Today's News

  • Memories of the Millstone School



    Editor’s Note: This collection of stories about the Millstone School was written by Rosemary C. Gunn Weatherholt in 1999, long before it was moved to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village, where it will be dedicated Saturday.


    The Millstone School is located in Tobin Township in Perry County and is still standing on the same place that it originated on in 1906.

  • Train ride Saturday from Tell City to Lincoln City, back to TC

    TELL CITY – On the heels … the tracks, rather … of successful excursion train rides in recent weeks, Lincoln Scenic Way will host a fall scenery ride this Saturday, Oct. 15.

    It is the second of several autumn excursion trains with various themes.

    “It’s been a great success thus far and we want the interest and the number of travelers to keep growing,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s visitors bureau.

  • Winter Storytime Begins Nov. 14

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library announces Winter Storytime. 

    Winter Storytime will run Nov. 14-Dec. 15, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.

    Registration will begin on Oct. 17.  Register for Storytime by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661.  Storytime programs are as follows:

    • Monday mornings, 10 to 10:30 a.m. in Tell City,birth through 2 years old

    • Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7 p.m., in Tell City, 3 years through 6 years

  • Doogs-Wheatley

    Alicia Doogs and Nathan Wheatley announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karen and Rodney Doogs of Cannelton.

    The future groom is the son of Lynetta Schwartz and the late Ricky Wheatley of Navarre, Fla.

    The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Tell City High School and attended Henderson Community College and Chamberlain College of Nursing earning a bachelor of science for nursing. She is employed with American Mobile Travel Nursing.

  • Free archabbey concert Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – A free concert featuring piano, oboe and viola will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Central Time in the theater in St. Bede Hall, on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad.

    Performing will be Christy D’Ambrosio, Celeste Johnson and Rose Wollman.

    D’Ambrosio is an accomplished piano soloist and collaborative chamber musician. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she has served as an adjunct instructor at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., since 2008.

  • Church News; Oct. 13

    Chili Supper at Troy UMC


    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church will hold a chili supper, complete with desserts and beverages Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

    The church is located on the corner of Walnut and Spring Streets in Troy.

    Join church members for a fun evening of fellowship and a free meal, free-will donations will be gratefully accepted.


    D of I charity drive underway


  • Community Events; Oct. 13

    Shooting match Oct. 23


    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Coon Club shooting match will be held Oct. 23. The ham shoot will take place at 11 a.m. and a closed match will begin at 2 p.m. Participants will shoot for hams, pork and beef. First prize will be a $600 beef box.


    Flu-shot clinic Oct. 20


  • Benefit for Tammy Tanner scheduled for Oct. 29

    CANNELTON – A benefit for Tammy K. Tanner will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Cannelton American Legion located at 516 Knight Street, Cannelton.

  • How to farm on tight margins program

    PERRY COUNTY – Three years of low crop prices have eaten into farmers’ margins. Now livestock prices have dropped as well, tightening farm margins all the more. Facing this economic crunch, farmers need every tool available. The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture has developed a number of tools for  managing in a financial downturn. Michael Langemeier, the author of several of those tools will join us on Nov. 7 for a program focused on keeping the farm running through tough financial times.

  • Blue chip bargaining


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY  – In hopes of bolstering retention of teachers while incentivizing continued education, Tell City-Troy Township Schools are working toward agreements that would add yearly stipends to those who earn master’s degrees and teach dual-credit or advanced placement courses. Separate from the recently bargained teachers’ contact, the in-the-works deal between corporation officials and the teachers association could add several thousand dollars to qualifying educators.