• Cannelton gym upgrades are only rumors

    A rumor has been circulating that the Cannelton City School Corp. plans to air condition the Cannelton Community Center (i.e. Gymnasium) owned by the City of Cannelton.

    This rumor is absolutely false!

    The school corporation cannot afford to pay the cost for installing an air conditioning system in said facility, which would be at least two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00), nor could the school corporation afford to pay the increase in cost for electricity to operate an air conditioning system.


  • Tanoos Will Work for 8th District Voters

    I want to tell you about an opportunity we have here in southern Indiana. We have an opportunity to contribute to the strength of our country. We have an opportunity to improve our own lives and the lives of our fellow citizens. We have an opportunity to restore strength, balance, and integrity to our government.

    We have an opportunity to elect William Tanoos for Congress.

  • Rick May outlines reasons for re-election bid

    Hello, my name is Rick May and I am a candidate in the upcoming election for our local school board this fall. There are five people running for three seats available. I would like to explain why I am asking for your vote.

    Currently, we have two people retiring at the end of this year, each with eight years experience. I am in the process of completing my first four year term. I respect all of the candidates running; they are to be commended for their willingness to serve, but I am the only incumbent asking for your vote.

  • Thanks for making music fest another hit

    Special thanks goes out to our entertainment: Phil the Excitement, Brandon Beard, Astro Class, The Gatwoods, Larry Mitchell, Deja Vu, Band Sold Separately, Eclectic Drive, Gabriel Flores, Joe Nobody, Tony Henning, Ryan the Lion/Silly Safaris, The Postman and the Letter Writer, The Troesch Brothers, Dr. Moody, Cory Sims, and Dirty Trixx.

    What a fantastic line-up!

  • All animals deserve humane treatment

    The Humane Society of Perry County would like to clarify our position on euthanasia after recent events at the Spencer County Animal Shelter were made public. 

    The Humane Society of Perry County and the Perry County Animal Shelter are separate entities each with its own board of directors.  We can only speak for the Humane Society. 

  • People are good

    “Some men see things as they are and ask Why? I dream things that never were and ask Why Not?” Robert Kennedy once said that. It is a motto I try to live every day. I’m Larry Kleeman and I want to serve you as State Representative. Indiana is a great state but I believe we can do better.

  • Perry Central grateful for police support

    Our sincere appreciation goes out to Tell City Police Department Chief Derrick Lawalin and Sheriff Alan Malone for volunteering their time to present ALICE safety training to Perry Central students on Sept. 18.

    ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an approach to school safety and includes aspects of an active shooter response by taking a proactive stance rather than the traditional lockdown, hide, and wait for the police to arrive.

  • More Rome Schoolhouse memories

    I went all eight years at Rome School. I read with interest Jim Fiedler’s memories about Will Mogan. I too would hear of Will riding his motor cycle standing on the seat. Will purchased a Harley Davidson from me and it could have very well been the one he was riding.

  • ID cards for illegal immigrants won’t work

    Dear Editor,


    I read the illegal immigration article by Steve Obermeir in the Sept. 6, issue. Obermeir does a good job listing some of the problem with the current failed system.

    His proposal to computerize ID cards for illegals is too simple, in my opinion.

    I received a letter from the White House signed by the president. I wish to share it with your readers.


    Frank Sandage

    Tell City


    Dear Mr. Sandage,


  • Friends of the library grateful for support

    On behalf of the Friends of the Perry County Library, I would like to express appreciation to all who supported our recent silent auction. Many individuals and businesses have supported us in the past and we thank all of you, most especially the following businesses and individual patrons who generously participated this year: