• Rome beer, wine, food festival a success

    We would like to thank everyone who made the Rome Courthouse Bicentennial Beer, Wine, Music and Food Festival on June 9 such a success.

    Thanks to the many people who organized the event and helped prepare the grounds. They were beautiful. We appreciate the wineries and breweries that took part, food and craft vendors and the bands who kept all of us entertained.

    Finally, thanks to the many people who attended. We know it was a hot day, with heat, an afternoon deluge of rain but Saturday evening was great. We hope everyone had a great time.

  • Riverview wants to be a good neighbor


    As I’ve been meeting directly with residents, businesses and leaders in the Spencer County region over the past several months, my impression of the community has been reinforced again and again. Spencer County is brimming with wonderful people who understand that seeking development will lead to opportunities for economic advancement for generations to come. These people also understand that goal can be achieved in balance with environmental health.

  • Why, Mr. Drug Dealer?

    Dear Dealer,


    I wonder, if you knew the destruction of what you do … would you stop? Would you turn your life around knowing you were saving lives and families by doing so? If you could follow all the little bags you exchange for cash on their full journey would it make you feel remorse?

    If you could see the child in fear, hiding in her older siblings bedroom while their parents fight? If you could see the children hungry, going to school with no lunch, making their own way there because their parents handed all their cash to you?

  • Company claims about Dale plant wrong

    On March 21, Greg Merle sent a letter to the Dale Indiana Town Council  refuting “misleading and false information” about his proposed $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel plant in Dale. His reply contained a number of falsehoods, which I feel must be addressed.

    1. “Any emissions from this plant will be low compared to other industries.”  We disagree. The emissions from this plant will go far beyond the plant itself.  This plant’s product is diesel. 

  • Why new homes in Perry County cost more

    Last month, the United States Census Bureau reported a 52 percent increase in single-family building permits from February 2018 to March 2018. Continuing in the trend, data shows a 7 percent increase in permits from March of this year to April when 1,640 permits were pulled. ,308 permits were

    This number indicates a 25 percent growth from April of last year, when 1pulled.

  • Community helped in fight against hunger

    The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held May 12 was a huge success in Perry County.  A total of 2,098 pounds was collected. 

    The Perry County Food Pantry Coalition is made up of five food pantries in Perry County that shared the food donated. They are Adventist Community Services, Council of Agencies  and Widow’s Barrel in Tell City, Martin’s Cloak in Siberia and Jasper’s Food for The Needy in Cannelton.

  • LETTER: It’s River Sweep time again

    Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 2018 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    The Ohio River Sweep is a river bank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • CHS celebrity waiter dinner another success

    Cannelton High School’s second annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner fundraiser was another great success. Thanks to all who made this possible.

  • Nearly 200 ran for Mom and a good cause

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk on Mother’s Day 2018 such a huge success.

    We had 198 people registered. From individuals to entire families, people of all ages were running/walking in honor of their moms. It was a wonderful day.

  • Community made culinary program success

    I’d like thank the following organizations and people for supporting the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Culinary Arts  program.

    Without your advocacy, our program would not have gotten off to such a great start!  Thank you for promoting career and technical education  which is so vital to Indiana’s future workforce.