Today's News

  • Benefit for Zach Taylor Jan. 26 at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Zach Taylor has been set for Jan. 26 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.
    The day will include food, games, an auction and more. Chicken dinners will be available beginning at noon. An auction will start at 2 p.m. and a euchre tourney, chili supper and baked goods will be available at 6 p.m.
    Items of like-new or new condition will be accepted for the auction. Monetary donations will also be ac-cepted.

  • Free youth mentoring seminar Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the United Way of Perry County and Tell City and Perry Central schools to host a youth mentoring lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ivy Tech.
    Guest speaker December Warren from Indiana Mentoring Partnership will speak on research and standards for youth mentoring.
    The evidence base of research for youth mentoring is growing, but with both promising and mixed findings emerging.

  • Keeleigh May Robbins

    Markus and Felicia Robbins of Cannelton announce the birth of their daughter, Keeleigh May Robbins, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.

    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Mrs. Robbins is the former Felicia Litherland.
    Grandparents are Carol and Jeff Pannett of Tell City, Bub and Gwyn Litherland of Cannelton, Renee and Terry Rogier of Grandview and Shawn Robbins of Tell City.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: What's the status of your New Year resolutions?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

    Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section.

    Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: Gun debate has middle view

    Managing Editor

    We are hearing, as we always do when slaughters of innocents occur, from people with views at both extremes in the gun-ownership debate.

    One side is convinced that firearms are evil and must be strictly controlled. The other side will relinquish their weapons only “when they’re pried from my cold, dead fingers.”

    My own opinion about guns is somewhere in the middle.

  • COLUMN: A few new year thank-yous


    A new year has brought new faces to county government. Officeholders were sworn in last Monday during a ceremony at the county courthouse.

    The arrival of new people to public jobs means former officials have left office. They deserve our thanks for several years of hard work.

  • EDITORIAL: Changing lives, reducing waistlines in 2013

    While losing weight enjoys a perennial place on many lists of New Year’s resolutions, health and wellness issues, in particular obesity, are a year-round struggle for many. Whether battling the bulge, quitting smoking or eating healthier foods, a lot of us know we should be taking better care of our bodies.

    The new year is as good as a time as any to set realistic goals and chart a healthier 2013.

  • Free youth mentoring seminar Jan. 15

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue Extension are partnering to host a youth mentoring lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Ivy Tech.

    Guest speaker December Warren from Indiana Mentoring Partnership will speak on research and standards for youth mentoring.

    Free lunch will be provided courtesy of the Indiana Youth Institute. Reservations are due by noon Jan. 14 and can be made by sending e-mail to Jody French at jfrench@pccs.k12.in.us or Joe Shrode at jshrode@iyi.org.

  • German American announces 2013 trips

    JASPER – German American has announced the travel opportunities available in its 2013 Prime 50 Travel Program. Customers of German American who are 50 years or older and have checking accounts with the bank are eligible for Prime 50 benefits, one of which is the Travel Program.

    The 2013 Prime 50 travel program will begin in April with a seven-day trip to Arkansas and Oklahoma. Highlights include many attractions in Oklahoma City as well as Little Rock, Ark., and Hot Springs National Park.

  • Soil and water district meeting set for Jan. 22

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 65th annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Bristow Community Center. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin with dinner

    Cost of the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are needed by 11 a.m. Jan. 18 and can be made by calling 547-4686.