Today's News

  • Officers beef up enforcement in April

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department, in conjunction with The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, conducted seatbelt and dangerous driving patrols during April. Officers working the project were compensated through a grant awarded to the Tell City Police Department by ICJI.

    Officers participating in the project worked a total of 32 hours resulting in five custodial arrests for various traffic offenses , including driving under the influence, habitual traffic violation and driving while suspended.

  • The luckiest man in the world

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    With Memorial Day coming up, I thought I would write a story that happened in World War II. That tragic conflict ended seventy years ago; May of 1945 in Europe and September of the same year in the Pacific.

    We’ve all had bad days. You know what I’m talking about, you get out of bed and stub your toe on the way to the bathroom and then on the way to work you realize it’s Saturday and you could have stayed in bed; flat tires, your out of coffee filters, mismatched socks, and so on.

  • Menus Week of May 18 - May 22

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.


    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.

    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country-fried steak sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and pears.

    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Chicken patty on a bun, french fries and peaches.

  • As summer nears, some plants savor the shade

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    It is strange, but true ... people often refer to shade as a problem.  How many times have you heard of people desperately searching for that one magic thing they can do to get grass to grow underneath a pin oak?

    Why can’t we just accept the fact that it just isn’t possible and move on to better things?

  • Corn producers invited to join testing program

    PERRY COUNTY – Soil and water conservation districts in Spencer and Perry counties have announced they will partner to form INfield Advantage group in 2015. INfield Advantage was previously known as On-Farm Network. Any producer planting corn is eligible for the program.

    INFA is funded through the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance with checkoff funds and is being offered free of charge to producers.

  • Court and Police Records; May 14



    • Vincent L. Voyles, 26, of 424 15th St., Tell City, May 7, on warrants for battery and trespassing.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $605 bail.

    • William T. Masterson, 55, of 101 S. First St., Cannelton, May 8, on preliminary charges of driving with a suspended license and resisting law enforcement by using a vehicle to flee.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $2,105.

  • Century Aluminum locks out 560 workers


    Hancock County Clarion


    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Approximately 560 Century Aluminum workers have been barred from entering their workplace after the company initiated a lockout Tuesday morning.

    The workers of United Steelworkers Local 9423, who are now picketing outside the company’s gates, say they want to continue negotiations while working under their old contract, but the company is trying to force their hand with the lockout.

  • Kids free fishing derby Saturday at German Ridge

    GERMAN RIDGE – The Hoosier National Forest invites everyone to take a child fishing Saturday and is offering a free fishing derby to kids ages 15 and younger.

    The 20th annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held at German Ridge Pond and will begin with registration at 8 a.m. The fishing contest will begin at 9 and will last until 11. During the two-hour time period, there will be a talk by a fisheries biologist.

  • 10-acre solar generating station taking shape
  • Owner of dog that bit 4-year-old cited



    TELL CITY – A 4-year-old Tell City boy suffered a severe dog bite to the face Friday and underwent surgery at a Louisville, Ky., hospital. 

    According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, Ayden Niblett was with his father, Richard Niblett, at the home of Joseph E. Troutman at 1833 Ninth St. 

    While there, Troutman’s Alaskan malamute allegedly bit the boy in the face. Due to the extent of injuries, Ayden was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.