Today's News

  • Planning ahead, order seed



    Like many gardeners this time of the year I, too, have been spending cold winter evenings by the fire with a good catalog. The seed catalogues fill the mailbox and I barely make it up the driveway without taking a peak at what’s offered for 2015.

    Two years ago I made a procrastinating mistake and waited too long to place my onion and potato order.

  • Cover crops workshop set for March 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Purdue Extension Perry County, Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Perry Central Future Farmers of America are teaming up to offer a cover crops workshop March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Perry Central agriculture classroom.

    Cover crops are one of the key tools farmers have to prevent nutrient runoff and improve soil health. The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has grant money to aid farmers in using this tool.

  • Home destroyed by Sunday fire

    A fire destroyed a home in Branchville Sunday. Central Perry Fire Department members were called at 2:16 p.m. after a neighbor was asked to call the fire department. Firefighters were at the scene until after dark. The Tell City Fire Department responded with its ladder truck, which allowed water to be directed onto the roof. Central Perry Fire Chief Brian Suhrheinrich said the home was owned by Kenny Ambrose. He said work was taking place under the home and either a soldering tool or a forced-air heater likely started the blaze.

  • INDOT to share Ohio River bridge repair, repainting details this evening


    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will share its plans for repairing and repainting the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge during a public open house and meeting this evening.

    An open-house session will begin at 6 p.m. in the Cannelton Community Center and will be followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

  • Spirit-led missionaries find warm welcome




    PERRY COUNTY – Two young men sharing their faith as Mormon missionaries say they have found a warm welcome in Perry County. Elder Taylor Riphenburg of Great Falls, Mont., and Elder Wyatt Evans of Denton, Texas, are serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormons.

  • Pest control worker charged with stealing drugs





    TELL CITY – A man employed by a pest-control company was apparently looking for more than insects, according to Tell City police officers, who arrested him Wednesday for allegedly taking prescription medication from a residence.

    Torrey L. Hanke, 32, of 7069 E. County Road 1930 N., Dale, faces one count each of theft and illegal possession of a controlled substance. Both are Class A misdemeanors.

  • Former TC Mayor Gayle Strassell dies


    TELL CITY – Gayle Strassell, who led Tell City for four years as the city’s first woman mayor, died Wednesday at Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was 72 and had been hospitalized some time ago with pneumonia. a

    Strassell was mayor from 2004-2007 and had previously served on the Tell City Common Council. During her term as mayor, the city worked to redevelop property along Seventh Street and began improvements to several blocks of the city’s downtown.

  • County's long-range plan taking shape


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Residents from across the county gathered at Deer Creek Baptist Church Tuesday to provide input for a second Perry County Comprehensive Planning Project Workshop.

    Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group, who is helping to formulate the long-range development plan for the county, welcomed a considerable crowd to the evening meeting.

  • Has tighter hand-check rule reduced teams’ turnovers?

    Has the IHSAA’s emphasis on calling more hand-check fouls this season reduced turnover totals in basketball games? And how will next week’s boys sectional games be officiated?
    The NCAA made a point of emphasis of calling more hand-check fouls last year and there were some long games with tons of fouls early in the season.
    By the end of the season it seemed that the referees had reverted to officiating the games the way they had in previous seasons. Or perhaps teams had adjusted and quit hand-checking as much. Or maybe it was a little of both.

  • Sectional pairings drawn

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central and Tell City will play first-round games Tuesday while Cannelton received a first-round bye in IHSAA boys basketball sectional pairings drawn Sunday.
    Perry Central and Tell City will compete in the six-team Class 2A sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium.
    Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first game of that sectional at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times) Tuesday.