Today's News

  • Charlie Tuggle memorial ride set for April 29

    TELL CITY – Braunie’s Bar will host the 10th annual Charlie Tuggle Memorial Ride Saturday, April 29. Registration will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. with all vehicles departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:30 p.m.

    All Jeeps and SUVs are welcome. The public is welcome to participate.

    Donations accepted will go to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and Schreiber Family Charities.

    For more information, call Braunie’s at (812) 547-8803 or John at (812) 547-7917.

  • PCMH Auxiliary Spring membership meeting April 7

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have its annual Spring Membership and Breakfast meeting on Friday, April 7, in conference rooms A-E at the hospital. Organizers need guests to RSVP by April 1.

    This is to make sure the cooks will know how many people to prepare for.  Notify the auxiliary president, Patsy Alvey, by calling (812) 547-3629 or any auxiliary member. Guests can also call the gift shop at (812) 547-0155. The breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.

  • Bill targets teacher preparedness in teen suicide prevention

    Mark Messmer

    State Senator


    In Indiana, it is a tragic fact that suicide is the second-leading cause of death in youth ages 15 to 24. Our state also leads the nation with 19 percent of high school students contemplating suicide, and is second in the nation with 11 percent of high school students attempting suicide.  In 2013, 125 Indiana youth between the ages of 10 to 24 were lost to this tragic act.

  • Grandstanding a baseball tradition

    Editor’s note: Piecing together some of Tell City’s early baseball history, three Tell City News articles were found by Kathy Pohl Finley while researching the history of the building she and husband, Mike, own at 739 Main St., where they operate Finley’s Custom Framing and Antiques. The Nic Beumel family had lived there for many years.


    TELL CITY – Nic Beumel Sr. had been the manager of the Tell City Grays for many years and still possessed the minutes from the association’s meetings.

  • Civics Live! TCHS gets first-hand government view

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior Senior High School looked and listened on as commissioners went through their short agenda Tuesday. The business portion of the session took only a few minutes, with introductions of county leaders pushing discussions close to the half-hour mark.

    A shift from the usual courthouse meeting place, commission president Larry James said the high-school venue “let students know what’s going on at the county government level.”

  • Southern Indiana wine trail will feature specialty drinks April 1-2

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier Wine Trail has announced a March Madness promotion participating wineries are calling March Fabness, which coincides with the NCAA basketball tourney finals. The twist?

    It’s April 1 and 2 … April Fool’s!!

    Customers visiting each winery can sample a specialty wine drink blended to add fabness to the season. Drinks will range from sangria to wine slushies and cocktails. Throughout the year, those who visit all seven wineries receive a beautifully balanced wine glass bearing the Hoosier Wine Trail logo.

  • SWCD has pollinator cost-sharing available

    PERRY COUNTY – Local landowners can help birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators this summer through a grant program sponsored by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

    The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received $2,000 in Clean Water Indiana grant funds and an additional $1,000 of SWCD funds will be available for pollinator plots. The cost share program is open to all Perry County landowners.

  • Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle to host ministerial convention in April

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle Church will host the 33rd annual Ministerial Convention on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7, 8 and 9. Services on Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m. Sunday’s service at 10 a.m. Friday’s speaker will be The Rev. Tommy Shutt, Saturday’s speaker will be The Rev. Tim Dotson and Sunday’s speaker is The Rev. Jeff Varner. 

    Also on Sunday, the church will be celebrating 50 years at the present location.

  • Community Events; March 23

    Historical Society to meet Monday


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the Museum.

    The public is invited to join the membership for the meeting, program and social.


    Kidney class April 6


  • Branchville Correctional Facility recognizes employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility has recognized several staff members as employees of the quarter. Honorees were chosen in several categories. The non-custody employee of the quarter is Kelly Terry. She works as a secretary at the facility and she began her career at Branchville in 2015.

    Volunteer of the quarter is Mercy’s Edge Ministry. The organization has been volunteering at Branchville for more than a year.  Its members routinely go to the facility and mentor offenders and teach classes.