Local News

  • Festival of Lights Saturday

    SANTA CLAUS – The neighbors of Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus will celebrate the 26th annual Festival of Lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The public is invited to celebrate Christmas at the festival. Admission is free but cash or canned-food donations for local charitable organizations will be accepted. There will be more than eight tour miles, thousands of lights and decorations, animated displays and a live nativity.

  • Santa visits annual Sweets and Treats event

    The Perry County Junior Women hosted the annual Sweets, Treats and Santa holiday event Dec. 4, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Perfect for Christmas: The Frances Brune Christmas Fruitcake

    1 1/2 cups butter or shortening
    2 cups sugar
    6 eggs
    4 cups flour
    1 cup pecans, chopped
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup molasses
    1 pound currants
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 pound apricots, dried, sliced
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cloves
    Brandy or wine
    1/2 pound dates, chopped
    1 cup almonds or English walnuts, chopped
    1/2 cup cold black coffee
    1 pound dark raisins
    1 pound mixed fruit
    1 pound pears, dried, sliced

  • Town’s sesquicentennial cookbook offers 700 delicious possibilities

    The community of St. Meinrad will celebrate its 150th anniversary in June and organizers of the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration have prepared a cookbook. Featuring 700 recipes gathered from throughout the community, the book features a hard cover and a three-ring binder that allows extra recipes to be added.

    Recipes are broken down into appetizers, meat dishes, vegetables and side dishes and desserts.

    Available at The News

  • River Road project awaits comment period, other steps

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A public-comment period is under way, an environmental review will be completed near its deadline and a geotechnical study “should be progressing soon,” Alvin Evans said Dec. 8 about work toward an improved River Road.

  • Foundation awards $27,000 in community grants

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $27,000 at its annual awards luncheon Dec. 3. The money from various foundation funds will support education and arts programs, bolster fire protection and provide added recreational opportunities.

    The luncheon was held at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall and recognized donors and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

  • Parting moments

    County commissioners Gary Dauby, left, and Jody Fortwendel and County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg chat after a county commissioners meeting in which Dauby and other departing county officials were recognized.

  • Board names new principal for William Tell

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A Ferdinand resident will step up from an assistant-principal position to take on leadership of William Tell Elementary School as 2011 begins.

  • County braces for winter storm

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Residents put aside their Christmas shopping and stocked up on bread, milk and other staples Wednesday as a winter storm took aim for southern Indiana. Forecasters were spinning different predictions as to the storm’s impact. As The News went to press late in the afternoon, the National Weather Service was calling for a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow to begin falling before midnight and continuing through the overnight hours. Other forecasts were calling for the wintry mix to turn to rain on Thursday.

  • Legion karaoke contest ends Friday

    TELL CITY – Tell City American Legion Post 213 is sponsoring a karaoke contest that will conclude Friday night with a final judging performance.

    To qualify for the final judging, contestants must have appeared four out of the 13 weeks. Special awards will be given for perfect attendance. Judging will be by members of local bands.

    Cash prizes will also be given out.

    Doors will open at 6 p.m. with qualifying starting at 7. Cover charge is $2 per person. A cash bar and grill will be open at 6 p.m.