Today's News

  • Land of Lights opens Thanksgiving Night

    SANTA CLAUS – The ninth annual Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure opens for the season on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 23.

Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the Shining Story of Rudolph with thousands of bright, energy-efficient LEDs and dozens of storyboards.

    At 1.2 miles long, it is one of the largest holiday light shows in North America. Each vehicle receives a free photo with Rudolph.

  • Cannelton pottery experts help museum

    Local pottery collectors, Mike and Kathy Finley along with Michael Highfill, volunteered their expertise recently with the Perry County Museum. The three helped identify pottery from early makers in Cannelton and Troy from the Museum’s large collection of pottery artifacts.

  • County, Can-Clay agree to lease terms


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A lease agreement between Perry County and struggling Can-Clay Corp. has been finalized. The Perry County Redevelopment Commission unanimously voted Monday to accept the lease, whose terms have been in negotiations for the last year.

  • GriefShare holidays seminar scheduled

    SANTA CLAUS – GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. CST, or Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Santa Claus United Methodist Church.

    The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. These people share honestly about:

  • Big year ahead in local politics

    PERRY COUNTY – A year of rough and tumble national politics has kept reporters in the nation’s capital working overtime. But it’s been far quieter in Perry County, with no election in 2017 and little more than speculation  about who will run for local office in 2018.

    However, that’s about to change with candidates able to file in early January for May’s primary election.

  • Service of the Longest Night set for Dec. 16

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel.

    Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they are struggling with grief. They miss loved ones and find that the usual traditions and bright lights serve only to heighten their struggle.

    Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB, will lead the service with prayer and Scripture that acknowledge those who mourn and struggle with loss during the Christmas season.

  • State’s population decline no mystery

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist


    My job affords me the opportunity to speak often in different communities inside and outside of Indiana. As it turns out, population change always emerges as a prime topic in the question and answer period. But there’s a curious asymmetry to the questions.

  • Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High Honor Rolls

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has released its honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Students honored have earned a  grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.


    Grade 12

  • As the holiday season nears, are you thankful for the church?

    By Charles Areson

    Guest Columnist


    As we enter a season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, our hearts normally turn toward the things of which we are thankful and the gifts we have given and received. In that spirit, I would like to ask you to think of the church, specifically, the churches of Tell City.

  • PC nips Marksmen for third place in tourney

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central pulled ahead in the final 11 seconds to beat Tell City 36-31 for third place in Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    The game was close all the way, with four ties and four lead changes in the final quarter.
    Kali Lehmkuhler hit a 17-footer with 0:44 left to put Tell City ahead 31-29.
    After Perry Central tied the game on a rebound basket, Tell City missed a free throw with 0:26 left.