Today's News

  • Residents of Golden Living treated to music of ‘Caravan’
  • Social News; March 2

    THE PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Auxiliary board members will have their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, March 6, in Conference Room C at the hospital.

  • Leave Indiana’s common construction wage law in place




    Folks, who know me well, know I love history. History is a great teacher – and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that.

    In darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed the Davis-Bacon Act, which created something known as the common-construction wage or prevailing wage.

  • A classy lady

    Vince Luecke


    I think Gayle Strassell was a little surprised on that Tuesday evening in 2003. It was the day she was elected Tell City’s mayor. I have to admit I was a little surprised, too.

  • The session’s most important bill

    Lloyd Arnold


    As you turn on the local news, you may hear discussion about our state’s budget. As a father of four boys in junior high and high school, I have come to realize how important this bill is to our educational system. Did you know that over 50 percent of our state’s budget is spent on K-12 Education?

    Without the state passing a budget, we would be forced to live off of our state’s reserves – or savings account – which we would only be able to do for a little over a month.

  • Editorial: Improve access to health care for kids

    A study from the Centers for Disease Control on infant-mortality rates shows the United States, as of 2010, had considerably higher rates than those of almost all other wealthy countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

    This study represents only the latest in what has become a persistent challenge to the nation, and the state of Indiana, on this forlorn front.

  • Emmanuel Lutheran plans services

    TELL CITY – Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold services each Wednesday through March 25. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be at 6:30 p.m. April 2 and April 3.

    Easter services will be Sunday, April 5, with Sunrise services at 7 and 10 a.m. The Lent sermon series will be “Led by Christ.” The public is invited to participate.

  • Planning ahead, order seed



    Like many gardeners this time of the year I, too, have been spending cold winter evenings by the fire with a good catalog. The seed catalogues fill the mailbox and I barely make it up the driveway without taking a peak at what’s offered for 2015.

    Two years ago I made a procrastinating mistake and waited too long to place my onion and potato order.

  • Cover crops workshop set for March 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Purdue Extension Perry County, Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Perry Central Future Farmers of America are teaming up to offer a cover crops workshop March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Perry Central agriculture classroom.

    Cover crops are one of the key tools farmers have to prevent nutrient runoff and improve soil health. The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has grant money to aid farmers in using this tool.

  • Home destroyed by Sunday fire

    A fire destroyed a home in Branchville Sunday. Central Perry Fire Department members were called at 2:16 p.m. after a neighbor was asked to call the fire department. Firefighters were at the scene until after dark. The Tell City Fire Department responded with its ladder truck, which allowed water to be directed onto the roof. Central Perry Fire Chief Brian Suhrheinrich said the home was owned by Kenny Ambrose. He said work was taking place under the home and either a soldering tool or a forced-air heater likely started the blaze.