Today's News

  • Church news; March 2

    St. Michael’s fish dinner Friday

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners the first six Fridays of Lent. There will be no fish dinners served Good Friday, April 3.

    Meals will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and will include fried fish or cheese pizza, with homemade sides of baked beans or macaroni and cheese, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drinks. The price is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 6 and younger.

  • Hayes Named to U. of Memphis dean’s list

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – McKenzie Hayes of Tell City was named to the dean’s list at the University of Memphis for the fall 2014 semester. The dean’s list is composed of students who have earned 12 or more hours in either the fall or spring semester with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

  • William Tell scores big in math bowl
  • Residents of Golden Living treated to music of ‘Caravan’
  • Social News; March 2

    THE PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Auxiliary board members will have their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, March 6, in Conference Room C at the hospital.

  • Leave Indiana’s common construction wage law in place




    Folks, who know me well, know I love history. History is a great teacher – and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that.

    In darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed the Davis-Bacon Act, which created something known as the common-construction wage or prevailing wage.

  • A classy lady

    Vince Luecke


    I think Gayle Strassell was a little surprised on that Tuesday evening in 2003. It was the day she was elected Tell City’s mayor. I have to admit I was a little surprised, too.

  • The session’s most important bill

    Lloyd Arnold


    As you turn on the local news, you may hear discussion about our state’s budget. As a father of four boys in junior high and high school, I have come to realize how important this bill is to our educational system. Did you know that over 50 percent of our state’s budget is spent on K-12 Education?

    Without the state passing a budget, we would be forced to live off of our state’s reserves – or savings account – which we would only be able to do for a little over a month.

  • Editorial: Improve access to health care for kids

    A study from the Centers for Disease Control on infant-mortality rates shows the United States, as of 2010, had considerably higher rates than those of almost all other wealthy countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

    This study represents only the latest in what has become a persistent challenge to the nation, and the state of Indiana, on this forlorn front.

  • Emmanuel Lutheran plans services

    TELL CITY – Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold services each Wednesday through March 25. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be at 6:30 p.m. April 2 and April 3.

    Easter services will be Sunday, April 5, with Sunrise services at 7 and 10 a.m. The Lent sermon series will be “Led by Christ.” The public is invited to participate.