Today's News

  • Tell City native recalls days of old

    Ninety-five-year-old Marjorie Kellems Murray visited her childhood home of Tell City recently, which conjured up many memories of the city’s past. 

    According to one of her seven daughters, Mary Kunz, Marjorie always told stories of her life growing up in Tell City.  Marjorie graduated from Tell City High School in 1933 and moved to St. Louis, where she married James L. Murray and has lived ever since.

  • History Lesson

    Hundreds of people took advantage of sunny skies to tour the Shubael Little Pioneer Village Saturday and Sunday, the final two days of Perry County’s Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour.

    A restored blacksmith shop was dedicated and volunteers dressed in period garb offered tours of restored cabins, served food and shared stories of the pioneer families who helped establish Perry County.

  • We might say ‘Social Network’ defies generations

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    “The Social Network,” also known as “The Facebook Movie,” seemed like a joke when I first heard about it. OK, a popular Web site that seemingly everyone uses is getting its own movie. Sounds like a gimmick. Then I read that Aaron Sorkin was writing it and David Fincher was directing it. How quickly gimmick turns into entertaining art.

  • Big crowd at St. Isidore’s

    Parishoners, neighbors and hundreds of others looking for good times converged on St. Isidore Catholic Church Sunday for its annual shooting match. 

  • High nitrate levels forages possible in drought conditions

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, is currently in a moderate drought. The drought conditions may lead to an increase in the nitrate levels of some of the plants being utilized to feed livestock. The plants of most concern include corn, sorghum, sudangrass, and the small grains crops.

  • Absentee voting continues through Nov. 1

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that absentee voting continues weekdays through noon Nov. 1. Voting at the courthouse will be offered 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to noon the two Saturdays before the election, this Saturday and again Oct. 30.

    Absentee voting can also be done by mail by filing an application through the clerk’s office. The deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received by the clerk’s office is Monday, Oct. 25.

  • Reminder to voters of photo ID rules

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County Precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2010.

  • Local cities, town set trick-or-treating hours

    PERRY COUNTY – Local communities have set official trick-or-treating hours for Oct. 31

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins have 4 to 7 p.m. to search for sweets, while Cannelton youngsters have 5 to 7 p.m. to prowl the streets. Troy trick-or-treating hours are 4 to 6 p.m.

    Another opportunity for Halloween fun is the annual Witches Walk Oct. 29.

    Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and local merchants, the event begins at 6 p.m. and continues to 8.

  • 20th Witches Walk set for Oct. 29

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Learning partnership offering diabetes series

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Learning Partnership, in collaboration with Purdue Extension, is offering a program for people with diabetes and their families or caregivers.

    “Dining with Diabetes” is a four-part educational series that will include information and demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are healthy and tasty, but use less fat, sugar and salt.