Today's News

  • Marchers push for regional gold


    Staff Writer


    JASPER – Heavy rains this past Saturday prevented the Marching Marksmen from performing at Indiana State School Music Association Scholastic Prelims in Jasper. The show was supposed serve a stepping block to sharpen the band’s  artistry in their routine, “Orbis Lunar,” as they seek a shot at the state competition.

    Just four of the 23 slated bands were able to field performances before the invitational was called off.

  • Officer injured in confrontation with suspect

    CANNELTON – A violent confrontation between a Cannelton man and a city police officer early Wednesday landed the suspect behind bars and the officer with a shoulder injury.

    According to Police Chief Lee Hall, officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Taylor Street to investigate a domestic battery.

  • Stable to store, a ‘Bittersweet’ journey

    Story and Photos by Stuart Cassidy


    Looking toward the future of a distinctive undertaking, Dawn and Shelby Brown are proud of this area’s rural heritage and their own. With Shelby spending a lifetime in farming and Dawn gravitating toward the crafts and antiques scene, they are venturing into their own unique blend of country niche that will see them open their own store near Gatchel.

  • Toys for Tots campaign opens

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2017 Toys for Tots campaign has begun. New and unused Toy donations can be made to area drop off sites at local businesses.

    Monetary donations can be made by going to ToysforTots.org and selecting “Donate,” and follow the directions for donating to the local campaign.

  • Plein Air at the Archabbey Library
  • Aim Leaders
  • Cannelton Elementary first nine weeks Honor Rolls

    First Grade


    Honor Roll – Gavin Powers and Caiden Thompson

    Distinguished Honor Roll – McKenzie Bolin, Tyler Coon, Gavin Fuqua, Kandace Little, Serenity Miles and Jeryn Powers


    Second Grade


    Honorable Mention – Arianna Hulse and Izabell Sturgeon

    Honor Roll – Parker Joyal and Jaicey Salmon

    Distinguished Honor Roll – Caitlyn Embry, Brooke Evans, EJ Holman and Kyla Little

  • Perry Central students of the month

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School students, Kianna Wright and Cody Guillaume, were recognized as September Student of the Month winners for ‘Problem Solving.’  Prizes, for these students, are sponsored by Marcy’s Restaurant.

  • A walk to remember
  • Halloween Hill Challenge upcoming

    ROCKPORT – The Halloween Hill Challenge 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by St. Bernard Parish, will be held 9 a.m. Oct. 28. The event is a hilly 3.1-mile course that loops through the town of Rockport.

    The challenge will start and finish at the St. Bernard picnic grounds located near the corner of Sixth and Pearl Street. Runners will encounter Stocking’s Hill, the Ohio River, River Hill, Center Street, Sleepy Hollow and Walnut Street before returning to St. Bernard.