Today's News

  • Local author to give away two e-books

    PERRY COUNTY – Children’s author and Perry County resident Kenneth Edward Barnes will offer two of his books for free online from May 12-16.

    The two titles are “Kenny’s Collection of Children’s Stories,” which consists of jokes, riddles, poems and three short plays, and “The Lost Land of Andreus,” which is an updated version of one of Barnes’ bound released books “Invasion of the Dregs.”

    Barnes has also created a video for Real TV in 2000, which can be found on YouTube and GodTube.

  • Zellers-Etienne

    Cherie Zellers and Jared Etienne of Tell City announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The ceremony will take place May 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Blue Heron Winery. A reception will follow at Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast.

    Zellers is the daughter of Mark and Cheryl Zellers of Tell City. Etienne is the son of Rebecca and the late Donnie Etienne.

    The bride-to-be is employed as a nurse manager at Oakwood Health Campus.

    The future groom is employed as a land surveyor at WB Koester.

    The couple intend to honeymoon in St. Lucia.

  • Tractor fire
  • A ’Sensational’ day to cut a ribbon
  • Community Events; May 9

    Twilight Towers yard sale May 21


    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will hold its annual yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 7 a.m. The event will take place in the dining room, located at 1648 10th St. in Tell City.

    There will also be a biscuits and gravy breakfast. The cost for breakfast is $2 for a full order and $1 for a half order. Coffee, milk and orange juice will cost 50 cents. There will also be a bake sale and quilt fundraiser. Everyone is welcome.


  • Arnold: Working to replace ISTEP

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist


    This legislative session, we worked together to find ways to better evaluate our students and schools in order to continue producing some of the best and brightest minds here in Indiana. By eliminating the troubled ISTEP exam, we laid the foundation to review and replace it with something more effective.

  • Council takes aim on safety-tax spending


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With a first quarter of public-safety-tax money taken into county coffers, the council is now more closely looking at how the money may be spent. Drawing about $37,000 a month into the account, which can be used to pay for police, fire and ambulance protection and other emergency-response equipment, the council members are hoping to prioritize needs as they begin looking toward creation of the 2017 county budget.

  • Promotions announced for two TC officers

    TELL CITY – Two Tell City Police Department officers were promoted last week. Police Chief Derrick Lawalin appointed Detective Roger Smith to serve as lieutenant and Patrolman Jason Shadwick to serve as sergeant.

  • Celebrity Sightings
  • The 1945 murder that wasn’t




    George Ellis was dead.

    Everyone knew it.

    The 14-year-old farmhand, missing for more than a year, had been done in. That was clear, even though there was no body. But all of the signs of a murder were there, a late-night fight, missing money and an angry employer with the means and motive.

    It was a murder mystery on the minds and lips of many living in Perry County 70 years ago.