Local News

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced its Community Good granting cycle is now accepting applications from community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women or girls, families, animal betterment and other areas that would improve the quality of life in Perry County.

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  • Suspect in Evansville car theft captured in Tell City




    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly stole a car overnight in Evansville was captured in Tell City early Monday morning.

  • 4-H’ers bring home the eggs and the bacon
  • City council mulls Hafele Park future


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Playground equipment at Hafele Park may soon be moved or permanently done away with all together. The council cited a need to make a decision on the front in order to comply with requirements under their liability insurance.

  • Engineer sought for armory upgrades


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  The Perry County Redevelopment Commission could soon apply tax-increment-finance money to renovate the former armory. With about $150,000 collected annually in TIF revenue, the board discussed during their July 10 regular meeting what steps they need to take to begin construction.

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  • Mary Poppins set to fly

    The curtain will soon rise on the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    This year’s performance is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m.  Sunday’s matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. All shows will be performed in the Tell City Junior -Senior High School Auditorium.

    The evening show time of 7 p.m. is a departure from previous years. 

  • Rural News; GERALD: July 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Charles A. James of Leopold, who died July 2, 2015, at the home of his son. A U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong farmer, he enjoyed attending Perry Central sports and raising chicken and selling eggs at the farmers market.

    Also, our condolences to the family of Jeannie Hall, who passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus. She retired from General Electric in 1972.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS: July 16

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Vacation Bible school is in progress this week at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. The closing program will be held Friday evening, July 17, beginning at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

    Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Katy Rochelle East of Shelbyville, Ky., due to her recent tragic death. Shannon Funeral Service in Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements, where several area people paid their respects.