Local News

  • Rural News; BRISTOW: May 28

    This past Sunday was the graduation at Perry Central High School. I sat in amazement at the young adults and how mature they appeared. I also searched my mind for memories of them in kindergarten. I worked with a lot of them, such bright children, always with questions, laughter. They were such little angels.

    Now they are moving on to bigger and better things in their lives. Made me feel proud and sad. Move forward, young people. Be happy. Push yourselves to be all you can be. And always thank God and your families for their support and love.

  • Rural News; GERALD: May 28

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Anna Mae Harrison who passed away May 19, 2015. She was a homemaker and gardener all her life and left behind a legacy of five sons and daughters, 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. May she rest in peace.

    The fishing derby at German Ridge was enjoyed by those children participating, despite the rain.

  • Schweizer Fest’s ‘Mary Poppins’ performers announced

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest Musical Director Tammy Stallings has announced the cast member names for this August’s musical production of “Mary Poppins.”

    The cast will include Cindia Ress as Mary Poppins and Jim Adams as Bert. George and Winifred Banks will be portrayed by Gary Stath and Sheila Ferguson, respectively.

    The roles of the Banks Children, Michael and Jane, will be played by Gavin “Coby” Whitham and Abi Wilson.

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  • Tobinsport woman earns Golden Hoosier Award




    INDIANAPOLIS – A Tobinsport woman who chose public service as a career and who continues to impact the lives of others, was presented a 2015 Golden Hoosier Award last week. It is one of the highest honors the state bestows on its senior citizens.

  • PCMH patients make early-morning move

    New hospital opens; former facility closed




    TELL CITY – Unless you’re a member of a royal family set to deliver a  baby, hospital stays don’t often warrant standing ovations. But first patients admitted to the new Perry County Memorial Hospital were treated to VIP treatment Thursday.

    In what appeared to be a seamless transition, about a dozen patients made the move by ambulance from the 65-year-old hospital off Indiana 66 to its new counterpart a few miles away on Indiana 37.

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  • Cannelton Schools hoping to weather expensive spring


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, members reviewed a fund report dotted with several unforeseen expenses. While the balance of the general fund is still comfortably in the black, a series of extensive plumbing issues, renovation to the gymnasium’s heating and cooling system and a spate of vandalism that struck several school vehicles has stymied efforts to build those reserves.

  • American Cancer Society to Paint Perry County Purple for Relay For Life

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking businesses and organizations to get involved in the Relay For Life movement by displaying purple ribbons and other decorations from Saturday, May 30, through Saturday, June 6. Participants who make a $10 donation through the “Paint Perry County Purple” campaign will receive purple decorative luminaria to display. 

    Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life program, which represents all cancers.

  • News in Brief; May 25

    Town of Troy to flush hydrants Thursday, Friday


    TROY – Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. Customers may notice low water-pressure and discolored water on these days.


    Tell City hydrant flushing will begin Tuesday


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 26. Flushing will begin on Fourth Street near the floodwall and work eastward.