Today's Features

  • 70 Years Ago

    March 20, 1945


    The Cannelton Sewer Pipe Co. has sustained heavy damage due to flooding over the past couple of weeks. Flooding along the Ohio River was the worst since 1937. However, growth at the Cannelton employer and more inventory likely means damage this year, in terms of dollars, will surpass 1937 totals.

  • Youth night at First Baptist


    CANNELTON – First Baptist Church in Cannelton will host a Youth Refuge Game Night beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the church at 325 N Fourth Street in Cannelton. Youth in grades three through twelve are invited to attend for pizza, air hockey, ping pong, basketball, other games and a craft. All denominations are welcome.


    Quilting group at Church of Nazarene


  • The crocus and daffodils are blooming, maple trees are producing pollen and nectar and other plants are making an appearance.

    All these activities encourage the honey bees to forage for something to eat after spending a long cold winter in the hollow trees, old building, houses and bee hives, said Bill and Glenda Gibson, two local beekeepers who are extending an invitation to county residents who may soon come across swarming bees.




    The sound in Troy was alarming that Sunday morning, echoing in the ears of the few citizens out-and-about and spurring them to hurry home. Their town was in danger and the enemy could be anywhere.

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood. But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida. 

    There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees. What about Halesia or Chionanthus. What, you ask?  The Carolina silver bell and the fringe tree, respectively.

  • TELL CITY – Local churches in Tell City will sponsor public Holy Week services in Tell City, March 30 through April 3.

    Each service will begin at noon and last for half an hour. On Monday of Holy Week, the service will be sponsored by Tell City Church of the Nazarene. Tuesday’s service will be at Community Christian Church, Wednesday, First Baptist church; Maundy Thursday, Tell City First United Methodist Church and Good Friday at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Everyone is invited to attend as a way to enter into the spirituality of Holy Week.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees are open to all women and girls in the community.

    An offering will be taken at each session to benefit a local charity.

    There will be a light breakfast and program at each session.

    Prayer coffees will be  from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 21, at Cannelton United Methodist Church with First Baptist Church in Cannelton co-hosting; and Mar. 28, Tell City Evangelical United Church of Christ with Emmanuel Lutheran Church co-hosting.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County will gather for a breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, March 21, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The breakfasts will continue from 7 to 8 a.m. each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

    The remaining Lenten breakfast schedule will be March 28 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City and April 4 at First Baptist Church in Tell City.