Today's News

  • How high’s the water?

    More than 6 inches of rain in many areas sent creeks and rivers to their banks and out of them last week.

    The Anderson River at Huffman was well under the new bridge dedicated several years ago but came within a foot of the 1860s covered bridge that has been preserved as a walking bridge.

  • Cleaning up after litterbugs

    Darlene Hoffman and Amy Shields shouldn’t have to pick up the trash dumped off by others. But they do. The pair pick up trash on their nightly walks and their record is seven bags of trash in one night.

    Perry Countians can volunteer for an Earth Day cleanup on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. See front page, col. 1 for more information.

  • Teen group meets weekly, public invited

    PERRY COUNTY – Teenagers, parents and others interested in the lives of local young people are invited to attend a new program entitled “Hope’s Hall,” every Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The program offers teenagers a safe place to face their struggles in a nondenominational setting. The hour-long program includes a guest speaker and discussion time.

    For more information, contact Holly Schaad at (812) 661-3024 or send email to schaadholly@gmail.com.

  • Easter Seals organization invites public to attend, watch, support Sunday telethon

    EVANSVILLE – The 37th annual Easter Seals Telethon will air live on WEHT-TV Sunday, April 13, from noon to 6 p.m., with the last hour of the show simulcast on Local 7 WTVW.  WEHT -WTVW is the only family of stations in the U.S. donating all production and air time for a local Easter Seals telethon.

    This allows all pledges to go directly to fund life-changing therapies for tri-state people with disabilities.

  • Recycling bills go out to mobile-home owners

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bills for mobile-home owners who rent their land had gone out, meaning “everybody should’ve seen their bill,” Ken Smith said about a $32 annual fee charged to every property owner in the county.

  • Officials renew contract for county property assessments

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners voted at their regular meeting March 18 to renew a contract with Tyler Technologies of Dayton, Ohio recommended by County Assessor Mendy Lassaline for property reassessment.

  • Council approves minutes they tabled at last meeting

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “I was caught off guard and I think a few other council members were, too,” County Councilman Steve Goodson said during a regular council meeting March 27 at The Depot in Tell City.

    He was referring to a motion by County Councilman Stan Goffinet at the council’s Feb. 27 meeting to table the approval of minutes for their Jan. 23 meeting.

  • High-school summer camp explores health-care careers

    EVANSVILE – The Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center will offer a three-day summer health careers exploration program for regional high school students interested in careers in health care.

    Designed for students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in fall 2014, the nonresidential summer camp will be held June 16, 17 and 18 at the University of Southern Indiana Health Professions Center. The fee is $25 and financial assistance is available. Space is limited.

  • Empower Hoosier pupils; give them the proper tools

    Lloyd Arnold
    Indiana House District 74 Representative

    As a father of four and baseball coach of many, I always love hearing about personal goals of young students, their favorite classes and what they want to be when they grow up. These hopes and dreams of our state’s children weigh heavily on me as I cast votes and author bills during the legislative session. Our legislation has a direct impact on our state’s future, our children.

  • RTA May meeting canceled

    TELL CITY – The Retired Teachers Association meeting set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at the Patio has been canceled due to elections.
    The meeting will not be rescheduled.