Today's News

  • Saintly Spirit




    Sister Mary Emma Jochum has worn her share of hats and habits over the years ... teacher, principal, faith-formation director and even diocesan head of religious education. She and her fellow Sisters of St. Benedict no longer wear the black religious habits that marked their order for hundreds of years. That’s OK. It’s not the wardrobe that has made Sister Mary Emma a saintly spirit over her 77 years. (Her birthday is this week.) It’s her kind spirit.

  • Elementary upgrades on schedule


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY  – “It’s been a busy summer,” Tell City Schools Superintendent John Scioldo advised during the board of trustees’ most recent meeting, alluding that school is just around the corner. “Three weeks, that’s where we’re at.”

  • City to limit heavy truck parking


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A new ordinance in Cannelton will restrict parking for heavy and large vehicles.

    The city council introduced and voted to approve Monday provisions that will limit parking between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on residential streets for all vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds. There is also a 10,000-pound limit on trailers.

  • 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.

  • Ripples of success for Typhoon swimmers

    TELL CITY – NEWBURGH – Competing against swimming teams from across the Midwest, the Tri-County Typhoons girls team finished 15th with 45 points in the 17-team meet. CSP Tideriders won the girls meet with 1,431.50 points, beating the host Newburgh Sea Creatures, who finished second with 1,189 last weekend in a three-day event beginning Friday and concluding Sunday.

    The boys Tri-County Typhoons team was 17th out of 20 teams with 38 points. The Newburgh Sea Creatures won the boys meet with 1,296.50 points and the CSP Tideriders were second with 1,262.

  • Post 254, TC standout Hendershot, headed to Legion state finals


    Spencer County Journal-Democrat


    BOONVILLE – After being held hitless through five innings, Rockport’s offense exploded for a nine-run sixth and Post 254 cruised to a 13-2 win over Boonville Post 200 to advance to the American Legion baseball state finals in Terre Haute.

    Preston Hendershot is the lone Tell City product on the Post 254 roster this season and he’ll have the opportunity to help Post 254 win a third-straight legion state title.

  • Church News; July 20

    VBS to kick off Sunday


    EVANSTON – Vacation Bible school at St. John’s Lutheran Church will be held Sunday through Thursday, July 23-27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The program is for children ages 3-12 years old. A meal will be provided at 5 p.m. each night.

    Register with Donna Foertsch by phone at (812) 529-8252 or by email at foertschdd@psci.net.

    The church is located at 12308 E. county Road 1160 North in Evanston.


  • Lilly Dale revival events to begin July 30

    GATCHEL – The Lilly Dale Church of Christ will be holding a revival meet from Sunday July 30 through Wednesday Aug. 2. Our speaker will be Brother David 

    Johnson from Sellersburg. Brother Johnson will be speaking on the 

    following subjects:

    • Sunday 10 a.m. “I Tell You A Mystery” 1 Cor. 15: 51-54

    • Sunday 7 p.m. “Ask, Seek, Knock” Matthew 7: 7-11

    • Monday 7 p.m. “Joyful in Hope” Romans 8: 22-25

  • Organists to perform free concert Sunday

    ST. MEINRAD – Four organists will present a free concert on Sunday, July 23, at 3 p.m. at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church.

    Organists presenting the program are Raymond Henderson, director of music at Our Lady of Hope in Carle Place, N.Y.; the Rev. Edward Wagner, pastor and cantor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Chesley, Ontario; Michael David of Evanston, Ill., and George Hubbard, organist at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.