Local News

  • Dispersed camping in the Hoosier National Forest

    Did you know there are many opportunities for camping in the Hoosier National Forest besides at developed campground? For those of you who enjoy more primitive camping experiences than offered in campgrounds such as Hardin Ridge, Tipsaw Lake, and Indian-Celina, you may want to give dispersed camping a try.

  • Holiday artist

    Avery Taylor, a first-grader in Brandi Springer’s classroom at Perry Central Elementary School, drew this sketch of a snowman, who looks truly frosty, and a well-filled stocking.

  • Holiday Helpers readying for busy season

    PERRY COUNTY – As Thanksgiving approaches and the Christmas preparation season gets under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Commissioners vacate Rome street

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed at a regular meeting Nov. 17 to vacate a portion of Market Street in Rome.

    Attorney John Werner made the request on behalf of Bill Coomer, who owns land on either side of the undeveloped road.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet examined their request, Werner said, and found no problem with it. County Highway Superintendent Ed Feix was at the meeting, and said he had no objection, either.

  • Veterans Memorial at Branchville Cemetery

    The same day he helped lead a tribute to veterans at Perry Central High School, Boy Scout Jon Suhrheinrich gathered with community members and fellow Scouts to dedicate a memorial to veterans at Branchville Cemetery.

  • Santa’s on his way!

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its 6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main Street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Library committee members address concerns - Corrected

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s public library will have to merge with another if it is to survive, board-of-directors member Frank Maffia said.

  • Fund-raising will spur childhood literacy

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana Association of United Ways members have access to $6 million to spur local fundraising efforts in 2010 and 2011. Support from Lilly Endowment created this opportunity for United Ways and funds in Indiana to rebuild and recover and find new donors over the two-year period.

  • Christmas chili cook-off set for Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.

    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pots of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”

    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Angel Food menus for December now available at News

    TELL CITY – December menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries’ discount-food program are available online and at The News.

    The program offers 31 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free food box for $25. Several holiday specials are offered this month.

    December orders are due Dec. 7 with food to be delivered Dec. 18. Orders can be placed online and paid for with debit or credit cards.

    Menus are available online at www.angelfoodministries.com.