Today's News

  • Restroom at Mano Point to close

    DERBY –A restroom maintained by the U.S. Forest Service at Mano Point will close this summer.

    According to District Ranger Chris Zimmer, the facility , which first opened in 2006, is located in a floodplain, and during recent floods, wastewater overflowed into the Ohio River.

    As the boat ramp at Mano Point has recently been closed and with other restroom facilities available at nearby gas stations, he said the logical solution is to cease operations .

  • Passionate about Purple Martins




    The chatty chirps of purple martins … people may whistle while they work but the pretty birds that visit Perry County each summer like to sing while they labor. And labor do they … .

    They arrive in early spring, having spent the winter in areas as far south as the Amazon. They mate, build nests, lay and care for clutches of eggs and, relying on insects they catch in the air, feed their fast-growing broods. By late summer, the young have taken wing and they depart. 

  • Where are the barriers in county’s ADA compliance?



  • Civil War headstone dedication planned for June 24 at Tobinsport

    On a crisp fall day, Sunday, Nov. 5, to be exact, four Civil War headstones were installed at two cemeteries near Tobinsport. Three headstones were placed at Simon Cemetery on State Road 166 and a fourth at Lamb Cemetery located at the corner of Highwater and Tobinsport Roads.

  • Superior Ag cuts ribbon on new Dale feed mill


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  • Kessner earns Golden Hoosier award

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dorothy “Dot” Kessner of Tell City has been awarded the Golden Hoosier Award. Established in 2008, the Golden Hoosier Award acknowledges and recognizes “an unsung hero” among the outstanding seniors for their lifetime of service to their communities.

    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration’s Division of Aging, announced that 21 senior citizens will receive the 2018 Golden Hoosier Award.

  • Nine Ferdinand Benedictines mark golden jubilees of profession

    FERDINAND – Nine Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have celebrated the 50th anniversary of their monastic profession. They were honored on Saturday, June 2, at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

    The jubilarians, Sister Ann Francis Hillenbrand, Sister Brenda Engleman, Sister Kathy Bilskie, Sister Sharon Hollander, Sister Jeanne Ellen Niehaus, Sister Patty Lasher, Sister Laura Marie Schmitt, Sister Mary Lou Dick, and Sister Linda Campbell, entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in 1966 and professed their monastic vows in 1968.

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  • Sherry and Gary Sparks

    Sherry and Gary Sparks of Quincy, Ill., will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Triple Oaks Club, 3707 Bonansinga Drive, Quincy. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    Sherry is the daughter of Revilla and the late Robert Hinton of Tell City. Gary is the son of the late Kenneth and  Phyllis Sparks of Quincy. The Sparks are the parents of one daughter, Lisa Marie Sparks, and her special friend, Charles Dean Strieker.

  • Norman and Sandra Borho

    Norman and Sandra Borho of Tell City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2018. They were married at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City on June 15, 1968.

    The couple will enjoy a blessing of their marriage at St. Paul’s at Saturday evening’s Mass followed by an invitation dinner hosted by their children at the Knights of Columbus, where they celebrated their wedding reception.

    Norman and Sandra are the parents of Cathy Rupple (Brad), Theresa Blanchard, Rob Borho (Teri), Shawn Borho (Bethany) and Nathan Borho (Eva).