Local News

  • Pet of the Week

    GINGER is a female beagle mix about 18 months old who has been at the shelter for over four months.

    She has been overlooked and is still awaiting a family of her own to walk through the doors of the PCAS. Ginger loves to go for long walks and play with toys.

    She seems to bond quickly to adults, however children make her nervous from time to time.

  • Schweizer Fest showcases local talent

    Winners from the youth and adult divisions take the stage at the conclusion of Thursday evening’s Schweizer Fest talent show. The first place winner in the youth category was seven-year-old Lily Lindauer who took the prize for her hip-hop dance routine.

  • Fire guts Tell City family’s home

    TELL CITY – A Saturday fire left a Tell City family working to pick up the pieces. The fire at Sam and Tara Throgmorton’s home at 1419 Fulton St. broke out Saturday afternoon and was likely caused by an extension cord running to a window air-conditioning unit, Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne said.

    The family was not at home at the time and no one was injured. However, much of the home was heavily damaged.

  • Local roller derby team makes playoffs

    Tell City’s Ramsey and Demolition City Roller Derby to compete
    AUSTIN, Texas – Demolition City Roller Derby, based in Evansville, has qualified for the 2014 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 2 Playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 22-24.

    “Qualifying for the WFTDA Playoffs is absolutely a dream come true for us” said DCRD All-Star co-captain Sam Ramsey.


    Week of Aug. 18 to Aug. 22
    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.
    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country fried steak sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pears.
    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Corn dog, baked beans and peaches.

  • Cannelton students, teachers prepare for back-to-school

    Students and their families gathered at the William Bennett Early Learning Center in Cannelton Aug. 5 for a back-to-school kids’ fest. Several community organizations were on hand to distribute information and supplies.

  • Schweizer Fest Snapshots

    Tylar Williams opens Thursday evening’s Schweizer Fest talent show with her rendition of Jeff Buckley’s 1994 cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Her efforts and talents won her fourth place in the event’s youth division.

  • Farm Bill information session set for Sept. 9 in Leopold

    LEOPOLD – Perry County farmers are invited to join Purdue Extension educator Sara Dzimianski at Marcy’s Restaurant in Leopold at noon Tuesday, Sept. 9 for a Farm Bill question-and-answer session with district conservationist Rita Becker Forler of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Rockport.

  • Schweizer Fest Bike Ride

    Several dozen riders took part in Sunday’s Schweizer Fest Bike Ride. Tours of various distances were offered. Riders departed from Zoercher-Bettinger Park around 8:30 a.m.

  • As summer programs wrap up, library staff, board focus on 2015 budget

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – More than 130 children participated in the Perry County Library’s Summer Reading Program offered at both Tell City and Cannelton locations, Director John Mundy told the board of trustees during a regular meeting Aug. 6.

    He said 3,075 book slips were returned and estimated that many more books beyond that were read but not submitted.