Today's News

  • We should follow Gates’ example in funding Alzheimer’s research

    We applaud Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ decision to pledge $100 million of his own money to Alzheimer’s research and hope it will inspire millions of people to make donations to this worthy cause.

    We realize that most people can’t match the amount of Gates’ donation. For an American with an average salary, $50 or $100 might be comparable to $100 million for Gates.

    And to those who say they can’t afford to given even $25 to this cause, we would say, “How can you afford not to?”

  • Country Club Christmas auction, dinner Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Heights Country Club will hold its Christmas auction Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at 3822 Mozart St. The auction will include a variety of hand-crafted home décor and bakery and food items. As part of the evenings activities, an ugly sweater contest will also be held.

    The event is open to the public and will be held in the club banquet room.  

    Dinner will be available in the dining room beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Live nativities this Saturday; Dec. 16


    TELL CITY –  Live nativity scenes this month will help share the meaning of the Christmas season to the community.


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  • Community Events; Dec. 4

    Pearl Harbor Day breakfast Thursday


    TELL CITY – A Pearl Harbor Day breakfast for veterans will be served from 7 to 10 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 7, at American Legion Post 213. The free event, open to all veterans, is being sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary United 213.


    Rome bicentennial planning meeting Thursday


  • TC Schools’ wellness clinic opens


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A health clinic provided by Perry County Memorial Hospital covering employees and their families at Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is now open. An open house and Chamber of Commerce dedication was held Thursday at the wellness clinic located at 148 13th St.

    The hope is the new endeavor will improve the overall wellness for those covered by the corporation’s insurance, as well as get those least likely to visit a doctor into the clinic.

  • Roland’s bracelet sale begins Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Ken and Semra Roland, owners of Roland’s Jewelry in Tell City, are again aiding families in need this Christmas, with the community’s help.

  • Works board OKs purchase of two police vehicles




    TELL CITY – They aren’t likely to arrive until 2018, but two new vehicles for the Tell City Police Department were approved for purchase by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Nov. 20. One of the purchases will add a pickup truck to the city police department’s fleet next year.

     A Dodge Charger will be purchased from John Jones for $24,075 and a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck from Sternberg Automotive. It carries a $27,526 price tag.

  • Perry County in 1913




    Perry County in 1913 was dotted with  farms, forests, coal mines and small towns, some of which later changed names or no longer exist.

    A recent gift to the Perry County Assessor’s Office, a 1913 map of the county showing townships, small towns, roads, creek names and major landowners, was found in the home of Paul Miller’s late parents, Tony and Irene. The family decided to give the map to the county. While a century old, it remains in good condition.

  • Commissioners near deal on medical insurance


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – How much impact will a change in county employees’ health insurance coverage have on the local hospital? That was a question raised as the Perry County Commissioners near finalizing a new deal on coverage.

    Maybe some. Maybe none. But it’s an aspect the board wants to investigate as they close in on learning where employee health insurance figures will come in for 2018.

  • St. Mark shooting match raffle winners announced


    ST. MARKS – St. Mark Church would like to announce winners of its annual shooting match raffle held Sunday, Sept. 24, and thanks everyone who donated raffle prizes and purchased tickets.  This is the church’s main fundraiser for the year.

    Prizes, donors and winners are as follows:

    $550 cash donated by Hagedorn Dairy Farm and Richard and Nellie Peter, won by Clarence Genet.

    $400 cash donated by Country Small Engine Repair and Welding and Knights of Columbus, won by Leroy Berger.