Today's News

  • Holiday will bring closures

    PERRY COUNTY – The Christmas holiday will close most governmental offices Wednesday and Thursday.

    County offices will be closed both days, including the Perry County Courthouse and the Courthouse Annex in Cannelton. City Hall in Tell City will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. City Hall offices will be open Dec. 31 but will be closed Jan. 1.

  • Christmas Preparations


    Once upon a time I used to devise all sorts of ways to count down the days until Christmas. I was that eager to wrap up a semester of school and welcome Santa and his presents under the tree.

    The real longing began in church, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, with the lighting of the first Advent candle at church.

    An evergreen wreath with four candles was placed in the front of the congregation and each week, another candle was lit, leading up to the weekend before Christmas.

  • Strengthen Indiana through education

    By Lloyd Arnold
    District 74 State Representative

    Teachers prepare students for the future and play a vital role in their lives. Think back to a time when you were in school; are there certain teachers that really stood out or made a lasting impression on your life?

    These teachers might have taught in a more exciting way or showed true passion for the job, which reflected in their instruction, and it is incredible the impact and difference one effective teacher can make in our lives.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.

  • Soil and water conservation district plans 67th meeting

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 67th annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bristow Community Center.

    The 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin with a dinner of roast beef, pulled pork and vegetables.

    The main presentation will be by M.R. James, editor and founder of Bowhunter magazine.

    James, whose magazine documented the growth of modern bowhunting, has stood beside legendary hunters, innovators and manufacturers.

  • Financial-aid workshop set for Jan. 14

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financial-aid workshop for seniors and their parents at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the school library.

    A financial-aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer questions students or parents may have.

    Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance for college. All parents of students who plan to file the FAFSA are encouraged to attend. The deadline to apply is March 10.

  • Jasper’s Food Pantry to close for New Year’s Day

    CANNELTON – Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1. It will reopen from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2.
    Call Evelyn Adams, coordinator, at (812) 547-2919, with any questions.

  • Relay For Life kickoff to begin Monday, Jan. 12

    TELL CITY – The 20th annual Relay For Life of Perry County will hold its kickoff celebrations Monday, Jan. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    All residents are invited to attend the celebrations. Games, prizes, food, fun and information will be provided. Friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers – everyone knows someone who is fighting or has fought this disease.

  • Winter ag workshop series to start in January

    PERRY COUNTY – The Purdue Extension office in Perry County and Perry Central FFA will team up to provide a series of six agriculture workshops.

    Dates are Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 10 and 24 and March 10 and March 24. These workshops will cover topics such as cover crops, wildlife management, pond management and responsible pesticide use. Most worships will be held in the agriculture classroom at Perry Central. If classes at Perry Central are canceled that day and if road conditions permit, workshops will be moved to the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

  • Community Events

    Library to host parenting seminar
    TELL CITY – Stephanie Savage, licensed clinical social worker, will present a free parenting seminar at the Perry County Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.