Local News

  • St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial Schedule

    MS - Main Stage  
    CC - Community Center
    FS - Fire Station

    Thursday, June 9
    Girls Softball Tourney
    5 p.m. Booths & Beer Garden Open
    5:30 p.m. Justin Forshey - MS
    6 p.m. Brothers of the Brush Contest - CC    
    6:30 p.m. Fashions of Old Contest - CC
    7 p.m. Dubois County Cloggers - CC
    7:30 p.m. Casey Williams - MS

    Friday, June 10
    Girls Softball Tourney
    4 p.m. Abbey Tours - Guest House

  • Riders raise $2,400 to fight cancer

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Teachers Association’s annual bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Hospital April 30 was a success, raising more than $2,400 to help in the fight against childhood cancer.

  • Officials approve plan updates, tractor transfer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved documents for the county’s emergency management director, declared a tractor surplus and agreed to change a policy on handguns during a regular meeting Monday.

    Steve Hauser, the director of emergency management, secured the officials’ approval of updates to a comprehensive hazard-analysis plan, which he said is available on a compact disc in the commissioners office in the county courthouse.

  • County native Fritz’s furniture-building skills earn national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Perry County native who has crafted a name for himself as a furniture maker will receive a national award next month.

    Made In America, a nonprofit educational group working to promote U.S. commerce in global markets, announced last week that Keith Fritz of Ferdinand is the winner of the inaugural William Thornton Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship. The award will be presented at the annual Take Pride in America celebration held at the United States Capitol July 4.

  • Music in the Park-Shoot for the Stars returns Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The second Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park is set for Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City with the featured performers Justin Bosley and Jack DuPont.

    The event will also be an elimination round for the Shoot for the Stars competition.

    Eight contestants performed live auditions May 13 and moved on to the competition phase of the event. Contestants are Ashley Graves, Brianna Bolin, Brooke Lawalin, Jamie Holman, Jonathan Sanders, Rebecca Shearn, Savannah Alvey and Twila Brown.

  • Diplomas a Day Early
  • Relay for Life to kick off Saturday in Leopold

    LEOPOLD – Teams all across the county have been working hard to raise funds and gear up for this year’s Relay for Life to help raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Teams and participants will gather Saturday and Sunday at the Perry Central track for the annual event.

  • State changes vaccination guidelines

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – New directives from the Indiana Department of Health’s Immunization Division means new rules under which children and adults are eligible for free vaccinations offered by the Perry County Health Department.

    County Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said beginning July 1, the health department will no longer be able to provide vaccinations to families with health-insurance coverage. The new rules are statewide and will affect the way many Perry County families obtain routine childhood immunizations.

  • More photos from TCHS Class of 2011 graduation

    When News photographers go to some events, such as school graduations, we take a lot more pictures than we can fit into the print edition. This Web site offers us an opportunity to share a lot more of our images with readers, and offers you the opportunity to see and buy them. To get started, click on this image to enlarge it, then click on the arrows to navigate through the rest of the set. We hope you enjoy what you see.

  • Museum tour