Local News

  • Meth forum Wednesday at PCHS

    LEOPOLD - The Leadership Perry County Class of 2008 will hold the first of three methamphetamine forums called "Every Child ... Every Chance ... Every Day" Wednesday.

    The forums will focus on how drugs affect children, more specifically a lack of foster parents in Perry County to take care of children after their caregivers have been jailed because of drugs. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. a light meal will be served in the Perry Central cafetorium with speakers to follow.

  • Spencer County candidates to converge Oct. 9

    CHRISNEY - The Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Meet Your Candidates event for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at the Community Center near Chrisney.

    The event will begin with candidates greeting voters. The forum starts at 7, with Perry County News Editor Vince Luecke moderating.

    "This is a wonderful opportunity for the folks in Spencer County to get to know the candidates and become educated voters" explained Barbie Brown, executive director of the chamber.

  • Scientific demonstration

    Daisy Suters, top photo, tries to capture layers of colored water in a straw during a back-to-school open house Wednesday at Tell City Junior High School as her mother and brother, Amanda and Dax Huff, look on. Parents were given an opportunity to run through their children's schedules. Sixth-grade science teacher Kyle Miles said the demonstration involved making and testing hypotheses. Parents and students could enjoy a chili supper during the event, served up by, among others, cook Erin Parker, at left in lower photo, and cafeteria manager Sheila James.

  • Final Music in Park performances this weekend

    TELL CITY - This Sunday marks the season finale of the Tell City Regional Arts Assocation Music in the Park series with performances by Boom Squad Inc., CJ and the Grey Cats and Elliot Sublett.

    Boom Squad Inc. is a performing drum line consisting of students from Evansville Metropolitan Area schools. Studnets are between the ages of 4 and 17 years old.

  • Autumn's approach kicks off county's fall tour

    Bear Hollow hosting first events on Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Demonstrations by world-class chain-saw carvers Friday through Sunday in St. Croix will kick off Perry County's month-long Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour.

    Other events include Troy's Pioneer Days Oct. 3-4, Cannelton's Heritage Fest Oct. 11 and Bristow's annual Octoberfest and classic car show Oct. 12. Headlining the final weekend of the festival are Oct. 18's return of last year's popular Route 66 Yard Sale and an open house at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village.

  • Visitors center dedication set for Oct. 15

    CANNELTON - With the building project at Eagles Bluff Park nearly completed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board has scheduled a dedication ceremony for the new visitors center-restroom building Oct. 15.

    Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams told the board Wednesday, "It looks like everything's done except the asphalting. They're currently scheduled to pave Friday, weather permitting."

    The project's architect is scheduled to do a "punch list," which is basically a final inspection, Thursday.

  • Port authority moves $2 million closer to goal

    Grant will contribute to 286,000-pound rail upgrades

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad are $2 million closer to realizing upgrades to their rail infrastructure that will allow them to accommodate 286,000-pound rail cars.

    News releases from Sen. Dick Lugar and Rep. Baron Hill announced Wednesday a grant in that amount had been awarded by U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Ike's remnants pummel county with hurricane-force winds

    (NOTE: An update to a story we posted at 9 a.m. Monday is included beginning with the eighth paragraph of this story.) PERRY COUNTY - A 22-year-old man died Sunday and at least one other person was injured as powerful winds blasted over the county, sending trees crashing onto homes and cars and across city streets and county roads. Hundreds of people were still without power Monday morning as Southern Indiana Power crews worked to repair lines in Perry and Spencer counties downed by trees and limbs.

  • PC band captures awards

    Director: Students 'light years ahead' of last year

    LINCOLN CITY - The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned third place and two caption awards Saturday at their first competition of the season, the Heritage Hills Fall Festival Marching Band Invitational.

    Band Director Rob Cason said Tuesday he's not too concerned about placings, but was very happy his students earned awards for best music and best color guard because "it's been a while since Perry Central won best music, and three years since we won best color guard."

  • Director: Judges love TC band show

    Performers take fifth place in field of six

    LINCOLN CITY - Except for a medal handed out to each of the drum majors, Tell City High School musicians came home empty-handed from their first marching-band competition of the season Saturday at Heritage Hills High School.

    Music Director Barry Reasoner's post-performance pep talk was more upbeat than the fifth-place ranking among six bands would indicate.