Today's News

  • 55th Dogwood Tour April 22-23

    Perry County’s annual Dogwood Tour is set for Saturday and Sunday,  April 22-23, and while a list of specific tour events is still being finalized, the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is working hard to promote the event.  Part of that has been to clarify the dates for the 55th annual festival.

    Some statewide tourism publications list the festival, as April 29-30 instead of  the third weekend, April 22-23.

    Watch for a listing of activities as they become available, including a special display at the Tell City Museum.

  • Council passes ‘sensible’ animal ordinance




    TELL CITY – An animal control ordinance adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council won’t put a limit on the number of dogs and cats residents can care for. It will, however, require owners to collar or tag their pets. Dogs must either be leashed or under owners’ immediate control. Cat owners, too, will need to keep their animals on their own property.

  • Lucas Daniel Tudor Jr.

    Rachel and Lucas Tudor of Tell City would like to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Daniel Tudor Jr. He was born Feb. 27, 2017, at 10:26 a.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. He weighed 8 pounds and 11.3 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Lucas was welcomed home by his sister, Paisley Faith, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Suzie and Denny Thorn of Cannelton. Paternal grandparents are Christine and Robert Tudor of Tell City. Great-grandparents include Nella Tudor and Yvetta Capps. The mother is the former Rachel Thorn.

  • Perry Central Elementary releases third nine weeks honor rolls

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2017-18 school year.


    Third-grade distinguished honor roll: Cooper Brown, Charles Guillaume, Summer Guillaume, Logan Hall, Victor Harpenau, Tayler Hill, Colton Jamniczky, Bo Johnson, Tila Jones, Aleah Kellems, Hope Kellems, Lance Kern, Tyler Kleaving, Kyra Leinenbach, Mackenzie Straneva, Danaka Underhill, Trenton Wilbur, Mason Winter and Luke Zellers.

  • Mano Point will remain open, but without boat ramp

    Due to safety concerns, the Hoosier National Forest Mano Point facility located in Perry County along the Ohio River no longer offers a boat launch facility.

    The Mano Point day-use site, featuring picnic tables overlooking the Ohio River and a restroom facility, will remain open for public use. Fishing from the shore is also permitted, as long as potential users obtain a valid Indiana DNR fishing license.

  • Wild turkeys surviving on the Hoosier National Forest and beyond

    By 1900, over-hunting and habitat destruction led to the end of wild turkeys in Indiana and over most of their historical range. They survived only in remote areas of the Appalachian and Ozark Mountains.

    In 1956, the first wild turkey were reintroduced to Indiana. In 1963, 21 wild turkeys from Missouri were released at Mogan Ridge by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Indiana traded ruffed grouse to Missouri to procure the turkey.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages scheduled for 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 7, Brother Lorenzo Peñalosa OSB, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    • May 14, Father Joseph Cox OSB, Mary, Our Mother

  • Music Row drummer making time back home


    Feature Writer


    Building a lifetime of work upon a spark set off in his childhood home, drummer Kelly Clark recounts nearly a half-century of marching in his own line to his own beat.

    Having been playing for crowds since the age of seven, Clark has had a long time to refine his craft. He said he heard his father, Don Clark, playing various instruments around the house as a young child, and even though it was the one thing it seemed his father didn’t play, Clark took up drums as his instrument.

  • Blunk-Hall

    Breanna Blunk and Devin Hall were married Aug. 20, 2016, in a 2 p.m. service at Deer Creek Church in Tell City. The Rev. Elmer Shelby officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Blunk of Tell City. The groom is the son of Mike and Kim Hall of Tell City.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Maids of honor were sisters of the bride, Makala Blunk and Mariah Blunk, both of Tell City.

    Bridesmaids were friend, Caitlin Ubelhor of Bristow, and aunts of the groom, Kristina Gentil of Wadesville and Kelli Brown of Tell City.

  • Good Friday event at Tell City Depot

    TELL CITY – St. Benedict’s Brew Works and Brick by Brick will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Good Friday buffet dinner Friday, April 14, at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue through 7 p.m.

    The menu will consist of gourmet salmon patties, tuna salad sandwiches,  cheesy potatoes, cole slaw, homemade bread and desserts from the bakery of St. Meinrad Archabbey. Craft beer will be available, as well as lemonade and tea. Cost is $9 per person or $5 for children 10 and younger.