Today's News

  • Holiday World plans ‘Thunderbird’

    SANTA CLAUS – The nation’s first launched wing coaster will take flight over Holiday World in 2015.

    Named Thunderbird, Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster will feature a zero-to-60 miles-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, zero-g roll, barrel roll, and a loop soaring 125 feet in the air.

  • Twilight Towers to host breakfast

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Tenant Council met July 16 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.

    July birthdays are Ruth Karney, Linda Peter, Wanda Mullins, Wanda Brown, Joe Noble, Wilma Langdon, Carolyn Walters, Mamie Wilson, Ruth Hancock, Ethel Terry, Mona Howell, Gib Foertsch, Sherill Hoosier and Rick Hess.

    On Aug. 23, the council will host a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast fundraiser begining at 7 a.m. with end time to be determined. A bake sale will take place at the same time and place. All are welcome.

  • Coming Events

    Historical society picnic today

    TELL CITY – The annual summer picnic for the Tell City Historical Society is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Moose Lodge in Tell City.

    The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Chicken and drinks will be furnished and members are asked to take a covered dish.

    Blood drive Thursday at PCMH

  • King’s Highway in City Hall Park for Bluegrass Saturday

    TELL CITY – Leading names in bluegrass music, including King’s Highway, Grandpa Jones Great Nephew, Leo Gronquist Bluegrass Band and others will perform in City Hall Park in Tell City from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.

    The event is sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association.

    Watch for more details in Thursday’s edition.

  • Quality of Life group nominated for state award

    PERRY COUNTY – Ball State University has nominated the Perry County Quality of Life Committee for its 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program. It recognizes Indiana communities making innovative strides in improving quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.

    Operating under the umbrella of the Perry County Development Corp., the local committee was formed to enhance the quality of life for residents and to develop a vision for the future.

  • Cheers to 50 years

    (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Reunions

    • Perry Central’s Class of 1994 will hold a 20-year reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the French Lick Hotel. Members should reserve space for dinner and entertainment. Cost is $45 per person. Checks should be made payable to PC Class of 1994 and mailed to Crystal Frost, 2 Binnacle Lane, Foster City, CA, 94404. Contact Crystal (James) Frost at crystalfrost@hotmail.com or (650) 242-1992 with any questions.

  • Social News

    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER filled nine tables during euchre games Wednesday. Ralph Stiles came in first place last week with 87 points, followed by Dale Flamion in second place with 85 points. Vernie Harpenau took third place with 84 points and Phil Braunecker came in fourth place with 81 points. The center holds euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

  • COLUMN: Working for you during summer

    District 74 State Representative

    Every year, after the legislative session is wrapped up, my colleagues and I continue working during the summer months by serving on summer study committees.

  • COLUMN - Crayon counting and other memories


    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.