Today's News

  • Heitkempers to celebrate 65 years of marriage

    Marcie and Louie Heitkemper of Tell City will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at their home Labor Day weekend with their children, Mark (Judith) Heitkemper of Henderson, Ky.; Marci Liz Tabor of Mason, Ohio, and Michele (Chad) Gentry of Vestavia Hills, Ala., They were married Sept. 8, 1950, in Lake City, S.C.

    The Heitkempers have four grandchildren, Uric Heitkemper of Henderson, Ky., Marli Tabor of Mason, Ohio, and Zachary and Haley Gentry of Nashville, Tenn., and both students at Vanderbilt University.

  • Grubs not always to blame for brown spots in the lawn

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn, we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case, though. In fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame then you realize.  Some lawn care habits encourage disease or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.

  • Wheatley – Miller

    Alleisha Wheatley of Tell City and Randy Miller of Ireland announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Allen and Lisa Wheatley of Tell City. She is a 2007 graduate of Perry Central High School and graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in early childhood education. She is employed at the Jasper Group.

  • Bloomington man jailed on drug charges in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – A Bloomington man was jailed Sunday after a city patrolman allegedly found him asleep in his car with a possible methamphetamine lab inside.

  • ‘Rock ’n’ Roll keeps you young!’

    Story and Photos by LARRY GOFFINET


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was like traveling back in a Time Machine for thousands of fans who attended the Happy Together concert at the Kentucky State Fair last Thursday.

    Six groups or artists, each of whom first hit the Billboard charts at least 48 years ago and had several top 10 hits, returned to the stage at Cardinal Stadium to play several of those hits.

  • Tractor association fall tour
  • Church News; Sept. 3

    New exhibit opens in archabbey library


    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery is hosting an exhibit of works on paper titled “Close to Home.”

    Three artists from the New Harmony area will be exhibiting their work in the gallery.

    Friends for years, they create art that is very different, not only in the choice of medium but in how they see and interpret the world around them.

  • Make Perry County Museum a Sunday destination

    Editor’s Note: This column was provided by Eric Harris, a member of the Perry County Museum board.


    One person showed up at the Perry County Museum the last Sunday I opened up. Remember, we are open from 1 to 4 p.m. most Sundays, and we open on personal request by contact us at perrycountymuseum.org or e-mail me personally at elharris84@gmail.com.

  • Robinson replaced by Teague as Tell City football coach

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s administration announced Monday that “Ronnie Robinson resigned as coach of the Tell City Junior-Senior High School varsity football team” this morning.
    Assistant coach Josh Teague was named “the interim head coach until the end of the season,” according to a press release from the Tell City administration.
    Teague met with the players right after school, before practice.

  • North Harrison beats Tell City 8-1

    RAMSEY—North Harrison controlled the ball more than Tell City and beat the Marksmen 8-1 in boys soccer Thursday.
    “All in all, we didn’t play too bad,” said Tell City Coach Pat Jarboe. “We hustled.
    “Once again we got rid of the ball too quick and didn’t hold onto it long enough at certain times.”
    Jase Otto scored Tell City’s goal “on a nice assist from Phillip Kehl on a play started at the defensive end by Claire Zellers,” said Jarboe.