Today's News

  • Urbane blade


    Staff Writer


    The suggestion isn’t subtle, a man’s stubble is a problem for those wanting to get in close. There are many means to cut the coarse, but the best is tried and true, said Barber Rich Hamilton. His suggestion, join the shave club that gives an experience far too many men are deprived.

  • Coping with student hardships

    TELL CITY – How do you help soothe the suffering of a child dealing with the after effects of  a traumatic experience? That’s a question confronting many local educators as more and more kids come to school unprepared to learn; and it’s at no fault to the student.

  • City council may back away from pet limit




    TELL CITY – While the Tell City Common Council won’t pick up the issue until their April 3 meeting, an updated animal control ordinance expected to be presented then may not limit the number of dogs and cats a person may own.

  • Troy marshal struggles to make hours


    Staff Writer


    TROY – Nathan Gehlhausen, Troy’s town marshal, hired in July 2016, has struggled to meet his 20 hour schedule with the town in recent weeks. He cited work with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and his family’s recent move as reasons his time on patrol has been stretched thin.

    “It bothers me,” Gehlhausen said, reiterating the reasons, including a month-long duty as security guard at the courthouse.

  • Applicants sought for Citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for a new citizens police academy that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The program is being sponsored by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. However, all residents of the county can apply. The News reported on plans for the academy in late February.

  • Tell City boys tie for 4th in PAC junior high meet

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Evan Noble placed in the top five in all four of his events to lead Tell City to a fourth-place tie in the PAC junior high boys swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City, with just seven boys competing, and Pike Central each scored 150 points. Heritage Hills won with 292.
    Noble swam a strong anchor leg on the 200-yard freestyle relay as Tell City overtook Pike Central for third place by 20-hundredths of a second.

  • Hubert, Lynch big Perry Central winners

    LEOPOLD—Luke Hubert was named Perry Central’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports awards program Thursday.

  • Tell City girls place 2nd in PAC swim meet

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won four of the 11 events but Southridge edged the Marksmen for first place in the PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.
    Southridge scored 295 points. Tell City was second with 281 and Heritage Hills was third in the six-team meet with 187.
    Fifth graders were not allowed to compete in the conference meet, so that took away some of Tell City’s swimmers from its undefeated regular season.

  • Beard named MVP of all-county team

    Tell City sophomore forward/center Braeden Beard was a nearly unanimous choice in voting for the Most Valuable Player of the News’ 40th annual All-Perry County boys basketball team.

  • It’s time to spot seed lawn’s bare patches

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I do not worry about any perfection in our “lawn” around the house. It largely blends into the pastures where we graze sheep and poultry. However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy-use areas and around bale feeders.

    The areas we need to address are small, otherwise I would be hesitant to do much until late August.  Spring seeding comes second to the preferred late summer timing for complete lawn renovation or seeding a brand-new lawn.