Today's News

  • Wilson - Litherland

    Darlene G. (Hook) Wilson and Phil E. Litherland of Tell City were united in marriage, Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of the late William “Bill” Hook and Carrie Hook of Tell City. Mr. Litherland is the son of Jim and Jean Litherland of Tell City.
    The bride was given away by her mother, Carrie Hook, in the double-ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Eddie Fruehwald.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News' Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back.

    This is one of 20 landmark photos appearing in the current print edition for people to identify in attempts to win a one-year subscription to the News. Pick up a copy to see the other photos and read the rules, then show us how well you know Tell City.

    The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

    Happy hunting.

  • 2010 turkey hunt to air next month

    PERRY COUNTY – Campbell’s Outdoor Challenge will air its 2010 Perry County turkey hunt with two one-hour episodes next month. The first segment of the program will air on the Versus Network from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 and again from 6 to 7 a.m. Sept. 10.

    The second show will air at noon Sept. 14 and again at 6 a.m. Sept. 17.

    The show will include a turkey-calling contest held at Tell City High School.

  • Fire damages home in Troy

    A fire heavily damaged a Troy home Tuesday. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Holiday World’s expansion for 2012: Mammoth, the world’s longest water coaster

    SANTA CLAUS – The largest single-ride investment in Holiday World’s history was announced Wednesday: The World’s Longest Water Coaster will open in Splashin' Safari next May.

    “We added Wildebeest water coaster last year and it was a runaway hit,” said park President Dan Koch. “So we asked our designers for something even bigger. It’s so huge, we’re calling it Mammoth.”

  • Police end search for TC man after he turns up at hospital

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who disappeared last week was found Monday in an Evansville hospital.

    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick said Kurtis W. Head was located at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Shadwick said he had checked multiple times with area hospitals starting Thursday but none of them reported having Head as a patient.

  • International Coin Collectors group in Tell City Aug. 9-13

    TELL CITY – Currently on a global tour, the International Coin Collectors Association will visit the Holiday Inn Express in Tell City Aug. 9-13.

    Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The ICCA will purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries.

    This special event is free and open to the public.

  • Traffic stop leads to search warrant, guns, drugs and money

    ST. CROIX – An Indiana State Police traffic stop on Interstate 64 Monday night resulted in the jailing of two people and the seizure of firearms, cash and an alleged drug lab.

    Troopers conducted the traffic stop for an alleged unsafe lane movement shortly before 9 p.m. on a 1985 Dodge pickup truck traveling in the westbound lanes at the 85.5 mile marker.

  • Port Authority board hires new manager

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who has assumed local day-to-day leadership of the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad “was looking to come back to Indiana” and said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity when it presented itself. The port authority’s board of directors voted at their July 12 meeting to hire Kevin Teague as port and governmental-affairs manager.

  • Metal thieves target electric substation

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of copper wire from the Tell City Electric Department’s new substation located off Spring Road.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Smith said he was notified of the theft around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday as workers arrived to begin work. They found that someone had cut a lock to gain access to the road leading to the substation. Additional locks were cut at the substation fence and entry was made into the actual substation area.