• 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.

  • Nominations sought for farm award

    PERRY COUNTY –Since 1999, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer Program. The statewide initiative recognizes farmers who, through good production management practices, help keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean.

    Annually, each county Soil and Water Conservation District may nominate up to two farmers who do an outstanding job of protecting their rivers, lakes and streams through their everyday conservation management practices on the farm.

  • Consumer reports mailed

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department mailed its annual consumer-confidence report last week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.

    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers. It informs of the quality and status of the water. Customers who don’t receive a copy may pick one up at the Water Department office in City Hall.

  • Know which property-tax deductions you qualify for

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Pamela Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions. There is a one-time filing requirement for deductions, so previous enrollment is still in effect unless your status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec.31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2018.

  • K&K Dirtworks presented EDGE award for vision, entrepreneurship

    SPEEDWAY – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Linda McMahon, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, honored multiple Indiana businesses with the Economic Development and Growth Through Entrepreneurship or EDGE Awards, recognizing each company for its work to help grow Indiana’s economy.