Today's News

  • Courthouse open Saturday as spring property-tax deadline looms

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians have until Monday to pay spring installments of property taxes due in 2015. 

    Taxpayers can make payments in person at the treasurer’s office in the county courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (today) and Friday. The auditor’s, assessor’s, recorder’s and treasurer’s offices will be open Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until noon for those wanting to make tax payments and to handle other tax-related business.

    The same offices will be open Monday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 500 Festival Princess Wargel to present at fairgrounds May 14

    TELL CITY – Lily Wargel, 500 Festival Princess, will give a presentation Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry County Fairgrounds. The talk will focus on how the 4-H program provided Wargel with the life skills to be successful in school, the 500 Festival Princess Program and in life.

    Lily is a graduate of Tell City High School and the 2010 Perry County 4-H Fair Queen. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Nolan Carter Mahaney

    Dallas Mahaney Jr., and Buffy Mahaney of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Nolan Carter.

    He was delivered April 14, 2015, at St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville.

    Nolan weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20¾ inches long.

    He has two sisters, Breana, 13, and Jazlyn, 7.

    Mrs. Mahaney is the former Buffy Mathena.

    Grandparents are Becky and Bob Brown and Gina and Buddy Winkler, all of Tell City, and the late Neil Carter.

  • Grandview cyclist killed in collision; Tell City driver OK

    GRANDVIEW – A Grandview woman was killed Monday morning after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport-utility vehicle.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Mary Hasty, 56, was biking westbound on Indiana 66 at about 8:40 a.m., just east of Grandview, when she was struck by the SUV.

    Hasty, who lived just outside of the town, was reportedly an avid cyclist who would ride in all seasons.

  • The Oaks Senior Center to offer group trips to Smoky Mountains, Cape Cod

    CANNELTON – The Oaks Senior Center in Cannelton is offering group trips this summer and fall for those interested in trips to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Cape Cod, Mass.

    The Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountain trip in-cludes five days and four nights. Cost is 
$465 per person based on double occupancy, $535 for single occupancy or 
$445 per person for triple occupancy.

    The bus will depart at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, from the Tell City Wal-Mart and will return Friday, Sept. 25.

    The Cape Cod and Plymouth trip includes nine days and eight nights.

  • Two Perry County women killed in U.S. 231 collision

    CHRISNEY – A Monday night crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer resulted in the death of two Perry County women.

    Around 9:16 p.m., Violet E. Patterson, 67, of Cannelton was traveling east in a 2003 Toyota Echo on Indiana 70, just east of Chrisney, and was approaching U.S. 231.

  • Menus Week of May 11 - May 15

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.



    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.

    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Hot dog on a bun, chili sauce, mixed vegetables and apple crisp.

    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Salisbury steak, gravy, hot roll, mashed potatoes, green beans and peaches.

  • Area Special Olympians give it their all during Saturday field day at Legion Field
  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; May 7
  • Sweet potatoes need 150 days to reach maturity

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Once again, we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May, and by early November, we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods.

    Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetable.