Today's News

  • Hospital increases minimum wage

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital officially increased the minimum wage for all current and future employees to $11 per hour. Administration for the health system continually monitors local, regional and health care industry trends in wages and benefits in an effort to continue to attract and retain the highest level of talent.

  • Donald Trump versus Adam Smith and tariffs

    Mark Franke

    Guest Columnist


    When I was a college freshman taking my first political theory class, my professor explained why some government policies are good (meaning popular) and others are scorned. The answer is simple: It depends on whose ox is being gored.

    Tariffs are exactly that kind of policy. In a free-trade environment, struggling domestic industries being undercut in price or otherwise losing market share to foreign imports see their oxen getting readied for the barbecue.

  • VEX Worlds contenders
  • Fireflies’ shining state grace

    Leo Morris



    Those who worry about Indiana’s image in more enlightened sections of the country can relax a little now that one black mark on the state’s reputation has been erased: It is no longer one of only four states that do not have an official insect.


    United Way annual meeting tonight


    DERBY– The United Way of Perry County will hold is annual meeting and campaign celebration on Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Derby Community Center.

  • Churches to host meditation services

    TELL CITY – Several local churches will present mid-day meditations during Holy Week, Monday, March 26, through Friday, March 30. Meditations will begin at noon and everyone is invited. Locations for the week are as follows:

    Monday, Community Christian Church

    Tuesday, First Baptist Church

    Wednesday, Evangelical United Church of Christ

    Thursday, Tell City Church of the Nazarene

    Friday, First United Methodist of Tell City

  • Deer Creek Cemetery cleanup to begin

    TELL CITY – The Deer Creek Baptist Church cemetery committee will be removing old floral arrangements from the cemetery Saturday, March 24.

    Any floral arrangements or other items family members wish to keep should be removed before that date.

    To aid with the mowing, trimming, and as a safety measure, new flowers or figurines should be securely fastened to monuments above ground level.

    Items may also be attached to a shepherd’s hook placed next to the monuments.  

  • Mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials, but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Tell City D of I to host paint party April 7

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella will host a paint party fundraiser on Saturday, April 7, from 6 to 8 a.m. in St. Paul’s Parish Hall. Contact Betty Case at the Tell City Depot at (812) 547-7933 to sign-up and choose a design to paint. Cost is $30.

    The registration deadline is April 2 and the cost is $30. Those taking part are invited to take their own non-alcoholic drinks and snacks to share. The public is invited to come and join the fun.

  • Frank and Mary Whalen

    Frank and Mary Whalen of Tell City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 9. They were married March 9, 1968, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. 

    Frank and Mary Whalen are the parents of Charles Whalen, Mark Whalen, Teresa Barr and Cheryl Baugert. The couple also has nine grandchildren.

    Frank and Mary are both retired. Mrs. Whalen is the former Mary Jones.