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Today's News

  • Church news, June 9

    Little Pigeon to host gospel sing
    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, off Indiana 245 near Lamar, will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    Sonshiners Quartet will be the special guests. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.
    The church will also be collecting donations of paper goods, toiletries, clothing and nonperishable food items for tornado victims.

  • St. Paul annual picnic set for Sunday at City Hall Park

    TELL CITY – Family fun and entertainment will be the highlight of St. Paul Catholic Church’s picnic, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at City Hall Park in Tell City. The picnic is open to the public and will offer a variety of food, games, crafts, a benefit auction and raffles.

  • Community Christian Church Preschool grads

  • Monday accident critically injures man on scooter

    TELL CITY – A car struck a scooter at the intersection of Hospital Road and Indiana 66 Monday afternoon, critically injuring the operator of the scooter.

    According to police records, Jessie R. Huff, 81, was the driver of the car that struck a red scooter driven by Charles Masterson, 55.

    Masterson suffered a head injury and was taken first to Perry County Memorial Hospital and then air lifted.

    No further information on his condition was available Wednesday afternoon.

  • Applications still available for Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Reserve Officer Micah Jackson said applications for this month’s Camp with a Cop remain available. The three-day camp begins June 22 at Victory Valley Church Camp on Girl Scout Road.

    Supported by a coalition of representatives local law-enforcement agencies, the camp is designed to help youngsters “gain respect for themselves and others through programs that demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication,” according to information included with the application.

  • Meeting Tuesday to explain sales process for grant-built homes

    TELL CITY – Local residents who have watched with interest as new homes funded by a Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant have taken shape are invited to attend a Tuesday evening meeting to learn about the process by which the homes will be offered for sale.

    The first two homes, located on Main and Mozart streets, are all but complete and Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday a management team formed more than a year ago is working on a process for their sale.

  • St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial Schedule

    Key
    MS - Main Stage  
    CC - Community Center
    FS - Fire Station

    Thursday, June 9
    Girls Softball Tourney
    5 p.m. Booths & Beer Garden Open
    5:30 p.m. Justin Forshey - MS
    6 p.m. Brothers of the Brush Contest - CC    
    6:30 p.m. Fashions of Old Contest - CC
    7 p.m. Dubois County Cloggers - CC
    7:30 p.m. Casey Williams - MS

    Friday, June 10
    Girls Softball Tourney
    4 p.m. Abbey Tours - Guest House

  • Riders raise $2,400 to fight cancer

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Teachers Association’s annual bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Hospital April 30 was a success, raising more than $2,400 to help in the fight against childhood cancer.

  • Officials approve plan updates, tractor transfer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved documents for the county’s emergency management director, declared a tractor surplus and agreed to change a policy on handguns during a regular meeting Monday.

    Steve Hauser, the director of emergency management, secured the officials’ approval of updates to a comprehensive hazard-analysis plan, which he said is available on a compact disc in the commissioners office in the county courthouse.

  • County native Fritz’s furniture-building skills earn national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Perry County native who has crafted a name for himself as a furniture maker will receive a national award next month.

    Made In America, a nonprofit educational group working to promote U.S. commerce in global markets, announced last week that Keith Fritz of Ferdinand is the winner of the inaugural William Thornton Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship. The award will be presented at the annual Take Pride in America celebration held at the United States Capitol July 4.