Today's News

  • Chamber to host small business workshop

    TELL CITY – Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host an informational workshop, Financing Options-Access to Capital, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at the Tell City Depot. Registration will open at 3:30 p.m. The Public is Invited.   

  • First annual trivia night fundraiser Oct. 3 to support community action center

    DALE – Hosting it’s first annual trivia night fund-raiser, the North Spencer Community Action Center invites the community to join in the fun and festivities on Saturday, Oct. 3.

    The doors of St. Joseph Parish Center will open at 6:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m.

    Put together a team of friends, family or coworkers to fill a table of eight for an exciting evening of great fun, guided by a local celebrity emcee. 

    Reserve a table of eight by Sept. 25, by calling (812) 937-2796 or by emailing nscac.director@gmail.com.

  • Wildebeest water-coaster named world’s top waterpark ride

    SANTA CLAUS –  Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s Wildebeest water coaster took top honors during the 2015 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony, held recently at Coney Island in New York City.

  • Bands set for Friday and Saturday at 5th Annual St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest

    ST. MEINRAD – Inkspot Productions, LLC has announced the complete schedule for the 5th annual St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest. The two-day benefit event will be held at the St. Meinrad Park on Sept. 25 and 26.

  • Oct. 15 marks Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

    WABASH VALLEY – The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is one month away – Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m. – and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to register and participate in this drill promoting earthquake safety preparation and awareness.

    Indiana is exposed to a serious threat of earthquakes along the New Madrid Seismic Zone – located 180 miles southwest of Evansville – and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, which encompasses parts of Southeastern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana.

  • Hollinden Shares Annexation Views

    Editor’s note: This report was prepared by freelance journalist Kevin Koelling from a recording Joe Meyer made of the interview he conducted with Councilman Tony Hollinden.


    Joe Meyer, one of the leaders of an effort to prevent the annexation of 1,776 acres by Tell City, invited candidates in the upcoming election to give their views on the border expansion.

    The Tell City Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance in April 2014 despite strong resistance at meetings then and a month earlier.

  • Commissioners to partner with Tell City on workforce grant


    Staff Writer


    ROCKPORT  – The Spencer County Commissioners met with Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Alvin Evans of the Perry County Development Corp. at a Sept. 18 meeting to discuss a grant being sought by Tell City that could prove to be mutually beneficial for both Perry and Spencer counties. All that was requested from the commissioners was a statement in support of Tell City’s application, and after hearing of its potential benefits to the area, the board was quick to offer its support.

  • Houchin continues efforts to
increase rural broadband access

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) is leading efforts to increase rural broadband accessibility in Indiana.

    The Salem lawmaker recently appeared before the Senate Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications to discuss ways to remove barriers to broadband access, tax issues and how to implement federal funding.

  • Indiana 145 near Bristow to close for sealing through Oct. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced a road closure on Indiana 145 near Bristow as crews perform pavement sealing.

    Depending upon weather conditions, crews will close Indiana 145 between Indiana 37 and Huffman Road in Bristow beginning on or around Monday, Sept. 28. Closures will be at intermittent points while crews seal the pavement along the 10-mile stretch.

    Work will be restricted to daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    Local residential traffic will have access at points of closure.

  • Indiana 66 bridges in Crawford County to be restricted

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced lane restrictions for two Indiana 66 bridges near Leavenworth and Sulphur.

    Restrictions begin today. Depending upon weather conditions, contractors will restrict traffic to one lane on Indiana 66 about a quarter-mile east and west of the bridge spanning Interstate 64 near Leavenworth for a bridge deck rehabilitation project.