Today's Features

  • ROCKY POINT – Sun, calm breezes and 56 degree weather made for a perfect December blessing of the sandstone Celtic Cross below Blue Heron Winery at Rocky Point.

    This cross, carved by local Indiana artisan Greg Harris, was sculpted within a single stone native to the hillside, in 23 months and completed in 2007.

    It is believed to be the largest “insitu” Celtic cross in the world. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, it was blessed and made holy.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway. 

    Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office. Call (812) 547-0903 for more information.

    Also, new and good used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City, Bower Construction in Tell City or drop off at Catholic Charities. Groups or organizations that would like to conduct a coat drive can contact Catholic Charities.

  • TELL CITY – St. Paul’s Catholic Church’s Scrapbooking Group will sponsor the fourth annual scrapbooking, card making and general crafting crop Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall in Tell City. The cost is $25 per person, which includes snacks, lunch, drinks and goodie bags. All proceeds will go to support the St. Paul’s 2016 youth mission trip to Pittsburgh, Pa.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Don’t miss out on any of the fun opportunities that 4-H offers! 4-H members learn life skills such as responsibility, time management, problem-solving and communication while completing fun, hands-on projects and activities.

    4-H is the largest non-formal educational program in the country. Over 60 projects are available with something to suit everyone’s interests. Many projects can be completed for under $10.

    If you haven’t already enrolled in 4-H for 2016, act quickly. Online enrollment closes statewide on January 15.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Youth in grades 3-12 now have a new way to have fun while learning practical, hands-on skills in 4-H Spark Clubs.

    These clubs have a single focus and meet for a total of six hours or more. The clubs are highly interactive and are designed to spark an interest in a subject.

    Contact the Purdue Extension-Perry County office at (812) 547-7084 to enroll. There is an annual $20 4-H Enrollment fee.

  • Amy Hackbarth

    Guest Columnist


  • Story By

    Jake Bethel


    When Doyle Dean, a former local musician and audio/video professor, sat down to write his second “chance” music project, “1/32,” in 2004, he had no idea how far from the truth he would end up being on one particular song.