Today's News

  • Court and Police Records; March 23



    • Cody T. Winkler, 21, of 16905 Old State Road 37, Leopold, March 16, on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released March 17 after posting $1,505 bail.

    • Allen W. Conklin, 30, of Wabash, March 17, on a preliminary charge of intimidation.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. No bail was set but he was released March 19.

  • Spring’s arrival means crappie and morels

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    It’s been a tough winter, but with spring finally on the horizon, thoughts change from shoveling snow to catching crappie and hunting for morel mushrooms.

    Black morels should be making their way through deep woods leaves in the near future. I have found them as early as the last week in March, but that is rare. Early April usually marks their arrival.

  • Finding solutions to our county’s foster-care problems




    The 2015 Leadership Perry County Class has worked hard to become more active leaders and make an impact in our community.

    The group has decided to select one of our projects as “Fostering Hope,” an awareness program for our county foster-care program. This article is the first in a series of articles that will delve into the details of the foster-care program. 

  • Chamber hosting legislative update Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative briefing beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

    The presentation will be held at the chamber office, located at 601 Main St., Suite A in Tell City.

    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to attend. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

    The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Raffle to benefit St. Augustine’s

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Church in Leopold is sponsoring a raffle to restore the church’s interior. Prizes include a two-night stay at Derby Cabins on the Ohio River; dinner for two at Smackwater Cove Grill, a $20 gift certificate for Blue Heron Vineyard, $20 certificate for Winzerwald Winery and a four-hour cruise on the Ohio River. 

    Raffle tickets are $2 per chance or $10 for six. The drawing will take place Monday, April 6 for winner-take-all. Raffle tickets are being sold at Guillaume’s Store in Leopold and Smackwater Cove Grill in Derby.

  • D of I to award scholarship

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will award a $500 scholarship.

  • Bone-marrow donor drive Saturday at Schergens Center

    TELL CITY – Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is a global organization with the mission to grow the number of suitable bone marrow and blood stem-cell donors for patients in need.

    With more than five million registered bone-marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers.

    Tell City community members are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to increase awareness and help patients battling blood cancer by hosting a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Schergens Community Center.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes aboard new case manager

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley announce the hiring of a new case manager, Meredith Hendershot.

    To welcome Hendershot, the organization will host a meet and greet Thursday, March 26, at the BBBS office in Tell City at 529 Main Street.

    The community is welcome to stop by anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

  • Don’t govern crisis to crisis

    Lee Hamilton

    Center for Congress


    After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people.

    “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the national debt,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Congress, he said, would not lurch from crisis to crisis.

  • OUR VIEW: Honor our nation’s commitment to veterans

    In introducing the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Act, which offers mental-health services for all active duty, reserve and National Guard service members and was signed into law last year, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly noted that there is not “one solution, no cure-all to prevent military suicide. But this problem is not too big to solve.”

    Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, clearly is committed to identifying solutions. This month, he unveiled a trio of bills intended to reduce suicides among military personnel and veterans.