Today's News

  • Stay safe during the cold

    Vince Luecke

    By the time your eyes scan the opening words of this column, it’s cold outside. Really cold.

    As of Friday, weather forecasters were calling for not only a dose of snow for Sunday, but bitterly cold temperatures that would reach well below zero. In fact, today’s high temperature may remain below zero.

    It’s the coldest it’s been in more than a decade.

  • Silvesternacht sure to become a Tell City tradition

    Congratulations to Tell City on a successful second Silvesternacht. Some of our staff were among the crowd that packed City Hall Park Tuesday night for the New Year’s Eve festivities.

    We echo the comments of many who voiced their appreciation that night for an opportunity to gather – as families and a community – to celebrate the arrival of 2014.

  • Bucshon staff member in Tell City Thursday

    TELL CITY – Larry Ordner, Congressman Larry Bucshon’s southwest Indiana field director, will be available to meet individually with constituents at City Hall in Tell City Thursday. Ordner will in the second floor Portico Room from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

    The public is invited, especially individuals who may be experiencing problems with federal agencies and programs.

  • Candidate filing period opens Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean Schulthise reminds potential candidates that Wednesday is the first day to file for elected office.
    The 2014 primary-election filing period will continue until noon  Feb. 7.  
    Voters will decide races for county sheriff, prosecutor, commissioner, county council, assessor, auditor, treasurer and clerk. Watch Thursday’s paper for opening-day filings.

  • In middle of record cold, DNR urges public to beware of thin ice

    INDIANAPOLIS – Every winter, thousands of Hoosiers enjoy fishing, skating, hiking or just sliding around on frozen ponds and lakes.

    And every year, people drown after falling through ice.

    As ice begins to form on many waterways, Indiana conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources want citizens to put safety first.

  • Southern Indiana Power accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Power announced that its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Feb. 17 with disbursement in March.

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and online at www. sinpwr.com.  Simply click on the forms tab and then the Operation Round Up application link.  Due to the possible volume, no blank applications will be mailed.  

  • Coming Events

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 66th annual meeting Jan. 28, at the Bristow Community Center.

    The 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin with dinner, followed by a speaker and election of a district supervisor.

  • Time remains to enter foundation’s trivia contest

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation is still accepting reservations for its annual trivia night. The winning team will get to donate $500 to their favorite charity.

    Trivia night offers light-hearted competition for the know-it-all trivia junkies and some fun for those who simply enjoy supporting a good cause. It will be conducted Jan. 25, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Trivia will start at 7 p.m.

  • Social News

    ­Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. with Carla Hunter, Kim Zellers, Carolyn Craddock and Connie Berger serving as hostesses.

    ­THE WILLIAM TELL CENTER will host its weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. 3 For All Band will perform.

  • Thorn – Tudor

    Rachel Thorn and Lucas Tudor were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony June 15, 2013, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Sue Thorn of Cannelton. The groom is the son of Robert and Christine Tudor of Tell City.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony, which was officiated by the Rev. Daniel Gadbaw.