Today's News

  • Benefit for Sherry Curtis Oct. 7

    CLOVERPORT, Ky. – There will be a benefit for Sherry Curtis Oct. 7, at 466 Ballard Smith Lane in Cloverport, Ky.

    There will be a cornhole tourney at noon, along with trap shooting, a steal board shoot, a half-pot drawing, a cake walk and a silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. A dinner plate will be served beginning at 2 p.m., and will feature hamburgers, chicken, barbecue and hot dogs.

    Sherry Curtis is the daughter of Betty and Carl Young and sister of Virginia Clark, Toni Woods, Carl Young and Michael Young.

  • City awarded $50,000 Quality of Place grant Money brings Depot rail spur closer to reality




    INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Tell City will receive $50,000 to expand its farmers market and help prepare for a rail spur to make it easier for travelers to board trains at the Tell City Depot.

    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced Thursday that the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded grants to six communities for quality of place initiatives through a Place Based Investment Fund.

  • New teachers ready for year ahead


    Staff Writer


    As a new school year gets underway, the News is profiling new educators and other school personnel. We begin today with Tell City-Junior Senior High School. Teachers in other schools will be profiled in coming issues.


  • Couple humbled to be among Tell City’s Distinguished Citizens




    Phil and Jeanne Wittmer have traveled across much of the world but both agree there’s no place like Perry County to call home. Active on several fronts and avid boosters of Perry County and Tell City, they’ll be honored Wednesday evening with the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Tell City Historical Society.

    The awards program will begin at 7 p.m. in City Hall Park and a reception will follow at the Historical Society Museum. 

  • Building Indiana agriculture

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Food and agricultural production is an integral aspect of Indiana’s legacy. Between farming, processing, storing and hauling, agricultural businesses contribute over $31 billion to the state’s economy and provide more than 245,000 jobs for Hoosiers.

  • TC’s girls golf team looking for consistency




    TELL CITY – As Amber Wheatley begins her fifth season leading the Tell City girls golf team, she does so without a senior on the roster.

    For Wheatley, it creates stability.

    “It means that I have a team next year,” she said. “Which sometimes is an issue.”

    The Marksmen have three veteran golfers this fall, led by sophomore Taylor Goffinet.

  • Indiana leads in fiscal strength, economic stability

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    In the past decade, Indiana has become a national leader in fiscal responsibility and putting taxpayers first. Auditor of State Tera Klutz recently announced the state ended Fiscal Year 2017 with a $42 million surplus and nearly $1.8 billion in reserves, showing Indiana continues to be on the right track for a successful future.

  • Patience, attitude eyed in Lady Marksmen’s inaugural soccer season




    TELL CITY – Kelsey Henrickson has a unique challenge.

    The daughter of longtime Heritage Hills football coach Bob Clayton is starting a high school athletic program from scratch, as Tell City will have girls varsity soccer for the first time this fall.

    “I think we are very excited, it’s an exciting time,” Henrickson said. “We’re not nervous, we’re not scared.

  • Rockport Legion falls in regional opener

    NAPOLEON, Ohio – On the heels of their third straight state title, Preston Hendershot and Rockport Post 254 lost the opening game of the American Legion Great Lakes Regional to Edwardsville (Ill.) Wednesday 3-0.

    Post 254 gave up two runs in the second inning and another in the fifth.

    Edwardsville’s Storm Coffman threw a complete game, allowing six hits while striking out five.

    Manning Webb and Brice Stuteville each had two hits for Post 254.

  • Tri-State sweeps titles in women’s softball


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY—Ashley Chapman went 3 for 3 as Tri-State Service & Maintenance beat Alpine 13-2 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League’s playoff tourney Thursday.

    Randi Gogel, Baylie Richter and Edie Powers each added two of Tri-State’s 12 hits to help the team win the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Megan May went 2 for 3 to lead Alpine’s seven-hit attack.