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  • Faith in the Future



    There’s a place near to me,

    where I’m longing to be

    With my friends at the

    old country church

    There with mother we went

    and our Sundays we spent

    With our friends at the

    old country church


  • New group to head Cannelton’s Heritage Fest


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The leadership in charge of organizing the Cannelton Heritage Fest has changed hands. Long overseen by the Cannelton Foundation, that group has given way to the upstart Renew Cannelton.

    Citing decreased participation from volunteers, the Cannelton Foundation announced last week that they would no longer head the festival.

  • Aspiring singer-songwriter ascends with upcoming debut release


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Little did Luke Hilgenhold know that an impromptu guitar lesson at a bonfire would ignite the creative country music force within him.

    As Hilgenhold tells it, a buddy handed him his guitar and showed him a couple of chords. The novice musician went out and bought himself a guitar shortly afterward. Hilgenhold already had the bug. “Right then, I was kind of hooked,” he said.

  • The state of children in Perry County

    TELL CITY – From teen drug use to education, poverty and health information, they’re the numbers that paint a picture of what life is like for children and teens in Perry County. But sorting through piles of papers and hundreds of government sources is a time-consuming and tedious process.

  • Driver injured in early morning accident

    TELL CITY – One person was air-lifted after an early Sunday accident on Indiana 66 west of Tell City.

    At approximately 12:51 a.m., central dispatch advised Perry County deputies of a vehicle accident on the highway between Tell City and Troy, near Squirrel Road. Deputies arrived to find a heavily damaged 1999 black Dodge Dakota registered to Scott and Margaret Keller of Tell City.  Upon surveying the scene, officers were able to determine the driver, Zachary Keller, 21, of Tell City had been ejected from the vehicle.

  • On-time payment
  • I-64 Crash Wednesday kills Virginia man

    DALE –  A crash late Wednesday evening near Ferdinand on Interstate 64 claimed the life of a Virginia man. Brandon Taylor, 34, of Roanoke, Va., was flown from the scene but later died at the hospital.

  • Abbey Press to close final line


    Staff Writer


    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Press will close its publications division by mid-year, effectively ending a monastic enterprise that once employed hundreds of people and included a thriving mail-order business.

    Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB announced to workers March 2 that the publications division of Abbey Press will suspend its operations by June 30.

  • Driven to learn: Bookmobile operator’s life-time of memories


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – In May 2012, the state-of-the-art Bookmobile took to the streets of Perry County to provide a mobile library for patrons at many locations.

    The most senior member of the Bookmobile staff is Brandi Sanders. She practically grew up on one of the older bookmobiles, with her mother being part of its staff for decades. She worked on the bus with her mother for around seven years before her mom’s  retirement nearly a decade ago.


    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club will perform a production this weekend of “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” a play written by Bryan Starchman. The show features a series of short tales about family life. Each scene poses a different funny, yet relatable, story.