Local News

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre to open season with musical

    LINCOLN CITY – A southern Indiana theater dedicated to telling Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood story will kick off its 2014 season in June.

    The 1,500-seat, covered Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park will open its 2014 season with “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” the amphitheater’s signature musical about the life of Abraham Lincoln on the ground he walked in southern Indiana nearly 200 years ago from the ages of 7 to 21.

  • Perry Central community health fair to be held Monday

    LEOPOLD – Family wellness is the theme of this year’s annual Perry Central health fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7.

    Organizers say there will be many fun activities for all ages, including a new family walk-run with prizes for the first 100 families that register and complete the mile-long course.

    Families can also explore an Air Evac helicopter and fire trucks, join a Zumba class, sample healthy snacks, play games and get free or low-cost health screenings including vision and visual dental checks. 

  • Perry Central after-prom dodgeball tourney Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central After-Prom Committee will host its second annual dodgeball tourney and luncheon at 12:30 Sunday, April 6, at the Perry Central High School and elementary gym.

    Concessions, including pizza, walking tacos and desserts, will be available beginning at 11 a.m. in the high-school commons.

    Registration is open to the public. Age divisions will be fourth through sixth grade, seventh through ninth grade and 10th grade and older. Entry fee is $5 per person or $30 per team.

  • TCJSHS annual art show to begin Monday

    TELL CITY – The 10th annual Tell City High School Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11. The event will be held in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School library.

    Items on display will include digital photography and graphic design work, pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, wood burnings, large scale paper mache sculptures, clay projects, weavings and other fiber projects.

  • Golden Living Center to recognize volunteers

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a volunteer recognition Thursday, April 10, at 2:00 pm.

    The event has been scheduled to celebrate national volunteer week, which runs April 6 through 13. The program will begin at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served following the program. The public is invited to attend.

  • Relay For Life teams gear up for spring fundraisers

    TELL CITY – Local Relay For Life teams will hold several fundraisers throughout April and May to support Relay For Life.

    The teams invite the community to attend and help raise money for Relay For Life.

    • Old National Bank’s Relay For Life team will hold a silent auction from Monday, April 7, to Friday, April 18. Bidding will be open to the public.  

  • Rural News


    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 —Congratulations to April Ransom and James Morris on the birth of their new baby. They became the proud parents of a daughter March 19. She was given the name Aaryn Rene. Aaryn’s grandparents are Jim and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix and great-grandmother is Mary Lois Ransom of Branchville.

  • 1944 county grade-school champs

    This St. Paul basketball team won the Perry County grade-school championship. The members of the team are, standing left to right, Ivan Sprinkle, coach; Lloyd Zuelly, Edward Marchand, Shirley Rogier and Jimmy Bruggenschmidt. Seated are Paul Simpson, Eddie Marchand, Ralph Boerste, Ralph Marchand, Ralph Dauby and Bud Miller.

  • Hospital Construction

    As construction of the new Perry County Memorial Hospital continues this year, tours for hospital staff will offer them a chance to view progress and learn about the areas where they will work. A group led by hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber toured construction Friday. Accompanying them were employees of general contractor Weddle Brothers.

  • No one hurt when boat on river takes on water

    TELL CITY – Two men in a boat were able to beach the craft on the shore near Sunset Park Tuesday after it began taking on water.

    According to officers at the scene, Shelmar Perry and Jason Pirtle put the boat in the river at the ramp in the park.

    However, they apparently left the drain plug out and after engine trouble slowed the craft, water began entering it.

    They managed to reach the shore and with the help of officers and others, tied a rope to a tree on the shore. They were working Wednesday to remove the boat.