Today's News

  • He made chairs for the White House

    Story and photos by Larry Goffinet

    On Evansville WTVW Local 7’s recent “My Hometown” telecast about Tell City, Chris Cail displayed part of his huge collection of Tell City Chair Co. furniture, including banquet chairs identical to ones that President John F. Kennedy used in the White House.

    “That was a nice program,” said Norman Freeman, who is probably more interested in that furniture than most people since he helped build the pieces that were in the Kennedy White House.

  • How to begin resolving distrust in our system of government

    Lee Hamilton, Center for Congress

    The latest New York Times/CBS News poll had bad news for Congress, whose support is down to single digits. But it had even worse news for the Republic. Americans’ distrust of government, the pollsters found, is “at its highest level ever.”

  • Venison can help feed the hungry

    Phil Junker, Outdoor Tales

    People who hunt deer are enthusiastic about their sport, and most love to eat venison. For those who don’t, a number of places are ready to put the tasty, healthy meat to good use, serving people who want it and those who need it.

    Taking an extra deer really is a good thing. It helps manage the continued growth of the deer herd, and it also can help the needy.

  • ‘Immortals’ is beautiful, bloody film

    Eric Harris, Film Review

    Some may have seen the preview for “Immortals” and been excited to see the next “300” since the previews boasted that it was from the producer of that stylized, violent Greek action film. Viewers going in for a movie like “300” will likely be pleased by elements of this film, but “Immortals” is trying for something a bit different. “Immortals” may be produced by someone involved with “300,” but, more importantly, it is directed by Tarsem Singh.

  • Here’s a TIP: Fight poaching by using hotline

    INDIANAPOLIS – Licensed, ethical hunters know the rules and play by them, but poachers don’t.

    Hunting season increases the likelihood that law-abiding hunters will encounter poaching, which is the illegal taking of fish, game or non-game wildlife.
    When that happens, DNR law enforcement urges hunters to use the TIP hotline to file a complaint. TIP is an acronym for Turn in a Poacher or Polluter. Firearms season for deer runs Nov. 12-27. 
    Anyone can use the TIP hotline but hunters are more likely to witness violations.

  • 13-pointer

    J.D. Underhill bagged this 13-pointer on the opening day of the state’s whitetail-deer gun season.

    The buck weighed in at 228 pounds after being field dressed. Underhill said it was with several does. Hunters took to the field in large numbers over the weekend.

  • Holiday Helpers United partners ready to help others

    TELL CITY – Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and needs the community’s help, too.
    There are many ways to help, by conducting food drives for the Perry County Food Coalition, which will help fill the shelves of Widow’s Barrel, Jasper’s Pantry, Council of Agencies, Martin’s Cloak and Community Adventist food pantries.

  • Cobb delivers OB-GYN care with familiar name, same level of patient care

    TELL CITY – A new face is helping serve the medical needs of area women. But Dr. Ashley Cobb’s last name is already familiar to many in the community.

  • District works to increase recycling of office paper

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The volume of white office paper recycled by the Perry County Recycling Management District will increase soon if efforts by its advisory board and director bear fruit.

    Ken Smith reported at the district board of directors’ Oct. 27 meeting that he’s looking into options for offering a shredding service for office paper, whose collection is being urged in conjunction with Tell City’s clean-city campaign, he said.

  • Acting out for a cause