Today's News

  • Trump’s ironic call for tougher libel laws

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist


    Donald J. Trump is the master of irony. Take his promise to toughen this nation’s libel laws.

    “We want fairness,” the president said. “Can’t say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account.”

    Really? You can’t say things that are false? This from the man who claimed Barack Obama was born in Africa and that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz had been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

  • LEAD conference set in Jasper

    JASPER – The sixth annual Young Women LEAD Conference is scheduled for March 7 at Vincennes University Jasper Campus and the Jasper Arts Center.

    Young Women LEAD is a free all-day conference for local high school girls in ninth through12th grade living in Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer counties. Focused on girls’ Leadership, Education and Development, the conference empowers young women to embrace their strengths and reach their full potential.


    Ashley Chapman and Stuart Cassidy were united in marriage Oct. 21 in a 3:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony at the Schergens Center. The wedding was officiated by Jim Adams.

    The bride was given in marriage by Brad Henrickson, a long-time family friend.

    Ashley is the daughter of Diane and Travis Hoffman of Ferdinand and the late Jeff Chapman. She is a 2004 Tell High School graduate and 2007 graduate of Daymar College with a degree in criminal justice. She is employed by Heart to Heart Hospice.

  • Community Events; Jan. 18

    Coin show set in March


    OWENSBORO, Ky. – River Cities Annual Coin show will be held Saturday, March 17, at Davies County High School, at 4255 New Hartford road, Owensboro , Ky. Doors will open at 9 and run until 4 p.m. For more information, call (812) 547-3974.


    St. Pius euchre Jan. 27


  • PCMH welcomes Dr. Glenn Sherman

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital announced the addition of Dr. Glenn Sherman and expansion of the Spencer County Clinic in early January. Dr. Sherman will provide services at the new Spencer County Clinic beginning Monday, Jan. 15.

    Sherman is not a new face to the area as he has been serving the community for more than 24 years in both private practice and nursing home care.

  • Hospital offering new therapy for chronic pain relief

    Patients suffering from lifelong chronic pain now have a new treatment option available. Dry needling therapy is available at Perry County Memorial Hospital. This revolutionary new treatment intervention is helping bring pain relief to athletes and individuals who have been suffering for years. 

    Dry needling is an effective and specialized therapeutic treatment for muscular tension and spasm. It involves the insertion of fine filament needles into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.

  • Woodland invasive species workshop Jan. 30

    TELL CITY – Emerald ash borer, chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, the list goes on and on of introduced insects and diseases that have wreaked havoc on Indiana forests. Invasive species are a scourge of our woodlands and natural areas.

    It is important that landowners understand these threats and how to combat them and prevent future threats from causing additional damage to our native forests. 

  • Perry Central announces homecoming candidates

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central 2017-18 basketball homecoming ceremony will be held between the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games vs. Orleans, Friday, Jan. 18. The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m.

    Senior king and queen candidates, voted on by the entire student body, are:



  • Storyteller Capel to speak at 2018 Lincoln Day Program
  • Good riddance to Trump’s election fraud commission

    Occasionally, America’s system of democracy exhibits its resilience by purging unworthy attempts to alter it.

    The demise of President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is a shining example.