Local News

  • Record-breaking year for PCCF’s trivia night

    TELL CITY – A record 20 teams competed in Perry County Community Foundation’s fifth annual Trivia Night that took place Saturday at the Schergens Center. The annual fundraiser allows trivia teams to compete for a chance to donate to their favorite charities.

    For the second year in a row, the News Hounds, sponsored by the Perry County News, took home first place. They will award $500 to Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery. This year, second- and third-place teams and the spirit team could also award to their favorite charity.

  • Goals set for Relay For Life of Perry County

    TELL CITY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and thew American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County has set the 2015 event goals. This marks Perry County’s 20th Annual Relay For Life. Event Leadership Team has set a $35,000 income goal.

    The group would like to have 20 fundraising teams, have 85 survivors engaged and hundreds of Perry County residents attend this year’s Relay For Life of Perry County.

  • Reverse transfer agreement between Purdue and VU

    VINCENNES – Thanks to a reverse transfer agreement, students who transfer from Vincennes University to Purdue University will now have the opportunity to earn a VU associate degree, even if they did not complete it prior to transfer.

    “For many years the students who transfer from Vincennes to Purdue have been valued by our faculty.

    They are well prepared for the rigors of many of our academic programs. But in some cases, it is to their advantage to transfer before the associate degree is earned.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey open house Feb. 8

    ST. MEINRAD – In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, , the monastic community of Saint Meinrad Archabbey is hosting an open house on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

    Monks will lead tours of the public areas of the monastic house, as well as tours of the sacristy, the Archabbey Church and the monastic Chapter Room. Tours will begin at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center.

  • New grief-support group to meet in February

    SANTA CLAUS – Heritage Hills Baptist Church will offer a new grief-support ministry aimed at those who are struggling with the loss of a child.

    Through the leadership of Sherry Griepenstroh MSN, FNP-C, 13-week course will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 26, at Heritage Hills Baptist Church.

    Griepenstroh, a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church, suffered the tragic loss of her daughter in an automobile accident four years ago.

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    Week of Feb. 2 - 6
    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

  • Jasper Engines & Transmissions announces promotions, new leadership

    JASPER – Jasper Engines & Transmissions recently announced the following changes to its production leadership group in 2015.

    James Corbin assumed responsibility of the company’s sourcing group, buyers, pricing and costing team and schedulers.

    He started with Jasper July 7, 2003, and has held previous positions in quality, manager of internal process auditing and supplier and product development.

    Shari Gress is responsible for materials, conveyance and Jasper certified components within the company’s five manufacturing locations.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 —
    Our sympathy to the family of Ralph Malone, who passed away. Huber funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. May he rest in peace.

    Our sympathy to the family of infant Kensley Steffen, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13. She was the second born of triplets to Dallas and Melissa (Thomas) Steffen.

    They were born Jan. 11. Please keep this family in your prayers during this stressful time.

  • LHDC accepting applications for Energy Assistance Program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home energy through partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    To date, LHDC has served 1,035 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of nearly $400.

    Interested persons should call (812) 547-3435, Exts. 231 or 229 or (800) 467-1435, Exts. 231 or 229 for a program packet.

  • Bulldogs recognized for perfect attendance

    Several students and staff of Cannelton Elementary School received perfect attendance T-shirts for having 100 percent attendance and zero tardies for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year.

    They also received certificates and recognition at an awards ceremony.