Today's News

  • Perry County Bicentennial torchbearers announced





    PERRY COUNTY – Twenty-six people will carry Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch as it makes its way across Perry County Sept. 9.

    Betty Linne, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, released the list of torchbearers Friday. They were nominated as part of a statewide process to select Hoosiers who will carry the torch across the state leading up to its arrival in Indianapolis Oct. 15.

  • Victims allege unwanted sexual advances, verbal abuse by TC Cinema owner




    TELL CITY – The owner of Tell Cinema is accused in court documents of touching teenage employees and barraging them with unwanted sexual advances and derogatory comments.  

    William J.  Lillpop, 39, was arrested June 17 on two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two separate counts of battery. He is free on bond and faces an early July  hearing.

  • United in a yarn of tradition


    Staff Writer


    Rolls of yet-to-be-used yarn fill a table in a gathering room at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Stacks of handmade scarves and hats of all different colors are mingled in. A perusal of a nearby closet reveals hundreds more similar finished knitting projects.

  • Local beekeeping buzz growing

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is partnering with Perry County Beekeepers to offer a “bee”ginner beekeeping field day. The July 23 program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leopold Conservation Club located at 11612 Leopold Road, in Leopold. Guests are asked to take a bee coat and gloves and wear long pants for the live beehive demonstration.

  • Darla and Frank Groves

    Darla and Frank Groves of Tell City plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family at a later date.

    Frank and the former Darla Mullis were married May 26, 1956, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City.

    They are the parents of Dean Groves, of Tell City, Scott Groves of Evansville and Julie Dantic of Richmond, Ky. They have five grandchildren.

    Frank retired from Commonwealth in 1995 and Darla retired from GE in 1994.

  • Eleanor Sue Risse

    Kassandra and Ryan Risse of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Sue Risse on May 23, 2016. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her brother, Jackson, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Kim and Mike Zellers of Tell City.

    Paternal grandparents are Pam Hagedorn and Larry Risse, both of Tell City. Great-grandparents are Patsy Zellers and Ralph and Susan Stiles.

    The mother is the former Kassandra Zellers.

  • Grady Michael Gogel

    Randi Lynn and Adam Gogel of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Grady Michael Gogel, on April 21, 2016.

    He was delivered at 8:05 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He weighed 4 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. He was welcomed home by his siblings, Aubreigh, 9, and Koyie, 5.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda and Randy Weiss of Troy. Paternal grandparents are Glenda and Jerry Gogel of Tell City.

  • Community Events; June 27

    Free kidney class next week


    TELL CITY – There will be a Free Kidney Smart Education class Tuesday, July 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank Community Room in Tell City.

    The class is free and open to anyone that’s been diagnosed with kidney disease and family members are encouraged to attend with patients. For more information or to enroll in the class, contact DaVita Tell City Dialysis Center at (812) 547-1140.


  • Stepping Stones preschool registration open

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Parish Hall in Leopold, is currently enrolling for the 2016-17 school year, with just a few openings left to fill.

    The staff seeks to provide a positive educational experience for children ages 3-to-5-years-old and prepare them for elementary school. Stepping Stones uses a combination of Zoo-Phonics, a multisensory language arts program, thematic units and project approach, and also implements a data driven math curriculum based on common core standards, called Engage NY. 

  • Leopold Church Picnic set for July 31

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine’s Catholic Church will have its annual picnic Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. There will be parking for the handicapped available.

    There will be quilts, quilt raffle, silent auction, country store, bingo, ice cream, games for young and old, baked goods and a grand raffle of 70 prizes totaling $3,000.