Today's News

  • Coyle – Woznicki

    Ron and Tracey Coyle and Rich and Kim Woznicki announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Tory Coyle of West Lafayette and Joe Woznicki of Lafayette.

    The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School.
    She is attending Purdue University and is expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in May 2013.

  • Philip Koch dead at 47

    SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort owner and president Philip J. Koch died early Tuesday morning surrounded by his family at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was 47.

    Koch suffered cardiac arrest while in Evansville April 1.

    Born and raised in Santa Claus, Koch attended Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, graduating in 1983. He attended Purdue University and graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management.

  • Employee dies after falling from FedEx truck

    MOUNT PLEASANT – A FedEx employee died from injuries she sustained Monday after falling  from the passenger seat of a delivery truck.

    State police said Joseph W. Englebrecht, 30, Evansville  was driving a 2000 International truck westbound toward Leopold when his passenger, Debra J. Harris, 54, of Velpen fell out of the vehicle. The two were delivering packages and had just made a delivery near Mount Pleasant when Harris fell from the vehicle as  it rounded a curve.

  • COLUMN: College visits offer big insight

    Purdue University

    I’ve got a son in college and a daughter about to be. In the past four years, we’ve done a dozen college visits at nine different schools. It’s been a research effort lasting years; perhaps I should report some results. First a disclaimer: I work for Purdue. I’ll try to stay objective.

    So here are a few of our experiences – research observations, I suppose. Start with the best, with names attached.

  • COLUMN: What’s wrong with the term ‘illegal immigrant?’


    As a community newspaper that focuses on local happenings, the News does not often publish Associated Press stories, but like most publications, we have long followed the AP Stylebook.

  • EDITORIAL: Let’s make downtown hotel a reality

    If a new hotel along Tell City’s Seventh Street is feasible economically, let’s not waste time. Let’s make it happen.

    That was the message Tony Pappano delivered to the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau a few weeks ago. Pappano is a grant administrator and community visionary who for years has helped our area leverage grant funds. He was instrumental in Tell City being awarded and successfully administering more than $2 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Fund grants over the past few years.

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  • William Tell Elementary late kindergarten round-up

    TELL CITY – A late kindergarten enrollment for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. April 15 for all children entering school for the first time. Parents and children should enter through the main doors of the school.

    To enter kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. A child does not have to enroll in kindergarten at 5 years of age. If parents believe the child is not ready, the child may enter kindergarten at 6 years old.

  • Chamber legislative breakfast April 20

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. April 20.

    The breakfast will be held at the chamber office, located at 601 Main St., Suite A in Tell City.

    State Sen. Richard Young and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to attend. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

    The public is invited to attend this event. AT&T is a sponsor of the legislative breakfast.

  • New rules protect rock shelter at Hemlock Cliffs

    TELL CITY – New regulations have been put in place to protect the large rock shelter at Hemlock Cliffs. This special feature has long been a favorite destination for visitors to the Hoosier National Forest.

    Climbing or rappelling in the area of the rock shelter was prohibited earlier and that continues. A new closure order prohibits fires and camping within the rock shelter.