Today's News

  • Thomas – Wheatley

    Amber Thomas and Trent Wheatley were wed at 2 p.m. June 17, 2017, in a double-ring ceremony at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The Rev. Dennis Duvelius and Rev. Tom Brown officiated.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother and father, Laura and Mark Thomas of Tell City.

  • Robotics grant enhances Cannelton school’s STEM

    CANNELTON – Students at Cannelton Junior Senior High School will soon begin a robotics program to bolster their science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives. The class was formed in part by a donation to the school.

    The Vex EDR robotics received were purchased via federal funds available through the Carl D. Perkins Grant.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages begin Sunday

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in October. At the first event, the newly restored  chapel and grounds will be blessed by Saint Meinrad Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

  • 37th Mt. Zion Apple Fest Oct. 14-15

    ROCKPORT – The 37th annual Mt. Zion Apple Fest is scheduled for Oct. 14-15 at Honey Creek Farm. Activities will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Parking will cost $3 per car.

  • Shooting match Sunday at St. Marks
  • Election reform is about more than fraud

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in the electoral system, but the political parties are so divided that serious electoral reform is unlikely without a strong bipartisan voice.”

  • LETTER: Humane Society will continue in existence

    Thanks to the response of the public, the directors of the Humane Society of Perry County have voted to continue the operation of the society. Due to retirements, except for one director, all other positions will be eligible to be filled at the November elections. Anyone interested in voting or running for office must become a member by Oct. 1.

    For more information, call Jim Carter at (812) 836-4842. Or send membership dues of $5 with name and address to P.O. Box 21, Tell City, IN 47586 with a postmark by Oct. 1.


  • TC band’s sizzling season continues


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Saturday, at Floyd Central, marked the highest scores For the Tell City Marching Marksmen on the young season. Finishing just over 4 points behind the pace set by division leader, Paoli, the Marksmen are feeling good about how their show, Orbis Lunar, is progressing.

    Having placed first in each of the previous two marching contests, Tell City added a third movement to the routine for the Paoli showcase.

  • Cannelton paving plans curbed


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The announcement mid-last week that several communities in Perry County, including the county itself, had been awarded sizable road-paving grants was wonderful news for many – not only as it applies to local finances but for those who travel these roads. A story in Monday’s edition of the News provides insight to how some of the money may be used.

  • Judge vows to keep control as Lillpop trial begins




    TELL CITY – William Lillpop’s trial on charges of child molesting, rape and sexual misconduct with a minor began Tuesday afternoon. A jury of nine men and three women heard Special Judge Jon Dartt list the charges Lillpop is facing three counts of child molesting, one count of attempted child molesting and two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with  a minor.