• Center Floor Spotlight

    Story and Photos by Stuart Cassidy


    It’s as much fun as work, for not only the students at Dance Haven studios, but the instructors as well.

  • Elder retiring from PCMH after 43 years

    TELL CITY – Becky Elder, RN, vice president of clinical services, retired from Perry County Memorial Hospital on June 15 after 43 years of service. While at PCMH, Elder achieved many accomplishments and wore multiple hats. She started her healthcare career right out of school as a staff nurse.

  • Perry County native Jack Boyce honored with Shelby Chamber award

    SHELBYVILLE – Jack Boyce, a Perry County native, who has worked in radio, emergency management and insurance, was honored this spring with the John A. Hartnett Sr. Business Person of the Year Award. The honor was presented at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards Gala held March 2 at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.

    Boyce has worked with Allstate Insurance for more than 20 years and distinguished himself as a prominent businessman in the Shelby County community for five decades.

  • Purviance retires from Branchville Correctional Facility after 33 years

    BRANCHVILLE – The end of May brought with it the close of a distinguished career at Branchville Correctional Facility. On May 31, Internal Affairs Officer Lester Purviance retired after more than 33 years of service.

  • Owen proud of career in TC schools

    Spending the last three-plus decades in Tell City Schools’ classrooms, special education teacher April Owen has retired.

    Earning a degree from Indiana State University, she began teaching special education in 1984 at Springs Valley Jr.-Sr. High School, from where she herself graduated.  Own spent two years there before being hired on to teach at Tell City Junior High in 1986. From there, she transitioned  to the newly formed junior-senior high when the middle school closed.   

  • Elderly may see drastic cuts in Medicaid, Medicare services

    Trudy Lieberman

    Guest Columnist


    Older Americans may be in for a rough ride if the changes Washington politicians are considering come to pass. Because good, explanatory journalism is in short supply and TV shouting matches don’t tell you much, I decided to use this space to discuss some of the possible changes that could soon affect millions of people in their 60s and older.

  • William Tell Elementary’s Mayden retiring

    After a 32-year career as a music teacher, Debra Mayden spent the last few months saying goodbyes to colleagues and students as she prepared for retirement from Tell City Schools. She began her tenure educating first through fifth-graders at Newman Elementary in 1985.

    It was while at that school that Mayden encountered a few of her most fond memories.

  • Total solar eclipse expected to bring thousands to area

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – State and local agencies are preparing for a massive influx of visitors during a total solar eclipse that will sweep across the region on the afternoon of Aug. 21.

    While the celestial event will include 14 states across the nation’s midsection, ground zero for the eclipse runs from near Carbondale, Ill., to Hopkinsville, Ky.

    The total eclipse is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. According to NASA, any given point on the planet will only experience a total solar eclipse about once every 375 years.

  • Ippoliti Law Office welcomes Kloeck

    FERDINAND – Ippoliti Law Office LLC is happy to announce that attorney Megan Kloeck has joined the firm. She is a Spencer County native and a 2011 graduate of Heritage Hills High School.

    Kloeck graduated with distinction in May, 2014, from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in political science and minors in communications and organizational leadership and supervision. She graduated in December 2016 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

  • Chamber announces business award nominees

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced nominations for its 16th annual Chamber Awards. The annual event will be held June 13, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The evening’s social will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6. Catering will be provided by the Patio Steakhouse.  Reservations are needed by Monday. Tickets are $25 per person.