Today's News

  • Court and Police Records; May 7



    • Skye E. Holmes, 19, of 508 Madison St., Cannelton, May 1, on a warrant for a community corrections violation.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $1,505.

    • Eugenia A. Retter, 37, of 4939 Bryce Drive, Newburgh, May 1, on preliminary charges of public intoxication and neglect of a dependent.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released May 4 after posting $1,805 bail.

  • Looking Back; May 7

    0 Years Ago

    May 11, 1945

    • Perry Countians celebrated news that German Forces had unconditionally surrendered on May 7, marking the end of hostilities in Europe. May 8 was marked as Victory in Europe Day.

    The long war, however, continues to rage in the Pacific. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loney of Tell City received word Sunday from the War Department that their son, Pfc. John Hargis Loney, 21, was killed in battle April 20, in Luzon.

    •  Tell City High School will graduate 72 seniors during commencement exercises Friday evening.

  • New book tells history of Great Smoky Mountains’ Elkmont area

    Editor’s note: This feature on a new book, “Lost Elkmont,” is being republished through the courtesy of The Mountain Press in  Sevierville, Tenn. Author Daniel Paulin is a Tell City native  and a 1972 graduate of Tell City High School. It is his first book.

    Daniel L. Paulin researched his new book, “Images of America: Lost Elkmont,” for years. In fact, he researched it before he knew it was going to be a book.


  • Everyone was a winner Saturday as Tell City hosted the 50th area Special Olympics
  • Tell City man jailed on child-molesting charges

    TELL CITY – A weekend investigation by Tell City police officers led to the arrest Sunday of a man on two counts of child molesting.

    Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone said Harold Boatright, 47, faces two Level 4 felonies for allegedly touching two children under the age of 14. Police said he knew the victims.

    Officers were summoned to a residence in Tell City early Sunday morning to investigate a possible sexual assault. Malone said the inquiry led officers to conclude there was probable cause to arrest Boatright.

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Free summer meal program to begin June 3 TCHS

    TELL CITY – From June 3 through July 24, free summer lunches will be available to anyone 18 and younger. Meals will be offered in the Tell City Junior Senior High School’s Red Apple Inn.

    Up to two adults accompanying a child may also eat for $2 per meal. Meals will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for Friday, July 3.

  • James – Harding

    Richard K. James of Derby announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of his daughter, Michelle R. James of Tell City to Bradley Harding, son of Stanley and Nancy Harding of Tell City.

    Miss James is the daughter of Richard K. James and the late Doris “Kay” James.

    She is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Vincennes University-Jasper Campus and is employed as a nurse at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills.

    Mr. Harding is a graduate of Tell City High School and is employed at Automated Routing.

  • Social News; May 5

    THE LAFAYETTE SPRING CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Patio. The chapter will hold their memorial program and Deanna Martin Lima will speak about her Revolutionary War patriot, “King” David Benge. The Lewis and Benge Chapter of DAR in Clay County, Ky., is named in Benge’s honor.


  • Flying with the Thunderbird

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencer countyjournal.com


    “Poyekhali” is probably not something you’d expect to run through your mind at 6 a.m., unless you had just pulled an all-nighter cramming for a Cold War history test.