Today's News

  • We face real challenges to representative democracy

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes not from abroad, but from within.

  • Persimmons dropping early this year

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The apple orchard has been picked clean, some are stowed in the refrigerator, some are applesauce, some frozen and the rest are dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)

  • Troy council schedules rate meeting for Oct. 14

    TROY – The Troy Town Council will have a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Troy Town Hall meeting room.

    The meeting will give the public a chance to ask questions and make comments about a proposed rate hike for the Troy water and sewer utilities.

    The town council’s regular monthly meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will include adoption of the town’s 2016 budget.

  • Tell City HS Homecoming


    The Tell City Student Council is excited to sponsor the 2015 Football Homecoming. It will take place Friday, Oct. 2, before the North Posey versus Tell City football game at Legion Field. The ceremony will begin at approximately 7 p.m. 

    Senior Candidates

    Gabriela Arellano is the daughter of Erika and Alejandro Arellano. She has participated in key club for four years and J.A.G. (Jobs for America’s Graduates) for two years.  Gabriela is undecided on her future plans but is looking forward to it.

  • Rome Fire Department announces raffle winners

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department has announced winners from its recent raffle. The following are listed by prize donor and winner.

  • Church News; Oct. 1

    Canned food drive at Methodist Church


    TELL CITY – During the months of October and November, Tell City First United Methodist Church will be building a wall of canned goods in its main hallway for local food pantries, which runs in conjunction with Pastor Sam’s sermon series.

    In October, organizers will collect yellow and orange cans and in November they will collect red and brown cans. All non-perishable items and monetary donations are also welcomed.

  • Open house and antique tractor show Sunday

    ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with Early Days Antique Club, will host an open house Sunday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Meinrad Community Center and Park.

    Organizers say all are welcome to go eat, view the trucks and antiques, visit with members and buy last minute raffle tickets for $5.

    The first place prize in the raffle is $1,000, and the raffle drawing will take place at 2:30 p.m.

    Chicken and pork chop dinners, as well as hamburgers and desserts will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • Perry Central homecoming royalty
  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages begin Sunday

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for Sundays in October.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    •  Oct.  4 – Brother Maurus Zoeller OSB, “Through Mary to Jesus”

    •  Oct. 11 – Fr. Bede Cisco OSB, “Mary, Woman of Community”

  • Community Events; Oct. 1

    Annual Ladies Day Out Friday, Saturday


    PERRY COUNTY – The Annual Ladies Day Out event Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, features many promotions, including discounts, a drawing, giveaways and free health screenings.