Today's News

  • Silvesternacht plans in place for Dec. 31

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for Tell City’s fifth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, Dec. 31.

    The community celebration began in 2012 as a family-friendly way to ring in the new year and at its heart is the lowering of the illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

  • Memories of home

    EVANSTON – The Spencer County Journal-Democrat ran a story Sept. 29 detailing the enduring presence of an antebellum stone home in Evanston, west of Old Lamar Highway north of Indiana 66. The home has been a fixture on this rural landscape since its completion in 1858, and it remains a picturesque family home to this day.

    The home is currently owned and maintained by Randy and Jessica Dupont, who purchased the property in 1999.

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  • General Washington’s Christmas surprise

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    The year 1776 was a pivotal one for the Continental Army under Gen. Washington. They had been defeated at Long Island and driven from New York.  The approaching New Year was filled with desperation, as the revolution appeared to be failing. Many of the men who made up the ranks of the army would soon fulfill their enlistments and were planning on going home. Most were homesick and demoralized. Washington needed a victory or the glorious cause for which he fought would fade into history.

  • St. Mary’s expands cardiology services at PCMH

    TELL CITY – St. Mary’s Health has announced the expansion of its long standing commitment to cardiology services at Perry County Memorial Hospital. St. Mary’s Medical Group Cardiologist, Dr. Phillip Behrens, has added a second day to see patients in the office at Tell City Clinic, in addition to providing daily patient rounds and noninvasive cardiac testing. St. Mary’s Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

  • Sweep with state parole officers leads to six arrests on drug charges

    PERRY COUNTY – Two searches by state police officers with state parole officers led to drug charges filed against six people.

    On Friday afternoon, Master Trooper Trey Lytton, Senior Trooper Robbie Lambert and State Parole Officer Shelly Brown conducted a parole search at 100 First St. in Cannelton. 

    During the search, drug paraphernalia was allegedly found inside the residence, and four individuals inside the home at the time of the search were cited on Class C misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges.

  • Applications sought for energy assistance program

    TELL CITY – The Energy Assistance Program administered by Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is in full swing and accepting applications. Randy Dennison, LHDC’s president and chief executive officer, said  approximately 800 applications have been accepted and LHDC is continuing to accept them.  The program will continue through May 12, 2017.

    The Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home

  • Student pages gain hands-on civics experience

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    The Indiana House of Representatives offers a unique hands-on learning experience through its page program. This program helps Hoosier students learn how laws are made in Indiana while inspiring the next generation of leaders to get involved in public service.

    To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18, which is typically grades 6-12.

  • Coats commemorates Indiana’s bicentennial on Senate floor

    WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) on Dec. 8 honored Indiana’s bicentennial on the Senate floor.


    The full transcript of the speech, as prepared for delivery, is below.


    Mr. President, I am pleased to be speaking today about a momentous occasion for my beloved home state of Indiana – the celebration of our bicentennial.

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