Local News

  • Catholic Charities walks set for Nov. 11

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities will host a pair of walks Nov. 11 to raise awareness of the organization’s efforts. A walk at St. Meinrad Catholic Church will begin at 9:30 a.m. A second walk at St. Paul Catholic Church will begin around 10:30 a.m. For more information on Catholic Charities, visit catholiccharitiestellcity.org. 

  • New Directions under new ownership

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting along with the open house of New Directions Health & Fitness Oct. 16 to celebrate the new ownership. Pictured from left are Jason Powers; tae kwon do instructor; James Rash, co-owner; Bruce DuPont, co-owner; Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing; Missy Arnold; Joyce Crawford and Cheri Taylor, executive director of the chamber. Back row: Tina Ziegelgruber, Gerald James, James Wilhite, Gretchen Lain, Anita Wilhite, Joetta Newton, Jenny Richter and Sarah Chinn. New Directions is located at 632 Main St.in Tell City.

  • Next talk to a lawyer event set for Nov. 1

    TELL CITY – Nov. 1 is the next talk to a lawyer telephone clinic. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to ask questions and receive general legal advice. To access the telephone clinic, call (888) 594-3449. Clinic hours are 4:30 to 7 p.m. The volunteer attorneys who are present at the telephone clinic answer general legal questions and give basic advice; they do not provide continuing legal representation.

  • Another grandmother avoids becoming a victim


  • County-council candidates questioned about belt tightening, pensions, animal control


  • School board backs Sibbitt


  • State purchases slice of ‘heaven’


    ROME — A parcel of land former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb described as having a “heavenly” view will pass into public hands and become Perry County’s first state park.Gov. Mitch Daniels joined Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Department of Natural Resources Director Rob Carter and dozens of the former governor’s friends and neighbors Monday to announce the sale of the 140 acres Whitcomb purchased in the 1990s. It will become a nature park and retreat.


  • DNR acquires secluded river site from Gov. Whitcomb

    ROME — Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Monday the Department of Natural Resources has reached an agreement with former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb to acquire his secluded retreat on the banks of the Ohio River.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Do you ever consider third-party candidates when voting?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

    Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section.

    Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • Final audition for Nutcracker

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association and the Children’s Center for Dance Education in Evansville will bring the Nutcracker ballet to Tell City Nov. 30. Local children will have an opportunity to be part of the performance.

    The final audition will be held Saturday at William Tell Elementary. The arts association welcomes all children in Perry County ages 4-6 to audition at 10 a.m., followed by ages 7-9 at 10:30 and age 10 and older at 11 a.m. Children should arrive at the audition prepared to dance.