Local News

  • Scouts explore local ‘Enchanted Woods’

    Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana recently invited adult volunteers to its outdoor education facility, Camp Henry F. Koch, for the unveiling of the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden, a new program area that was specially designed for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies.

  • EMA grant will fund equipment purchases

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Emergency Management Agency has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security grant for $19,945.

    EMA Director Steve Hauser told county commissioners Tuesday during the boards regular meeting, the money was a “quick grant,” made up of funds from other communities that went unspent, and as such, was redistributed.

    Hauser said the county’s portion would be used to purchase several new pieces of rescue equipment, with replacement of some items that are at least 25 years old.

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  • Derby extends invitation to Saturday Riverfest

    DERBY – This Saturday, grab the family and sunscreen and head to Derby to be a part of the annual Derby Riverfest at Mulzer’s Park.

    The day will begin early with a car show registration starting at 6 a.m. and running through 10. A Dash for Dads 5K, sponsored by EverBody’s Fun and Fitness, will begin at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 and will take place at EverBody’s until 5 p.m. Friday or from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the park.

    Early packet pick-up will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19 at EverBody’s Fitness Center in Tell City.

  • Targeting funds, port authority eyes elusive TIGER grant


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY ¬ The Perry County Port Authority is hoping to contend for a sizable grant. According to operations manager Kevin Teague,  they have submitted an application for funds from a pool of money set aside in the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program.

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  • Judges join voices in fight against drug abuse


    Staff Writer


    ROCKPORT – Four judges of Spencer, Warrick, Dubois and Perry counties gathered at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Rockport to hold a press conference to lead a call to action for local children.

    Judge Jon Dartt of Spencer Circuit Court opened, explaining the underpublicized issue of a dramatic increase in child abuse and neglect cases the our area. The increase has been primarily caused  by the effects of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse on area families.

  • Moose Lodge Summer Fest dates set

    TELL CITY – The annual Summer Fest picnic sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424 will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27.

    Gene O’ Rides will operate rides all three days and the annual fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at approximately 10:15 p.m.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; June 18

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Special Father’s Day activities are being planned at the Bethel Christian Church for this coming Sunday, June 21, beginning with a breakfast to be served in the church basement prepared by the ladies at 7:30 a.m.

    Regular morning worship services will then be held with Sunday school beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church service at 9:30 a.m. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church minister. Everyone is invited.