Local News

  • Perry Central event spotlights value of career readiness


    Feature Writer


    LEOPOLD – Educators, community leaders and business professionals throughout the county gathered April 1 for a special event highlighting career and technical education for the modern workforce,  hosted by Perry Central High School.

    The event included guest lectures, overviews of Perry Central’s current efforts in career and technical education, student testimonials of community-internship experiences and plenty of discussion and networking.

  • Council hears concerns about RV parking regulations




    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Common Council listened for more than an hour last Monday to comments, pro and con, about proposed parking restrictions on boats, campers, trailers and other recreational vehicles. The council took no action after listening to residents but could come back at a future meeting to formulate an ordinance.

  • NWS confirms tornado touchdown near Branchville

    ST. CROIX – A line of powerful storms that downed trees and lifted sheds from their foundations in areas of northern Perry County Tuesday also spawned a tornado.

    Perry County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Hauser said the National Weather Service toured storm-damaged areas Tuesday and confirmed an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado hit in the St. Croix-Branchville area.

  • Perry Central work-ethic program to become model for region

    PERRY COUNTY – A new work-ethic program recently piloted at Perry Central High School was adopted Tuesday by the Region 11 Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Board as a method for addressing the deficit of soft skills possessed by individuals entering the workforce.

  • K of C Tootsie Roll Drive to begin April 24

    TELL CITY– The Tell City Knights of Columbus

    Tootsie Roll drive will begin Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.

    Knights will accept donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at several area locations.

    All money raised stays in Perry County and will support local schools and groups that serve young people with special needs.

    Knights will be available at Wal-Mart, Dairy Queen, Noble’s IGA, Fifth Third Bank and Cash Saver in Tell City.

  • Perry County rabies clinics planned

    PERRY COUNTY – Two local veterinarians will offer rabies clinics at several locations in the county this month and in early May. Dr. Bill Schoene from County-Wide Animal Clinic in Cannelton and Dr. Alan Decker of Greenwood Animal Hospital in Tell City will host the clinics. Any dog or cat may be vaccinated if at least 3 months old. Fee is $9 per animal and pet owners are encouraged to attend the clinic nearest them.

    • Monday, April 13, Bristow Milling Co. lot  in Bristow, Dr. Alan Decker, 6 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Annual Tell City H.S. art show opens Monday

    TELL CITY – Next week’s 11th annual Tell City High School Art Show will showcase the talents of students in several media.

    The April 13-17 exhibit in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Library-Media Center will open Monday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, exhibits will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours next Thursday will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Rural News: GERALD; April 9


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — The past week was a sorrowful one for more reasons than one.

    The passion of our Lord always is, but Easter came Sunday with a joyous celebration across the world, and we have a new beginning.

    It is always difficult to relive events that bring us pain and homesickness on the holidays and this is true for everyone who has lost a loved one, especially in the first few years, and every family has been through this at one time or another, haven’t they?

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; April 9

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Hopefully everyone had a nice and blessed Easter weekend.

    Visitors and noontime guests with Harold and me Easter Day were Michelle Toothman and daughters Aubrey, Natalie and Arianna; and Elisha Schwartz and Joe Hill and Peggy and Jeff Eckert and Darlene Mitchell and Brady Hill and Kaley House and Brandon Eckert and Tiffany Smith and Brandi Eckert and daughter Brooklyn and Darrin Wiseman. After the meal, everyone enjoyed an egg hunt. The weather was nice for the day.

  • Visit by the Easter Bunny