Local News

  • Perry Central health fair, high-school art show set for Monday

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School will celebrate Family Wellness and Health with an evening of family activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20.

    In addition to a free supper, health screenings and interactive health and nutrition booths, there will be a climbing wall, Zumba and a family fun run-walk on the track, with prizes for families that complete the four-lap course.

    There will also be helicopter and fire truck tours, smoothie samplings and prize drawings.

  • Rural News: GERALD; April 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — So sorry to say Kirstie Ann Bayer lost her battle with cancer and passed away April 6, 2015. Our prayers and sympathy are with her family during this difficult time. She was only 26 and this is an example of why insurance companies should pay for mammograms before the age of 40.

  • Rural News: BRISTOW; April 16

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 —

    At 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, John Hays of Bristow will perform an organ recital at St. Meinrad Archabby.

    Try to be there to enjoy the music and show your support.

    Birthdays this week are Misty Board, Brother Clarence Enmen,

    Dewey Rickenbaugh, Mark Van Winkle, Aaron Van Winkle,

    Holly Xanders and Eric Hayes. May this year be filled with love, happiness and great health. God bless.

    Those celebrating anniversaries are Todd and Pam Schaefer,

  • Tell City Kiwanis learn about Scenic Lincoln Rail Way, BCF’s PLUS program

    TELL CITY – Recent speakers at Tell City Kiwanis meetings were Kevin Teague of the Perry County Port Authority and Brian Janiga, community-involvement coordinator for Branchville Correctional Facility.   

    Teague spoke April 1 about exciting plans for the Scenic Lincoln Rail Way tour, which will have stops at Holiday World and Lincoln State Park. This excursion train would have stops in both Perry and Spencer counties. 

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; April 16

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —A mother-daughter-friend banquet will be held at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills Friday evening, May 8. A carry-in meal will be held at 5 p.m. in the church basement, followed by a Mother’s Day program. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • American Legion Unit 213 selects Hoosier Girls State delegates, alternates

    TELL CITY – Perry County Unit 213 has selected its delegates who will attend  the 74th annual session of Hoosier Girls State.

    The event will be held June 21 through June 27, on the campus of Trine University in Angola.

    Amy Hackbarth was selected as the delegate from Tell City Junior- Senior High School.

    She is the daughter of David and Janice Hackbarth. Her alternate is Mary Grace Alvey, daughter of Chris and Carol Alvey.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; April 16

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — On Wednesday afternoon of last week, Harold and I traveled to Evansville and went to the home of Allen and Janie Lynch for a visit. Allen is a cousin to Harold. We enjoyed a nice visit in the evening and met with them to enjoy a meal before leaving town. On our way home, we stopped for a visit at the home of Ronnie and Betty Bayer in Dale.

  • County parks board to get snowplow for new truck


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s new truck finally came in two weeks ago. Now the department will get a snowplow to use with it.

    The department was looking for a plow to clear the parking lot and entryway at Eagles Bluff and some of its other parks.

  • Cannelton city-wide spring cleanup starts today

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s city-wide “spring clean-up,” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, is under way now.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection remain the same as last year, David Marsh said.

    For the cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke to compete in Wide World of Sports Martial Arts Championship




    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke will vie for gold later this year at a world martial arts championship in Orlando, Fla.