Today's News

  • Court and Police Records; April 16



    • Nathaniel H. Sommer, 19, of 10246 Tanzy Road, Cannelton, April 9, on a warrant for failure to appear.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $605 bail.

    • Codi L. Metz, 25, of 27 Rolling Pines Drive, Tell City, April 11, on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $205 bail.

  • We enforce the laws to save lives




    If there is one thing I could urge all motorists – drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages – to do every time you get in a vehicle, it’s buckle up.

    It is the single-most effective way to avoid being killed in a crash. Would you ever ride a roller coaster without the harness down? Would you ever skydive without a parachute? When you ride in a motor vehicle without a seat belt, you are taking a huge risk. One you can’t afford.

  • Social News; April 16

    THE ST. MICHAEL ST. ANN SOCIETY will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Father Marendt Hall. There will be a business meeting, bingo and refreshments. Hostesses will be Rachel Schaefer, Pauline Thorn, Virginia White and Helen Wittman.


  • Looking Back; April 17

    70 Years Ago

    April 15, 1945


    • Pfc. Louis Wheatley, 26, has been wounded in action in Germany, according to the War Department. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wheatley.

    • A horse is at the center of a lawsuit filed in court this week in Perry Circuit Court. Ida Delany made a deal with Roscoe Ray to purchase a horse. She made a $50 deposit and was to pay the balance of $15 if the horse proved satisfactory. Now she alleges the horse was a dud, diseased and lame with sore legs and hips.

  • Zumba class at TCHS

    TROY – Monday night’s Zumba class will be held in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena at the Tell City High School in place of the usual Schergens Center location.

    Class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 20. It is sponsored by Everbody’s in Tell City and Perry County Wellness

    Cost is $3 per class or $12 for five sessions. Perry County students are admitted to classes for free.

  • Dodgeball tourney planned for April 26

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central After Prom will host its third-annual dodgeball tourney Sunday, April 26, at Perry Central High School.

    This event is open to the general public with the following age categories: fourth through six grade; seventh through ninth grade; and 10th grade to adult.

    The entry fee is $5 per person or $30 per team if registered by 3 p.m. Friday, April 24. After that date, registration will be $8 per person or $48 per team. No registrations will be accepted after noon Sunday, April 26.

  • Animal shelter gets student support
  • Sometimes hard to find, tasty morels provide spring treat

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Brother-in-law Paul Cooper stopped by and announced he brought a surprise. It was a good one. Morel mushrooms.

    Paul, who is a great “shroomer,” hadn’t found any, but managed to buy a pound of wild yellow morels that had been shipped for sale at a market near Bainbridge.

    Upon his arrival, the valuable fungi cargo was placed in the refrigerator. My obligation was to obtain steak for the next night, and Paul would do the cooking.

  • Rural News: GERALD; April 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — So sorry to say Kirstie Ann Bayer lost her battle with cancer and passed away April 6, 2015. Our prayers and sympathy are with her family during this difficult time. She was only 26 and this is an example of why insurance companies should pay for mammograms before the age of 40.

  • Rural News: BRISTOW; April 16

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 —

    At 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, John Hays of Bristow will perform an organ recital at St. Meinrad Archabby.

    Try to be there to enjoy the music and show your support.

    Birthdays this week are Misty Board, Brother Clarence Enmen,

    Dewey Rickenbaugh, Mark Van Winkle, Aaron Van Winkle,

    Holly Xanders and Eric Hayes. May this year be filled with love, happiness and great health. God bless.

    Those celebrating anniversaries are Todd and Pam Schaefer,