Local News

  • Rural News; GERALD: July 2

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — It was a stormy week here in Perry County and several of our family member’s homes were hit by lightning and one of our friend’s also. I suppose it pays to unplug all of the electronics and T.V.’s when it hits close.

    We were gone Monday until Wednesday evening to Bloomington, Ill. Where we visited with Gloria Collins at the nursing home, but was told by her daughter, Darlene Leon, that she was having a bad day.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX: July 2

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone (812) 842-5779 — The Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have their annual vacation Bible school coming up soon. It is scheduled to be held July 13 to 17 at 6 p.m. each evening with the closing program being held Friday night. This years theme is “A blast to the Past.” Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and participate

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS: July 2

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —The 2015 Uhl Collectors Society held its 30th annual convention this past week-end at the Jasper Inn in Jasper.

    Some of those in the area who attended the Friday evening meal and auction were Jeff and Peggy Eckert and Junior and Carol Flamion, all of St. Croix; Joe and Brenda Pund of rural Tell City; Ron and Rhonda Eaton of Three Corners and Jake and Sheila Borden of Doolittle Mills.

  • A honey of a hive
  • Farmers market vouchers available for qualifying seniors

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is again available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $2,400 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 120 low-income households in Perry County. 

  • Assistant police chief stepping down




    TELL CITY – John Allen, who has served as Tell City’s assistant police chief since 2008, stepped down from his leadership position last week. He will stay with the police department and will work as a patrol officer.

    Allen cited personal reasons for the resignation in an email to co-workers. He said he will continue to assist Chief Greg Hendershot with some administrative duties but will primarily work as a patrol officer, a position he held for most of his law enforcement career.

  • Sharing the season’s bounty


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY -– The array of items available at the Tell City Depot farmer markets are as varied as the reasons why people attend. Starting its second month in the 2015 season, local growers and artisans feature their wares in hopes of not only earning a little extras cash, but to share their bountiful supplies, trade secrets they have for maintaining successful gardens and, sometimes, just to relay stories between family and friends.

  • Too much rain hurting crops


    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosiers are heading into a far wetter and cooler-than-usual summer thus far, courtesy of the torrential rains that drenched the state throughout June. While this may be a welcome reprieve for many vacationers, area farmers are left with little recourse but to hope for the best as their flooded crops struggle to survive.

  • Saturday night beatin’ and bangin’
  • Anderson files for Cannelton mayor




    CANNELTON – As a lifelong resident of Cannelton, Mike Anderson remembers when his hometown was a healthy, bustling community of commerce and civic life. Some of that has faded but Anderson said he plans to push his vision for Cannelton’s renewal as a candidate for mayor.