Local News

  • Stepping Stones openings still available

    LEOPOLD - Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2010-11 school year.

    Openings are still available for the 3-year-old class

    Each week the child will be introduced to a new letter of the alphabet and with each letter will be a theme involving games, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, songs and worksheets to teach the child to recognize, write and know what sound each letter makes.

    Each month, children will be introduced to a new color, shape and number.

  • Angel Food menus for July available at News

    TELL CITY - July menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food, valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $23. There are also meat and fruit and vegetable specials for the month.

    July orders are due by noon July 20 and will be distributed from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 31. Orders can be placed online and paid for with a debit or credit card.

  • 5K run-walk honoring Brahm to be held July 24

    SANTA CLAUS - A 5K run-walk will be held July 24 to honor and remember Cody Brahm and raise funds for the Cody Brahm Memorial Scholarship at Heritage Hills High School.

    "Cody's Memorial Mile" will begin at 9 a.m. at Yellig Park in Santa Claus. Olympic runner Terry Brahm, Cody's uncle, will lead the 5K run.

    Registration fee for the run is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Registration the morning of the run begins at 7:30.

    Proceeds raised at the run, will go toward an annual scholarship for Heritage Hills seniors in Cody's memory.

  • Historical society seeking 2010 Distinguished Citizen nominations

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited our community.

  • Extra troopers on holiday duty

    EVANSVILLE – Lt. Dennis Marshall, commander of the Evansville Post, would like to remind all motorists to do their part in making our highways safe during this upcoming holiday.

    Last year, two fatal crashes occurred on Indiana roadways during the Fourth of July holiday.

    According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, one of those fatal crashes was alcohol related.

  • PCMH to offer basic CPR classes to public

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer CPR classes to the public July 15.

    A basic CPR course will be will be held at the Perry County EMS - Rescue building, located near Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, from noon to 4 p.m. and from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class size is limited and the fee is $45. Registration is required by July 12.

  • Derby to host Bluegrass Festival July 8-10

    DERBY — Seven bands are scheduled to play July 8-10 at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day festival will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their music with visitors. People attending are asked to take a covered dish.

    Music will start at 4 p.m. Friday. Among the groups scheduled are David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Cowan Creek Boys, Men of the Week and Kings Highway,

  • Patoka Lake to host archery lessons Saturday

    BIRDSEYE – Meet the naturalist and other certified archery instructors at the Patoka Lake archery range for a beginners archery lesson from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    This event is an introduction to the sport and is open to all ages. Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants or to the first 20 to arrive if the event is not full.

    Pre-register by calling the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447 or the Patoka Lake Property Office at (812) 685-2464.

  • Most offices closed Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. County and city offices will be closed for the day. In Tell City, there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week. In Cannelton, Monday's route will be collected with Tuesday's.

    Monday's meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Tell City Common Council have been postponed until Tuesday. County commissioners' meeting normally held on the first Monday has also been moved to Tuesday.

  • Tell City Woman barges into home; declares spaceship coming

    TELL CITY – A woman who allegedly barged into a Tell City home Saturday night claiming a god on a spaceship was coming for them was whisked to jail instead of outer space.

    Tell City police said Heather L. Burst, 27, of 1339 19th St., faces charges of public intoxication, residential entry and two counts of aggravated battery.