Today's News

  • VFW name winners of first chili cook-off

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 hosted its first chili cook-off contest March 10 at the VFW post.
    Prizes were given out for first, second and third places and also to the people’s choice.
    First place was awarded to Joe and Martha Minto, second place went to Jason Lindsey and third place was awarded to Calvin and Betty Hartz. The people’s choice award winner was Kay Northerner. The VFW would like to thank all the participants who entered the cook-off and invites everyone back again next year.

  • Community Youth Camp set for June 10-14

    PERRY COUNTY – Nestled in the rolling hills along the Ohio River near Derby is Glennwood Hills Campground. It is often described as one of the best-kept secrets in Perry County. The beautiful and well-equipped campground is owned by the Community of Christ Church based in New Albany but it also is home to a camp each summer for local youth.

  • Anderson Woods prepares for 35th season

    ADYEVILLE – Anderson Woods Inc. announces its 35th annual special-needs summer camp for people with disabilities. Sessions will begin June 4 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session will begin on a Monday morning and last until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

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  • EDITORIAL: Seventh Street’s future may be getting brighter

    Tell City’s Seventh Street will be in the spotlight at City Hall tonight as a special meeting introduces a proposal to build an event and visitors center.

    The project is nowhere near finalized but income from the sale of homes constructed under Tell City’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant would be used to help pay for the structure.

  • EDITORIAL: Try ordinances before condemning them to failure

    “Let’s try something, even if it’s wrong.”

    That apparent misguidance may have merit in two current situations in Perry County.

    In one, county-council members are attempting to undo a long process the county commissioners finished up in December. In the other, the mayor of Cannelton is suggesting an ordinance protecting renters be rescinded.

    Before the county commissioners did their part, others worked hard as members of a committee examining the county’s need for an animal-control ordinance.

  • Sellersburg Lugar Academy Day rescheduled

    NEW ALBANY – U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has announced April 29 as the new date for the 11th annual Lugar Academy Day in Sellersburg. The Academy Day will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Ogle Hall of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College.
    “Academy Days provide high-school students with information regarding our prestigious U.S. service academies,” said Lugar. “Our five service academies provide Hoosier students with top-notch education and preparation for service in our armed forces.”

  • Patches needs a good home

    PERRY COUNTY – Horse Rescue South Inc. is offering Patches, a 3-year-old paint filly, for adoption. She is a described as a very gentle young horse, stands at 14 hands and is still growing. She is halter broke and catches, leads and lunges, loads in a trailer and stands for grooming.

    She also works well with ferriers. She is gentle with children and “ready to find her forever home,” said Jo Sodrel, a representative of the group.
    Horse Rescue South is always in need of volunteers to help out with the feed and care of horses.

  • National Honor Society Trivia Night April 13

    TELL CITY – The National Honor Society of Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host its annual trivia night April 13. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Proceeds will benefit the community. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions in 10 different fun and interesting categories.
    Teams may consist of up to five members. Cost is $5 per student and $8 per adult. “Come test your knowledge against some of the best minds in the community,” event organizer Amy Kehl said.