Today's News

  • St. Benedict music students to hold recitals for public Dec. 5

    FERDINAND – Twenty-five music students of Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will present two Christmas music recitals Dec. 5 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.
    The recitals, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST and 3:30 p.m. EST in Assembly Hall at the monastery.
    Students performing at 1:30 p.m. will be Jessica Bertke, Claire Dooley, Ivy Evans, Madison Fella, Grace Gogel, Paulina Gogel, Garrett Jarboe, Madison Hammond, Audrey Keepes, Olivia Schroering, Nolan Snyder and Jenny Weinzapfel.

  • Tri Kappa selling 14 historic prints

    TELL CITY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa is selling prints of historic landmarks in Tell City and Perry County.
    Most were drawn by offenders in the Purposeful Living Unites Serve program at Branchville Correctional Facility.

  • D of I raffle tickets on sale

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella are selling raffle tickets for various prizes. There will be 28 prizes in the raffle, including a quilt and Holiday World tickets.
    Cost of tickets is $1 each or six for $5.
    Tickets may be purchased from any D of I member or by calling Dona Sweeney at 547-4794.
    Drawings will be held Dec. 7 at the D of I Christmas party.

  • Junior Women Sweets, Treats and Santa Dec. 4

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women will host the Sweets, Treats and Santa Holiday event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Schergens Center. The cost is $3 per child and $2 for adults who wish to eat with their children. Lunch will be served and children can make crafts and also visit with Santa Claus.
    Danny Bolin will take photographs. There will be gift bags given to the first 100 children.
    To make a reservation, call T.J. Noland at 547-7822 or e-mail tnoland@cannelton.k12.in.us.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.
    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.
    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie suppliers ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Local math, science teachers rewarded for summer work

    TELL CITY – Several Perry County math and science teachers who attended a two-day Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Summer Institute this past summer at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana reaped the rewards for their students Oct. 21.

    Participating teachers from Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township schools assembled at Ivy Tech in Tell City to load up nearly $50,000 in technology equipment for use in their classrooms.

  • Tell City native’s essay appears in latest ‘This I Believe’ anthology

    JASPER – Jasper resident and writer Scott Saalman’s essay, “Swing-Shift Kisses,” appears in a new book, “This I Believe: On Love” (Wiley,  2010), released Nov. 9. Saalman is a Tell City native.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 24.

  • Foundation Alliance announces grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY – The Community Foundation Alliance Education and Literacy Fund is designated to support programs and initiatives in the fields of education and literacy throughout southwestern Indiana. Initially, the Alliance will focus the fund’s proceeds on the advancement of early childhood literacy.

  • Dispersed camping in the Hoosier National Forest

    Did you know there are many opportunities for camping in the Hoosier National Forest besides at developed campground? For those of you who enjoy more primitive camping experiences than offered in campgrounds such as Hardin Ridge, Tipsaw Lake, and Indian-Celina, you may want to give dispersed camping a try.