Today's News

  • Bicentennial events set for Rome

    ROME – Events in April, June, September and October will celebrate the Rome Courthouse’s bicentennial in grand style.

    While details of the celebrations are still being finalized, the community of Rome and a planning committee have announced dates for events, beginning with the town’s annual celebration of the Dogwood Festival on Sunday, April 22. Along with Rome’s well-known chicken dinners, country store and live music on the grounds of the historic courthouse, the day will include a petting zoo and a big car and truck show.

  • TC man jailed on charges of impersonating first responder




    TELL CITY – An armed Tell City man who allegedly tried to pass himself off as a first responder was arrested Saturday night after entering a home while police were investigating a battery. Police also said a search of the man’s car turned up an AR-15 rifle and ammunition.

  • Body of missing kayaker found




    ROME – Indiana conservation officers, along with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, recovered the body of a missing Perry County man Tuesday, ending a search that began the previous Thursday after his kayak was discovered partially submerged in backwater.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Scott Whitehead was found just before 9:30 a.m. A conservation officer located the body in approximately 3 feet of water in the vicinity of where his kayak was found.

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  • Red Cross assisting flood relief

    EVANSVILLE, IN — As flood cleanup wears on, the Red Cross is mounting a major drive over the next few days to provide area residents free cleanup kits, rakes, shovels, trash bags, water and other supplies. As work on cleanup goes on through the weekend, the Red Cross will be delivering free lunches so residents can take a break to eat a meal.
    The drive is a special effort on top of the assistance the Red Cross has been providing since the water crested about a week ago.

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  • Euchre tournament will benefit family’s adoption

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m., the community is invited to a euchre tournament at Twilight Towers.

    The event will be hosted by David and Ashley Hall and all of the money raised will be going toward fees for adopting, Manuela, a 10-year-old from the Central African Republic.

    It is $10 to play and cash prizes will be given to first and second place.

    Chili, drinks and baked goods will also be sold at the event. For questions or to RSVP, contact Ashley Hall at (812) 719-6247.

  • Tell City archers 2nd at Castle

    NEWBURGH—Five Tell City Archery Club members won medals in the middle school division to lead Tell City to second place in a tourney at Castle last weekend.
    The junior high Marksmen scored a season-high 3,261 points.
    They had won individual champion, as Jaden Houzanme shot 291 to win the male title.
    Other junior high Marksmen earning medals were:
    Ankita Kashyab, third-place female with a score of 283
    Aidan Kotecki, fourth-place male with 283
    Elizabeth Brinksneader, fifth-place female with 280

  • Castle turned out OK as sectional site

    Playing the Class 2A boys basketball sectional at Castle worked out OK, though it was not most Perry Countians’ first choice for the sectional site.
    After Southridge moved up to Class 3A in the 2008-09 season, it and Washington began alternating hosting a 3A sectional.
    Thus Southridge’s 6,092-capacity Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium was available only every other year to host the 2A sectional.

  • Tell City boys nip Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—Tell City won the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, to edge Tecumseh 76-71 in junior high boys swimming Monday.
    Will Hammond, Jack Goffinet, Nicholas McDowell and Evan Noble swam the 400 free relay in 5:18.62 to win it by 14.32 seconds.
    Had the Braves won that relay, they would have won the meet.
    Tell City won 10 of the 11 events, but Tecumseh’s superior depth kept the meet close.
    Hammond, Alden Marion, Noble and Evan Hagedorn won the 200 medley relay in 2:45.93.