Local News

  • County’s mushroom festival to debut April 21

    PERRY COUNTY – A popular springtime delicacy will be at the heart of a new Perry County festival next month and the director of the county’s visitor bureau hopes the April 21 event will grow into a major attraction that will draw residents and new visitors.

  • DNR eyes limited season on bobcats

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County hunters and trappers might get their chance to match their wits with a once endangered animal whose numbers continue to grow.

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on a proposal to create a hunting and trapping season for bobcats.

    The bobcat population has been expanding for several years and more of the animals are being captured on trail cameras, seen by residents and even hit and killed on roadways.

  • Advocating access to dental care in rural America


    Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ease the pain.

  • Jury: Matheny guilty of murder

    TELL CITY – A jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny. The-49 year-old will be sentenced April 6 and faces from 45 to 65 years in prison for shooting Phillip Chase, 47.

  • Going against the flow, homeowners seek flood relief


    CANNELTON – Recent home floods in Cannelton have residents speaking up and looking for help from community leaders. At least four homes experienced backwaters uprising from their lower-level drains, a mix of stormwater and raw sewage.

  • New security coming to Cannelton schools

    CANNELTON – Several moves and improvements at Cannelton schools are planned for surrounding grounds and buildings.

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  • Red Cross assisting flood relief

    EVANSVILLE, IN — As flood cleanup wears on, the Red Cross is mounting a major drive over the next few days to provide area residents free cleanup kits, rakes, shovels, trash bags, water and other supplies. As work on cleanup goes on through the weekend, the Red Cross will be delivering free lunches so residents can take a break to eat a meal.
    The drive is a special effort on top of the assistance the Red Cross has been providing since the water crested about a week ago.

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  • Euchre tournament will benefit family’s adoption

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m., the community is invited to a euchre tournament at Twilight Towers.

    The event will be hosted by David and Ashley Hall and all of the money raised will be going toward fees for adopting, Manuela, a 10-year-old from the Central African Republic.

    It is $10 to play and cash prizes will be given to first and second place.

    Chili, drinks and baked goods will also be sold at the event. For questions or to RSVP, contact Ashley Hall at (812) 719-6247.