Today's News

  • Newspapers earn statewide awards

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat captured a number of awards in this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Candlelight tours of Shubael Little Pioneer Village coming Saturday

    Dressed in clothing commonly seen on St. Nick more than a century ago, before he became associated with the red suit, Santa greets visitors at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village at Rocky Point last year for a Christmas open house.

    This year’s event is slated for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and will be held rain or shine. Period food will be served in restored cabins and there will be beverages and music.

    Guests are invited to take candles or kerosene lanterns, such as the one used by the lad pictured, but anything more modern should be left at home.

  • Schools chief reports more progress in cutting deficit

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A general-fund deficit he was hired to eliminate shrunk by more than $12,500 from September to October, Cannelton’s schools superintendent said Nov. 21.

  • Rescheduled parade to roll Saturday

    TELL CITY – Santa will take a brief hiatus from his work to attend Saturday’s Tell City Christmas parade. The winter storm that blanketed the county in ice and snow Friday forced a week’s postponement of the event.  

    The schedule of activities originally intended for Dec. 7 remains the same, with the parade getting underway at 4 p.m. A chili cook-off, visits with Santa, caroling and other activities in City Hall Park will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Public can offer input on proposed maps at meeting Monday evening


    PERRY COUNTY – The public will have an opportunity Monday evening to review a county council district map that closely equalizes the number of people residing in each of the four districts.

  • County council districts to be redrawn

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members and commissioners learned at a regular council meeting Nov. 26 a DePauw University study had revealed Perry is among counties statewide whose council districts need to be redrawn.

    To the extent possible, the council districts must be equal in population, compact and contiguous, county attorney Chris Goffinet told members.

    He had received a call a week earlier informing him Perry County’s districts are “substantially out of compliance.”

  • Catholic Charities coat drive continues

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United Program, 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 more information. Also, new and good used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City or drop off at Catholic Charities.  

  • COLUMN: Sign of the times


    I recently ran into a fellow I know at a local store. He’s a guy I like but don’t often see, and I was glad to have an all too infrequent chance to speak to him. Smiling, we shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.  In a far corner of the store a cell phone rang out a raucous hit from the 1980s summoning its owner into its electronic embrace.

  • Santa Claus wants to talk

    Vince Luecke

    It’s a good thing Santa generally makes his visits at night. A lot of us would be in trouble if the old man came knocking while we were awake – and brought hard questions instead of a bag filled with gifts.

    I’d be rather poorly prepared to find Santa at my door, with those all-knowing nods of the chin and probing eyes. I’d probably pretend not to be home and ignore the knocks and jingle bells.

  • EDITORIAL: Season of gratitude can lead to organ donation decisions

    During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season we focus on giving and gratitude.

    The gift of organ donation is not often a topic of conversation, but people should be aware that one donor can potentially save the lives of up to eight people.

    More than 600 Hoosiers are on waiting lists for organ, tissue and eye donations, according to the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization.

    Nationwide, more than 90,000 people are hoping to receive a life-saving transplant; sadly, it’s estimated that 17 people die every day waiting for such a transplant.