Today's News

  • Perry County 4-H to host mulch fundraiser

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s 4-H organization is planning a mulch fundraiser. A team of 4-H volunteers and junior leaders, with at least one supervising adult, will spread the mulch.

  • Dzimianski named to leadership group

    EVANSVILLE – Eighteen individuals have been selected to participate in the University of Southern Indiana’s 2017 Connect with Southern Indiana program. Now in its 11th year, Connect with Southern Indiana is focused on promoting active citizenship for individuals across a nine-county region in southwest Indiana.

    The group will meet Jan. 27 in Spencer County and March 17 in Perry County.

  • Local author releases new book

    JASPER – As a Jasper optometrist and Perry County native, Dr. Gregory K. Gordon helps people “see” more clearly day after day.

    As a motivational speaker and author of four books, with several more surprise titles on the way soon, Gordon helps people “see” with an even greater vision.

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Gordon’s first book, “Fool Circle,” which was published in 1997 by Cornerstone Publishing in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Rural Emporium
  • Tell City Tractor Supply hosting FFA fundraiser

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Tractor Supply Co. store will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in Indiana.

    During National FFA Week, Feb. 17-26, Tractor Supply shoppers can donate $1 or more at checkout. Donations will fund the Grants for Growing Program, which supports FFA chapters in the state that are making a difference in their communities with unique and sustainable agricultural projects.

    The program is coordinated through a partnership with the National FFA Foundation and Tractor Supply.

  • Renaissance class yard sale set for March 18

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Class has scheduled its annual yard sale for Saturday, March 18, in the school’s auxiliary gym.

    The sale will be held from 6 a.m. to noon.

    Those attending are asked to enter through the student parking lot doors.

    Items available will include women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, household items, home décor, toys, furniture, appliances and a variety of books.

  • Fenn-Greenberg

    Amanda Fenn and Nate Greenberg were married Oct. 22, 2016, in a sunny outdoor ceremony in Gull Lake Park in June Lake, Calif.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and Rebecca Fenn of Tell City. The groom is the son of Phil and Jan Greenberg of San Clemente, Calif.

  • With their cacophony of sound, spring peepers return

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.

    On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be. Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

  • Hoosier legislation passes allowing CBD oil treatment for epilepsy

    INDIANAPOLIS – Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday, which would allow Hoosiers to use cannibidiol oil to treat epilepsy, according to the bill’s co-author, State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth).

    House Bill 1148 would allow a person to possess CBD oil if they or their child have been diagnosed with severe epilepsy, and they meet certain commonsense safety requirements. Arnold said CBD oil is a compound refined from cannabis that has a wide scope of medical applications, including the control of epilepsy and seizures.

  • Hoosier National Forest welcomes special new employee

    Following the recent retirement of two dedicated and hard-working Hoosier National Forest employees, mules Ruth and Jack, the Forest stock program was in need of new recruits.

    After a thorough search for the right candidate to join our mule team, Lollie (pictured below) was selected to carry on the Hoosier National Forest’s long tradition of stock support for wilderness and other trail work.