Local News

  • Special education workshops April 8, May 6

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs will offer two workshops for those who want for more information about special-education practices.

    Register online. If fewer than three registrations are received, the workshop may be canceled. The program is free and open to the public.
    The workshops will be presented by Leisa Barber, INSOURCE Regional Program specialist.

  • Leadership Perry County alumni reunion April 3

    PERRY COUNTY – Alumni and friends of Leadership Perry County are invited to an April 3 reunion dinner at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and there is no charge for alumni. Friends of alumni can eat for $15.

    Some records of alumni are incomplete so those attending should make reservations by sending email to Mary K Cardinal at marykcardinal@sbcglobal.com or call 547-8945.

  • Tots Lots enrolling for 2014-15 school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old Frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.    

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Sommer benefit set for April 12

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Urban Sommer will hold a benefit in his honor Saturday, April 12 at the Indiana Realty and Auction Co. in Tell City.

    In January, Sommer was diagnosed with stage four, metastasized ocular melanoma of the liver. There is no cover charge for this event.

  • Prosecutor’s office announces drug awareness poster contest

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is sponsoring a Drug Awareness Poster Contest open to all Perry County students in grades K – 7.

    First, second and third place winners will be chosen from each grade level group – K-2, 3-5 and 6-7. There will be one grand-prize winner chosen from all entries.

    The grand-prize winner’s poster will then be displayed on a billboard in Tell City during the month of August.  

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre needs 500 signatures for specialty plate by today

    LINCOLN CITY – As Indiana prepares for its bicentennial celebration in 2016, the 200th anniversary of another significant milestone in Indiana history will also be recognized.

    2016 will mark 200 years since the arrival of Abraham Lincoln and his family in what is now Spencer County and the start of the Lincoln’s 14-year stay in Indiana.

  • Beard Cemetery seeks trustees

    BRISTOW – Beard Cemetery in Bristow invites anyone interested in becoming a trustee to send their name and age to Beard Cemetery Trustee, 22998 Blue Ridge Road, Bristow, IN 47515. Trustee candidates must be 25 or older, have a relative buried in the Beard Cemetery and reply by April 15.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 – Our sympathy to the family of Garnet Hammack, who passed away March 18. We knew Garnet for many years and always found her to be very pleasant. She loved to have fun, whether with family or friends. May she rest in peace.

  • Stepping Stones to host fun 2-mile run-walk

    LEOPOLD – Small Steps to Wellness, a new fun run-walk hosted by Stepping Stones Preschool, will be held Saturday, April 26.

    Organizers say they plan to make this an annual event that will directly benefit youth and their families in rural Perry County and invite the community to participate in this family-friendly event.

    Runners and walkers are welcome. All money raised will support the Small Steps to Wellness program with a portion being donated to the Perry Central High School baseball team.

  • 4-H to serve dinner, auction donated items April 5 at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – 4-H has a long, rich history in Perry County. For the past 100 years, 4-H youth have been learning life skills. In its beginning, 4-H’ers learned basic techniques of everyday life. Sewing, gardening, canning and all aspects of farm life were the main projects offered. Today, those basic life skills are still taught, but the projects offered are much broader.

    Members can now also choose projects such as aerospace, crafts, scrapbooking, genealogy and photography. Currently, Perry County 4-H has 314 members working on 1,138 projects.