Local News

  • Fairgrounds hosting weekend ‘pre-fair’ events

    PERRY COUNTY – While Perry County’s 4-H’ers have another week to complete their projects, several “pre-fair” events are planned for this weekend at the 4-H fairgrounds in Tell City.

    “We are calling them pre-fair events but it’s going to be a lot of fun. Everyone hopes for a good turnout this weekend and again when our fair gets underway,” said Cathy Boerste, Perry County’s extension agent for 4-H and youth development.

  • Summer of science
  • Friday storm spawns small twister




    TELL CITY – An already wild year of weather continued Friday as a line of storms triggered a small tornado that touched down briefly near Troy, downing trees and limbs but causing no structural damage and no injuries.

    The National Weather Service placed Perry County under a tornado warning after reports were received of a funnel cloud in Hancock County, Ky. The storm produced ominous-looking clouds with clear rotation visible from downtown Tell City.

  • Rural News; June 25: DOOLITTLE MILLS
  • Rural News; June 25: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Betty Bowman, who passed away June 15, 2015, in Valrico, Fla. May she rest in peace.

    Also, our sympathy to the family of Lucille McFall, who passed away at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital June 16. And sympathy to the family of Ada Burns, who passed away June 17 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

  • Rural News; June 25: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Congratulations to Ben and Heather (Underhill) Messmer on the birth of their child. They became the proud parents of a daughter born Sunday, June 21, at the Memorial hospital in Jasper. She was given the name Hadley Beth and weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22 inches long.

    Local grandparents of Hadley Beth are David and Theresa Underhill of near Doolittle Mills. Best wishes go to all.

  • Rural News; June 25: BRISTOW

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — The weather has been a bit unusual, but at least is has not been snowing.

    It is hard to decide on whether we want the heat or the cold. We as humans tend to complain no matter what the temperature.

    Birthday wishes go out to Sister Amy Hayes, Angel Judy and Shawnee Patton. May God grant you much happiness in the upcoming year.

    Continue to remember Kelcie Davis, Harold Sturgeon, all our military and those in need of other things. God knows all.

  • Tennessee man killed in one-car crash




    MILLSTONE – A Tennessee man was killed early Saturday after the car he was driving overturned at the intersection of Millstone Road and Indiana 166 south of Rocky Point.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Matthew D. Huggins, 27, of Portland, Tenn., and a passenger, Mark D. Galu, 26, were traveling on Indiana 166 when their Isuzu flipped onto its side.

  • Meet canine ‘hero’ Jago at Tell City Library Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Officer Derrick Lawalin and his trained K-9 partner, Jago, will visit the Perry County Public Library’s Tell City branch at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, as part of the library’s summer “Hero” reading program.

  • Tools of the trade: Special needs teachers hone techniques


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – With the goal of providing focused education for students with learning disabilities, special-needs teachers from Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Pike counties received a rigorous round of hands-on training last week.

    Sponsored by the Exceptional Children’s Co-op, which serves schools in the four counties, teachers learned a myriad of new techniques to help students stay on task through programs provided by the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center.