Today's News

  • Flag retirement ceremony
  • Winter’s checklist part 1: Preparing gardens for winter

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year; things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas.

    These chores are all a part of garden maintenance and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later. Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter.

  • Houchin reports on Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse

    Erin Houchin

    State Senate District 47


    On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Indiana General Assembly will convene at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2016 legislative session. “Organization Day,” as it’s commonly referred to, provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, and begin discussing legislative topics.

  • Sworn to protect and serve
  • Community Events; Nov. 19

    Essential Oils event Nov. 21


    TELL CITY – The Villas at 1101 23rd St. in Tell City will host an Essential Oils Workshop presented by Dinah Harpenau at the Villa Club House, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.

    Each participant will receive a Living magazine and a bottle of Wild Orange essential oil.

    Refreshments will be served and there will be a door prize drawing.


    Tractor club to meet Thursday



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    November 20

  • Turkey bingo and raffle set for Nov. 22

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Church’s annual turkey bingo and raffle will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. The public is welcome. Cards are $2 each. During the bingo game, prizes will be raffled. Refreshements will be available. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to play bingo, according to state law. 

  • Hayes propels Memphis past Cincinnati

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tell City graduate McKenzie Hayes made 12 kills and nine blocks as the University of Memphis beat third-place University of Cincinnati 3-1 in an American Conference volleyball match Wednesday.
    Hayes led the Tigers in blocks and tied two others for the team lead in kills.
    Memphis improved to 15-13 overall, 6-9 in the American Conference. Cincinnati fell to 16-10 overall, 8-7 in the conference.
    For the season Hayes, a 6-foot junior, is second on Memphis’ team in kills with 251 and second on the team in blocks with 68.

  • Cannelton to start Athletic Hall of Fame

    Cannelton High School is making plans to start its own Athletic Hall of Fame, becoming the second school in Perry County to do so and joining many other schools in southern Indiana.
    Most Cannelton teams haven’t enjoyed a lot of success on the court or field recently, but the Bulldogs have had a great number of outstanding athletes and teams in the past.

  • Perry Central girls outrebound Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central dominated the offensive boards to beat Mitchell 48-41 in PLAC girls basketball Friday.
    “I thought we did a good job rebounding tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We had 18 offensive rebounds and Mitchell only had 21 total - five of them offensive.
    “They were a little taller than us overall. But I thought our girls did a good job of keeping them off the boards, and we did a good job attacking the boards and getting a lot of second-chance points.”