Today's News

  • Franzman Insurance Recognized By Auto-Owners

    TELL CITY – Auto- Owners Insurance has announced that Franzman Insurance Agency Inc. of Tell City has been named one of the top-10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Indiana for 2015. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Marion, and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.

    Franzman Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 1988.

  • Lane certified as a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

    TELL CITY – Doug Lane, a financial advisor with J. Kevin Waninger, a platinum financial services practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Tell City, has achieved the professional designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselors through The College of Financial Planning.

    Lane successfully completed the rigorous requirements that include course work and a series of examinations that cover pre-and post-retirement needs, asset management, estate planning and the entire retirement planning process using models and techniques from real client situations.

  • Café seminar to focus on building student character traits

    TELL CITY – Experts say grit – the character trait that encompasses persistence, determination and resilience – is a stronger predictor of college success than a student’s SAT score, IQ or high-school GPA. Another big part of a student’s success is having what’s known as a growth mindset. That includes the ability to embrace challenges, learn from criticism and find lessons in others’ successes.

  • Sullivan man dies of heart attack in Derby

    DERBY – A Sullivan man found dead in Derby June 8 died of natural causes. Robert T. Allen, 60, suffered a massive heart  attack, County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said.

    A 911 call was placed from Derby at 12:48 p.m. reporting a man had passed out in restrooms near Mulzer Park and the new community center. Baumeister said Allen was an employee of the state health department.

    The coroner’s office also investigated a death Saturday night at the Ramada in Tell City.

    That death was due to a pulmonary embolism.

  • Noted priest, conservationist dies at the age of 84

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Damian Schmelz OSB, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died June 12 in the monastery infirmary. He was 84.

    Born in Georgetown, on May 7, 1932, to Aloysius William and Grace (Miller) Schmelz, Fr. Damian was given the name Vincent Eugene at his baptism. After completing his elementary education at St. Mary School in Lanesville, he entered the Minor Seminary at Saint Meinrad in 1950, and entered the novitiate two years later. He professed his simple vows on July 31, 1953, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1958.

  • Nutrients key to good harvest

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse, sheep  chicken manure at the end of each season.

    The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant.  I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment!

  • Eliminating combined-sewer overflows a costly venture for Cannelton


    Staff Writer



    CANNELTON – The City of Cannelton is one step closer to complying with an Indiana Department of Environmental Management order to eliminate sewer overflows. But officials are still bounds away from an actual project.

  • Volunteers: Come clean your river Saturday


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The 2016 Ohio River Sweep returns Saturday at sites along the Ohio River in Perry County, joining cleanup efforts of other communities that line the river. From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will dispatch from Hafele Park in Cannelton and Sunset Park in Tell City to clean up the banks of the river by picking up trash and other debris.

  • Cannelton Police Department introduces new patrolman, promotes another


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON -– The Cannelton Police Department is fully staffed. Its newest patrolman, Ryen Foertsch, took up duties earlier this month and is making an impact in the community.

    Graduating a 17-week law-enforcement academy, Foertsch was credited with apprehending a suspect who was believed to have committed several vehicle break-ins.

  • Paying tribute to one of Indiana’s founding fathers