Today's News

  • COLUMN: Women with long legs


    I showered with a woman Friday but it wasn’t as thrilling as you might imagine. My morning guest was a daddy long-legs spider that made its way into the shower.

    I was careful to keep her safe and hoisted her to the top of the door. I get small spiders in the shower each summer and sometimes they end up spiraling down the drain. The last half of summer is spider season it seems and my arachnid encounter Friday reminded me of a column I wrote a few years ago when I was living on the farm.

  • EDITORIAL: Entrepreneurship alive and well in southern Indiana

    The Evansville Courier & Press published a nice tribute a few weeks ago to the late Phil Koch and the spirit of community and business involvement for which he was known. The recounting of all the things the Koch family has done for our area brought back plenty of good memories for many.

    We still miss the entrepreneurism and optimism of Will Koch, Phil’s late brother. Both men, as have their siblings, followed in the visionary footsteps of their father, Bill Koch, in promoting community involvement in southern Indiana and building successful businesses.

  • Health board to meet Aug. 20

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Health Board will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Tell City Clinic, located on Indiana 66 in Tell City. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

    For more information, call the Perry County Health Department at 547-2746.

  • County plan commission meeting this week

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Plan Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the county courthouse. According to Hubert Voges, director of the county’s planning and zoning office, the meeting is expected to include discussion of confined-feeding operations. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Partners in Pride Recipients for August

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  • Running for God? Local church offering preparation help for 5K

    TELL CITY – Tell City United Methodist Church will host a Run For God study in coming weeks.

    Run for God – The 5K Challenge is a practical guide to running and a 12-week training plan aimed at running a 5-kilometer race, but with a Christian focus.

  • Author will launch latest anti-bullying efforts

    TELL CITY – Award-winning children’s author and advocate Trudy Ludwig will offer her nationally acclaimed presentations to students, staff and parents of William Tell Elementary School Aug. 22, according to counselor Sally Wolfe.

    Ludwig’s presentations on emotional bullying among friends, also called relational aggression, will kick off the school’s 2013-14 Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Wolfe said.

  • On the Schweizer Fest Trail

    Siblings Alyssa and Cameron Howell took on the look – complete with bonnet and moustache – of a pioneer family Wednesday for the annual Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Glory Bees Preschool enrolling new students for new school year

    TELL CITY – Glory Bees Preschool, established in 1986, is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year, scheduled to begin Aug. 26. 
    Glory Bees uses learning through play, teaching philosophy, and students will experience a variety of fun-filled learning adventures. Children will be introduced to Christian character development, math, science, art, music, a phonetic introduction to letters, manners and cooking.
    Each child will be encouraged to participate in new and challenging learning situations so they are able to master new skills.

  • Autumn story times begin Sept. 9 at library

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library announces registration is now open for the autumn story time session.
    Autumn story times will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 17 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at 547-2661.
    Story times are as follows:
    9:30 to 10 a.m. Mondays in Tell City for children ages birth through 2 years old
    1 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays in Tell City for children ages birth through 2 years old