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Today's News

  • Special Olympics returning to Tell City Saturday at Legion Field

    TELL CITY – The Perry County organization of Special Olympics Indiana will join St. Meinrad Archabbey-Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. to host their 47th annual track and field and bocce meet. The event will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County. “I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes.”

  • PCMH to provide free mammograms, breast health education with Komen grant

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received two grants totaling $35,570 to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.”
    Since the program began in 1999, the “Our Turn” program has educated more than 10,000 local women about breast health and the importance of early detection strategies, including breast self-examinations, clinical examinations and mammograms. Since 2003, the program has provided more than 800 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

  • McGehee – Sutton

    Mr. and Mrs. Rex McGehee of Owensboro, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Morgan of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jenny Nicole McGehee and Shawn Sutton.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of the Majesty Academy and Brescia University. She works in the loan department at U.S. Bank.
    Mr. Sutton is a graduate of Tell City High School and the University of Southern Indiana. He works in the mortgage department at U.S. Bank.

  • McGehee – Sutton

    Mr. and Mrs. Rex McGehee of Owensboro, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Morgan of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jenny Nicole McGehee and Shawn Sutton.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of the Majesty Academy and Brescia University. She works in the loan department at U.S. Bank.
    Mr. Sutton is a graduate of Tell City High School and the University of Southern Indiana. He works in the mortgage department at U.S. Bank.

  • Students will ride to save lives

    CANNELTON – Cannelton students won’t “ride for their lives” Saturday, but for those of others as they participate in the Cannelton Teachers Association’s 35th annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Bike-athon.

    The ride will begin at 9 a.m. at Myers Grade School and end by 11 a.m. 

  • Two in custody after police uncover alleged 19th Street drug lab

    TELL CITY – A state-police drug-lab team was en route Monday morning to an alleged meth lab in the 500 block of 19th Street. Two people, Damon McCallister and Roger Alvey, were in custody on preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Both men were removed from the home after police received a report of a suspicious gas-like odor coming from it. The men were later hosed off with water and taken to the Tell City Police Department.

  • COLUMN: Counties receive community asset inventory report card

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN
    District 74 State Representative

    Most of us really don’t like to receive a grade score … unless we are assured an A or B.  That said, letter grades give us a strong indication of “where we stand.”  

  • COLUMN: Outwitted by a turtle

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Wars aren’t won in a single day but two days of trying to trap an elusive snapping turtle had me shaking my head in frustration last week.

  • EDITORIAL: Rally against invasion of privacy needs your support

    We Americans are reasonable, for the most part. While we love our freedoms, we realize we must sometimes accept restrictions on them. Our freedom to move about on the streets our taxes fund, for example, is restricted by stop lights and signs. We understand the need for them, so, for the most part, we comply with them.

  • Free fishing derby set for May 19

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby May 19. The event will be free and open to all children 15 years and younger.

    Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.