Today's News

  • Beekeepers plan Q&A session

    PERRY COUNTY – Do you have questions about keeping bees? The July meeting of the Perry County Beekeepers organization will be a question-and-answer session. If you have questions, write them down and take them to the meeting.  Members of the group will try to answer them.

    The group will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the FFA Building at Perry Central Schools near Leopold.

    The meeting is free and open to the public.  Anyone who has an interest in beekeeping is invited to attend.

  • Ansley Marie Phillips

    Katie Vaught and Justin Phillips of Falls of Rough, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Marie Phillips, on April 29, 2018. Ansley was born at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield, Ky., weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long.

    Her older brother, Chandler Stiles, age 7, welcomed Ansley home.

    Ansley’s grandparents are Kathy and Jerry Vaught of Cannelton, and Pam and Kenny Phillips of McQuady, Ky.

  • Annual road races Aug. 11

    The 42nd Annual Schweizer Fest Road Run will get underway at 8 a.m. Aug. 11.
    The six-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and two-mile race begins at 8:05 a.m. A kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The course winds through the streets of downtown Tell City before heading through some challenging hills for the six-mile participants.

  • Old Timers Baseball Game Aug. 7

    The 44th Annual Schweizer Fest Old Timers Baseball Game is set for Aug. 7.
    Tristate players (active or inactive) over the age of 40 are invited to participate. Registration begins at 5 pm. Players are requested to wear the uniforms they wore during their playing days (if they still fit).
    Each participant will receive an official Schweizer Fest hat. Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit ball, best defensive play and oldest participant. The game will be held at Frank Clemens Field at Walter Hagedorn Park.

  • Rockport Legion drops three straight games

    Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Five Rockport errors didn’t help Tell City graduate Preston Hendershot on the mound as Post 254 fell to Danville 7-2 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.
    Rockport committed three errors in Danville’s six-run second inning.

  • Mound confidence key in Hendershot’s game

    Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Tell City graduate Preston Hendershot is excited for his future.
    He has an academic scholarship awaiting him at Brescia University in nearby Owensboro this fall and with that opportunity, comes the chance to play for the Bearcats’ baseball team.
    However, he’s still engaged with his present surroundings, working a summer job at Perry Marine during the day and then suiting up Rockport in American Legion baseball at night.

  • Farm Bill includes wins for Hoosiers

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate


    Agriculture is an essential part of the fabric that defines Indiana. Hoosier farmers are growing the food that feeds our families; biofuel producers are making the ethanol and biodiesel that drives our economy; and ag students and researchers are developing the technologies of tomorrow.

  • Motorcyclists show support for teen girl ministry

    TELL CITY – The weather on Saturday was excellent for the benefit motorcycle ride for the GC3 teen girl’s ministry. Although turnout wasn’t huge, it was a good day.

  • Not every buzz threatens a sting

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Bees are the life-blood of any successful orchard, garden and landscape where pollination is necessary for fruit. In recent years bees have found themselves in a pickle with the over-use of pesticides and a parasitic mite that have contributed to a decrease in their numbers. The thing about bees is that the aggressive behavior of a few species has given them all a bad rap.

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