Today's News

  • Raylan Jeffery Peter

    Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Peter announce the birth of their son, Raylan Jeffery Peter, Monday, May 6, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Peter is the former Paige Dauby.
    Grandparents are Gerald and Julie Dauby of Tell City, Beverly and Dale Schraner of Derby and Bernard Peter of Tell City.
    Great-grandparents are Chester and Anna Doogs, Delores Wilkerson, Wilma Peter and the late Homer and Mabel Dauby, William Wilkerson and William Peter.

  • Tristan Michael Wilson-Combs

    Memori Wilson of Tell City and Larry Combs of Hardinsburg, Ky., announce the birth of their son, Tristan Michael Wilson-Combs, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Tristan has a half-brother, Colby, who resides in Hawesville, Ky.
    Grandparents are Phil and Darlene (Hook) Litherland of Tell City, Robert Wilson of Vicksburg, Miss., Theresa Hendershot of Hardinsburg, and the late Larry Combs of Louisville, Ky.

  • COLUMN: Immigration bill makes mistakes

    U.S. Senate

    In Indiana and across the country, concerned citizens are losing more and more faith in their government. Sadly they have every reason to after a series of recent scandals and broken promises under this administration.

    Congress must take this growing trust deficit seriously. Most Hoosiers I visit with are skeptical of any action taken right now in Washington.

  • COLUMN: A Schweizer Fest to-do list


    Independence Day is behind us and that means another Schweizer Fest is just around the corner.

    Mid- to late-summer weeks are a busy time for many of us with vacations, back-to-school preparations and, for many, 4-H fair events. However, Schweizer Fest is the county’s largest festival and nearly all of us take part in one way or another.

    I have two requests. First, I’ d like you to dust off that photo album.

  • EDITORIAL: Speeding in neighborhoods is not tolerable

    At the June 17 meeting of the Tell City Board of Works and Safety, residents of the 200 and 300 blocks of Ninth Street gathered to ask for help. Speeding has become a major problem in their neighborhood, they said, and a very dangerous problem, especially when there are several children that live on the street and elderly residents as well.

  • Crisis Connection promotes violence prevention in schools

    LEOPOLD – Crisis Connection Inc. collaborated with Perry Central and Tell City school corporations as the facilitator of a “Too Good For Violence” after-school programming.

    The “Too Good For Violence” curriculum is a multi-faceted collection of dynamic activities for youth to learn and practice vital prevention skills. Participating children evidence positive improvements in both personal and interpersonal skills.

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  • 4-H fair exhibits open Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – 4-H’ers from clubs across Perry County will show off the fruits of their work in coming days at the annual county fair.

    Opening ceremonies will begin at noon Wednesday with various livestock shows that afternoon and evening.

    Highlights include the dairy show at 6:30 p.m. and the sheep show at 7. At 6 p.m., a horse and pony show will feature halter and pleasure classes.

    Thursday’s fair activities include a poultry showmanship competition begins at 10 a.m.

  • Stepping Stones awarded grant from Old National Bank Foundation

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool recently received a grant for their Families Reading with Redgie Early Childhood Literacy Program from the Old National Bank Foundation.

    Families Reading with Redgie is a reading incentive program in place at Stepping Stones, which encourages parents and caregivers to read with children on a daily basis by offering incentives for reading together.

  • County workers may see pay increase in 2014

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners approved at their meeting July 1 a 3-percent raise for county employees be suggested to the county council.

    Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners by state statute, they are required to make “a recommendation to the county council on salary increases for 2014.”