Local News

  • Child-care group seeks interested providers

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Childcare Inc. has extended the deadline for completing its child-care survey to Friday, Oct. 3.

    An online survey has been created at www.surveymonkey.com/s/perrycountychildcare to identify the need for such services locally. Members of the public who have child-care needs are encouraged to complete the survey no later than that date.

    The initiative is seeking experienced individuals or established child care businesses that might be interested in partnering on a 24-7 child-care operation.

  • Rome plans day of food, fun and festivities Sunday for 2014 Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour

    ROME – The historic courthouse in Rome will be the site of the heritage tour activities for the town of Rome.

    Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade will be available to guests.

    Live music by House Kat Trio with Rita, Ray and Teddy will entertain visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again starting at 1:45 p.m.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival is just a few weeks away.

    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Currently in its eighth year, the art fest features a full day of food, music, microbrewery and wineries, kids activities and a wide variety of musicians and artisans. Musicians are welcome to join in “jam sessions” on the streets in the heart of the festival for acoustic style performances.

  • Bristow 25th Octoberfest set for Sunday, Oct. 12

    BRISTOW – Bristow will host its 25th Octoberfest and Street Rod, Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Bristow Community Center.

    Registration for the street rod, antique and classic car and truck show will begin at 8 a.m.

    There will be street rod, inspections, door prizes, dash plaques at 4 p.m., top 50 and special awards.

  • Young professionals group meeting Oct. 8

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Young Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Smackwater Cove restaurant in Derby.

    The group formed earlier this year and held a few organizational meetings.

    The gathering next month will be held to reorganize and prepare for regular meetings and activities in the future.

    An election of officers will be discussed.  For more information, contact Chris Cail at 619-6128, Andy Hollinden at (317) 372-2762 or Vince Luecke at 719-2301. Anyone interested in the group is invited.

  • Cannelton tailgate party

    A tailgate party in Cannelton Sept. 20 was a hit with more than 500 people attending, its sponsors reported.

    Chris and Tabitha Blake sponsored the event with community sponsorships and volunteers.

    Activities included a street car and bike show, mechanical bull riding, games, food booths and vendors.

    Proceeds will support bullying-prevention programs at Cannelton City Schools.

    Chris Blake said future events are planned and predicted they will draw even more people.

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  • Council on Aging, OAKS to host Oct. 11 party

    CANNELTON – Perry County Council on Aging and the OAKS Senior Center in Cannelton will mark their 40th anniversary with a celebration Saturday, Oct. 11.

    From noon to 3 p.m., there will be an open house with cake, cookies and punch, along with a quilt show and tours.

  • Chapman takes plea, trial averted

    TELL CITY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman agreed Friday to plead guilty to two counts of official misconduct. Details of the plea agreement were not available late Friday afternoon.

    His guilty plea called off a trial that had been scheduled to begin today on two counts each of theft and official misconduct.

    Chapman was charged in 2013 after an investigation allegedly showed he stole more than $200,000 from school coffers. He served as superintendent from July 2005 through his firing in January 2012.

  • New library resource allows patrons to learn languages online

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Patrons of the Perry County Public Library can now choose to learn any of 80 world languages online for free, as long as they have a library card to register.