Today's News

  • Thoughts from the pulpit

    Rev. Bill Reid



    Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty family is known for the phrase, “Happy Happy Happy.”  He wrote a book titled, “Happy Happy Happy: My Life and Legacy as Duck Commander.”  In the book, he emphasized the importance of keeping families intact and calls Christians everywhere to infuse “good” into our culture, love our neighbors, and boldly present the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Spirituality lecture set for Saturday, Oct. 24


    FERDINAND – Join the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, for a free lecture on music and spirituality by Father Anthony Ruff, OSB at 3 p.m. (Eastern time) on Saturday, Oct. 24, in St. Gertrude Hall at the monastery.

  • Depp enthralls as gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in “Black Mass”

    Eric Harris

    Movie Critic


    Gangster movies have tended to glorify (intentionally or not) their subjects since the creation of the genre, but it is rare when there is a film that actively tries to make you hate the gangster.

    In the rare film in which the gangster is truly the antagonist, it is the law enforcement agent(s) that then get glorified (Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” comes to mind). “Black Mass” goes the extra mile making both the gangster and the main FBI agent terrible people.

  • Hoosier farmers and families need senate to stand up for science

    By Dave Lowe, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Herb Ringel, Indiana Corn Growers Association


    Indiana families will be hurt with higher costs if a group of anti-science activists get mandatory “warning” labeling laws on foods with genetically modified organisms passed in states around the country.

  • Why I love living in Perry County

    Chris Thornton



    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee, sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp., is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.


  • Amnesty is a good deal for the state and slow taxpayers

    Feel burdened by a debt you owe the state that will be very costly to pay? Now is the time for you to get out from under the burden.

  • PCMH to offer CPR classes in October

    TELL CITY – Heartsaver Automate External Defibrillator, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider and Family and Friends CPR classes will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The Family & Friends CPR classes are designed for anyone that wants to learn CPR, choking rescue skills and AED use. There is no test or evaluation and the class is for ages 12 years and older.

    Check with the instructor for younger participants. The class is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Cost is $10.

  • Theme is ‘not so scary’ at Halloween Weekends

    SANTA CLAUS – The four holiday-themed sections at Holiday World will present a single theme Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend, as the park premieres this year’s Happy Halloween Weekends Sept. 26.

  • DOE seeks federal guidance on charter school funding

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education is seeking further guidance from the United States Department of Education regarding funding of charter schools within the state.

    In particular, the department is inquiring about the calculation of Title I funds for charter schools in light of an overall reduction of Title I dollars and a significant decrease in the Census Poverty Count for several charter schools.

  • TC pep rally live on 14 WFIE

    TELL CITY – Tell City schools invite the public to show school and community spirit Friday, Oct. 2.

    From 6 to 7 a.m., the school will participate in Channel 14’s Sunrise School Spirit competition. NBC 14 WFIE will air live from Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. As part of the pep rally, students and staff are collecting canned food to donate to area food banks. Businesses are encouraged to donate at least 150 canned food items on the morning of the event.

    Those with questions are invited to call (812) 547-3131 or email chris.hollinden@tellcity.k12.in.us.