Today's News

  • Catholic Charities still seeking winter coats

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities is once again sponsoring a winter-coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office. Call 547-0903 for information.

    Also, new and gently used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City or can be dropped off at Catholic Charities.

    Groups wanting to conduct coat drives can contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903.

  • Silent auction under way for Colts tickets

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police is conducting a silent auction for two tickets for the Dec. 30 Indianapolis Colts game against the Houston Texans. The tickets are for Section 135, Row 19, seats 3 and 4. This is by the tunnel where the Colts take the field.

    All proceeds from the silent auction will go to benefit Zach Taylor.

    The 19-year-old graduate of Tell City High School is currently in treatment in Memphis, Tenn., for Hodgkins lymphoma and acute myeloid leukemia. The auction will end at 5 p.m. Dec. 25.

  • Lambs and chickens prove why we should follow our instinct

    If there was anything I came to understand more profoundly this year it would have to be the power of instinct: mine, our animals and the forces of ideologies of which I agree and disagree.

    I reread my year-end column from 2011 which reminded me of where I was 12 months ago. It helps me better appreciate where I am today. It seems we didn’t do too badly, after all, and it’s all because both Andy and I recognize the power of instinct.

  • Perry County Development Corp. chief leaving

    PERRY COUNTY – Chris Kinnett, executive director for the Perry County Development Corp., “is leaving to pursue other opportunities,” according to the chairman of the economic-development organization’s board of directors.

    Kinnett served in the position since mid-2007 and replaced longtime executive director Greg Wathen.

    The chairman, Clay Ewing, said Friday the change is coming “after a lengthy transition period” and that a search for a replacement was to begin shortly.

  • The Gift of the Magi

    One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.

  • A Long Tradition of Helping Others
  • Police escort man from PCMH

    TELL CITY – An employee of Perry County Memorial Hospital was escorted by police from the health-care facility Wednesday evening after he allegedly made unspecified threats.

    Police were not releasing details Friday but the male employee – who was not named by officers – was not charged or arrested. However, Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the department and the hospital are conducting investigations into the incident.

    Assistant Police Chief John Allen said the man voluntarily surrendered a firearm.

  • Board bids farewell to outgoing members

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board present at the Dec. 11 meeting had nothing but good things to say about departing members Jerry Hoagland and Larry Bryant.

    Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger read two resolutions of appreciation to be adopted by the board, recognizing the service and dedication of the two members.

  • Goffinet family Christmas

    Members of the Goffinet family gathered for their annual family Christmas party Dec. 15.

    Pictured in the front from the left are Janice Howland, Carol Taylor, Betty Taylor and Marian Canarie. In the back are Don Goffinet, Stan Goffinet, Harold Goffinet and Allen Goffinet.

  • Hunter-ed class in Dubois County

    DUBOIS COUNTY – An Indiana Hunter Education Class will be offered Jan. 19 and 26 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds.
    Classes will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Jan. 19 and from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Participants must attend both days to complete the course. All Indiana residents are invited to complete this free course.  Lunch will be provided for participants and attending family members both days for $5 per person. Pre-registration is required.