Today's News

  • TC Schools approve bus route contracts


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Preparing for the upcoming school year, Tell City School Corp. is making plans to ensure students arrive to class in a safe and timely manner. At the front of the board’s business at its regular session June 13 was acceptance of route contracts that superintendent John Scioldo said would “bring down the ages of our buses substantially.”

    In April, the board announced that all vehicles in its fleet would be required to be 2012 or newer, with room for few exceptions.

  • The softer side of the streets

    Peering from under his camouflage hat, sweat-drenched from the hot June sun, Tim Watt describes how he came to be homeless. With a packed shopping cart en tow, he’s making double time because he’s late for an appointment, one that will help him get to his next destination.

    His course brought him to Tell City like it had so many other towns before. But this fellow who heralds himself as ‘Harry Hippie’ isn’t simply a vagabond; he has a mission.

  • Relay for Life returning to Tell City Saturday


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The annual event designed to commemorate cancer survivors is set for the heart of Tell City for its 2017 inception.

    “Having it back in Tell City again is great,” said Lena Joyal, leader of this year’s event. She said one advantage of it being in Tell City Hall Park is the likelihood of foot traffic to the attend event.

    The walk-in element comes at a time when the event is seeing some changes.

  • Edelweiss Ball 2017: Dancing With The Stars

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest is still more than a month away, but plans for the city’s  59th celebration of Swiss and German heritage is already in full swing. One event returning for its fourth year is the Edelweiss Ball. Named after the national flower of Switzerland, the event is set for Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Schergens Center.

    The Edelweiss Ball “Dancing With The Stars” night is the Perry County Museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year and a major contributing factor in the operation of the museum and upkeep.

  • Joann and Kenny Waninger

    Kenny and Joann Waninger of Fulda celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 27, with a surprise party given by their children. Mr. and Mrs. Waninger were married June 1, 1957, at St. Meinrad Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad.

    They have seven children, Tony (Sandy) Waninger of Fulda, Becky (John) Wesner of Fulda, Tim Waninger of Owensboro, Ky., Jeff (Becky) Waninger, Jackie (Neil) Deom, Mike (Donna) Waninger and Tammy (Troy) Smith, all of Fulda. They have 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

  • Shade devices for the vegetable garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    It’s been hot and humid the last few weeks!  I was hopeful that this summer was going to be idyllic … at least we got pop up rain storms to keep things hydrated. These 90-degree days, however, are putting us on track for some serious heat and some of our vegetables will love it and some will not.

    I know we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a 90-degree day but we can provide some shade for our plants on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.

  • 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.

  • Nix earns doctorate at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

    TELL CITY – Mariah Nix received her juris doctorate with a certificate in advocacy from Loyola University Chicago School of Law May 13, 2017. While at Loyola, Nix was on the dean’s list, was a member of the ABA Client Counseling Team, Business Law Society and Women’s Law Society, and continues to be a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

  • Appetite for Destruction to perform June 24 at Lincoln Amphitheatre

    LINCOLN CITY – Appetite for Destruction the Ultimate Tribute to Guns n’ Roses will perform at the Lincoln Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 24. The evening is being presented by Mulzer Crushed Stone.

    General admission tickets are only $16.95 and VIP tickets (preferred seating and parking, a free drink voucher good for either Pepsi product or beer wine, and a commemorative event poster) are $24.95 and can be purchased at www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com or by calling (812) 937-2329.

  • Angler’s alligator gar likely came from Kentucky

    INDIANAPOLIS – The origin of an alligator gar taken earlier this month by an Indiana bow angler has been positively identified as a stocked fish, likely one from a restoration program Kentucky started eight years ago.

    “It looks like it’s one of our fish,” said Stephanie Brandt, a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.

    The clues were a microwire tag embedded in the fish and the absence of a pit tag some other states use in combination with microwires.