Today's News

  • March of Dimes baby contest July 12

    TELL CITY - The annual March of Dimes baby contest held during the Perry County 4-H Fair will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the 4-H fairgrounds in Tell City.

  • Free Health screenings July 17

    TELL CITY - The next Deaconess VNA Plus blood pressure and blood-sugar screenings are scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17 at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Walk-ins will be welcome. For more information, call 547-7967.

  • Vacation Bible school at First Baptist July 19

    CANNELTON - First Baptist Church in Cannelton will hold vacation Bible school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19. The theme will be "God's Team." Morning lessons will be followed by a provided lunch and an afternoon of fun and games.

    This event is open to children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

    Parents may drop children off beginning at 9:30 a.m. and all children must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. Parents will be required to sign permission slips available at drop-off or by sending email to youthrefuge2012@gmail.com.

  • Historical society picnic planned for July 28

    TELL CITY - The annual summer picnic for the Tell City Historical Society is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Moose Lodge in Tell City.

    The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Chicken and drinks will be furnished and members are asked to take a covered dish.

    A signup sheet will be available at the June meeting or to make reservations by phone, call Ann at (812) 547-3335 before July 10 or Mark at (812) 547-2553 after July 10.

    Reservations must be made by July 18.

  • Nix to attend law school on merit scholarship

    CANNELTON - Mariah Cheyenne Nix of rural Cannelton graduated May 10 from Indiana University Bloomington campus.

    She earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science and minored in business.

    While at IU, Nix was a member of the Theta Phi Alpha sorority, a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society and a three-year Indiana University Dance Marathon committee member.

    Nix was also a volunteer at the Shalom Community Center, a daytime homeless shelter serving the Bloomington area.

  • Hagedorn graduates, pursues master's at BSU

    TELL CITY - Patrick Douglas Hagedorn, a 2010 graduate of Tell City High School, graduated from Ball State University May 3, 2014. He received a bachelor's in sports administration with a minor in business.

    Hagedorn served as student manager for the Cardinals football team for the past three seasons, including serving as head student field manager in 2013.

  • Clay Day to be held at winery Saturday

    ROCKY POINT - An afternoon and evening of music, pottery, art and brick- oven-fired pizzas is planned for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Blue Heron Winery in Rocky Point.

    Authors Michael Highfill and Mike and Kathy Finley of the recently released "Cannelton, Indiana Potteries" will be available and have copies of their book, displays and items for sale.

    They will also offer free pottery appraisals for those curious about the value and authenticity of their clay pieces.

  • Local sixth-graders attend three day Touchstone Energy camp

    TELL CITY - From June 4 through 7, four local sixth graders attended Touchstone Energy camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston. Southern Indiana Power, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has sponsored this summer experience for 12 years.

    Campers participated in three days of traditional sleep-away summer-camp activities like zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing, archery, swimming and campfires and learned about important topics such as alternative energy, electric safety and the impact a cooperative makes in a community.

  • Cannelcade of Music set for Friday

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON - A second attempt at starting the second season of Cannelcade of Music summer events is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday at the site of the former Sunlight Hotel at Washington and First streets.

    The first event this year was scheduled for May 9 but canceled due to rain. The location is a change from last year and is also the site of a portable miniature-golf course that will be open during the event.

  • Board seeks cause of leak

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON - Water seeps through a wall in Cannelton's City Hall, but city officials don't know why.

    "It's really coming through now, on the floor and everything," Mayor Mary Snyder said at a regular meeting of the city's board of public works and safety June 9. The water's effect on paint has been visible for some time along the base of the wall behind the council table.