• St. Meinrad ROCKS another hit in 2016

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the sixth annual St. Meinrad ROCKS Fest.

    Special thanks goes out to our entertainment: Phil the Excitement, Angel Rhodes, 5th Degree Burn, Silly Rules, Double Shot, Andy and Henry Hagedorn, Selling the War, and Close Enough. What a fantastic line-up!

  • Rome VFD thanks hog roast helpers

    The Rome Fire Department would like to thank the following businesses for their donation for our annual Hog Roast.

  • Salvation Army proud to be local United Way partner


    The Salvation Army Perry County Service Extension unit is proud to be a United Way of Perry County partner. The primary goal of The Salvation Army Service Extension program is to provide emergency financial assistance to people in need throughout the community.

    The funds allocated to our program by the UWPC, combined with other money raised through our kettle fund-raising campaign, allow our local office to offer financial assistance for basic needs such as medical, food, energy, rent, and transportation expenses.

  • Patriotism and the national anthem

    I have been interested by the flurry of highly emotional and outraged responses to Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. And while at one time I might have agreed with the News’s editorial on the subject (“National anthem not the time to stage protests,” Sept. 12), at this time I find it necessary to explain why I no longer do.

  • Kenny Rowe is an example of civic responsibility

    A special thank you goes to Kenny Rowe. Every morning I am on my front porch and around 6:15 a.m., Kenny Rowe faithfully walks by with his grocery bag in his hand.

    He is out getting some exercise but also takes the time to pick up the trash so many people throw on our streets. Our city looks better because of his efforts and it is something we should emulate.


    Ken Roland

    Tell City

  • Where do candidates stand on annexation?

    Another election is rapidly approaching and one question many of us would like to know is where do the candidates running for county offices stand on the annexation issue?

    Before you say it’s a city issue, annexation involves transferring area from the county to the city, along with revenue, responsibility and possibly control of some collected tax dollars.

  • Protecting the lives of young Hoosiers

    Sixty-six is the number to remember, not as a number, but because it represents young lives that no longer have opportunities to become scientists, doctors, teachers and entrepreneurs to improve the quality of life and bring peace to our state and country. Nor can they bring laughter and enjoyment to their family and friends.

  • Stop stealing trash tags

    My name is Walter Baur, 85-year-old Korean War Veteran. I was denied a VA pension because I make too much money a month. I draw $1,325 in Social Security.

    The same day I was charged $20 for not putting trash stickers on four bags of trash. Why would I drag four bags of trash to alley and not put stickers on them? Then the same day, my truck and car had tires cut. Cost me $150. The next day, my trash stickers were cut off my trash. I had to put on two new stickers. Total of seven stickers in one week.

  • Elect leaders committed to working people

    This Labor Day, we recognize the millions of people across the country who go to work every day to take care of our families.

    We work to put food on the table, to put ourselves through school, to pay for the dance lessons and the baseball league.

    Our hard work allows our economy to thrive and our work is what makes America great.

    Working people aren’t waiting for an invitation to the table.

    We are driving the debate about the issues that matter to us. We are making sure our voices are heard from coast-to-coast

  • Quilts stitched by volunteers with love

    Tell City Compassionate Quilters is celebrating giving away more than 100 quilts. The quilters began in February 2015 with the desire to give women the opportunity for fellowship and a way to give back to others.