Today's News

  • Expensive fuel, fertilizer make farming riskier

    Farmers need good weather to recoup higher input costs

    PERRY COUNTY - Local farmers wrapping up a busy planting season and in the midst of harvesting hay are hoping Mother Nature will be kind to them in 2008. They'll need good yields to recoup higher costs for fuel and fertilizer.

  • City again denied sewer-repair grant

    Cannelton mayor turns to Indiana 15 for third bid

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's mayor is turning to another source to help the city obtain a grant to fund repairs to its sewer systems after he announced at a common-council meeting Monday a second attempt had failed.

    Mayor Smokey Graves said he received notice last week "that we didn't make the cut," although "the city totally did what they were required to do" in an application submitted in March.

  • Photo galleries have new place on Web site

    Relay For Life images added June 11

  • Junk out the door
  • The year of the home garden

    It's a big year for gardening as more and more value-conscious Americans fed up with high food prices set out to grow a bigger portion of the food they and their families eat. I'm trying to join the trend.

    As a rural area with a strong tradition of family farming and gardening, Perry Countians have long produced a lot of their own food, whether growing vegetables and fruits or butchering animals raised in local pastures.

  • Poke some holes in the courthouse roof

    We're going to spend $57,715 and hope for the best.

    That was the decision that emerged from a May 29 Perry County Redevelopment Commission meeting.

    We understand and appreciate the frustration its members expressed about needing to reroof a courthouse not yet 15 years old. We wish, however, that they'd gone a step beyond merely replacing the shingles.

    As we reported Thursday, a couple of members said they didn't want to authorize that work, knowing problems that led to leaks will remain, but felt it was their best option.

  • JFK Pool to close for swim meet

    TELL CITY - The John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City will close two hours early, at 4 p.m., Friday, and remain closed Saturday and Sunday to accommodate a swim meet, manager Cindy Cain said.

    Pool information may be obtained by calling 547-8800.

  • Library gearing up for summer reading programs

    Tell City history focus of June, July sessions

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library Children's Department invites children from 2 years old through fifth grade to participate in its Good Old-Fashioned Summer Reading Program.

    Kids may stop in the children's department to pick up reading forms. "Read-to-me" and "Beginning" readers will read 10 picture books, fill out and return a reading form, choose a reading prize, then do it once again.

  • Flag Day events scheduled for Saturday in Leopold

    New farmers market kicks off July 5

    LEOPOLD - Several Flag Day events are planned in Leopold Saturday. Perry County's Avenue of Flags, a collection of flag-tipped white crosses honoring men and women from the county killed in military service, will be placed in Leopold Park that day.

    A ceremony honoring their memories is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    Chicken and pork-chop dinners will be sold in the park, with serving beginning at 3 p.m. There will be music in the park by Country Breeze after the 6 p.m. ceremony.

  • TC cleanup week under way

    Dumpsters open to city residents 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

    TELL CITY - It's time for Tell City residents to clean out those attics, garages and basements and rid themselves of items they no longer want.

    Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup began today and continues through Thursday.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup day and collected at the same time as bagged trash. No recyclables will be picked up this week and residents' usual weekly trash will still need tags.