Today's News

  • Looking Back; April 9

    70 Years Ago

    April 9, 1945


    • Cpl. Wilfred Boehm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pius Boehm of New Boston, has been awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions in Normandy, France. He is currently fighting the fleeing Nazis in Germany.

    • Local farmers are battling an apparent invasion of foxes in Oil Township, the News reports. Several people have reported dead chickens and even dogs attacked by foxes. Areas near the Perry County-Crawford County line are among seem to be having the most problems.


    50 Years Ago

  • NWS confirms tornado touchdown near Branchville

    ST. CROIX – A line of powerful storms that downed trees and lifted sheds from their foundations in areas of northern Perry County Tuesday also spawned a tornado.

    Perry County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Hauser said the National Weather Service toured storm-damaged areas Tuesday and confirmed an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado hit in the St. Croix-Branchville area.

  • Church News; April 9

    Gospel music spring fling Saturday


    The Revival Center Church of Jesus Christ will host a Gospel Music Spring Fling beginning at 6 p.m.  Saturday, April 11.

    This free event will feature The Childress Family, Holy Ghost Revival and LambSong and will take place at Cloverport United Methodist Church, located at 801 Elm Street in Cloverport, Ky.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information or directions, contact the Rev. Jesse Bolin at (270) 922-7331.


  • Community Events; April 9

    Moose Lodge dinners available Friday


    TELL CITY – Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 will sell barbecue-chicken and pork-chop dinners beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the corner of 12th and Tell streets. Cost is $8 per plate and includes a meal of a half of a chicken or a 1¼ inch thick pork chop, creek-fried potatoes and green beans.


    VFW breakfast set for April 25


  • Perry Central work-ethic program to become model for region

    PERRY COUNTY – A new work-ethic program recently piloted at Perry Central High School was adopted Tuesday by the Region 11 Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Board as a method for addressing the deficit of soft skills possessed by individuals entering the workforce.

  • Children’s theater to offer drama workshops

    MARENGO – Peacock Children’s Theatre, a nonprofit southern Indiana regional theater primarily by and for children, will hold creative drama workshops at Hillview Christian Church, on Thursdays April 16, 23, 30, and May 7 from 6:30 to 8 PM.  PCT’s goal is to encourage reading and learning about theatre. 

  • Community’s youth raise funds for Horse Rescue South
  • Birth: Gannon Joseph Litherland

    Mr. and Mrs. Nick Litherland announce the birth of a son, Gannon Joseph, born Jan. 23, 2015, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

    He weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Gannon has a sister, Sophia, 5. Mrs. Litherland is the former Staci VanConey.

    Grandparents are Carol VanConey, Sara Aldridge and Dennis Butters, all of Cannelton; Bob and Jill Litherland of Lewisport, Ky. and Bob and Diane VanConey of Hawesville, Ky.

  • Landvik-Smith

    Brianna Landvik and Steven Smith were married Feb. 6, 2015, in Grand Forks, N.D.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Tracy Coats of Lakenheath Air Force Base, England and Michael Landvik of Grand Forks, N.D.

    The groom is the son of Ronald and Mindy (Smith) Jacob of Tell City.

    The bride is a 2014 graduate of Lakenheath High School in Lakenheath, England.

    The groom is a 2013 graduate of Cannelton High School. He is serving in the United States Air Force.

    The couple is stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.

  • Armadillos remain on northward march

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Recently, Indiana conservation officer Brenda Louthain was called to a bridge to check out an odd example of roadkill in the northwestern Indiana community of Monticello.

    What Brenda found was a bit of a surprise as well as a rarity. It was an armadillo. If you haven’t seen one, it looks a bit like a live armored tank on legs. And while you might expect it to be slow, an armadillo actually is quick and can jump, sometimes jumping high enough to hit the underside of a vehicle.