Today's News

  • Chrisney Fall Fest kicks off today

    CHRISNEY – The Town of Chrisney is set to add another fall festival to the local schedule of events with the inauguration of the first annual Chrisney Fall Fest beginning Thursday (Today) and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 15 to 17, at the town park.

    The new annual tradition builds on the success of Chrisney’s sesquicentennial celebration last year, and event organizers hope to make Chrisney a destination for revelers for many years to come. A schedule of events has been released detailing all the attractions to come.

  • Little league treasurer faces theft charges

    TELL CITY – Tell City Little League Baseball Club Treasurer Jeni R. Albin is facing charges of theft following a series of discrepancies in the club’s checking account.

    Walter Hagedorn provided Tell City Police Department a summary of bank statements and checks and deposit slips and a police investigation found a total of $9,336.64 missing.

    During a subsequent police interview with the accused, she admitted to stealing money from the account.

  • PCMH, health department to offer vaccination clinics at all area schools

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry County Health Department will be teaming up to provide vaccination clinics at William Tell Elementary, Perry Central Community School Corp., Cannelton City Schools and Tell City High School during the month of September.

    This partnership was developed to meet the direct needs of our community. 

  • Steed joins SWIRCA board of directors

    EVANSVILLE – SWIRCA & More has appointed seven new members to its board of directors, including Mary Steed, the director of admissions and marketing at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills in Tell City.

    With Golden Living Center for about five years, she has been in this position since March of 2015. Steed has a degree in business technology as well as an activities director certificate.

    Other new board members are Prince Ampomah, Blair Farmer, Amber Ferrari, Frank Komar, Kevin Rock and Stacy Sorensen.

  • Workplace experience key in teachers’ new roles


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Several recent additions to the classroom ranks at Tell City Junior Senior High School include teachers who have had successful careers outside of the education field.

    • Larry Peter, 57, will serve as an instructor for the school’s new radio-television program. A 1976 graduate of Tell City High School, Peter has a variety of experience in the communications business.

  • Celebration of Courage Brunch scheduled for Oct. 1

    JASPER – The cause is extremely important. And a good time is practically guaranteed.

    On Saturday, Oct. 1, Crisis Connection Inc. will host a Celebration of Courage Brunch and Silent Auction at Sultan’s Run in Jasper. Doors open at 9 a.m. CDT. Chef Tim Flick will cater and attendees will enjoy his “fare with flair” would be an understatement. The meal alone is well worth the cost of admission.

    While the issue of domestic and sexual violence is serious, this special morning will be dedicated to fun for brunch goers.

  • Small-town life

    Ashley Williams Edge

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s Note: This column was submitted after an accident that injured Mark Williams, a Tell City Water Department employee. Williams continues to recover from his injuries. 


  • Pet Appreciation Week underway; activities planned through Sept. 18

    TELL CITY – If you’re a proud pet owner or would like to be, mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 17 when the Tractor Supply Co. store in Tell City will celebrate your furry friends for Pet Appreciation Week’s Main Event.

    The main event will include pet adoptions with community groups, product samples and giveaways, drawings for gift cards, and other family friendly activities.

    In addition, deals on pet products, from food and treats to toys and crates, will be featured from Sept. 14 to 18.

  • Gregg visits Perry County
  • Fundraising efforts continue to save City Hall lions




    TELL CITY – Efforts to raise money to preserve Tell City’s century-old Venetian lions is making progress, a city councilman said Wednesday. However, more money is needed.

    As the News reported this summer, the pair of lions, sculpted in 1907, are in serious need of repair, and Councilman Chris Cail agreed to lead efforts to raise the approximately $5,000 needed to repair the sculptures.