Today's News

  • Firefighters deliver holiday cheer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    If the sight of shiny-red firetrucks didn’t light up the eyes of more than 20 youngsters Sunday morning, a jolly ol’ elf decked out in the same color did the trick.

    “Ho, Ho, Ho, is Cameron here?” Santa Claus asked as he stepped into the home of Cameron and Jordan Rogier near Troy.

    Santa ditched his sleigh in lieu of a firetruck as he joined Tell City firefighters to deliver toys, clothes and good cheer to children as part of the department’s Christmas for Kids program.

  • City officials to be sworn in with new year

    PERRY COUNTY – Newly elected city officials in Tell City and Cannelton will be sworn in during separate ceremonies Dec. 30 and New Year’s Day.

    Tell City officials will accept their oaths of office during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony Dec. 30 in the city council chambers at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

  • Council appointments come with controversy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Some of the appointments made by the county council at their Dec. 15 meeting, like the one-year reappointment of Raphael LaGrange to the county’s alcoholic-beverage board and Rick Newton’s four-year reappointment to the park and recreation board, sailed through with little discussion.

    Pete Franzman’s reappointment to another year on the county redevelopment commission, however, didn’t come so easy.

  • COLUMN: Help celebrate good news

    By MARK GINTNER, Guest Columnist

    Jesus Christ revealed God’s plan for love, marriage and family. Many in contemporary society have rejected this plan. This rejection has brought much suffering. Sadly, we often justify our rejection by using our own experience as the measuring stick for everyone’s experience.

  • COLUMN: Occupiers take on housing

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Some of the news emerging from the Occupy movement makes me want to go to one of their protest sites, walk around and just get some of that stuff all over me.

    No, not the pepper spray. The good stuff.

  • EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Jasper public gallery reviewing local portfolios

    PERRY COUNTY – The Jasper Community Arts Commission is currently reviewing portfolios of local artists for solo and group shows in the Krempp Gallery for 2013. All media will be accepted and no fees will be charged. Only professional, nonstudent artists will be accepted for review. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner.

    The gallery will provide invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on-site and reception where needed for those selected. The artist will be responsible for framing, shipping and delivery.

  • PC history book on sale for Christmas season

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces a sale on the “Perry County: Then and Now” book by Michael Rutherford. 

    The book will be on sale through the end of the year for $50, tax included.

    The Perry County history book is a standard library-size hardbound, 288-page book with a full-color cover. The book was reprinted last year by request.

    People can pick up copies today by calling the chamber office or by visiting area retailers.

  • Cookbooks to raise funds for Memory Walk

    TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusaders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    The books sell for $12.50 each and all proceeds will go to the association.

    Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.

    “These will make great Christmas gifts,” Sanders said, adding the team will sell the cookbooks until the walk in October 2012.

  • WTE to be featured in WNIN program

    TELL CITY – The PBS segment, “Building a Healthier Tri-State:  Increasing Physical Activity in Schools,” will air at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on WNIN Channel 9.1.