Today's News

  • Safe indoor plant pest controls

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron?  Are there little scabs on the underside of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed your plants just look a little lack luster.

  • The state revenue forecast update

    Larry DeBoer

    Guest Columnist


    On Monday, Dec. 18, Indiana legislators, state officials, reporters, and policy geeks gathered in the Statehouse and online, for the annual reveal of the state revenue forecast update. Would Santa arrive early with a pack full of added revenues so legislators could make rather merry in the coming session of the General Assembly? Or would the Grinch leave revenue even too small for a mouse?

  • The dragon and the nativity of Jesus

    Is there a dragon in your crib scene?

    There should be.

    Each year I check out the crèche in the Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad. The spiritual home to about 100 monks, the church is beautifully decorated for Christmas. In the rear of the church, there is a very traditional nativity set with Mary cradling the infant Jesus. Joseph stares lovingly at the child and there are angels with trumpets, etc. All seems normal.

    Then there is the plush multi-headed dragon, usually lurking nearby, either under the crib scene or in a corner.

  • PCMH welcomes new orthopedics doctor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital, through a partnership with Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro, welcomes back orthopedics to the community. The partnership provides both surgical and non-surgical care to address the orthopedic needs of individuals in the community.

  • Damin-Simpson

    Karen Damin and Jeff Simpson were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Paul Catholic Church.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Janet Damin of Tell City. Mr. Simpson is the son of Bill and Connie Simpson, also of Tell City.

    The Rev. Thomas Richstatter OFM presided at the ceremony, in which the bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Changes coming to superintendent’s contract


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Changes to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. superintendent’s contract are near finalization. An addendum to the existing contract, which expires June 31, 2020, was presented during a special session of the school board Thursday.

    The six page, seven part contract and supplement clarifies terms to coincide with recent changes to employee policies, including days off, how vacation is accrued, retirement savings compensation and other incentives.

  • Memories of Dr. Gene Ress

    By Chuck Poehlein


    “Pillar of the Community” does not say enough about a man who devoted his entire life to helping others.

    You have to have had first-hand experience with the man to see his compassion, his understanding, the wisdom and insight that come only from long experience and to see his dedication tc community.

  • Councilman questions county’s reappointment process


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Decisions about county council reappointments to various boards for 2018 could see some heated contention in the coming week. Announcements on those positions could come at the group’s Jan. 2 reorganization meeting for:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

    • Perry County Public Library Board – one appointment for a 1-year term

  • Dr. Gene Ress touched countless lives over half a century as a country physician ... and in many other ways




    I vow that I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor.


    Well more than half a century ago, a newly anointed physician, Gene Ress uttered something close to the words above, part of the 2,000-year-old Hippocratic oath pledged by new physicians.

    Few practitioners of medicine have lived a life so upright or so filled with honor.

    Ress, 82, died Dec. 12, after an illness of several months.

  • Ventures with a footpath mentor


    Staff Writer


    Want to get outdoors more in the New Year? Maybe you’re just looking for a new hobby.  Look no further that your own back door. Several winter and early spring hikes are planned at various locations in Perry County. The next excursion is set for Saturday, Jan. 6, and  the series runs through April.