Local News

  • Daughters seeking submissions for Perry County Veterans Project

    TELL CITY - The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county's history to present.

    The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict.

    The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • Benefits planned for Josh Ahl of Rome

    ROME - Josh Ahl of Rome is battling stage-four colon cancer. He has lived in Perry County his entire life. Numerous friends and family members have organized several fundraising events to help cover the costs of Josh's medical expenses.

    The community is invited to a bow-fishing tourney Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 at the boat ramp in Magnet. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 27.

  • Saint Meinrad Catholic Church fall festival set for Sept. 21

    ST. MEINRAD - St. Meinrad Catholic Church will host its annual fall festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
    Activities will be held at the St. Meinrad Park and Recreation Field.

    Attractions include a grand raffle with cash prizes, quilt wheel, special quilt raffle, the parish's "famous soup," theme basket raffle and country store.

    There will be wagon-ride tours, games, an obstacle course, alpaca wool spinning, cake walk, stylin' hat and stompin' boot contests.

  • Rome VFD annual hog roast set for Sept. 21

    ROME - The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual hog roast Sunday, Sept. 21. A church service will be on the community center grounds at 10:30 a.m.

    A hog-roast meal will begin at 11:30 a.m. The meal will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    Also available will be an all-day concession stand, a country store, a duck pond and novelties booth, wagon rides by Jim Krutz and door prizes and a half-pot along with a 25-item raffle.

  • Pet of the Week

    Notice from shelter staff: Sassy has been sponsored and her adoption fee has been waived for an approved home. Due to the abundance of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    SASSY is a very sweet and friendly girl who has been overlooked and at the shelter for several months. She was brought to the shelter when her owner moved away and was unable to take her.

    Sassy walks perfectly on a leash and loves to be with people. She is kennel, crate and housebroken.

  • Fall landscape program set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Purdue Master Gardeners of Perry, Spencer and Dubois counties have announced their second educational program for the public and all master gardeners.

    "Impressive Fall Landscapes" will begin at 6 p.m. Central time Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Family Roots Nursery Inc., 4871 West 1200 South in Dale. Note the special start time for this month's program.

  • Drug roundup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27

    PERRY COUNTY - The latest in a series of drug-roundup events is scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon Sept. 27 at the Tell City Fire Station and the clinic at Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road.

    Intended to keep outdated or otherwise unneeded medications out of the wrong hands and water supplies, the events are conducted in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and local law-enforcement and recycling-management agencies. Each event results in the collection of hundreds of tons of drugs nationally.

  • Corrections

    • A second headline in a story on Can-Clay’s failure to pay property taxes included an incorrect amount. The company currently owes the county $365,527, which was the figure reported in the article.

    The headline, however, incorrectly listed the amount at $465,527.

    • The story also erred in reporting that the company was scheduled to begin making payments under an agreement with the county in May. Actually, payments were to begin in March.

  • Burglaries, thefts on rise in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – “We have had an uptick in burglaries and thefts the last three weeks or so,” Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said during a regular meeting of the city’s common council Monday.

    “I just want to remind everybody that if you see anything suspicious around your property, your neighbor’s property or anything, call us and let us know then, when it’s happening. Call if you see anybody who doesn’t belong in the area.”

  • Relay for Life rally Sept. 15

    TELL CITY – There will be a Relay for Life rally from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Tell City Moose Lodge.

    Supporters of Perry County Relay for Life are invited to attend.

    For more information, call Teri James at (812) 499-9476 or send email to teresa.james@cancer.org.