Today's News

  • 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.

  • Girl Scout cookie sales begin Dec. 23

    PERRY COUNTY – Local troops from the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana council will kick off cookie sales Monday, Dec. 23.

    This year, a new variety, Cranberry Citrus Crisps, will be available along with seven other returning favorites: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lots and Lemonades. Girl Scout cookies are free of preservatives, artificial color and trans fats.

  • Social News

    AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 213 will hold its annual Christmas meeting and celebration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at The Post restaurant in Tell City. Members should note the time change for the meeting and bring finger foods to share.

    In place of a gift exchange, attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to be distributed locally to those in need.

    President Charlotte Lindauer will preside and encourages all members to attend the fun and festivities.

  • Franchville-Bland

    Ariel Bland and Ryan Franchville were united in marriage Sept. 7, 2013, during a riverfront ceremony at the home of the bride’s grandmother, Nancy Bland of Rome.

    The bride is the daughter of Michele and Ivan Bland III of Branchville.
    Mr. Franchville is the son of Scott and Kim Franchville.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by Jenny Richter.

  • Berger honored as county auditor of the year


    PERRY COUNTY – Connie Berger was recognized last week as the outstanding county auditor in the state. The honor was bestowed by the Indiana County Commissioners Association at the group’s annual conference in Indianapolis.

    Berger said she was surprised and honored when she heard her name announced at the event’s opening ceremony.

  • Tell City parade delayed a week


    TELL CITY – The winter storm that dumped ice and snow Friday caused the postponement of Tell City’s Christmas Parade by a week.

    The mayor’s office announced Friday afternoon that the parade and Christmas in the Park festivities will be held this Saturday, Dec. 14. Times remain 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.

  • Caroling for a cause

    Sixth-graders from William Tell Elementary School regaled Oakwood Health Campus residents with Christmas carols Thursday.

    It was one of several service projects students are taking part in through a Gang Resistance Education and Training program provided through the school and the Tell City Police department.

    GREAT instructor Derrick Lawalin accompanied students with Assistant Chief of Police John Allen and Patrolman Bryce Hammack.

  • Winter’s first blast hits hard


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s real first taste of winter for the season was a mouthful.

    A powerful winter storm dumped a thick layer of ice and several inches of snow across the region Friday, closing schools and creating treacherous conditions for drivers.

    Police responded to several slide-off accidents and minor crashes but no injuries were reported.

  • Will Cloverport be Tell City’s Cliburn?

    At the height of the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union were each trying to prove their superiority in everything.
    So in 1958 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had his country host the first International Tchaikovsky Competition for classical musicians, an event designed to demonstrate Soviet cultural superiority. But he had to be embarrassed when a 23-year-old American pianist, Van Cliburn, won the competition handily.

  • Aces nip Bulldogs in double overtime

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tristen Bishop scored eight points in the second overtime as Cloverport edged Cannelton 29-26 in seventh grade boys basketball Thursday.
    Bishop was held scoreless in regulation and the first overtime.
    But he made a rebound basket to start the overtime scoring.
    He added two free throws 29 seconds later to put the Aces up by four. They led by at least two the rest of the way.
    Bishop hit 1 of 2 free throws with 0:12 left to put them up by five, sealing the outcome.