Today's News

  • Sharing stories

    During a week in January, students at South Perry Head Start learned about community helpers. Activities included telling “boo-boo” stories and tracing their arms to place band-aids on. Katelynn James, above, works on her story.

  • Payne – Holman

    Crystal Payne of Owensboro, Ky., and David Holman of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Patricia Walker of Ewing, Ill. She is a 1992 graduate of Benton Consolidated High School in Benton, Ill. and graduated summa cum laude in 2002 from Daymar College with a degree in medical office assisting. She was a part of the National Honor Society and named to the dean’s list while attending Daymar.
    She works as an information services assistant at AT&T in Owensboro.

  • Alvin and Gertrude Malone

    Alvin and Gertrude Malone celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 26, 2011.

    Alvin and the former Gertrude Rogier were married Feb. 25, 1946, in Leopold. Their attendants were Robert and Tom Rogier, Emogene Faulkenberg and Leona Schwartz.
    Mr. Malone, a World War II veteran, is retired from Mulzer Crushed Stone. Mrs. Malone worked in Evansville riveting airplanes during World War II and is a retired homemaker.

  • COLUMN: Freshmen GOP standing ground


    We entered the 2011 General Assembly with a passion to serve and a commitment to make a difference. Voters put us in charge to focus on jobs, a balanced budget with no new taxes and education improvement.

    In November we took an oath to uphold Indiana and our country’s constitution.  We quickly got to work attending training, submitting legislation that supported our districts, and prepared for the work ahead. 

  • EDITORIAL: Representatives remain accountable to public even in secret meetings

    Tell City-Troy Township School Board member Dr. Gene Ress expressed conflicting and misguided messages when he addressed a small crowd at a school-board meeting Tuesday.

    The gist of his message: Fellow board member Sherri Flynn did nothing illegal when she talked in an open meeting about the board’s hiring of new Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger, but board members shouldn’t share with the public anything that occurs in executive sessions.

  • Corrections

    In this year’s Discover Perry County, County Commissioner Bill Amos was omitted from a list of county officials. The News failed to remove County Commissioner Gary Dauby’s name from the same list. Also, Larry Bryant’s name was omitted from the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

  • Severe weather drill set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, local broadcast media, Red Cross and amateur radio operators, will conduct a statewide test of communications systems between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

    Emergency-preparedness officials encourage families and businesses to discuss and rehearse their plans for dealing with severe weather.

  • Ellspermann to speak at Farm Bureau Meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Farm Bureau has announced that State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will be speaking at the organization’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Perry Central High School.

    The meal will be catered by New Boston Tavern. Reservations are required; call the Farm Bureau office, 547-7044, to reserve your seat. The cost for the meal will be $4 for Farm Bureau members and $10 for nonmembers payable at the door.

    Membership forms will be available at the meeting. The public is invited.

  • Recycling-district fees due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Recycling Management District fee is due Tuesday and will be considered late after that date unless otherwise stated on the bills, the district director reminds residents. Anyone who hasn’t received their bill should call 547-9787, Ken Smith said.

  • Arts association hopes to save Sunset Park mural

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Sunset Park is always a happening place, but 1990s murals painted on the floodwall in the park are less than vibrant after more than 15 years of exposure to sunlight.

    The Tell City Regional Arts Association is working on plans to restore the panels depicting Tell City history to their original luster by repainting them with paint resistant to fading.

    But that will take money, said Cheri Taylor, president of the group.