Today's News

  • Lana and Terry Poole

    Lana and Terry Poole of Cannelton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 2. They were married July 2, 1966, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. 

    The couple have three children, Brett of Pass-a-Grille, Fla., Julie of Hawesville, Ky. and Jason of Cannelton; eight grandchildren, Kelsey Hanks, Caitlin and Lauren Coyle, Brittney, Courtney, Breanna and Tasha Poole and Raegann Masterson; and three great-grandchildren, Owen Esarey, Luci and Camden Hanks.

  • St. Paul youth embark on mission trip to Pittsburgh

    TELL CITY – St. Paul church is sponsoring a Youth Mission trip again this summer for their high- school aged members. 

    Early Sunday morning, June 26, at 6 a.m., 24 youth and seven adult chaperons met in the St. Paul parking lot and packed up in six vehicles and a trailer to travel seven hours to Pittsburgh, Pa., for a week-long community service trip.

  • ‘A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale’ returning for a limited six-performance run in July

    LINCOLN CITY – After a quiet 2015 (as far as theatrical productions are concerned), the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s signature event, “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” is returning for a limited six performance run July 7-9 and 14-16.  All performances will begin at 7 p.m. central time.

    The performances mark not only a celebratory return to the Amphitheatre’s stage, but also serve as recognition and celebration of the bicentennial year for the state of Indiana, as well as the bicentennial of the Lincoln family’s arrival to southern Indiana.

  • Brooke Riley Royer

    Miranda and James “Rob” Royer Jr. announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Riley Royer on June 3, 2016, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. She was delivered at 12:19 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces and was 17 ½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Helen and Darrel Riley of St. Croix. Paternal grandparents are Patty Royer and Rob and Diane Royer of Tell City.

    She was welcomed home by big brother, Philip, 4. The mother is the former Miranda Riley.

  • WorkOne: Much more than jobless benefits


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    TELL CITY – Bridging the needs of potential job seekers and employers, the WorkOne office for Perry County offers many services. In fact, the array of programs are further bolstered through the agencies recent move into the Ivy Tech facility in Tell City.

  • Give historical credit where credit is due




    It is a historical fact that on the rainy night of May 8-9, 1825, the steamboat, Mechanic, sank in the Ohio River with the Marquis de Lafayette aboard. Several varying narratives of the shipwreck, have been recorded, and each makes separate claims to the authenticity.

    First, a brief sketch of the official legend, from Thomas De la Hunt’s “History of Perry County,” written in 1916, 91 years after the shipwreck.  

  • Waninger achieves Circle of Success recognition

    TELL CITY– J. Kevin Waninger, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. Waninger was honored for this achievement at the 2016 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. 

    While at the conference, advisors shared best practices with peers and focused on how they can continue to serve clients’ needs with the most current and effective strategies, products and solutions. 

  • Stuber thanked for years of leadership




    TELL CITY – Joe Stuber’s career at Perry County Memorial Hospital was celebrated among co-workers, friends and other well-wishers last week as the hospital’s president and chief executive officer retired from a position he held since September 1999.

    Stuber led the hospital for nearly 17 years.

  • Local Fireworks Shows

    Moose Lodge 1424 hosted its fireworks show last Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park. But there are other opportunities to celebrate Independence Day with a bang. Other fireworks shows planned are as follows:


    • Owensboro, Ky., Smothers Park in the city’s downtown, Saturday, July 2, 9:15 p.m.

    • Derby, Sunday, July 3, 30 minutes past dusk, with viewing in Mulzer Park in Derby. Show will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.

    •Vastwood Park, Hawesville, Ky., 9 p.m. Monday, July 4.

  • Icon exhibit on display at Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of icons entitled “The Twelve Great Feasts” by Chicago artist Joseph Malham.

    The exhibit runs from July 3 through Aug. 31.

    Joseph Malham is an iconographer who has been artist in residence at St. Gregory the Great Church on Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood for the past 15 years. Malham graduated from Loyola University with a major in history and a minor in art history and studied classical architecture and Renaissance art in Rome.