
    Cambree DuPont pitched a two-hitter as Cash Waggner beat Team Central 5-1 Thursday. DuPont struck out 13 and walked four in the five-inning game.

  • Rebels defeat Tell City twice

    TELL CITY—South Spencer put the game away with four runs in the fifth inning to beat Tell City 6-1 in Diamond League baseball Thursday.
    Nearly all the Rebels’ runs were earned.
    “There were a couple plays I thought we probably should’ve made,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benning-field. “But with us not playing for a couple of weeks, we didn’t get a good read on some balls in the outfield.”
    Caleb Malcomson pitched the first four innings for Tell City, giving up two hits and two runs.

  • Poole homers in Legion debut

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central senior Gavin Poole homered in his American Legion baseball debut as Rockport routed Boonville 13-2 in the season opener Tuesday.
    Poole’s three-run homer in the sixth gave Rockport a 13-0 lead.
    He also singled and walked and scored three runs.
    Tell City graduate Nick Smith went 2 for 5 with two RBIs for Rockport.
    Tell City graduate Preston Hendershot played left field for Rockport and Perry Central sophomore Reece Davis played first base, each going 0 for 2.