Today's News

  • Foundation has supported hospital for decades

    An ancient Chinese proverb states, “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation.”

    By soliciting funds to promote the improvement of the facilities and services of Perry County Memorial Hospital, the Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. helps to ensure the hospital will continue to provide quality patient care for generations to come. 

  • Perry County’s pride: A strong local hospital, great schools

    Quality of life is a phrase most of our readers have read several times in regards to our community. Quality of life refers to how we perceive our community and how likely we are to be happy living or working here – or how likely we are to make Perry County a new home.

  • Court and Police Records; April 30



    • Erin M. Smith, 23, of 2 Lausanne Court, Tell City, April 25, on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $805.

    • Timothy R. Smith, 31, of 1837 12th St., Tell City, April 25, on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $205 bail.

  • Talk to a lawyer for free May 14

    EVANSVILLE – The next scheduled telephone talk to a lawyer clinic is Thursday, May 14. 

    While the telephone clinic is traditionally the first Thursday of each month, May’s session will be held May 14  from 4:30 to 7 p.m. During these hours, volunteers will be available to talk to callers about any  general legal question regarding Indiana law.

    Volunteers do not represent the callers, they are only available to answer questions and give general legal advice and guidance.

  • Kid’s free fishing derby May 16 at German Ridge

    GERMAN RIDGE – If you’re a kid who likes to fish, or know a kid who might, the Hoosier National Forest invites you to the 20th annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at German Ridge Pond near Rome Saturday, May 16. 

    The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under.

    The event is held within the German Ridge Recreation Area off of Indiana 66. Parking will be within the campground or day use area. Employees will be onsite to assist with parking. Participants can walk or be shuttled from the parking areas to the fishing pond. 

  • In the legislative homestretch at last

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, as you know, a lot can happen before the horses cross the finish line. Like any race, the Kentucky Derby is very comparable to the legislative session, and we are officially in the homestretch.

  • Early morning meth bust results in several arrests

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department busted an alleged methamphetamine lab Tuesday, April 28. The investigation culminated in numerous arrests. 

    Officer Jason Shadwick initiated the investigation, which led him to 733 15th St., the residence of Thomas Hubert, 26. Shadwick said he located items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine in a shed behind the residence.

    Hubert was not found at the scene, but was later discovered along with multiple other suspects at 1010 13th St. All were taken into custody without incident.

  • Money and politics: we need change now!

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    I’ve seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me. But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning our political system.

  • Menus Week of May 4-8

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.



    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.

    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Chicken nuggets, bread, green beans and apple crisp.

    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Taco salad, corn and peaches.

  • Bowhunter education class set for May 30

    BIRDSEYE – A bowhunter education course is slated for Saturday, May 30, at the Patoka Lake Nature Center. Class will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT. All instruction will be by certified Indiana volunteer hunter education instructors. The course will cover ecological considerations, preparation for the hunt, shot placement, effective and safe hunting, field experience, tree stand safety, blood trail tracking and much more.