Today's News

  • Okinawa

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    This year is one where Easter fell on April Fool’s Day. That doesn’t happen very often but it did in 1945 too. In fact, on Easter Day/ April Fool’s Day of 1945, American forces invaded the Japanese island of Okinawa during World War ll. It came toward the end of the conflict and was the last major battle. It was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater. The 82-day fight lasted until June 22, 1945.

  • Snowflakes, Daisy Mae and the doctor




    I am Frankie David Sandage. I was born Dec. 6, 1937, and hold an earned doctorate from Indiana University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. I am the new owner of a 2-year-old Border Collie named Daisy Mae. On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Mary Lou and I drove to Jeffersonville in my Chevy van to pick up a car crate that is 3 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet. Then we proceeded to North Vernon, to pick up Daisy Mae, a well-trained beauty.

  • Improving the lives of Hoosier children




    While the Indiana General Assembly is a part-time legislature, certain groups meet throughout the year to discuss issues facing the state of Indiana.

    One in particular is our Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health for Children, which reports to the Commission on Improving the Status of Children and is made up of practitioners in mental health, social work, law enforcement, government and substance abuse rehabilitation fields around Indiana.

  • TCPD issues 86 citations, warnings, makes 10 arrests during patrols

    TELL CITY – Over 24 days, Tell City Police Department issued 86 citations and warnings and made 10 arrests during St. Patrick’s Day, college spring break and the first rounds of NCAA Tournament.

    In 2017, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. Federal traffic safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute supported random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages in May

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • May 6, Brother Lorenzo Peñalosa OSB, “Purifying Our Memories with Mary, Mother of Hope”

  • Border wars and the right to professional license

    Leo Morris



    I enjoy my regular coiffure-adjustment sessions because they give me a glimpse of something I seldom get to see — the back of my head, when the barber sticks the small mirror in front of my face so I can see into the giant mirror behind me.

    He always asks a variation of the same question, which tickles me no end: “So, what do you think?” What am I supposed to say to that? “It looks awful, too short, put some of it back”?

  • Guillaume named elementary assistant principal at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s school board met Monday for their regular meeting, a week earlier than normal due to a scheduling conflict. On the board’s agenda were several personnel appointments.

    Jamie Guillaume was named elementary assistant principal for 2018-2019. She received a 202-day contract and will earn $61,000 per year.

    She will divide her duties between being the elementary school’s assistant principal and Title 1 Director.

  • Visitors bureau lays out plans for autumn arts fest




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to host an arts festival this fall, adding a new angle on Tell City’s  Dragging Main.

    Plans are still taking shape for the Sept. 8 event but Betty Cash approached the city’s board of public works and safety Monday with a preliminary schedule.

  • Statewide teacher shortage won’t be solved quickly or easily




    TELL CITY– Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick addressed tough issues on teacher pay and state funding of schools during a luncheon Monday sponsored by the chambers of commerce in Perry and Spencer counties.

    For several years, Indiana school districts have faced challenges in teacher recruitment and retention and statewide studies anticipate fewer people will enter the teaching profession in the years ahead while demand continues to grow.

  • Commissioners review starting pay policies for workers


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Diverting slightly from employee policies, the county commissioners voted Monday to allow county treasurer Judy Pund to fully pay a new deputy in her office. Actually, the deputy had put more than 15 years with the county, is “very qualified,” according to the treasurer, and stepped away from the courthouse on good terms.