Today's News

  • James – Welp

    Aubrey James of Ferdinand and David Welp of Huntingburg announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony and Kathy James of Ferdinand. She is a 2008 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 2012 graduate of University of Evansville with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She works as an emergency room nurse at St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville.

  • UPDATE: Police rule Gatchel deaths murder-suicide

    GATCHEL – State police have identified two bodies found inside a Gatchel-area home Monday night as a mother and son and ruled the deaths a murder-suicide.

    Troopers said Franklin Anthony Kirk, 47, shot and killed his 64-year-old mother, Elaine S. Kirk, at their residence at 13340 Mason Drive. Franklin Kirk then took his own life. A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.

  • Parks and Rec board to meet Wednesday

    ROME - The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilkerson County Park in Rome.

  • COLUMN: Tossing a lifeline to those in need

    District 74 State Representative

    A story was brought to my attention recently, and I want to do everything in my power to make sure that this does not happen in Indiana. A few weeks ago, a student at Arizona State University was put in a wheelchair and left in the emergency room lobby with nothing but a post-it note saying “I’ve been drinking, and I need some help.”

  • COLUMN: Mother Nature’s working OT


    The “longest days” of the year are upon us and if there’s any time to venture out super-early in the morning, it’s mid-June. These early weeks of summer, well, late spring, technically, bring the most hours of sunlight and too many people sleep away the overtime Mother Nature gives to us.

  • EDITORIAL: County council: Rescue group has a lot to offer if you’ll only listen

    They looked a gift horse rescue in the mouth, then failed to act based on what they thought they saw.

    We urge the county council to invite Horse Rescue South to their next meeting, and to listen this time to what they have to offer you.

    As we reported Thursday, you did a lot more talking than listening.

    You missed their offer.

  • Cannelton leaders schedule hearing

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders have rescheduled their regular monthly meetings to June 17 to coincide with a public hearing on downtown-revitalization plan.

    The city’s board of public works and safety usually meets at 6 p.m. and the common council at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Their meetings for June will be next Monday, with the hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • Officials OK ‘fondo’ route, traffic counts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved at a regular meeting the portion of a bicycle route that will pass through Perry County as part of the Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo Sept. 21-22.

  • Now that’s a graduation gift!


    TELL CITY – Logan Harding should be excused if he feels like he has the world at his feet. He just graduated high school – as one of his class’ valedictorians, nonetheless – and is set to study mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He also just won a brand-new 600-hp convertible.

    Harding, 18, and a Perry Central grad, won a 2012 limited edition Camaro Panther in a drawing sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids, a national seed company based in Indiana.

  • Police: Mom let son sell her morphine to classmates


    TELL CITY – Tell City police said a woman charged with dealing in morphine allowed her juvenile son to sell the drug to high-school students and others before tips to police led to a search of their home June 3.

    Christina Mohr, 39, of 648 14th St., Tell City, was jailed on preliminary charges of conspiracy to deal in a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance. The conspiracy charge is a Class B felony.