• Cal Ripken All-Stars thank sponsors

    The 9/10u Tell City Cal Ripken All Star Baseball Team and coaches would like to thank everyone who purchased fund raising items and the following local businesses and individuals that provided individual donations:

  • Citizen of the Year grateful, humbled

    To Vince Luecke, a very talented writer and photographer, thank you for the special way you presented me to your readers as this year’s Distinguished Citizen. I was so impressed as I read it; you wrote it about just who I am, and your pictures were great.

    To the people in this community, thank you very much for the personal congratulations, the phone calls, the cards and the flowers I received. At times, all of the good words left me speechless to respond, and that’s not ordinary for me.

  • Trump not the first ‘America First’ promoter

    Firstly, I am writing in response to a pro-Trump letter from a young man named (Tim) Kloeppel, a 2011 graduate of Perry Central, originally from St. Croix. It is stated he will attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in August, (letter appeared in the July 7 edition.) This poor soul is incredibly confused.

    He is writing about the America First Committee and one of its leaders, Charles Lindbergh. Trump is stating that he wants to put America first. What was the America First Committee? Who was Charles Lindbergh?

  • Thank you, Perry County Chamber of Commerce

    I want to publicly thank the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors for selecting me as the first recipient of their Outstanding Citizenship Award. It was a surprise and I am deeply humbled by the receipt of this prestigious award.

    My philosophy has always been to be involved in my community. I will continue doing that until I can no longer provide any services or help to my county.

    Thanks again, Chamber, and also a big thanks to its executive director, Lagina Gogel.



  • Events kicked off school year in style


    On behalf of the Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township Schools, we would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back to school cookouts.  The turnouts were greatly supported countywide by thousands of students and families.

    Everyone enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.  

  • Kids Fest a success in Cannelton

    On behalf of Cannelton Elementary School, I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the success of our Kids Fest on Aug. 2.

  • Historical society awarded grant

    The Tell City Historical Society was among the first Heritage Support Grant award winners made available through the Indiana Historical Society.  The Tell City Historical Society will be making repairs to the exterior and roof of the current Carnegie Library building. 

    The society was awarded $19,115.

    The Tell City Historical Society is also fundraising for a required local match and interior water damage repairs and to continue the energy efficiency updates to the original part of the building.

  • I am confident that by working together, we can continue to make great strides to confront this public health crisis.

    Jeff Thomas, in “The Blind Leading the Clueless,” thoughtfully assessed the dilemma the American people face. I highly recommend patriots read and digest his article’s perspective which can be found at www.internationalman.com/articles/the-blind-leading-the-clueles.

    “They [our leaders] don’t want war, but are invading more countries than ever before in history. Political hopefuls are vague at best regarding their proposed platforms for action, yet they attack each other as though they’re reporters for the tabloids.

  • Stuff the Bus donations will help hundreds of students

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, Perry County News, CJ 105.7 and staff Cindi Taylor and Rob Nichols, all our dedicated volunteers and to all the generous donors who helped create another very successful “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive on July 22-23.

    On behalf of the United Way of Perry County Board of Trustees, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents of our community who helped support our tenth annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive for students in need.

  • More jobs for Hoosiers

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist


    Recent economic reports show Indiana’s economy continues to grow stronger. The state’s labor force participation is at its highest level since 2009, and private sector employment levels hover at an all-time high.

    These reports confirm what Hoosiers know to be true: Indiana is a great place to live, work and raise a family.