Today's News

  • Why my home is in Tell City

    ERIC KEHL, Guest Columnist

    The old saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side” has never held much credence with me. Society has trained us that we are never to be content with what we have. We must always be pursuing that next “thing” that will make us happy.

    Many people think that living in a big city market where many more opportunities are offered to us will make us happier. When in reality, these same markets can make us even unhappier.

  • Remembering the dead

    VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I once head an interesting story about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.

  • NPR analyst’s fear exists within us

    Many white people avoid neighborhoods where the residents are predominantly black. Many black people know to avoid certain white neighborhoods.

    Racism has not disappeared from America, and isn’t likely to for a very long time.

    So we were not surprised to learn that a news analyst for National Public Radio said, “when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

  • Community Christian Church to host Halloween event

    TELL CITY – The Explosion of Fun will be held at the Community Christian Church, formerly the Newman May building at 821 10th St. in Tell City, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

    The event is offered at no charge to children 4 years old to sixth grade. The entire third floor of the building will offer prizes for games including bean-bag toss, ring toss, box maze, bingo, cake walk, football throw, skeeball and Go Fish.

    Free popcorn will be available.

    A snack shack will be available to purchase food.

  • First UMC sets fourth annual Trunks of Treats

    TELL CITY – The fourth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides for a safe alternative to door-to-door “trick or treating.” All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at 10th and Mozart streets.  Free hotdogs and drinks will be available to everyone.

    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

  • 20th Witches Walk set for Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from participating local merchants. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.  

  • Local cities, town set trick-or-treating hours

    PERRY COUNTY – Local communities have set official trick-or-treating hours for Oct. 31

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins have from 4 to 7 p.m. to search for sweets, while Cannelton youngsters have 5 to 7 p.m. to prowl the streets. Troy trick-or-treating hours are 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Fall festival set for Tuesday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Schools’ 65th annual Fall Festival will be celebrated from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the city’s community center.

    People wearing costumes will get in free, while others will each be charged a quarter.

    A full concession stand and games and activities for all ages will be offered, according to teacher Michelle Coleman.

  • Video system to link jail, courthouse

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Wednesday the spending of approximately $30,000 for a system that would allow video communication between the sheriff’s department and county courthouse.

    County Prosecutor Bob Collins, who manages a law-enforcement fund from which the money would come, told the commissioners the system would cut down on the number of prisoner escorts deputies have to make between the buildings.

  • Cannelton Police: Seized pills fill pickup

    CANNELTON – Police officers acting on a tip uncovered enough prescription drugs to fill a pickup truck Tuesday night. They charged a husband and wife with several offenses, including dealing in controlled substances and neglect of a dependent.

    Douglas E. James, 59, and Jennifer L. James, 26, both of 210 S. Fifth St., Cannelton, face charges of maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent and dealing in controlled substances.