Today's News

  • Camping with cops
  • Murder trial slated to begin Aug. 7




    ST. CROIX – The criminal case against a Tell City man charged in a March death is on a fast track, with a trial slated to begin early next month.

    Jury selection is scheduled to start Aug. 7 in the murder trial of Randal Coalter, 45. He is accused of killing 62-year-old David Weedman of St. Croix. Weedman was found dead March 3 on the living room floor of his home at 21755 Omar Road.

  • More housing possible along TC’s 7th Street




    TELL CITY – A city-owned parcel of land in the 400 block of Seventh Street could become the site of Tell City’s next major housing project. That’s the hope of a housing committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Playwright honored for telling young Lincoln’s story


    Staff Writer


  • Early bloomers
  • Tell City’s theater to reopen this month


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – ‘Cowboy heroes, cops and robbers, glamour and strife, bigger than life! Sitting in the darkness, what a world to see! Let’s go to the movies …’ a once famous tune alludes.

    But that’s not just nostalgia. The flicker of the silver screen will soon again gleam in Tell City. New owners for the to-be-renamed Cinema 66 theater say movies will be shown by month’s end.

  • Farm to Table Dinner tickets on sale Tuesday

    Plans are set for the Aug. 26 Farm To Table Dinner sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee.

    The meal of locally sourced foods will be served in the 700 Block of Ninth Street in Tell City. Serving time is 6 p.m. and tickets are $30 each.

    After the dinner, a public concert will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in City Hall Park. Performers include Carl Sommer, Eryn Sommer, Luke Hilgenhold, Jeremy Luecke, Trent Hoesli and Leo Gronquist.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Drama group could lose specialty license plate if sales don’t increase

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association’s specialty Indiana license plate is currently on the probationary list with the state of Indiana. 

    Presently, there are just over 200 registered plates and, to have the state rescind the probationary status, sales must top the 500 mark by Dec. 31 or the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will no longer offer the plate in 2018.

  • Benjamin Raider Weyer

    Nick and Katie Weyer of Tell City announce the birth of their second son, Benjamin Raider. He was born May 1, 2017, at the Women’s Hospital in Newburgh and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

    Ben was baptized on June 25 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City by Father Dennis Duvelius. Godparents are Stacy Davis of Boonville and Matthew Weyer of Ferdinand. Grandparents are Bruce and Sarah Chinn of Tell City and Ron and Lou Ann Weyer of Ferdinand. Ben has a brother, Jack Becher.

  • Kathy and Steve Schmidt

    Steve and Kathy Schmidt of Tell City will celebrate their 25th anniversary July 29 at the couple’s home with a family gathering.

    They were married July 25, 1992, at Tell City Baptist Church. The couple have three children, Lisa (Ponch) Martinez of Santa Claus, Shannon (Kayci) Amos of Floyds Knob and Shawnna (Marshall) Ritchie, and seven grandchildren.

    Mr. Schmidt is employed at ATTC. Mrs. Schmidt is retired from Branchville Correctional Facility.

    The couple will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Jamaica in the near future.