Today's News

  • Memorial service to honor fallen firefighters

    TELL CITY – A memorial tribute to the 19 Granite Mountain firefighters who died June 30 while fighting a blaze in Arizona will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Perry County Courthouse. 

  • Encaustic printing workshop July 27

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will present a workshop on encaustic printing July 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    Local amateur artist Laurie Dinkel will lead the workshop. Those attending are asked to take a warming tray, electric griddle or frying pan and mitten potholders, if possible.
    Other necessary supplies will be provided.
    The cost of the workshop is $5 per person to cover the cost of supplies.

  • First of two firearms courses Saturday

    TELL CITY – C&J Firearm Academy will host a National Rifle Association basic pistol course at 8 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 10 that will last approximately eight hours, and will include classroom and range time.
    The course will be taught by a local NRA-certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper use of pistols.

  • Aspen Faith Meyer

    Aaron and Lanette Meyer of Bristow announce the birth of their daughter, Aspen Faith Meyer, Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Mrs. Meyer is the former Lanette Enmen. Aspen has one brother, Matthew Aaron, 2, and four sisters, Carissa Aubri, 9, Autumn Grace, 8, Allison Hope, 6, and Taylor Anne, 4.
    Grandparents are the Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Enmen Jr. of Bristow and Robert and Bonnie Meyer of Bristow.
    Great-grandmother is Mary Highfield of Indianapolis.

  • Contractor killed in fall at Waupaca


    TELL CITY – The investigation into the workplace death Saturday of an Owensboro, Ky., man at Waupaca Foundry will likely focus on why the 45-year-old victim was not wearing a safety device. 

    Both the foundry and the contractor Bobby Felty was working for said he had been provided safety training at the plant.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said Felty was pronounced dead at the scene. State police said he fell about 55 feet after decking he was standing on collapsed. 

  • Raylan Jeffery Peter

    Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Peter announce the birth of their son, Raylan Jeffery Peter, Monday, May 6, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Peter is the former Paige Dauby.
    Grandparents are Gerald and Julie Dauby of Tell City, Beverly and Dale Schraner of Derby and Bernard Peter of Tell City.
    Great-grandparents are Chester and Anna Doogs, Delores Wilkerson, Wilma Peter and the late Homer and Mabel Dauby, William Wilkerson and William Peter.

  • Tristan Michael Wilson-Combs

    Memori Wilson of Tell City and Larry Combs of Hardinsburg, Ky., announce the birth of their son, Tristan Michael Wilson-Combs, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Tristan has a half-brother, Colby, who resides in Hawesville, Ky.
    Grandparents are Phil and Darlene (Hook) Litherland of Tell City, Robert Wilson of Vicksburg, Miss., Theresa Hendershot of Hardinsburg, and the late Larry Combs of Louisville, Ky.

  • COLUMN: Immigration bill makes mistakes

    U.S. Senate

    In Indiana and across the country, concerned citizens are losing more and more faith in their government. Sadly they have every reason to after a series of recent scandals and broken promises under this administration.

    Congress must take this growing trust deficit seriously. Most Hoosiers I visit with are skeptical of any action taken right now in Washington.

  • COLUMN: A Schweizer Fest to-do list


    Independence Day is behind us and that means another Schweizer Fest is just around the corner.

    Mid- to late-summer weeks are a busy time for many of us with vacations, back-to-school preparations and, for many, 4-H fair events. However, Schweizer Fest is the county’s largest festival and nearly all of us take part in one way or another.

    I have two requests. First, I’ d like you to dust off that photo album.

  • EDITORIAL: Speeding in neighborhoods is not tolerable

    At the June 17 meeting of the Tell City Board of Works and Safety, residents of the 200 and 300 blocks of Ninth Street gathered to ask for help. Speeding has become a major problem in their neighborhood, they said, and a very dangerous problem, especially when there are several children that live on the street and elderly residents as well.