Today's News

  • James-Parker

    Elizabeth “Beth” Ann James and Joseph “Joe” Edwin Parker announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Penny and Bill James of rural Cannelton and the late Curt Aders.

    She is a 1996 graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed independently as a Thirty-One consultant.

    The future groom is the son of Jane Parker of rural Tell City and the late Charles Parker Sr. He is a 1990 graduate of Perry Central High School and is employed with the Can-Clay Corp.

  • Community Events; Oct. 10

    Twilight Towers fall fundraiser


    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will hold their Fall Fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 15, starting at 7 a.m. in the dining room, located at 1648 10th St., Tell City. There will be a biscuits and gravy breakfast.

    A full order is $2; a half order is $1. Also available is coffee, milk or orange juice for 50 cents each. There also will be a bake sale and quilt fundraiser. Everyone is welcome.


  • Retaining our best teachers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Working to keep high-quality teachers in Indiana is something folks on both sides of the aisle can agree on. Our schools depend on Indiana’s colleges and universities to maintain a pipeline of outstanding teachers.

    Earlier this year the Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation, which received nearly unanimous bipartisan support, that created a program to keep more teaching graduates right here in the Hoosier State.

  • Why the Electoral College?

    Randall T. Shepard

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.


  • Presidential debates should stick to issues

    A record number of people watched the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with most probably hoping to learn more about each candidate’s stand on the major issues facing our country.

    Instead viewers heard the type of name calling that one might expect to hear on a grade school playground, but little about the issues.

  • Hive winterization workshop Oct. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – Winter is a difficult time for bees due to a lack of natural food sources and cold weather. While bees that have adequate honey stores can survive the winter without human intervention, good winter management can reduce hive losses.

    While a mild last winter allowed bees to survive well, very cold winters the previous two seasons contributed to higher than average hive losses in southern Indiana.

  • Museum program to resurrect voices of the past

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Museum along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a Voices of Perry County Oct. 22-23.  The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history.  Each township in

    The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23.

  • Candidates for surveyor square off in Tell City


    Staff Writer




    TELL CITY – During the forum held Oct. 5, incumbent Perry County Surveyor Zach DeSpain and his rival, David Lynch, spoke to a packed house at the The Tell City Depot.

    In his opening statements, DeSpain mentioned that he was born and raised in Perry County as well as his surveying degree from Vincennes University.

  • Great Grocery Grab coming Wednesday

    Perhaps the fasted shopping spree in the history of Tell City will take place at noon this Wednesday at Nobel’s IGA. At 12:01 p.m. it will be over.

    That’s when the winner of the Great Grocery Grab is chosen and will have 60 seconds to dash down the aisles and fill their cart with as many groceries as they can. They will take home everything they collect.

  • TC schools’ insurance rates spur wellness discussions


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Atop a short list of goals Tell City-Troy Township Schools hopes to achieve in the near future is addition of a health and wellness clinic for its employees. In just the beginning stages of determining feasibility toward funding such a venture, the school board received a broad overview Tuesday of how implementation could affect insurance rates, out-of-pocket expenses for workers and reductions in the amount spent on prescription medications.