Local News

  • Local actors on Lincoln Amphitheatre stage for 2014

    Staff Writer

    LINCOLN CITY – This year’s cast of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama, much as it has for its more than 25 years in operation, will prominently feature several local actors. Practicing up to six hours a day, five days a week for the last two weeks, the curtain raised Thursday for the opening of “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale.”

  • School board won’t hear expulsion appeals

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students who are expelled in Cannelton no longer have the option of appealing their punishment to the school corporation’s board of trustees.

    Based on a recommendation from Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt, the board voted in a regular meeting Thursday without discussion to adopt a policy under which it will hear no expulsion appeals.

    “We had two student expulsions this year,” the superintendent said.

  • Michigan-based logistics company to build in Troy


    Feature Writer

    TROY – A Great Lakes-area logistics company has set its sights on a tract along the north end of Troy for what company representatives say will be a 300,000-square-foot warehouse. KK Integrated Logistics Inc., a private, family-owned company with several sites in Michigan and Wisconsin, provides logistics services including warehousing, trucking, stevedoring, and shipping.

  • Woman credits rescuers, defibrillator for saving her life


    Guardian angels. Many people believe in them. Some claim to feel their presence. Sherry Moore had an even rarer encounter last week. She hugged two of hers.

    The 59-year-woman was at death’s door June 2 after collapsing in the basement of her daughter’s home in Tell City. Her heart quit beating and she was taking her last breaths when a paramedic and firefighter knelt by her side.

  • Moose picnic opens Thursday


    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28.

    Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and a fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 28. Fireworks will begin shortly after 10 p.m.

    Moose members and Women of the Moose will serve chicken and pork-chop dinners all three days. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and continue through the evening.

  • Freewill Baptist to host revival

    CANNELTON - The Rev. Jack Kidwell, pastor of Heartland Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be guest speaker at revival services at Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Pastor Lewis Garrett and the congregation welcome everyone to attend.

  • Marine officers installed

    Installation of new officers of the Perry County Marines took place May 24.

    Shown left to right are Marines Jerry Meunier, junior vice commandant; Cindy Meunier, adjutant and historian; Harvey Bays, sergeant at arms; Donnie Goffinet, commandant; Glenn Newton, judge advocate and chaplain; Jim Bob Lawson, paymaster; Jeff Devillez, senior vice commandant; Dave Englert, installation officer and past department commandant.

  • Leadership Perry County seeks members for 2014-15 class

    PERRY COUNTY - Leadership Perry County is taking applications for the 2014-15 year.

    The nine-month program is for individuals who wish to explore leadership skills, discuss issues affecting Perry County and become effective in the community with other motivated individuals.

    An opening retreat will be conducted in September. Along with the retreat, each participant is required to attend a minimum of six of the seven monthly sessions held each third Thursday, October through May.

  • Hospital will offer CPR, other rescue classes in July

    TELL CITY - Family and Friends CPR classes will be offered July 16.
    Participants may choose from one of three sessions: 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

    - Family and Friends is designed for the lay person, 10 years and older, to learn CPR and choking-rescue skills.

    Ten and 11-year-olds may participate with an older sibling or adult.
    No testing or performance evaluation will be required.

    Fee is $10 for the two-hour class.

  • Open lap swimming now offered at JFK pool

    TELL CITY - Perry County Wellness and New Directions Health and Fitness Club are sponsoring open lap-swimming at the JFK pool in Tell City throughout the summer.

    Weekly sessions are now open from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

    The cost per session is $3. There will be no charge for New Directions members but a membership card must be presented.