Today's News

  • COLUMN: Memories of the twin towers

    By PHIL JUNKER, Guest Columnist

    My head is filled with thoughts related to Sept. 11, 2001. They are numerous and difficult to organize. That may be the case for many Americans.

    I know exactly what I was doing when the first twin tower was hit. My wife Phyllis and I had made plans to attend an outdoor-writers conference. We planned to take our motorhome, so I had scheduled some minor maintenance at a Tell City automotive garage.

  • EDITORIAL: Universities should focus on affordability

    It’s a hard economic situation for everyone at the moment. With less money and the rise of unemployment, everyone across the board is feeling the crunch.

    It’s a necessary evil sometimes to raise prices, with the rising oil prices and other factors, but a few price hikes are too alarming to go without notice; one is public university tuition.

  • Democrats plan Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Oct. 1

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democratic Central Committee will host their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Oct. 1 at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30.

    Keynote speakers will include John Gregg, Democrat candidate for governor and Joe Donnelly, 2nd District congressman and candidate for the U.S. Senate.

    Dinner tickets will be available at the door for $20 per person.

    Attendees should RSVP to Barb Spear at (812) 547-8992 by Sept. 23 for this limited-seating event.

  • Model A Club visits

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  • United Way Youth Day of Caring set for Nov. 6

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 6.

    Junior- and senior-high-school age youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H groups and other organizations are invited to assist local nonprofit organizations in the community. Youth and their adult leaders will spend the afternoon on tasks such as staining, painting, cleaning, washing windows, weeding flower beds, raking leaves and helping those in need.

  • County tax sale nets $75,000+

    PERRY COUNTY – County Auditor Connie Berger and County Treasurer Judy Pund conducted the county’s annual delinquent-property tax sale Thursday. Such a sale is required to be held in each Indiana county for properties where an owner of real estate fails to pay the property taxes from the prior year’s first property tax bill installment.

  • Additional ‘bigs’ needed to mentor local ‘littles’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re struggling to find ‘bigs;’ we have a lot of ‘littles’ but no volunteers,” said Jaime Hess, director of Big Brothers-Big Sisters for Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Tell City’s year-long battle to demolish old hotel going to state appeals court

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals will have a role in deciding how soon a half-collapsed former hotel in Tell City is razed.

    Rebarr Restoration LLC has appealed a judgment order issued in July by Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet that ordered the company to demolish the former William Tell Hotel at the corner of Main and Washington streets.

  • United Way gearing up for campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with the money raised in coming months funding a variety of community benefits including emergency aid, health services and educational opportunities.

    Bruce Knox is this year’s campaign chairman and he said he is looking forward to sharing the story of United Way with individuals and groups. Knox has a long record of supporting United Way, both as a past board member and campaign organizer.

  • EUCC bazaar set for Oct. 1

    TELL CITY – The annual Evangelical United Church of Christ bazaar will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 1 in fellowship hall.
    The bazaar will be an old-fashioned breakfast with homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, German fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, toast, sausage patties, coffee and orange juice available.
    There will also be a country store featuring homemade baked items, candy, canned fruit and vegetables, relish, jellies, pickles and craft items.
    The public is invited to attend.