Today's News

  • Pipeline opponents claim all cause, no benefit

    Despite environmentalists’ efforts to  stall the approval of Keystone XL, some real progress could soon be made.

    The State Department just released its long-awaited analysis of the project’s environmental impact. The study’s key finding: building and maintaining Keystone would have virtually no effect on global carbon emissions. Indeed, without the pipeline, emissions could rise because the oil will be transported by more carbon-intensive means.

  • More-sensitive signals would negate need for new law

    Some vehicles can now legally run red lights in Indiana, and we’re not talking about just making right turns on red.

    The state legislature approved a bill and Gov. Mike Spence signed it March 27 allowing two-wheeled vehicles, including motorcycles, scooters and bicycles, to proceed through a red light after two minutes if they make sure the intersection is clear first.

  • Community Events

    Women’s concealed-carry talk Tuesday

    TELL CITY – C & J Firearms Training Academy at 705 Jefferson St. in Tell City will host an hour-long DVD presentation by the Personal Defense Network starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
    A group discussion will follow the presentation.

    Topics will include myths and misconceptions of women’s personal defense with a firearm; recommendation for women’s self-defense firearms and defensive ammunition and practical concealment options for women.

  • Local Relay For Life teams schedule fundraisers

    TELL CITY – Local Relay For Life teams will hold several fundraisers throughout April and May to support Relay For Life. The teams invite the community to attend and help raise money for Relay For Life.

    • Dessert auction Thursday: The Lincoln Hills Relay For Life team, Pirates of the Cureibbean, will hold a dessert auction from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Lincoln Conference Room at 302 Main St. in Tell City.

    Bidding will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

  • Open house planned at North Perry Head Start

    LEOPOLD – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start is currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.

    An open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 25. Children may be enrolled at this time or parents and guardians may visit and learn more about Head Start. The North Perry Head Start Center is located next to Perry Central in Leopold.

  • Orleans Dogwood Festival April 30

    ORLEANS – The Orleans Chamber of Commerce will hold their 46th Dogwood Festival from April 30 through May 3 at the Historic Congress Square in downtown Orleans.

    Several activities and food will be available, including carnival rides, games, children’s activities, an arts and crafts fair, a hometown parade, food, live entertainment and viewing of the dogwoods. Admission is free. This event is recognized in the April 2012 edition of Midwest Living Magazine as one of the top five flowering festivals.

  • Gospel Tabernacle bake sale Friday

    TELL CITY – Gospel Tabernacle Church will hold a bake sale beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, April 18 at Noble’s IGA in Tell City.

    Colored hard-boiled Easter eggs, cakes and pies will be available for purchase.

  • Farmers market workshop today

    TELL CITY – There will be a kickoff meeting and vendors workshop at 11:30 a.m. Monday for this year’s Tell City farmers market. The meeting will be held in the Tell City Depot, which will be the site for the 2014 market.

    The workshop is open to anyone interested in taking part in the farmers market. There will be a light lunch provided by the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Cannelton prekindergarten, kindergarten enrollment set for Wednesday

    CANNELTON – A pre-enrollment and registration schedule for prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.

    Parents or guardians of  prospective or currently enrolled students should visit the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington Street in Cannelton.  

    Pre-kindergarten students must be 3 by Aug. 1 and toilet trained.
    To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.

  • Egg hunt planned at Oakwood Saturday

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19.

    Ages birth to 3 will begin at 9:15 a.m.; ages 4 to 6 will begin at 9:30 a.m. and ages 7 to 10 will begin at 9:45 a.m.

    Contact Jennifer Coyle at 547-2333 for more information.