Today's News

  • Kara Jo Yackle

    Jeremy and Kimberly Yackle of Corydon announce the birth of their daughter, Kara Jo.

    She was delivered at 8:01 p.m. March 6, 2014, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Mrs. Yackle is the former Kimberly Spieth.

    Maternal grandparents are Jo Ann and Ray Saylor of Depauw and David Spieth of High Point, N.C.

    Paternal grandparents are Gerald and Barbara Yackle of Tell City. Great-grandparent is Jean Weber of Clayton.

  • Social News

    AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 213 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at the post home in Tell City. President Charlotte Lindauer will preside. All members are encouraged to attend.

    MU GAMMA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Evangelical Church of Christ fellowship hall. Hostesses will be Susie Harpenau, Pam Krieg and Mary Hackel.

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon today at The Patio restaurant in Tell City.

  • Ceremony honors Revolutionary War soldier, county’s rich history

    One soldier’s role in helping secure the freedom of American colonies – one of countless stories in two centuries of Perry County history – was celebrated in grand style Saturday in Rome.

    A grave-marker dedication in the town’s United Methodist Church honored the life of Revolutionary War patriot Jacob Kepler.

  • Troy spring cleanup set for April 24-25

    TROY – Spring cleanup for Troy residents is scheduled for April 24-25.

    All items need to be at curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, April 24. The trash crew will not backtrack for items placed out after that time.

    No tires, items with Freon or computer components will be picked up and paint cans must be drained before being placed out for pickup. No collection will occur on vacant lots.

    A $10 fee for each large item to be picked up must be paid at the utility office before pickup. The receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up.

  • Washed-out culvert closes Coal Bank Road

    ST. MEINRAD – Heavy rain last week washed out a culvert on Coal Bank Road in Clark Township. The Perry County Highway Department said a new culvert has been ordered but the road will be closed this week and part of next week.

    Coal Bank Road connects Candy Road and the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road.

  • Tell City man sentenced to 15 years on federal firearms charge

    EVANSVILLE – U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett has announced the sentencing of a Tell City man he described as an armed career criminal and the charging either by criminal complaint or by indictment for federal firearms violations of three other men.

    Two of those additionally charged may also qualify as armed career criminals, if convicted.

  • How high’s the water?

    More than 6 inches of rain in many areas sent creeks and rivers to their banks and out of them last week.

    The Anderson River at Huffman was well under the new bridge dedicated several years ago but came within a foot of the 1860s covered bridge that has been preserved as a walking bridge.

  • Cleaning up after litterbugs

    Darlene Hoffman and Amy Shields shouldn’t have to pick up the trash dumped off by others. But they do. The pair pick up trash on their nightly walks and their record is seven bags of trash in one night.

    Perry Countians can volunteer for an Earth Day cleanup on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 3 p.m. See front page, col. 1 for more information.

  • Teen group meets weekly, public invited

    PERRY COUNTY – Teenagers, parents and others interested in the lives of local young people are invited to attend a new program entitled “Hope’s Hall,” every Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    The program offers teenagers a safe place to face their struggles in a nondenominational setting. The hour-long program includes a guest speaker and discussion time.

    For more information, contact Holly Schaad at (812) 661-3024 or send email to schaadholly@gmail.com.

  • Easter Seals organization invites public to attend, watch, support Sunday telethon

    EVANSVILLE – The 37th annual Easter Seals Telethon will air live on WEHT-TV Sunday, April 13, from noon to 6 p.m., with the last hour of the show simulcast on Local 7 WTVW.  WEHT -WTVW is the only family of stations in the U.S. donating all production and air time for a local Easter Seals telethon.

    This allows all pledges to go directly to fund life-changing therapies for tri-state people with disabilities.