Today's News

  • 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).

  • Water Department mailings updated

    TELL CITY – Recently, the Tell City Water Department sent out their Annual Consumer Confidence Report. After the mailings were sent out, the department found out they mistakenly omitted three lines of information. Those lines concerned chlorine, barium and a sampling violation. The department apologizes for this error, and assures the quality of Tell City water meets the highest standards required.

    An updated mailing will go out to each customer with a follow-up report addressing these items.

  • Community Events; June 14

    Farmers market twice weekly


    TELL CITY – Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers market is  underway.

    Hours are set for 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Vendors are welcome to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables. This year’s market will add a local beef and pork producer. For more information, call (812) 547-7933.


    Derby Jeep poker run Saturday


  • Cheers to the Rome Courthouse

    Despite the heat and afternoon rain, Rome’s beer, wine and music fest was a hit Saturday.

    Part of a year-long celebration of the town courthouse’s bicentennial, the day included food, music, craft beer and locally made wine. Proceeds will support courthouse maintenance.

  • Chamber of Commerce announces 2018 business award nominees

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce nominations for the 2018 Chamber Business Award of the Year. Awards are given in four categories.

    Large Business nominees are: Best Chair, Lutgring Brothers and Tell City McDonald’s.

    Small and Medium Business nominees are: Carriage Inn, Cinema 66, Los Amigos, 2 Ladders, Simon & Harris Home Builders and Tell City Ella Mae’s.

  • 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 .

  • Parks survey a stepping stone to improvement grants

    It has been a long, drawn-out process that has probably taken longer than it should have, but local city and county parks boards now have the data they need to prioritize their goals and compile their master plans for the next five years.

    The Perry County Parks Board began surveying area residents about what they want most from their parks in 2015 and continued to offer surveys online recently. This year it and the Tell City Parks Board combined to get Purdue University staffers to compile and analyze the results of surveys about all the parks in the county.