Today's News

  • Kelly-Judge reunion Saturday, July 18

    ST. CROIX – The Kelly-Judge family will gather for a reunion from 10:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church hall, located on Indiana 62 in St. Croix.

    Coffee and lemonade will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a favorite covered dish and any family pictures and stories to share, especially about direct family members.

    Lots of fun activities for kids are being planned, including Long town baseball, pop the balloon, a relay race, scavenger hunt and much more.

  • ‘Magic Mike’ is back for a fun, drama-free, time

    Eric Harris

    Film Review


    It’s always interesting to watch a film that is not intended for you at all. This has been my experience with “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the first “Magic Mike.”

    Each time, I wasn’t watching the movies so much as I was conducting a social observation: what do women want in their movies?

    Most people think of romantic movies when they think of movies intended for women, but those movies are really meant for couples to watch.

  • Foliar diseases spread in wet weather

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens!  Those that are part of the fungi family are having a real ball!  Gardeners are wondering about the toadstools popping up in their lawns; others are confounded by the stinky, phallic-looking things poking through their mulch, a mushroom commonly called the stinkhorn; and the slimy orange globs on cedar trees got many thinking aliens had landed in their landscape. 

  • West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes from county

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed that mosquitoes collected in Perry County on June 26 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. 

    The virus usually causes West Nile fever, a relatively mild illness causing fever, head and body aches, swollen lymph glands or a rash. However, some individuals develop a more serious form of the disease that can cause potentially deadly cases of encephalitis or meningitis, muscle paralysis and other severe syndromes.

  • Comprehensive plan gets nod from commissioners


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A list detailing priority improvements that could be conducted throughout Perry County took a leap forward Monday after the board of commissioners voted to accept a draft resolution regarding those plans during their regular meeting.

  • It's 4-H Fair Time
  • GAB donates $10,000 to community foundation

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation was awarded $10,000 from German American Bank July 7, during a ceremony at the Tell City Main Street branch. The local charitable organization was one of 10 such agencies in the bank’s customer region to earn a donation.

    In all, GAB donated $100,000 to community foundations throughout southern Indiana. These unrestricted funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative, which will grow these funds to double.

  • New assistant chief, detective at TCPD

    City’s police dog will retire this fall; donations will help purchase another




    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing appointed a new assistant police chief Monday, filling a vacancy created by last week’s resignation of John Allen. She also announced a new detective for the department.

    Ewing said she was promoting Lt. Alan Malone, 45, to the position of assistant chief. Malone has been a city police officer since 1995 and its detective since 2001.

  • River Pointe developers win portion of abatement request




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council voted Monday to grant a 10-year tax abatement for first-floor retail space in the River Pointe housing complex along Seventh Street. City leaders, however, stripped away a provision of a preliminary resolution approved last month that would have extended tax relief to top-floor condominiums.

    “I know it’s probably not what you wanted but it’s what the community told us they wanted,” Councilman Gerald Yackle said after the vote.

  • Community Events; July 6

    Hospital auxiliary to hold sale Wednesday


    TELL CITY – The PCMH Auxiliary will sponsor a “gently-used” sale featuring books, jewelry and handbags from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the new hospital location. 

    All paperback books will be 50 cents each and hardcover books will be $1. Jewelry and handbags will be individually priced. The new gift shop will also be open during this time for guests to explore.


    4-H to host food drive today