Today's News

  • Free archabbey concert Saturday

    ST. MEINRAD – A free concert featuring piano, oboe and viola will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Central Time in the theater in St. Bede Hall, on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad.

    Performing will be Christy D’Ambrosio, Celeste Johnson and Rose Wollman.

    D’Ambrosio is an accomplished piano soloist and collaborative chamber musician. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she has served as an adjunct instructor at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., since 2008.

  • Church News; Oct. 13

    Chili Supper at Troy UMC


    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church will hold a chili supper, complete with desserts and beverages Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

    The church is located on the corner of Walnut and Spring Streets in Troy.

    Join church members for a fun evening of fellowship and a free meal, free-will donations will be gratefully accepted.


    D of I charity drive underway


  • Community Events; Oct. 13

    Shooting match Oct. 23


    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Coon Club shooting match will be held Oct. 23. The ham shoot will take place at 11 a.m. and a closed match will begin at 2 p.m. Participants will shoot for hams, pork and beef. First prize will be a $600 beef box.


    Flu-shot clinic Oct. 20


  • Benefit for Tammy Tanner scheduled for Oct. 29

    CANNELTON – A benefit for Tammy K. Tanner will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Cannelton American Legion located at 516 Knight Street, Cannelton.

  • How to farm on tight margins program

    PERRY COUNTY – Three years of low crop prices have eaten into farmers’ margins. Now livestock prices have dropped as well, tightening farm margins all the more. Facing this economic crunch, farmers need every tool available. The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture has developed a number of tools for  managing in a financial downturn. Michael Langemeier, the author of several of those tools will join us on Nov. 7 for a program focused on keeping the farm running through tough financial times.

  • Blue chip bargaining


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY  – In hopes of bolstering retention of teachers while incentivizing continued education, Tell City-Troy Township Schools are working toward agreements that would add yearly stipends to those who earn master’s degrees and teach dual-credit or advanced placement courses. Separate from the recently bargained teachers’ contact, the in-the-works deal between corporation officials and the teachers association could add several thousand dollars to qualifying educators.

  • High school students invited to learn all about trains


    PERRY COUNTY – A unique opportunity awaits a few lucky youth in grades 9-12 who are interested learning about the importance of the Hoosier Southern Railroad to Perry County. On Wednesday, Oct. 26 a limited number of youth can participate in a Railroad Adventure where they will will get a behind the scenes tour of the Perry County Port Authority, Hoosier Southern Railroad, and the Tell City River Port, and get to drive the train. 

  • Perry Central students honored
  • Weekend delivers fine time to explore Perry County

    Vince Luecke



    Personally, I love traveling this time of the year. I’m too  busy to travel very far. Give me a trip to Rome and Magnet any day. I made an evening trip Tuesday evening, stopping first at the Shuabel Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The village open house is this weekend and it includes the 2 p.m. Saturday dedication of the Millstone School. See Page 1B for the details. It should be a great event.

  • Commissioner candidates disagree on benefits


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – During a debate forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, incumbent county commissioner Bill Amos and opponent J.R. Flynn faced off on county issues.

    In his opening remarks, Amos said he had been married longer than most of the night’s candidates had lived in Perry County, which allows him some introspect.

    “My job as commissioner is very simple,” Amos said, “you try to build things now for the generation coming.”