Today's News

  • Catholic Charities offers coats

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities has a wide assortment of new and used coats available for anyone needing one. Sizes range from infant (boys and girls) through adult (men and women). There is no charge.

    Call Catholic Charities at 547-0903 to make arrangements or visit 802 Ninth St. in Tell City.

  • 2010 Republican dinner Thursday

    TELL CITY - A night of fun and fellowship is planned Thursday at Perry County Republicans' annual dinner at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:15. Cost is $8 per person. For tickets, call Tom McCart at 547-6156.

  • Conservation Club euchre tourney Saturday

    LEOPOLD - The Leopold Conservation Club will host a euchre tourney Saturday at the clubhouse. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7. Food and refreshments will be available. There will be no smoking during the tourneys.

  • Optimists to host chili dinner Jan. 16

    TELL CITY - Tell City Optimist Club members will host their annual chili dinner Jan. 16 at Tell City High School before that night's varsity basketball game.

    A bowl of chili, sandwich, drink and dessert can be purchased for $7. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.

    This year's event is being named in memory of Nemo Ress, who was very active with past chili dinners.

  • D of I meeting set for Tuesday

    TELL CITY - The Daughters of Isabella will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall.

    Serving on the committee are Eileen Burnette, Hazel Burnette, Betty Cash, Mary L. Cassidy and Janna Chestnut.

  • Hearing on Waupaca monofill Jan. 12

    ROCKPORT — After calling off a planned Dec. 10 hearing to discuss a proposed industrial monofill in Huff Township, the Spencer County Plan Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. Jan. 12.

    The meeting will take place in the Spencer County Youth and Community Center near Chrisney.

    According to a petition filed by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca and landowners Paul and Pamela Metz, the 124-acre site would be used to dispose of solid residual materials generated as byproducts of the Perry County foundry’s operations.

  • Band boosters seek items for auction

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for the annual Tell City Band Booster Auction to be held Jan. 23 at Tell City High School.

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle or recreational vehicle.

  • State ban on texting behind the wheel will save lives

    Several years ago when one of our staff writers said she wanted to write an editorial on vandalism, she was jokingly asked, “Are you for it or against it?”

    Amazingly, an issue that should be as cut and dried as that one is now before the Indiana General Assembly - whether to prohibit texting while driving for all Indiana drivers.

  • Crime should bring consequences

    A few weeks ago I wrote a column about thinking before speaking. It was rather tongue-in-cheek and made mention of mistaken assumptions about people, their ages and relationships.

    An e-mail arriving about the same time offered a similar example of why it’s important to think before acting and holding people accountable for wrongdoing.

    In a case shared by the author of the e-mail, pranksters had hindered a family’s ability to support itself.

  • Top leading stories of 2009 - Grants worth millions en route to Tell City

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing is promising Tell Citians a 2010 filled with turning shovels, demolition and new construction. The community received millions of dollars this year in federal money for a variety of projects. Funds will help expand the city's wastewater-collection and treatment system, demolish abandoned and foreclosed houses and build new homes in some of the oldest areas of the community.