Local News

  • Valentine’s Day Preparations

    Les’a Fischer, owner of Flowers by Les’a, arranges one of many rose bouquets destined for someone’s sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

    The Main Street florist, along with other flower shops in the area, will be busy designing and delivering bouquets over the next few days.

    According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 37.8 percent of Americans will buy flowers for Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $2.1 billion.

  • Pet of the week

    VEGA is a 10-month-old brown tabby with white who is neutered, feline leukemia negative, fully vaccinated and ready to go to his forever home.

    Vega is very sweet and does well with other animals and children. He was found abandoned in the PCAS parking lot.

    To meet or sponsor Vega or another dog or cat awaiting a new home, call the Perry County Animal Shelter at (812) 547-6381, send email to perrycountyanimalshelter@gmail.com or stop by 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton.

  • Fire in the sky

    A brilliant sunset seemed to set the sky afire Saturday evening over the Ohio River in Perry County.

  • National Players to perform three plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey theater

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays Feb. 26, 27 and 28.

    On Thursday, Feb. 26, the actors will perform “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s final play.

    On Friday, Feb. 27, the performance will be Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The third play will be Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Saturday, February 28.

  • School Menus

    Week of Feb. 16 – 20

  • German Ridge releases cemetery report

    ORIOLE – The German Ridge Cemetery report for 2014 had been released.

    Contributions received during 2014 were from Thelma Givson, in memory of Velma Knieriem, $50; Susan Eastridge, in memory of Claire and Brandy Brandsasse, $100; and Murl and Maggie Sandage, in memory of Pearl Harbaville, $20. Total donations were $170.

    The beginning balance as of Jan. 1, 2014 was $4,193.48 Income from donations was $170 and interest on Certificates of Deposit was $105.03 for a total income of

  • Rural News

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Eva Mitchell, who was laid to rest after a visitation and funeral at the Denbo Funeral Home in English Tuesday, Feb. 10. May she rest in peace.

    Terry, Noah and Reece Seibert spent Sunday with Charlie and Herbie Seibert at their home in Gerald.

    Kenny and Pam Sommer were here from Madisonville, Ky. Saturday to attend the benefit for her niece’s family at the Covered Wagon in Cannelton.

  • Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

    First United Methodist Church Pastor Paul Alvey asks children of the congregation, “Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?” They were quick to answer, “Love!” Alvey told them God loves them and they need to let others know about God’s love.

    Each was given a special origami heart with an invitation to share with others by inviting them to Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. at Tell City First United Methodist Church.

  • Graves family screenwriter nominated for work on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    TELL CITY – The Screen Writer’s Guild will present the Best Writer’s Guild Awards during a ceremony Saturday in Los Angeles.

    In Tell City, Walter and Mildred Graves will certainly be waiting to hear the results.

    Their grandson, Paul Graves, is married to an award nominee. Paul’s wife, Nicole Perlman Graves, is a nominee in the Best Adapted Screenplay Writing category for her work on “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

    Perlman and James Gunn co-wrote the screenplay based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

  • Raising awareness of congenital heart defects

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, proclaimed Feb. 7-14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week in Tell City in recognition of the nearly 800 Indiana babies born annually with heart defects. Gathered with Ewing are three Perry County families affected by congenital heart defects. At left is the Cannelton family of 8-week-old Charlie Conway.

    He was born Dec. 17 and diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped and cannot effectively pump blood to the body.