Today's News

  • It’s time to put kids and families first

    Guest Columnist

    Back in 2006, I worked with education activists and state representatives like the Rev. Phil Hoy to promote a policy called The Kids and Families First Act. It reformed several antiquated education policies and provided a way to fund the improvements without raising taxes on Working Hoosiers.

  • The Ostrich Race

    Guest Columnist

    We attended our first ostrich race today. Yeah, you read that right, ostrich race. Before I unwrap this story, let me say this; it wasn’t something that we originally planned to do. It wasn’t something that we even wanted to do. The experience came to us unexpectedly, like so many of life’s pleasures, while we were doing something else.

  • Why is sex hard to talk about?


    I’m not a parent but I get asked on occasion for advice by parents. When that happens, I work hard to change the subject because I think it’s often hard for this nonparent to give advice to someone about their kids.

  • Bus safety: An important lesson for us all

    Back-to-school time has arrived and across Perry County, yellow school buses – and white activity buses – are traveling city streets, county roads and sate highways. Their precious cargo is our inspiration for writing.

    Drivers should be extra careful to watch for youngsters. There will also be an increase in pedestrian traffic, particularly around schools. Extra awareness is also required in rural areas where distracted or impatient drivers often ignore school buses when children are getting on or off.

  • Area Health Education Center donation assists Ivy Tech Tell City with new course

    TELL CITY – The Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center has purchased 34 anatomical models, valued at more than $15,000, for Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City campus, offering Perry County students a new opportunity to enroll in human anatomy and physiology courses.

    The models provide a three-dimensional representation of the unit being studied, including various body parts, skin and muscles.

  • Tell City police crack down on impaired driving

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department has joined other police departments across Indiana during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over traffic enforcement campaign. Officers said they will have zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired.

    “Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be arrested,” said Assistant Chief John Allen. “Officers will be working overtime to identify and apprehend those who disregard the message.

  • Applications sought for Southern Indiana Power Operation Round Up grants

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects. The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.

  • Halls win 2014 Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    TELL CITY – Dan and Sarah Hall are winners of this year’s Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt. They correctly identified 18 photos published in the July 31 issue of the News. Several other people correctly identified all of the locations with Dan and Sarah’s entry chosen in a random drawing.

    They will receive a year’s subscription.

  • Auto-body classes lead to Tell City

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Joseph I. Williams learned to restore wrecked car bodies at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute in 1990 and ’91. In a strange way, the classes that led to his technical certificate in automotive body paint and collision damage repair launched him on a path that put him in charge of the Tell City campus for Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Bicentennial old-time fashion show planned

    TELL CITY – To celebrate Perry County’s bicentennial Saturday, Nov. 1, an old-time fashion show will be presented with the help of the Lafayette Spring Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eli Huston Murray Chapter, Daughters of the Union.

    All eras of clothing from Perry County history are welcomed.

    Participants must register and provide a description of the outfit to be worn.

    Call Lena Joyal at 619-0708 or Molly Hall at 547-3746 for more information or to register.