Today's News

  • County awarded $3,800 in emergency food, shelter funding

    TELL CITY – Perry County has been chosen to receive $3,800 to supplement emergency-food and shelter programs in the county.

    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., The Salvation Army, The Jewish Federations of North America and United Way Worldwide.

  • Rockport man arrested on child molesting charges

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Rockport man is behind bars after being charged with multiple counts of child molesting.

    On May 15, an investigation was initiated by Senior Trooper Brock Werne after allegations of child molesting were presented by Holly’s House in Evansville.  The complaint alleged that 64-year-old William Clark of Rockport had inappropriately touched three children on May 7.

  • Mass location changes while shrine undergoes restoration

    ST. MEINRAD – The regular Saturday morning Mass held at Monte Cassino Shrine, Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s chapel to honor the Blessed Mother, has been moved to a new location while the shrine undergoes some restoration.

    The shrine remains open to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Beginning July 15, Mass will be held at the usual 7 a.m. in the Guest House Chapel, located on the grounds of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • Ken Shourds Equipment bestowed New Holland Award

    ROCKPORT – Ken Shourds Equipment Inc. has been named to New Holland’s exclusive President’s Club, the highest honor New Holland bestows on a dealership. The award recognizes superior service to customers as well as excellence and continuous improvement in business performance.

    New Holland President’s Club Award winners achieved the highest levels in excellence in six categories in the company’s onPoint! Dealer Standards program: service, business management, sales, marketing and customer focus, parts and facilities.

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  • Oil tanks erupt in flames near Evanston after lightning strike


    Staff Writer


    EVANSTON – The night skies near the town of Evanston were lit by storms that caused a raging oil fire that followed a lightning strike on a series of oil tanks Friday. The explosion and blaze consumed the site on County Road 1100 N. about a mile east of State Road 245.

  • Community Events; July 13

    Pool closing early July 21


    TELL CITY – On July 21, JFK Pool in Tell City will close at 3 p.m.


    TCFD chicken dinners July 23


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department will serve chicken dinners at the fire station at 12th and Mozart streets, Sunday, July 23. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. Dinners will include a half-chicken, creek fries and green beans.


  • Troy Council member won’t face charges

    TELL CITY – The state will not pursue misdemeanor battery charges against Troy Councilman Adam Hoffman.

    The 34-year-old councilman was arrested in April after an alleged altercation with an adult male family member. 

    Last month, the prosecutor’s office filed a motion with the court to dismiss the charges. 

    Having the issue closed is a ‘big relief,” Hoffman said.

    Yet, he hopes there isn’t a lasting stigma on the way the public perceives him.

  • Remember Our Fallen exhibit during Schweizer Fest

    Perry County Marines Detachment 1398 will sponsor a tribute inside City Hall during Schweizer Fest to the men and women who have died in the nation’s war on terror.

    Remember Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial created to remember our country’s military fallen who have died in the war on terror. Because Sept. 11, 2001, was such a defining moment for so many Americans, this memorial includes our country’s fallen since that tragic day in our nation’s history.

  • Saintly Spirit




    Sister Mary Emma Jochum has worn her share of hats and habits over the years ... teacher, principal, faith-formation director and even diocesan head of religious education. She and her fellow Sisters of St. Benedict no longer wear the black religious habits that marked their order for hundreds of years. That’s OK. It’s not the wardrobe that has made Sister Mary Emma a saintly spirit over her 77 years. (Her birthday is this week.) It’s her kind spirit.