Today's News

  • Benefit men’s softball tourney Sept. 3

    MARENGO – A benefit men’s softball tourney for Cindy and Keith Cummings will be held Sept. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. EDT at Marengo Legion Park.
    There is a three-game guarantee for all teams with a blind draw for teams. Cost is $100 per team.
    Other activities for the day will include skills challenges, a home-run derby, a bake sale and a silent auction. The auction will conclude at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available during the day.

  • Jeep poker run to be held in Mariah Hill

    MARIAH HILL – The fifth annual Jeep poker run will be held at the Chateau in Mariah Hill Sept. 11.
    The route will start and end at the Chateau in Mariah Hill. First Jeeps out will leave between noon and 12:30 p.m. EDT.
    Money will be given away for the best poker hand and half pot.
    All money raised will be donated to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center.
    T-shirts can be purchased the day of run for $12, Double extra large will cost $15. Jeep poker run wristbands are available now for $2 for one or three bands for $5.

  • Lafayette Spring DAR hosts district meetings in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted one of two Indiana DAR’s Southern District meetings at St. Paul Catholic Church and Ministry Center.

    The Lafayette Spring Chapter was chartered in Cannelton in 1926 and its members hail from Perry and its surrounding counties in Indiana and Kentucky.

  • Library director announces library receives grant to help offer eBooks

    TELL CITY – Patrons of the Perry County Public Library will soon have access to more than 2,000 popular new eBooks and audiobooks through the eIndiana Digital Consortium.
    The library and members of the consortium are the recent recipients of a Library Services and Technology Act grant to grow and enhance an eBook and audiobook collection due to the growing demand for the service.
    The goal of the project is to offer patrons a wider range of choices and increase the availability of titles.

  • Winners of Schweizer Fest window display contest announced

    TELL CITY – Winners of the Schweizer Fest Window Display contest have been announced.
    Trophies were presented to Chris Cail and William Tell Antiques for most unique; John Hauenstein and Hauenstein’s for most nostalgic and Jessi Sprinkle and Eco Friendly Consignment for most elaborate.
    “Thank you to all who participated,” said Dot Kessner of Kessner Interiors, who sponsors the contest every year. “I know it takes a lot of time, effort and research to make the window display. They bring back many memories and are enjoyed by all.”

  • ‘American Cousin’ takes to the stage

    LINCOLN CITY – The second and final weekend of “Our American Cousin” will be presented Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Amphitheatre.

    “Our American Cousin” is a three-act farcical comedy about an American, Asa Trenchard, sailing to England to claim his inheritance from his English relatives.

    The lead characters include Shane Denu of Jasper playing Asa Trenchard, Gretchen Ross of Evansville playing Florence Trenchard, and Charlie Finecy of Santa Claus playing Lord Dundreary.

    Linda Simpson of Tell City is also in the cast.

  • Memorial poker run Sept. 10

    TELL CITY – The John Williams Memorial Poker Run will be held at Braunies Bar, 318 Main Street, Tell City Saturday, Sept. 10 with a rain date of Sept 11. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. All bikes will head out at 11. All bikes in will need to be in at 4:30 p.m. 
    Cost is $10 per hand and $15 for double. Meal, door prizes and a half pot will also be available. All vehicles are welcome. Contact Joe at 547-8803 or 719-0176 for more information. All proceeds go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship of the Perry County Community Foundation.

  • New coffee shop now in business in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Knot a Coffee Shop, owned and operated by Tyler Roberts and Andrea Gaynor, is now open for business on Main Street in Tell City across from the post office.
    Roberts and Gaynor opened the store Aug. 16.
    The shop offers a variety of things including coffee, espresso drinks, hand-twisted pretzels, all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, fresh fruit smoothies, burgers and more.

  • Ray and Ruth Gunn

    Ray and Ruth Gunn of Cannelton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 16, 2011.

    The couple commemorated the event with a private celebration with family before they traveled to California by train.
    Mr. Gunn married the former Ruth Collignon Aug. 16, 1952, in Troy.
    The couple has three children, Debbie Stemler and her husband, Kerry of Sellersburg, Becky Biever and her husband, Steve of Evansville and Bill Gun and his wife, Kim, of Tell City. They also have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

  • INDOT to share details on Deer Creek bridge plans

    ROCKY POINT – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public hearing in Cannelton Sept. 1 on an upcoming bridge project in Tobin Township.

    The meeting on what INDOT is labeling the Indiana 66 Deer Creek Bridge Project will begin at 6 p.m. in the Cannelton City Hall Council Room.

    The public is invited to review plans and ask questions on the bridge-replacement project, which will affect the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 166 at Rocky Point.