Today's News

  • We need both insiders and outsiders in Congress

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy.

    There’s one very important category, though, that I never hear discussed: whether a member wants to be an inside player or an outside player. Yet where members fall on the continuum helps to shape the institution of Congress.

  • Property-tax relief for farmers

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Agriculture is the backbone of Indiana’s economy, providing nearly 245,000 Hoosier jobs and $4.7 billion in exports each year.

    In order to support this vital industry and the jobs it provides, the General Assembly enacted Senate Enrolled Act 436, a new law that freezes the assessment of property taxes on farmland.

  • Summer Fest kicks off today; fireworks Saturday

    TELL CITY – A summertime tradition for many years, Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park today through Saturday, June 25-27. Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and is expected to bring some new rides to the festival. Wrist bands offering unlimited rides for a day can be purchased for $20.

  • Fairgrounds hosting weekend ‘pre-fair’ events

    PERRY COUNTY – While Perry County’s 4-H’ers have another week to complete their projects, several “pre-fair” events are planned for this weekend at the 4-H fairgrounds in Tell City.

    “We are calling them pre-fair events but it’s going to be a lot of fun. Everyone hopes for a good turnout this weekend and again when our fair gets underway,” said Cathy Boerste, Perry County’s extension agent for 4-H and youth development.

  • Summer of science
  • Friday storm spawns small twister




    TELL CITY – An already wild year of weather continued Friday as a line of storms triggered a small tornado that touched down briefly near Troy, downing trees and limbs but causing no structural damage and no injuries.

    The National Weather Service placed Perry County under a tornado warning after reports were received of a funnel cloud in Hancock County, Ky. The storm produced ominous-looking clouds with clear rotation visible from downtown Tell City.

  • Rural News; June 25: DOOLITTLE MILLS
  • Habitat For Humanity, state bicentennial focus of May Kiwanis meetings

    TELL CITY – Kiwanis members were treated to two special guest speakers during May. Sue Denoncour from Perry County Habitat for Humanity and Betty Cash, Perry County Convention & Visitors Bureau director, each gave unique presentations about their organizations and the services they provide.

  • Madeline Victoria Hartz

    Philip and Lauren Hartz of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Victoria.

    She was delivered at 7:42 a.m. June 15, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Madeline weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20½ inches long.

    Mrs. Hartz is the former Lauren Ramsey. Madeline has a sister, Hadley, 23 months.

  • Perry Central Captains Club spotlights hard work