Local News

  • Derby extends invitation to Saturday Riverfest

    DERBY – This Saturday, grab the family and sunscreen and head to Derby to be a part of the annual Derby Riverfest at Mulzer’s Park.

    The day will begin early with a car show registration starting at 6 a.m. and running through 10. A Dash for Dads 5K, sponsored by EverBody’s Fun and Fitness, will begin at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 and will take place at EverBody’s until 5 p.m. Friday or from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the park.

    Early packet pick-up will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19 at EverBody’s Fitness Center in Tell City.

  • Targeting funds, port authority eyes elusive TIGER grant


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY ¬ The Perry County Port Authority is hoping to contend for a sizable grant. According to operations manager Kevin Teague,  they have submitted an application for funds from a pool of money set aside in the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program.

  • JFK Pool: Still generating smiles after 50 years
  • Judges join voices in fight against drug abuse


    Staff Writer


    ROCKPORT – Four judges of Spencer, Warrick, Dubois and Perry counties gathered at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Rockport to hold a press conference to lead a call to action for local children.

    Judge Jon Dartt of Spencer Circuit Court opened, explaining the underpublicized issue of a dramatic increase in child abuse and neglect cases the our area. The increase has been primarily caused  by the effects of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse on area families.

  • Moose Lodge Summer Fest dates set

    TELL CITY – The annual Summer Fest picnic sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424 will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27.

    Gene O’ Rides will operate rides all three days and the annual fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at approximately 10:15 p.m.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; June 18

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Special Father’s Day activities are being planned at the Bethel Christian Church for this coming Sunday, June 21, beginning with a breakfast to be served in the church basement prepared by the ladies at 7:30 a.m.

    Regular morning worship services will then be held with Sunday school beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church service at 9:30 a.m. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church minister. Everyone is invited.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; June 18

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The ladies of the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will be serving breakfast this Sunday morning in the church basement in honor of Father’s day.

    The meal will be served at 7:30 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 8:30 with church services at 9:30 a.m. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Rural News: GERALD; June 18

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the families of those who have gone to their final home. Marlene Lautner passed away June 2, at her home in Tell City. She was a 1955 graduate of Tell City High.

    Also, Essie Hargis passed away June 6, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

    She was a lifelong resident of Gerald and the Derby area. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

  • Some signatures challenged in TC annexation case




    TELL CITY – The next chapter in the court case challenging Tell City’s annexation efforts will likely focus on more than 100 names of remonstrators flagged by the county auditor’s office for various reasons, many of them over alleged inconsistencies in signatures.

  • William Tell Elementary to expand preschool program


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. plans to expand its preschool program. Starting in the upcoming 2015-16 school year, William Tell Elementary will add a Title 1 preschool, in addition to the one it currently has through the Dubois-Spencer-Perry Cooperative.  

    The preschool schedule will include half-day morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday during the school year. Students must be 4 years old by Aug. 1 to be eligible.