Today's News

  • A honey of a hive
  • Farmers market vouchers available for qualifying seniors

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is again available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $2,400 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 120 low-income households in Perry County. 

  • Assistant police chief stepping down




    TELL CITY – John Allen, who has served as Tell City’s assistant police chief since 2008, stepped down from his leadership position last week. He will stay with the police department and will work as a patrol officer.

    Allen cited personal reasons for the resignation in an email to co-workers. He said he will continue to assist Chief Greg Hendershot with some administrative duties but will primarily work as a patrol officer, a position he held for most of his law enforcement career.

  • Sharing the season’s bounty


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY -– The array of items available at the Tell City Depot farmer markets are as varied as the reasons why people attend. Starting its second month in the 2015 season, local growers and artisans feature their wares in hopes of not only earning a little extras cash, but to share their bountiful supplies, trade secrets they have for maintaining successful gardens and, sometimes, just to relay stories between family and friends.

  • Too much rain hurting crops


    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosiers are heading into a far wetter and cooler-than-usual summer thus far, courtesy of the torrential rains that drenched the state throughout June. While this may be a welcome reprieve for many vacationers, area farmers are left with little recourse but to hope for the best as their flooded crops struggle to survive.

  • Cash Waggner, Team Central make it to finals

    TELL CITY—Three days after meeting for the regular-season title, Cash Waggner and Team Central were scheduled to meet again Thursday for the playoff tourney title in Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball league.

    Both advanced to the finals with semifinal wins Wednesday, as Cash Waggner beat Ohio Valley Gas 14-3 and Team Central defeated Ettensohn Construction 5-1.

    Cash Waggner had 11 hits in its victory, including two apiece by Justice Cash, Kaylee Dixon, Elena Hagedorn and Emma Hard-ing.

  • Crystal Slunder Award
  • Rowe, Deom using Legion ball to prepare for college careers


    Spencer County Journal-Democrat


    ROCKPORT – As pitcher C.J. Rowe continues to fine-tune his baseball skills before joining Brescia University’s program in the fall, he has the luxury of playing for one of southern Indiana’s most prestigious teams.

    “Anywhere around Tell City, Rockport is a big name,” Rowe said of his American Legion team. “If you play for Rockport, you know you’re somebody.”

  • Batter up!
  • Schweizer Fest archery contest planned

    TELL CITY – An indoor-outdoor archery tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Participants of all ages are welcome. The competition will be divided into various styles of archery.

    There will be a National Archery match in the schools-program division, with elementary, middle school and high school classes and   National Field Archery Association  freestyle and hunter freestyle, both shooting 30 arrows from a distance of 20 yards.