Coming Events

  • Tell City’s JFK Pool set to open June 1

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City will open Wednesday, June 1, at noon for the 2016 summer season.

    Hours for opening day will be noon to 5 p.m. Regular pool hours for the remainder of the season will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The only exception will be Monday, July 4, when the pool will be open from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars post plan holiday-weekend tributes

    PERRY COUNTY – A week from today, Monday, May 30, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased area veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Sunday and Monday, May 29-30.

  • Paint Perry County Purple event kicks off May 16

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking businesses and organizations to get involved in the Relay For Life movement by selling purple butterflies and putting up purple-themed displays in storefronts from May 16 to June 8. Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life program, which represents all cancers.

  • Freedom Train back in station for Holiday World’s 70th birthday
  • Library summer reading program to kick off June 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The summer reading program at the Perry County Public Library is set to kick off Monday, June 6.

    There are five age categories specifically designed to fit each reading level. They are 0-2 years old, 3-6 years old, grades 1-3, grades 4-6 and grades 7-12. This means the grade the student will be going into the following year, not the grade they just completed.

    There is no registration required, students can stop by the library beginning June 6 at 9 a.m. and pick up the appropriate reading form.

  • Date set for St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest

    ST. MEINRAD – Inkspot Productions LLC has announced the date for the sixth annual St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest. The 2016 benefit event will go back to our “indoor roots” for one year only and will be held at the St. Meinrad American Legion, Post #366 on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    This year’s event will feature music by 10 acts, both bands and solo acts, returning favorites and newcomers. Food and dinners, as well as exclusive SMR merchandise, will again be sold. The complete entertainment schedule will be announced at a later date.

  • Owensboro’s ROMP bluegrass festival lineup announced

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – The ROMP bluegrass festival has added Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and Lee Ann Womack to finalize the lineup for this year’s event.

    ROMP, which stands for River of Music Party, is an annual event of the International Bluegrass Music Museum. The festival celebrates the genre’s musical roots (traditional) and branches (progressive).

    ROMP, now in its 13th year, will take place June 22-25 at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro.

  • Relay for Life registration begins

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting RelayForLife.org and follow links to the Relay For Life of Perry County page or by calling (800) 227-2345.           

  • Eddie Money, Cracker, The Marshall Tucker Band highlight Lincoln Amphitheatre 2016 season

    Music legend Eddie Money, 90s alt-rockers Cracker and southern rock icons The Marshall Tucker Band highlight the music lineup for Lincoln Amphitheatre’s 2016 season.  

    In addition to six performances of “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” this season will include an evening with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and tribute shows to the music of the Beach Boys, AC/DC, Garth Brooks and Pink Floyd. The 2016 performance series will be the most diverse series in the venue’s 29-year history.

  • Original Freedom Train returning to Holiday World

    In celebration of Holiday World’s upcoming 70th birthday season, the park just announced the return of its original ride, The Freedom Train, for display following a three-year absence.

    Park president Matt Eckert, who remembers riding the train when the park was still known as Santa Claus Land, released news of the train’s return during the first episode of The Official Holiday World Podcast.