Local News

  • Spencer County Healthy Community Partnership to sponsor farmers markets

    SPENCER COUNTY – Spring is here and many gardeners are gearing up for another summer of growing fresh vegetables and fruits. The Spencer County Healthy Community Partnership will sponsor farmers markets again this summer. 

    Several changes have been made to make the markets even bigger and better than last year. Markets will be held from 2 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday June 3, at the city park in Rockport. 

  • Lincoln drama a priority for local 2016 bicentennial celebrations


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – State officials announced the Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre will not host the drama, “A. Lincoln: Pioneer Tale,” this year as the state will contract a new management company to take over the production.

  • Trustee sought for Beard Cemetery

    BRISTOW – An election for one trustee for the Beard Cemetery will be conducted the Monday before Memorial Day. A trustee must be at least 25 years old and have a relative buried in the cemetery.

    If interested in serving as a trustee, send a letter of interest by April 30 to Jerry Beard, 22998 Blue Ridge Road, Bristow, IN  47515. Include name, age and relationship to someone buried in the cemetery.

  • Legislators defend religious freedom law




    TELL CITY – Perry County’s two Statehouse legislators defended Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law Saturday under heavy questioning by opponents who said the newly approved legislation will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes new case manager

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley has hired Meredith Hendershot as the new case manager for its Perry and Spencer County mentoring programs.

    Meredith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and said she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families. She has spent the past few years working with youth. Her main responsibilities as case manager include community advocacy for Big Brothers Big Sisters and program management of children, guardians and volunteers.

  • Auditor releases details on property-tax deductions

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Auditor Pamela L. Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions.  The one-time filing of deductions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by December 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2016.



    Homestead Deductions Homestead Standard Deduction

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS, April 2

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —

    Easter services will be held this weekend at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. A Good Friday service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3. Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. Resurrection Sunday, April 5.

    Coffee and dough-nuts will be served in the church basement following Sunrise service, with an Easter-egg hunt for children.

  • Jonathan Jennings Chapter of Daughters of 1812 honor flags, War of 1812 during March meeting

    CORYDON – The Jonathan Jennings Chapter of the Daughters of 1812 gathered earlier this month in Corydon. During the meeting, Edith Key read a biographical sketch of Mrs. John Quincy Adams’ life.

    Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams is the only First Lady to have been born to American parents on foreign soil. She led an inspiring life and her story tells of the many struggles she endured.

    A star-spangled banner

  • Greenwood Cemetery sexton preparing for spring mowing

    TELL CITY – Greenwood Cemetery sexton Alvie Stiff would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that anyone with flowers that are not in vases or saddles should be removed from monuments or ground surrounding monuments.

    This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines. These items should be removed by April 10. After this date items will be removed by cemetery personnel.

    Greenwood Cemetery Rules

    and Regulations

  • Students want to recycle your old phone directories

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School is collecting old Perry-Spencer-Dubois regional phone directories for recycling. 

    Books can be given to any student in grades seven through 12 at the school or books can be dropped off directly to the high-school office.

    The collection of phone books serves as a fun, spirited competition between the different grades at school. Proceeds from the collection will be used to support the eighth-grade Washington, D.C. field trip.