Local News

  • Route 66 Yard Sale, Pioneer Village Open House wrap up fall tour

    Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale Oct. 16

    An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole. In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route.

    Public sites will be announced soon. For more information, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

    Shubael Little Pioneer VillageOpen House Oct. 16-17

  • Classic rides en route to Bristow for 21st show

    BRISTOW – Hundreds of cars and trucks carrying the labels of classics, street rods and even antiques will cruise, roll and rumble into Bristow Sunday for the community’s 21st annual Octoberfest.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. with judging and door prizes throughout the day. Dash plaques will be awarded at 4 p.m.

  • Freedom Riders Pipes and Chrome Show Saturday

    CANNELTON – Agape Community Church’s Freedom Riders motorcycle ministry will host its third annual Pipes and Chrome Bike Show during Cannelton’s Fall Heritage Fest Saturday.

    The show will be held at 115 Washington St., in front of the Cannelton Life Center. The categories for motorcycles are stock street cruiser, sport bike, trike, custom, classic pre-1986 and scooter.

    Registration fee is $15 per bike and begins at 11 a.m. Entry deadline is 1 p.m. with judging at 2. Winners will receive trophies.

    For more information, call 547-2772.

  • Good times a sure bet Saturday in Cannelton

    The city of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

    Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Jeff Reinhardt, a blacksmith artist from Floyd Knobs, will demonstrate his metal work with his forge. Nita Claise, local artist, will showcase her talent with her pottery wheel.
    Other demonstrations by weavers, carvers and painters will also be available throughout the day.

  • Local Knights earn international recognition

    TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus Council 1172 of Tell City is a Father McGivney Award Winner.

    Named after the organization’s founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, the award is given in recognition of outstanding membership recruitment and retention efforts during the 2009-10 fraternal year.

    The announcement was made by the Knights of Columbus International Headquarters located in New Haven, Conn. Ed Boudreas, district deputy, presented an engraved plaque to the council during a special ceremony Sept. 21.

  • Country kickoff

    Ariel James attempts to toss stuffed animals into a mesh container in one of numerous game stations set up behind Tell City Junior-Senior High School Friday for a kickoff to this year’s junior-high anti-bullying efforts.

  • Students will rally Oct. 15

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Class will host its second annual Academic Pep Rally Kickoff in the school auditorium beginning at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 15.  

  • Adding color to the show

    Tell City Marching Marksmen color-guard members practice their part of this year’s show Sept. 30 ahead of district competition Saturday, where they earned a gold rating and the right to advance to regional competition Oct. 16 at Evansville Central High School

  • LHDC receives stimulus grants

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Executive Director Larry K. Kleeman announced that LHDC recently received continuation grants for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs funded last year through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Perfecting precision

    Perry Central Marching Commodores rehearse their show Sept. 28 after competing at three invitational events and ahead of a district contest Saturday.