Today's News

  • Youth Day of Caring

    More than 120 teens devote their Sunday afternoon to helping groups that fill community needs.

    They tackled painting projects, mulching and cleaning at several locations in the county.

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  • Veterans: are your discharges recorded at the courthouse?

    PERRY COUNTY – As Veterans Day draws near, one thing that veterans may want to think about, “have I had my DD-214, military discharge recorded in the county recorder’s office?”  

  • Time to fish or cut bait on tax reform

    Center on Congress

    As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes. Yet there’s one ray of hope. The House and Senate chairs of the tax-writing committees, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, are preparing a comprehensive tax-reform plan. They see the budget negotiations as their opportunity to enact much needed changes to our bloated, off-kilter tax laws.

  • Oakwood Health Campus earns customer-service award

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus earned the Diamond Award for excellence at The Trilogy Health Services 2013 Fall Meeting, which was held Oct. 17-18 in Indianapolis.

    The award was based on customer satisfaction results from a semi-annual survey that is sent to residents’ family members. Oakwood Health Campus received recognition for their customer satisfaction scores in staff attitude, quality of nursing care, food quality, activity programming and appearance-cleanliness.

  • Open for business

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Nov. 1 to celebrate the grand opening of Lulu’s Prom & Bridal.

    Pictured are Christine Hauser, Kendall Hauser, Beth Hauser (owner), Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Tom Hauser.  Back row: Bill Amos, Kim Oliva, Missy Noble, Jim Adams, Darlene Amos, Tina Ziegelgruber and Gretchen Lain. Lulu’s Prom & Bridal at 1408 Main St. in Tell City provides apparel for bridal events, proms and other occasions. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

  • Grief seminary set for Saturday at St. Paul Church

    TELL CITY – A “Grieving our Loss” program will be offered Saturday in Room 10 of the Catholic Ministry Center of St. Paul Church. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 11:30.

    Kathryn Huber OSB, a sister of St. Benedict at Ferdinand, will present the program.
    “We live through the arc of life from birth to death, experiencing a flow of gifts and losses.

  • Thanksgiving concert to feature star of Grand Ole Opry, similar venues

    TROY – Troy First Christian’s tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving will continue Nov. 23 with the annual Gospel Thanksgiving in Song concert.

    The concert will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The time of the concert is a change from past years.

    Featured in this year’s concert is Jeremy Calloway. Born in Owensboro, Ky., the artist has been singing since the age of 9 and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and throughout much of the United States.

  • Talk-to-a-lawyer clinic accepting calls today

    EVANSVILLE – The next scheduled talk to a lawyer telephone clinic will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. The first Thursday of every month finds volunteer lawyers and paralegals ready to answer telephone calls from the general public and to offer general legal advice. This service is located in Evansville but is available to anyone who has a question regarding Indiana law. The number to call is (888) 594-3449. This service is sponsored by the Evansville Bar Foundation, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana Inc. and the Indiana Bar Foundation.

  • Best-looking zombies

    Winners of the first Cannelton American Legion Post 142 Auxiliary Zombie Parade were, from the left,  ages 5 and younger, Kiersten Little of Cannelton; 13 and older, Kailee Sodrel of Cannelton and ages 6-12, Logan Bishop of Cannelton.

    There was a zombie walk on the Greenway from Herzeele to Washington Street. All participants were given bags of candy and there were concessions, a bake sale and games, along with a best-zombie-outfit competition.

    The winners in each category were awarded prizes. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

  • Voice for rural Hoosier communities

    By Richard Young Jr., State Senator