Today's News

  • Police department gearing up for hiring process




    TELL CITY – Two new faces could soon join the ranks of the Tell City Police Department after the tentative approval of a new city officer and the resignation of another.

    During summer budget hearings, the city council was asked to consider adding another officer. Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said the city is two officers shy for a community its size.

    The department has 12 full-time officers, including administrative positions of chief, assistant chief and detective.

  • Community’s 2nd ambulance crew on duty at northern station


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY -– The road to funding a second full-time ambulance crew based from the North Station at the county highway garage got a big boost with a monetary commitment from the county council. An appropriation made Aug. 25 of $70,000 from the local-option public-safety tax along with another $10,000 from the county commissioners is expected to fund the supplemental EMS team through the year.

    The crew mobilized quickly there after and was up and running starting Sept. 1.

  • County to foreclose on Can-Clay assets





    CANNELTON – The future of the once booming Cannelton-based Can-Clay Corp. is all but dried up. Though not yet closed, hopes to continue a century-old tradition now rest on the business’ willingness to catch up on back taxes.

  • Belle of Cincinnati visiting Oct. 23

    TELL CITY – The Belle of Cincinnati will travel downstream in October and will make a stop in Tell City for a busy day of events.

    BB Riverboats sponsors a fall tour each year and the Belle of Cincinnati last stopped in Tell City in 2012.

    The craft will visit the city Sunday, Oct. 23. A brunch cruise is planned for the late morning, with boarding at 11 a.m. The cruise will begin at noon and will end at 2 p.m. A sightseeing cruise will board at 3 p.m. with the 90-minute cruise lasting from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

  • Improving Hoosier education will take bold moves

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist


    When a new school year kicks off, you can count on two things: back-to-school sales and people (especially politicians) pretending to care about education. Both things are finished by September.

  • Labor Day has passed, but summer still here

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    As youngsters, it seemed time crawled. It seem-ed like the clock was in slow motion as kids awaited Christmas, for school to be out or a scheduled birthday party.

    Now, after the years have pilled up, one on top of another, decade on top of decade, it seems the clock is spinning to set a new land speed record.

    Time races by. It seems like we should just be planting flowers and tomato plants, not digging them up with the arrival of fall and the end of the growing season.

  • Free youth event after Tell City football games

    TELL CITY – After every home football game for the Tell City Marksmen, Tell City First United Methodist Church, located at 702 10th St., will host a free event for junior high and high school youth approximately 30 minutes after each game is over, with pick-up at 11:30 p.m.

    If interested in helping to make these events a success, contact Pastor Sam at (812) 547-2800 or umcpastorsam@gmail.com. Help spread the word to the Junior high and high school youth of the community.

  • BE Ministry to host retreat for women in October

    DERBY – “BE Still and know that I am God” is the theme of the women’s retreat scheduled for Oct. 14-16. BE Ministry will host the retreat for women 18 years old and older.

    The retreat will be held at the Glenn Wood Hills Camp and Retreat Center in Derby. The guest speaker and facilitator for the weekend will be Beth Boling of Blue Grass United Methodist Church in Evansville.

  • Moss needs consistent moisture and shade

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Moss no longer carries the stigma of being an undesirable plant. Some still refer to it as a problem but largely, folks are accepting of this somewhat opportunistic plant.

    Moss like it shady and moist and we don’t always have the moisture to maintain a nice lush garden of it. This year is certainly the exception.

  • Gospel Tabernacle song and praise jamboree Saturday

    CANNELTON – Gospel Tabernacle Church will hold its third annual song and praise jamboree at its outdoor pavilion Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.

    Guests are invited to share their talents with the congregation or simply enjoy the talents being shared.

    Light refreshments will be served during intermissions.

    The pavilion is located at 5425 Girl Scout Road, in Cannelton.