Today's News

  • Our View: City council should tread lightly on RV owners

    Is it OK for campers, boats, motor coaches and trailers to be parked on Tell City’s streets? Should they be allowed to be parked there year-round or would seasonal restrictions help ease concerns that those vehicles and trailers parked in residential areas are eyesores, clutter up neighborhoods and perhaps even lower property values?

    The Tell City Common Council could move in one of several different directions this year as they sift through the comments made last Monday during a meeting dominated by discussion on proposed parking regulations on RVs, trailers, etc.

  • The importance of air temperature and soil moisture

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    So how do precipitation and temperature affect plants? Well, in just about every way possible. Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots.

    Oxygen is vital for all other processes to occur that impact growth and vigor.  In years where we have experienced excessively wet springs, we typically see stunting and yellowing in herbaceous plants. 

  • Registration open for Small Steps to Wellness

    LEOPOLD – The Small Steps to Wellness second-annual fun run-walk, hosted by Stepping Stones Preschool, will be held Saturday, April 18.

    Organizers invite the community to participate in this family-friendly event. All money raised will support our Small Steps to Wellness program with a portion going the Perry Central High School Baseball Team. This event directly benefits youth and their families in rural Perry County.

    The race will begin and end at Stepping Stones Preschool, 18020 Lafayette Street in Leopold. 

  • Plans in place for seventh annual Tour of Tables

    ROCKPORT – The seventh annual Tour of Tables, a fundraiser for The Way of Rockport, is scheduled for April 16. 

    This year, organizers decided to add a silent auction to the event. Supporters are visiting area businesses to solicit donations of auctionable items for this good cause.

    This year’s event will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rockport. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of tables and silent auction. The auction will close at 6:30 p.m. as dinner is served.

  • Court and Police Records; April 13



    • Oscar P. Hockenberry, 19, of Brushy Fork Road, Tell City, April 7, on warrants for probation violation and failure to register as a sex offender.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $7,005.

    • Ronald V. Huff, 55, of 5205 Highway 60 E., Hawesville, Ky., April 7, on a preliminary charge of domestic battery.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released April 9 after posting $505 bail.

  • Community’s Great Day of Service is Saturday

    TELL CITY – Saturday’s Great Day of Service will leverage the generosity and civic leadership of individuals, businesses and several local church congregations that will provide services within the community.

    As the News has reported several times, the Day of Service is designed to allow churches to reach out to the community and provide a helpful hand to others. Several businesses are also planning to take part.

    First Baptist Church in Tell City has led the effort with its pastor, Dan Hopkins, working with a local ministerial association.

  • 53rd Dogwood Tour in bloom this weekend

    The 53rd annual Dogwood Festival will welcome another Perry County springtime April 25-26 with activities around the county. The Dogwood tour was created by the late Rev. Eugene Weidman as a way to showcase the county’s springtime beauty, epitomized by flowering dogwood trees, and to encourage people to travel from town to town.



  • Perry Central event spotlights value of career readiness


    Feature Writer


    LEOPOLD – Educators, community leaders and business professionals throughout the county gathered April 1 for a special event highlighting career and technical education for the modern workforce,  hosted by Perry Central High School.

    The event included guest lectures, overviews of Perry Central’s current efforts in career and technical education, student testimonials of community-internship experiences and plenty of discussion and networking.

  • Council hears concerns about RV parking regulations




    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Common Council listened for more than an hour last Monday to comments, pro and con, about proposed parking restrictions on boats, campers, trailers and other recreational vehicles. The council took no action after listening to residents but could come back at a future meeting to formulate an ordinance.

  • Paoli knocks off Marksmen 4-1

    PAOLI—Kelsey Gowers won in No. 3 singles but Paoli won the rest of the matches to beat Tell City 4-1 in girls tennis Thursday.
    Gowers survived two close sets to beat Lexi Osborn 7-5, 7-6 (7-3).
    Addie Peter went three sets before losing to Megan Dooley 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.
    Jessica Fullington beat Cassie Bryant 6-3, 6-2 in No. 2 singles.
    Shelby Meredith and Alyssa Osborn beat Megan Teague and Amy Hackbarth 6-3, 6-4.
    Alex Ross and Brandie Hankins defeated Mercedes Mendez and Madilyn Hoskinson 6-0, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.