Local News

  • Rural News; BRISTOW, April 2

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — Happy Easter to all my family and friends.

    It is hard to believe this year is just buzzing by so quickly.

    The beautiful sunshine makes the body and soul feel oh-so-good.

    This week is full of spiritual goodness. We have Good Friday; its meaning is overwhelming. The thought of our great God giving his precious life for us is a blessing and heartache, just trying to imagine all the agony He went through for us makes me sad.

  • Farmers market organizational meeting Wednesday at Tell City Depot

    TELL CITY – Gardening season is just around the corner and that means plans are taking shape for farmers markets that will be held this year the Tell City Depot.

    An organizational meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Depot, located at 333 Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Betty Cash, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the meeting, similar to one held last year, will establish guidelines for vendors who want to sell items. 

  • Free PCMH health-screenings offered in April

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free blood pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:30-10 a.m. inside the Tell City Wal-Mart.

    This community service will also be offered by PCMH’s Home Health Department from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    PCMH will provide blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Troy Fire Station and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Golden Years Center in Cannelton.

  • Spencer County Healthy Community Partnership to sponsor farmers markets

    SPENCER COUNTY – Spring is here and many gardeners are gearing up for another summer of growing fresh vegetables and fruits. The Spencer County Healthy Community Partnership will sponsor farmers markets again this summer. 

    Several changes have been made to make the markets even bigger and better than last year. Markets will be held from 2 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday June 3, at the city park in Rockport. 

  • Lincoln drama a priority for local 2016 bicentennial celebrations


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – State officials announced the Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre will not host the drama, “A. Lincoln: Pioneer Tale,” this year as the state will contract a new management company to take over the production.

  • Trustee sought for Beard Cemetery

    BRISTOW – An election for one trustee for the Beard Cemetery will be conducted the Monday before Memorial Day. A trustee must be at least 25 years old and have a relative buried in the cemetery.

    If interested in serving as a trustee, send a letter of interest by April 30 to Jerry Beard, 22998 Blue Ridge Road, Bristow, IN  47515. Include name, age and relationship to someone buried in the cemetery.

  • Legislators defend religious freedom law




    TELL CITY – Perry County’s two Statehouse legislators defended Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law Saturday under heavy questioning by opponents who said the newly approved legislation will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes new case manager

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley has hired Meredith Hendershot as the new case manager for its Perry and Spencer County mentoring programs.

    Meredith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and said she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families. She has spent the past few years working with youth. Her main responsibilities as case manager include community advocacy for Big Brothers Big Sisters and program management of children, guardians and volunteers.

  • Auditor releases details on property-tax deductions

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Auditor Pamela L. Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions.  The one-time filing of deductions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by December 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2016.



    Homestead Deductions Homestead Standard Deduction

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS, April 2

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —

    Easter services will be held this weekend at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. A Good Friday service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3. Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Resurrection Sunday, April 5.

    Coffee and dough-nuts will be served in the church basement following Sunrise service, with an Easter-egg hunt for children.