Today's News

  • A Century of Memories




    Henrietta Lasher’s careworn hands deliver a powerful handshake. Her warm face matches a spunky spirit most people far younger than her wish they had. Henrietta turned 100 Monday and that has not just her neighbors along Apricot Road in a happy spirit, but children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren scattered around the nation pronouncing “Happy Birthday.” A gathering soon will celebrate the century milestone.

  • Port authority focusing on infrastructure upgrades


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Commercial transportation of goods within Perry and Spencer counties could see marked improvement if the Perry County Port Authority is successful in landing a sizable grant. The port administrators are still in the information-gathering phase but plan to submit an application for infrastructure upgrades that could be worth upward of $5 million.

  • Resolve to mow high for a healthy lawn

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I don’t worry about my lawn so much. I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • Fischer marks 55 years with Tri Kappa
  • A golden retirement
  • Four troopers honored for service

    INDIANAPOLIS – Four troopers from the Jasper District were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center.

    Troopers Michael Allen, Brock Werne, Stephen Sexton, and Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the state of Indiana.

  • Police department seeks updated contact information for businesses, organizations

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department, which houses the central dispatching center for all of Perry County, is seeking to update contact information for businesses, churches and other groups. The keyholder information is used when officers need to make contact with representatives of those groups. 

    Examples of situations when officers and dispatchers need the information could include alarms, open doors, burglaries, fires and other emergencies.

  • Five Tell City students advance to State History Day Competition
  • Weekend Dogwood Tour packed with fun

    PERRY COUNTY – Dogwood trees are still in blossom and that will portend, hopefully, blue skies for the 54th annual Dogwood Tour. Activities are planned Saturday and Sunday in several communities.


    St. Pius Church in Troy was the home base for the first Dogwood tour in 1962. Chicken-and-dumpling dinners will be served Sunday, April 24, in the parish hall starting at 11 a.m. There will also be a quilt show and raffle, along with a bake sale. Those who want to display quilts are welcome to do so.


  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages set for Sundays in May

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

    Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • May 1 – Novice Joshua Leeuw OSB, “Mary, Mirror of Charity”

    •May 8 – Brother Peduru Fonseka OSB, “Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit”

    •May 15 – The Rev. Meinrad Brune OSB, “Following Mary: The Marian Way for Everyone”