Today's News

  • Raggedy Ann in Candyland
  • Spencer County eyes sale of refinery site


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The Oct. 20 meeting of the Spencer County Commissioners faced the board with something of a mystery involving property ownership in certain areas of the Troy refinery site.

  • City issues in voters’ hands




    PERRY COUNTY – Candidates for city offices in Tell City and Cannelton – and their supporters – will make final pushes today and tomorrow to rally support as voters in the two cities head to the polls to decide races for mayor and city council.

  • Community Events; Nov. 2

    St. John Chrysostom fall social Sunday


    NEW BOSTON – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston invites the community to its annual fall social on Sunday, Nov. 8, in the parish hall.

    There will be something to do for everyone in the family. Food will be in no short supply, with chili, burgers and homemade desserts.

    Serving will begin at 10 a.m. The day will also include a country store, silent auction and quilt raffle. Bingo will be played from noon to 4 p.m.

  • TV reporter with Tell City ties wins Emmy

    KANSAS CITY – Erika Tallan won a Mid-America Regional Emmy Oct. 3 for her television news report titled, “Get Out Alive.”

    The report was a dramatic, real-time demonstration of how to escape a house fire after a number of fires in the Kansas City metro claimed the lives of young children and the elderly.

    Tallan is a TV news reporter for the CBS affiliate, KCTV5 News, in Kansas City.

    She is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

  • Five generations: Butters
  • Minto joins staff of Presley Tours

    MACANDA, Ill. – Bev Minto, former executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, has taken a tour director position with Presley Tours.

    Located in Macanda, Ill., Presley Tours provides travel services for southern Illinois, Missouri and southern Indiana.

    Minto will travel on motor coach tours throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

    This is a part-time position and she will still be involved in local community activities.

    Beverly and her husband, John, live in Tobinsport.

  • Girls LEGO activity set for Nov. 14

    PERRY COUNTY – All girls, kindergarten through fifth grade, in Perry County are invited to explore the LEGO Story Starter, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at William Tell Elementary School in Tell City.

    The LEGO Story Starter set, curriculum and software will help kick-start creativity and boost reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Participating girls will work together to create and build stories with LEGO bricks and figures and then use LEGO’s StoryVisualizer interactive software to photograph, write, and publish their stories.

  • Topwater lures good for catching fall-season bass

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Among his peers in professional tournament competition, Bobby Lane is best known for his skill using spinnerbaits and Carolina rigs, but when water begins cooling in the autumn, the Yamaha Pro often changes to a topwater popping plug.

    Usually considered a summertime lure, Lane actually keeps a popper tied on throughout the fall months, according to information provided by Yamaha.

    Lane is part of a bass fishing family as his brothers, Chris and Arnie also fish the tournament trail

  • Witches Walk casts its spell for 25th year