Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Supporting Cannelton is supporting Perry County

    At their April 2 city meetings, Cannelton officials made several decisions and took some steps to help better their community. Several residents of Cannelton were there to lend their support.

  • National Players to perform Shakespeare, Steinbeck plays

    FERDINAND – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays on April 20-21.

    On Friday, April 20, the actors will perform William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” On Saturday, April 21, the performance will be “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Both performances are free, but reservations are recommended.

  • Band boosters seek auction items for annul fundraiser set for April 21

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fund-raising auction April 21.

    The boosters have been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and welcome items from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Anyone who has items to donate should call Selina Sims, auction chairwoman, at 547-2945 or 719-7232. Transportation of any donated items can be arranged.

  • County vacates Utah Road

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted unanimously to vacate Utah Road after learning a judge determined it does not serve as an access point into the Hoosier National Forest.

    The News reported July 19, 2010, that the commissioners denied a request from Kirk Morrison, whose property northwest of Magnet is split by the road. He wanted to open the land for recreational uses, but feared liability issues could arise for people using the road.

  • Perry Central Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – A playground triathlon, Zumba, yoga and line dancing are just a few of the more than 45 booths and activities at this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday.

    The free community event being held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital will also feature health screenings, health and safety booths and a free fiesta supper.

  • Four companies to ‘break out’

    EVANSVILLE – Four Indiana companies have been selected to participate in a second BreakOut Program offered through the University of Southern Indiana’s Division of Outreach and Engagement and the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Funded through a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office, the program will provide high-level resources to help the companies build on their successes and ‘break out’ to the next level.

  • Locks grown for 2 years shed to honor mom’s cancer battle


    Stephen Wittman supported his mother when she successfully battled cancer two years ago. Now, he’s honoring her courage by helping others.

    On March 23, Stephen donated his hair, well, most of it, to Locks of Love, an organization that gives hairpieces to children facing long-term hair loss.

  • School system gets teacher bonus money

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools received an $18,607 grant under the state’s Improving Teacher Quality initiative, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt reported at a March 15 school-board meeting.

  • Easter Bunny Sighting

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  • Cannelton greenway plans find support

    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Public Works board heard from Perry County Greenway representative Rebecca Fenn April 2 about constructing a greenway path in Cannelton.

    Fenn explained to members how Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder had seen a grant opportunity from the state Tourism and Development board, for $25,000 to $55,000, which could be used for building a walkway for the public.