Today's News

  • String sextet to perform free concert Jan. 25

    ST. MEINRAD – A string sextet will present a free concert Monday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Bede Theater on the Saint Meinrad Archabbey campus.

    Members of the sextet are Alicia Choi and Robert Anemone, violins; Kristin Zimmerman Jones and Rose Wollman, violas; and Brady Anderson and Kirsten Jermé, cellos. The program will consist of String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms.

  • As winter settles in, its either a warm fire or smoky chimney

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The fire season has finally started – in the fireplace, that is. Early winter was so mild I wasn’t sure if we would be in need of some extra warmth. Last week’s frigid temperatures changed all that and we have the wood stacked and sorted for easy access as we lay a fire for the evening.

    However, not all wood is created equal if you plan to use it for warmth in the fireplace.

  • Archabbot announces resignation

    ST. MEINRAD – Archabbot Justin DuVall OSB, the spiritual leader and chief administrator of Saint Meinrad Archabbey on Wednesday announced that he will resign as abbot, effective on June 2.

    His successor will be elected by the Saint Meinrad monastic community on June 2, following a period of discernment and discussion.

    Archabbot Justin has served as the ninth abbot and sixth archabbot of the 162-year-old Benedictine community for more than 11 years. He was elected Dec. 31, 2004.

  • Benefit dance set for Jan. 23

    ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 will host a benefit dance for Michelle Taylor and sons Saturday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Music will be provided by Silly Rules.

    Michelle has had some hard times, losing one son and her other son has autism and the family has lots of medical bills. Tickets can be purchased at the Legion by calling (812) 357-5583 or donations can be sent to P.O. Box 104, St. Meinrad, IN, 47577.

  • School looking for potters, ceramics fans

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School art department is looking for local residents who make pottery or ceramics to take part in an upcoming project.

    The school’s first Empty Bowls program will help raise money for local food shelters and will be held April 9. Glazed bowls are sought for the project. Junior-high school art teacher Stacy Marion and high school art teacher Shelly Goodrich received a grant of $1,650 through the Community Foundation of Perry County to make the event possible.

  • Provide your input on issues facing the General Assembly

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    The Indiana General Assembly convened last week for the 2016 legislative session. As we begin this session, I look forward to hearing from you, the residents of Senate District 47, about what issues matter most to you. As your representative in Indianapolis, your opinions matter to me. It is my priority to make sure I am fully informed so you may remain well represented in the Senate.

  • Library program lets you “check out” state parks

    PERRY COUNTY – In 2016, Hoosiers can check out state parks by checking out an entrance pass from a public library. The State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check out Program is a partnership between Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and parks.

  • Southern Indiana Power accepting grant applications

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power announced its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Feb. 16, with disbursement in March. 

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and on our website at www.sinpwr.com.  Simply click on the “Forms” tab and then the “Operation Round Up” application link.  Due to the possible volume there will be no blank applications mailed. 

  • Cannelton Elementary School honor rolls

    CANNELTON – The students at Cannelton Elementary School  who earned various honor roll distinctions during the second grading period of the first term and for the first term as a whole are listed in three categories: distinguished honor roll, regular honor roll and honorable mention.


    Term 1, Grading Period 2

    Grade 1 distinguished honor roll: Summer DuPont, Isaac Fuqua, Nora Lawson, Addyson Little, Julie Rico, Dodge Roesch and Ayla Snyder.

  • Community Foundation Grant Recipients