Today's News

  • COLUMN: Comedies slow, forced, like life

    Film Review

  • COLUMN: Make road run part of Schweizer Fest

    Guest Columnist

    As Tell City prepares itself for another week of Schweizer Fest, the list of activities and events to attend and participate in can be quite overwhelming. We are lucky to live in a community that honors its heritage yearly, and by doing so, offers us so many ways to celebrate throughout the week. An event that has quickly grown to be one of the largest of the Schweizer Fest sporting events is the road run.

  • COLUMN: Indiana’s big bank account

    Purdue University

    July is state budget closeout month in Indiana and the Indiana Budget Agency gave us the news. The state has a lot of money in the bank.

  • COLUMN: It’s often a two-class world


    I saw a friend of mine in a new vehicle last week, a sport-utility vehicle made by a luxury car brand that lists for more than $50,000. That’s a lot of money for a set of wheels.

    Personally, I prefer a used car. My old Buick isn’t much to look at and garners a new nick or scrape every few months, but still gets me from point to point on time.

  • EDITORIAL: Chicken sandwiches and greasy politicians

    A few words about gay marriage made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy have certainly led to the spilling of ink in recent days. That didn’t surprise us. Neither did reactions that included Wednesday’s support of a Chick-fil-A event sponsored by Mick Huckabee or Friday’s “kiss-in” planned by those who disagree with Cathy’s comments.

    Regular customers of the restaurant chain probably hope things get back to normal soon. Good luck.

  • Big time at the fair

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  • Farmers market to change its location during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s farmers market will change locations next week due to Schweizer Fest activities in City Hall Park.

    The market will be located in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church on the corner of 10th and Mozart streets Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 11.

    Times remain the same, noon to sellout Wednesday and 7 a.m. to sellout Saturday.

    Once Schweizer Fest is over, the market will return to its regular location in the 700 block of Ninth Street.

  • Community was dream of Swiss Colonization Society

    Editor’s Note: Elements of this story were gathered from previously published accounts of Tell City’s founding in 1868, including News coverage from 1938, the 1958 centennial and a 1984 special section.

    Among all the settlements in southern Indiana, Tell City’s origin probably has more in common with New Harmony than with Cannelton or Troy.

  • Tell City high school yearbooks ready

    TELL CITY – The Tell City 2012 high school yearbooks are now available.
    Students may pick up their books in Brandi Aubrey’s classroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Yearbooks will not be available for pickup in the school office.
    Books not picked up Tuesday will not be available again until Aug. 14.
    A special for 2013 yearbooks will run through Sept. 30. Cost will be $45 per book with a nameplate.

  • Tell City full of friends, Citizen of the Year says


    TELL CITY – A frequent pedestrian in Tell City’s downtown, Tony Hollinden is honked at often. In larger cities that would likely signify someone being upset. Not so in Tell City.