Today's News

  • County spending freeze remains


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A decision by the Perry County Council in January to freeze unappropriated spending from the general fund is one members are continuing to abide by. The consensus does make operations a bit more difficult for agencies that have cut spending to a proclaimed bare necessity. However, it is a move Council President Steve Goodson said is one much needed.

  • Survey shows holiday cookout costs down

    INDIANAPOLIS – An Independence Day cookout featuring some of Americans’ favorite summer foods – hot dogs, cheeseburgers, ribs, baked beans and other items – will be a little less expensive this year, according to an annual survey from Indiana Farm Bureau.

    Farm Bureau’s informal survey shows the average cost to feed 10 people at a summer cookout is $48.06 – or just over $4.80 per person. This compares to last year’s total of $48.78.

  • Call of the wild
  • Noble graduates with masters degree

    TELL CITY – Lindsey M. Noble, daughter of Missy Noble and Carl and Amanda Noble and granddaughter of Cletus and Joyce James and Dave and Darla Templin, graduated Sunday, May 8, from Indiana University School of Social Work with her masters degree in social work. Lindsey was awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration Grant for Transitional Aged Youth and she completed work for this grant with adolescents at the Riley Hospital Outpatient Unit.

    She was inducted into the Kappa Gamma Phi Alpha Honor Society for her academic excellence as well.

  • Lana and Terry Poole

    Lana and Terry Poole of Cannelton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 2. They were married July 2, 1966, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. 

    The couple have three children, Brett of Pass-a-Grille, Fla., Julie of Hawesville, Ky. and Jason of Cannelton; eight grandchildren, Kelsey Hanks, Caitlin and Lauren Coyle, Brittney, Courtney, Breanna and Tasha Poole and Raegann Masterson; and three great-grandchildren, Owen Esarey, Luci and Camden Hanks.

  • St. Paul youth embark on mission trip to Pittsburgh

    TELL CITY – St. Paul church is sponsoring a Youth Mission trip again this summer for their high- school aged members. 

    Early Sunday morning, June 26, at 6 a.m., 24 youth and seven adult chaperons met in the St. Paul parking lot and packed up in six vehicles and a trailer to travel seven hours to Pittsburgh, Pa., for a week-long community service trip.

  • ‘A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale’ returning for a limited six-performance run in July

    LINCOLN CITY – After a quiet 2015 (as far as theatrical productions are concerned), the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s signature event, “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” is returning for a limited six performance run July 7-9 and 14-16.  All performances will begin at 7 p.m. central time.

    The performances mark not only a celebratory return to the Amphitheatre’s stage, but also serve as recognition and celebration of the bicentennial year for the state of Indiana, as well as the bicentennial of the Lincoln family’s arrival to southern Indiana.

  • Brooke Riley Royer

    Miranda and James “Rob” Royer Jr. announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Riley Royer on June 3, 2016, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. She was delivered at 12:19 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces and was 17 ½ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Helen and Darrel Riley of St. Croix. Paternal grandparents are Patty Royer and Rob and Diane Royer of Tell City.

    She was welcomed home by big brother, Philip, 4. The mother is the former Miranda Riley.

  • WorkOne: Much more than jobless benefits


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Bridging the needs of potential job seekers and employers, the WorkOne office for Perry County offers many services. In fact, the array of programs are further bolstered through the agencies recent move into the Ivy Tech facility in Tell City.

  • Give historical credit where credit is due




    It is a historical fact that on the rainy night of May 8-9, 1825, the steamboat, Mechanic, sank in the Ohio River with the Marquis de Lafayette aboard. Several varying narratives of the shipwreck, have been recorded, and each makes separate claims to the authenticity.

    First, a brief sketch of the official legend, from Thomas De la Hunt’s “History of Perry County,” written in 1916, 91 years after the shipwreck.