Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Politics is about morals, too

    While many Republicans focused on defeating President Barack Obama in November hope their party’s raucous nominating process wraps up soon, others of us – of all party affiliations – are enjoying the spirited competition between the three main GOP contenders, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

  • City council to discuss 7th Street project Wednesday

    TELL CITY – A public meeting on a proposed Seventh Street visitors and event center is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall in Tell City.

    The city council will meet in special session to discuss the project, presented publically for the first time last Monday. The building would include a meeting room that would seat about 100 people, office space, a designated area for a farmers market and a depot-like connection to the nearby Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Oakwood Health Campus hosting April 21 Power Of The Purse

    TELL CITY – Do you love browsing and shopping for purses, jewelry, plants, hats, glasses, antiques, and more all in one place? Do you get excited seeing the latest in spring fashions? Do you enjoy sharing a beautiful spring day out with your friends, which includes a free lunch?

  • Options expected for sale of former junior-high school


    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board hope to hear options next month on how to dispose of the former junior-high school vacant for nearly two years but still costing the school district thousands of dollars each month.

    School attorney John Werner and Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger will present the options available, which could include listing the building with local real-estate companies or conducting an auction.

  • Historical society’s Titanic fundraiser to mark local ties to century-old disaster


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society plans to recreate the 1912 sinking of the Titanic – minus the iceberg and loss of life – with a gala April 14 banquet that will raise money for the organization and serve as a reminder to diners of Tell City’s connection with what remains one of the most famous maritime disasters.

    The dinner will be held at the the office of Indiana Realty and Auction, 331 Main St.. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with drinks and hors d’oeuvres with dinner served at 6:30.

  • Final choice made for new animal-control board

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at a regular meeting to appoint Calvin Cash to a county animal welfare, control and education board being formed to meet a requirement in a similarly named ordinance.

    County commissioners adopted the ordinance in December, and it specified requirements of city and county governmental bodies.

  • Gearing up for the Big Game

    Mike Evans of Tell City shops for an Indiana University T-shirt for his 4-year-old daughter Friday at Team Central in the 500 Block of Main Street. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Tractor Supply plans TC store


    TELL CITY – Tractor Supply Co., the largest farm and ranch retail chain in the nation, will open a store in Tell City later this year.

    Bunnell Hill Development Co., based in Lebanon, Ohio, will build the 19,097-square-foot facility along Indiana 66 north of the former Sonic restaurant.

    The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission recently approved a development plan for the property and the city’s water board learned last Monday that a water line will be extended to service the site.

  • Officials object to claim city deficit was no one’s fault

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Melvin McBrayer hesitated at first, but then decided at a regular meeting March 12 to voice concerns he said he’d been hearing for a month.

    “People have been asking me constantly,” he started, “about an article that was in the paper, and when I read about what the ex-mayor of Tell City had said, (that) it wasn’t anybody’s fault about what happened to the $113,000 – I would really like to know whose fault it is.”

  • Saturday benefit to give hope, support to local children battling cancer

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is home to four children battling cancer and one fighting devastating bone disease. 

    Tyler Cundiff, the 17-year-old son of Michelle Taylor, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has been at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis since November. Eighteen-year-old Devin Hall, son of Mike and Kim Hall, has Langerhans cell histocytosis, formerly called eosino-philiac granuloma, a rare disease which causes tumors to form on the bones and for which the only treatment available is chemotherapy.