Today's News

  • Life-changing experience for St. Paul youth in the ‘Steel City’

    Nick Stahly

    Guest Columnist


    The Steel City, home of the Pirates, Penguins and the Steelers; Pittsburgh has drawn much attention to itself as a tourist location. The location of the city at the intersection of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers has also brought about great attention from travelers because of both the scenic views and the swimming and boating activities along these three rivers. The present day features of this sprawling city aren’t the only things that draw tourist’s eyes.

  • Deputies, officers asked to head animal control efforts


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The process of getting local police officers and sheriff’s deputies more proactive in animal control is hampered by a lack of man power.

  • Farm-to-table dinner, concert coming to TC Sept. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City’s Main Street has seen a lot but a Sept. 24 dinner will be a first.

    A Farm-to-Table Dinner sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee will see 125 people from across the county seated at tables in the 700 block of Main Street fronting City Hall Park. The meal will come almost exclusively from Perry County, from a locally raised hog that will be roasted, to the potatoes, sweet corn, salad and dessert.

  • Community Events

    Free kidney class Aug. 9


    TELL CITY – There will be a Free Kidney Smart Education class on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank Community Room in Tell City.

    The class is free and open to anyone that’s been diagnosed with kidney disease and family members are encouraged to attend with patient’s also. For more information or to enroll for the class, contact Davita Tell City Dialysis Center (812) 547-1140.


    Euchre tourney July 30

  • Aug. 6 parade plans in place

    TELL CITY – An upcoming parade will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and Perry County’s role in shaping the nation’s 19th state.

    “We want a big parade to celebrate the bicentennial,” said Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is coordinating the parade with help from others, including Bill Amos.

    The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, the same day as other pre-Schweizer Fest and other events, including the Edelweiss Ball and the Lincoln play, “Here I Grew Up.”

  • Building on Indiana’s strong business climate




    Lloyd Arnold

    Indiana House District 74


    Recent economic reports show Indiana’s economy is continuing to grow stronger. Our state has added 38,000 new jobs over the last year, 147,800 new jobs since January 2013 and our labor force participation is at its highest point since 2009, creating more jobs for Hoosiers. Indiana is a state that works.

  • Chamber to cut ribbon for B & A Construction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for B & A Construction and Design on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. in celebration of the opening of its second location at 1348 Main St. in Tell City. An open house will be held the same day from 8 a.m. until noon. 

  • Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City kicks off its second 150 years Aug. 14

    TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City is 150 years young this year. The congregation is celebrating and members invite the whole community to join them Sunday, Aug. 14. What better way to cap off another great Schweizer Fest than to celebrate with friends and family at EUCC?

  • Teacher primes musical confidence


    Staff Writer


    “Playing, it’s kind of just of a hobby. It’s something I like,” Jane Upmeyer said of time behind the piano. “I play at church. I’ve played a lot of weddings; lots of funerals.”

    A retired educator, Upmeyer has long offered piano lessons from her home; though the number of students aren’t as many as they once were.

  • City leaders denied access to Obrecht House






    TELL CITY – Tell City officials hoped to tour the interior of the beleaguered Obrecht House Wednesday morning. But they were denied entry by the woman who has long been a source of controversy surrounding the once grand home.

    Carolyn Barr, who has been working on the home for years, stood in the front yard of the house and spoke to department heads on how she plans to restore the home. She plans to replace the home’s top-story windows and will stabilize a porch.