Today's News

  • Lloyd – Schwartz

    George and Nelba Lloyd of Fort Wayne announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Lloyd of Noblesville, to Matthew Schwartz of Noblesville, son of Jerry Schwartz and the late Pam Schwartz.

    The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Wayne High School and graduated in 2007 from Brown Mackie College as a certified occupational therapist assistant.
    Mr. Schwartz is a 1999 graduate of Tell City High School and graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in computer science. He currently works for CSCI as a consultant.

  • LaGrange – Block

    Natalie LaGrange and Brian Block of Fort Branch announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Clifford and Joani LaGrange of Leopold. She is a 2006 graduate of Perry Central High School and earned an associate’s degree in design technology from Ivy Tech in 2010.
    She is currently attending the University of Southern Indiana.

  • Births, May 19

    Michael Wayne Chenault II
    Danny and Tabatha Chenault of Cannelton announce the birth of their son, Michael Wayne Chenault II, Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Chenault is the former Tabatha Whitt. Michael has four siblings, Dacoda, 12; Ethan, 8; Brooklyn, 7 and Tristan, 3.

  • COLUMN: 2011 legislative session: A freshman’s reflections, part one

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    The 2011 Legislative Session was action packed. The Republican led agenda was strong: no new taxes and a balanced budget, promote job creation, increase educational opportunities and standing up to Washington D.C. On all accounts, this was accomplished. The following is a summary of the budget we adopted and job-creation bills we passed this session. Next week I will discuss the end of our plan including education and standing up to D.C.

    The Budget

  • COLUMN: ‘Thor’ is an awesome start for an action-filled summer

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    The flood of comic-book movies has begun with “Thor,” a surprisingly entertaining film from director Kenneth Branaugh.

    Branaugh, known for his work with Shakespearean material, may seem like an odd choice for a “summer” action movie. But it turns out that a serious director can really elevate the lighter fare of the comic-book world.

  • Registration under way for free summer lunch program

    TELL CITY – Plans are being finalized for a summer lunch program that will provide all children under the age of 18 free lunches. William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble announced the program last month but did not have plans for a site finalized.

  • Spring chamber job fair Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area businesses from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    All interested businesses are invited to set up booths promoting employment in their companies. Booth rental for chamber members is $100 for large employers and $50 for small employers; nonmembers will pay $200 for large employers and $100 for small employers. The job fair is free to educational institutions, workforce development agencies and local government.

  • Ivy Tech offering Microsoft 2010 classes

    TELL CITY – Anyone anxious to learn the newest version of Microsoft software should know that Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will offer Microsoft 2010 classes starting with the summer semester.

  • Shoot for the Stars 2011

    Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars kicked off their 2011 seasons Friday with eight performers singing in live auditions. They will advance to a June 10 program that will gradually reduce the field through the summer. In addition to the singing contest, guest performers will take the stage.

    Each program begins at 6 p.m. Other dates are July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. The August event coincides with Schweizer Fest.

    For more information, call Cheri Taylor, president of the Tell City Regional Arts Association at 547-2385.

  • Mayor responds to opponent’s remarks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “One of our residents seems to have an issue with people who work for the city not laying their heads within the city itself,” Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said at a May 9 meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.