Today's News

  • Officials set to advance new jail funding

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners amended at a regular meeting April 18 the county’s three-year capital-improvement plan, which outlines how economic-development income-tax revenues are spent.

  • Boston Marathon more than just a race for Strobel

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The temperature in Boston April 16 was 30 degrees warmer than usual. For most of the city’s residents and tourists, this didn’t seem like too much to be concerned about. For those running the 116th annual Boston Marathon that day, it was another challenge added to the grueling, unforgiving 26-mile run.

    But Kim Strobel, a Tell City woman entered into the race for the first time, wasn’t going to let a little heat stop her.

  • 19th Street meth lab lands two in jail


    TELL CITY – A tip about a suspicious odor led police Monday to a home they said was being used to make methamphetamine. Two people were arrested and face Class A felony charges of manufacturing the drug.

  • Ladies enjoy Washington DC trip

    Six ladies enjoyed a bus trip to Washington, D.C. March 22 through March 27 with a group from the Hancock Christian Church of Hancock County, Ky.

    Pictured from the left are Mary Kent of Brazil, JoAnn Smith of Tell City, Clara Mae Hagedorn of Fort Branch, Judy Hagedorn of Tell City, Rose Dauby of Dale and Alene Dauby of Tell City. The group took part in sight-seeing excursions and saw all the points of interest of the county’s capital city. While on the trip, a party was held in honor of Judy Hagedorn’s 70th birthday.

  • Wittmann to appear at library May 12

    TELL CITY – Gary Wittmann, storyteller, author and composer, will present “Creating the Circle of the Stories, Poetry and Songs” at 1 p.m. May 12 at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch to celebrate children’s book week.

    Wittmann grew up listening to generations of storytellers and has continued the tradition. Along with his brother, he composes songs and poetry. His presentations include puppets, musical instruments and tales with both multicultural folktales as well as original stories about the circle of life.

  • Perry Central’s Up in One, Down in None

    The Captain’s Club honored Perry Central students who raised at least one grade during the third-grading period compared to the second-grading period without letting any other grades fall, as well as the students who received straight A’s, with a pizza party for lunch last week.

  • Second graders help recycle old phonebooks

    Angela Berg’s second-grade class at William Tell Elementary class show off phone books the class has been collecting for Perry-Spencer Communications. The class has collected more than 100 phone books, which will all be recycled.

  • Church News, April 26

    Cannelton Seventh Street Baptist to host special services
    CANNELTON – Seventh Street Baptist Church in Cannelton will hold special services at 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Brother Al Entzel will be a guest speaker at both services. A meal and preaching service will follow the Sunday service. Brother Harold Draper and the congregation welcome all to attend.

  • Cannelton Freewill Baptist to host homecoming services May 5, 6

    CANNELTON – The 44th annual homecoming weekend at the Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church will be observed May 5 and 6.

    Saturday night singing May 5 will begin at 7 p.m. with the Pearly Gatemen reunion and Steve Epley Family.
    Sunday school May 6 will be dismissed and morning service will begin at 10 a.m. A carry-in basket lunch will follow the morning worship. Afternoon singing will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday evening service will begin at 7 p.m.
    Pastor Lewis Garrett and congregation invite and welcome the community to attend the event.

  • EUCC establishes prayer, memorial garden

    TELL CITY – The Garden at the Evangelical United Church of Christ will be a resting place for church members or their immediate family.

    The purpose of the garden is to provide space for the scattering of the ashes of cremulation – ashes that have been reduced to no more than 1/8 inch – and a place where people may pause in reverent meditation. It will be a place to honor the lives of those who have departed, organizers said.