Today's News

  • PC Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Family Wellness is the theme of this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and there will be lots of fitness activities and health and safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry Central Wellness Program will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free fiesta supper with tacos, beans and rice, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • ‘Grieving Our Loss’ program Saturday

    TELL CITY – A two-hour session has been planed from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday to explain ways to neither minimize nor maximize the loss of a loved one, but to see it as a journey and grief as a process.
    The event, sponsored by Huber Funeral Home and Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home, will be held at the Catholic Ministry Center, Room 10, located on Jefferson St., in Tell City.
    Sister Katheryn Huber, OSB will be presenting the program.
    The public is invited to attend and coffee, juice and doughnuts will be served.

  • Benefit will help local woman’s fight against cancer

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    The physical and emotional strains of fighting cancer are undoubtedly difficult, but less evident are the financial tolls which cause as much grief as the disease itself.

  • Goffinet serves as page

    Sydney Goffinet of Branchville served as a page for Sen. Richard Young March 29.

    Goffinet, 14 met Young, and gained a firsthand look at how the legislative process works during her time at the Statehouse. Students ages 12-18 are eligible to serve for one day assisting with various legislative activities including running errands within the Statehouse, delivering messages and helping with a variety of other tasks.

  • Ferdinand Herb and Garden Days this weekend

    FERDINAND – The annual Ferdinand Herb and Garden Days will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with various activities throughout the days.
    Shops throughout town will have herbs, perennials, hanging baskets, annuals, ferns, landscape and bedding plants, primitives, antiques, home and garden décor, patio, gardening seminars, arts and crafts markets and food available.

  • Cannelton police seek vandals

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson is asking the public to help his department identify people who committed several acts of criminal mischief and vandalism late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    He said during regular meetings of the city’s board of public works and common council Monday someone broke glass at Mulzer’s Tax Service, a U-Haul station and Bolin Excavation, damaged signs and mailboxes at Radio Shack and siphoned gas from a vehicle and boat.

    The total damage was estimated at $1,200.

  • Local Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout honors

    LEOPOLD – Jon Suhrheinrich and Andy Connor of Boy Scout Troop 191 received their Eagle Scout awards Sunday March 27, at the St. Augustine Church in Leopold.

    Suhrheinrich is the son of Brian and Kathy Suhrheinrich of St Croix. Connor is the son of Rick and Arleela Connor of Leopold.
    Connor’s Eagle Scout leadership project was to erect a flagpole and perform landscaping and maintenance at the Leopold Park.

  • Hundreds of students’ talents on weekend display

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – More than 300 entries from three counties will be on display Saturday and Sunday at an annual student art show sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association.

    Elementary, middle-junior- and senior-high-school students from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties were invited to submit entries and association president Cheri Taylor said the show could bring a record number of paintings, sketches, models and sculptures.

  • Putting on a show at Oakwood

    Students of North Perry Head Start visited Oakwood Health Campus April 7 to perform plays and sing songs for residents. Children acted out well-known stories about a farmer and the turnip, the three little pigs and the big bad wolf and the three billy goats gruff. After their performances, students visited with residents and shared punch and cookies.

  • Principal’s job to be vacant again

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will be without a principal this spring after Ryan Haas’ resignation was accepted Tuesday night by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Haas, a native of Ferdinand, took over at the beginning of the year. He has accepted the principal’s position at Pine Ridge Elementary School in Dubois County.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said he was saddened to see Haas leave but thanked him for his work.