Today's News

  • Study reveals more than a third of Hoosier households struggle to afford basics

    INDIANAPOLIS – There are nearly 908,000 Hoosier households unable to afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care and transportation despite working hard according to the United Way ALICE Report Update released today by Indiana Association of United Ways.

    In Indiana more than 550,600 households live above poverty but below the ALICE threshold, or the basic cost of living. Combined, ALICE and poverty households, account for 36 percent of households.

  • Straight ticket votes will not count for at-large county council races

    INDIANAPOLIS – Straight party voting has changed in Indiana and this November Hoosiers should take note before going to the polls. Hoosiers will still be able to cast a straight ticket on Nov. 8, but that vote will not count for any individual candidate for county council or town council at-large. Voters now need to select each candidate they wish to elect for at-large county council and town council seats.

  • Royalty of the fall
  • Marksmen Homecoming

    Maddi Kellems, daughter of Patti Coyle, and Logan Gaynor, grandson of Barbara and Donald Coogle, took the queen and king titles at Tell City’s fall homecoming ceremony Sept. 23, before Tell City’s game against Southridge.

  • A sobering look beyond the upcoming election

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried.

    This is not about who wins the presidency. I’m concerned about the aftermath of this campaign season and how hard it’s going to be for our next set of elected officials, from the president on down, to govern.

  • Kim and Scott Franchville

    Scott and Kim Franchville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 7, 2016, spending a week in Destin, Fla., and then were honored with another celebration Sept. 17, by their children at Rome campground.

    They have three sons, Ryan (Ariel) and Evan Franchville of Derby and Tyler Franchville of Sulphur.

    Scott is employed at Waupaca Foundry as a foreman in the melt department and Kim is a childcare provider.

    Scott is the son of Peggy Franchville and the late Randy Franchville of Bristow.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages to be held in October

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in October.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • Oct. 2 – Brother André DeDecker OSB, “Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary”

  • Local florist attends professional business summit in Oklahoma

    TELL CITY – Kathy Fazio with Petals Flowers & Gifts in Tell City recently attended the seventh annual business summit hosted by Teleflora at its education center in Oklahoma City

    The summit was led by a variety of industry experts, including Paul Goodman, author of “Floral Finance,” a publication for retail florists and Marie Ackerman, Teleflora’s Vice President of Education.

  • PCMH to hold car seat safety clinic Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will host a free car seat safety clinic Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the hospital parking lot.

    There will be certified technicians on-site to check car seats and demonstrate proper installation. All ages of car seats from newborn to youth booster will be covered.

    There will also be candy apples, a craft station, give-aways and labor and delivery suite tours. 

  • Goffinet-Roark

    Lauren Goffinet and Brittany Roark, both of Owensboro, Ky., along with their parents, Chris and Darla Goffinet of Tell City, and Jake and Kim Russell of Russellville, Ky., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. 

    Lauren is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2013 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. She is a social studies teacher at Apollo High School in Owensboro.