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Today's News

  • Church news, May 5

    Exhibit will feature ‘Art on the Hill’
    ST. MEINRAD – A mixed-media art exhibit will be on display at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery through May 31.
    The free exhibit, “Art on the Hill,” will feature ceramics, paintings and drawings by Saint Meinrad monks and photography by seminarian Jeffrey Estacio. The ceramic pieces are the work of Brother John Mark Falkenhain OSB and Brother Elijah Luckett, OSB. Paintings by the Rev. Harry Hagan OSB, will be on display, along with drawings by Novice Timothy Wymore OSB.

  • Chamber bestows business awards

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual award dinner April 28 and recognized three businesses and a nonprofit group.

    Large Business Award

    Oakwood Health Campus was presented the award for large businesses. Other nominees were Domtar, ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Wal-Mart and Webb Wheel Products.

    Small Business Award

  • Slight changes coming to curbside recycling

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Tell City and the Perry County Recycling Management District worked together to revamp guidelines for materials left at curbside for recycling, according to Ken Smith, director of the district.

    The guidelines will be mailed to city residents in time for the annual citywide cleanup, he said. He provided copies at the district directors’ regular meeting April 26.

  • Snyder wins Republican primary

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman Snyder will be the Republican candidate for the city’s mayor on the November ballot.

    She defeated former Mayor D. Mark Gerlach 161-107 in the only contested race in the county for Tuesday’s primary election.

    “Whew!” Snyder said when asked for her reaction to the results.

    “Thank you very much for your support,” she added, “and I’ll see you in the fall.”

  • U.S. attorney visits county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – In a rare local appearance for a federal prosecutor, United States Attorney for Southern Indiana Joseph H. Hogsett pledged Monday to help keep Perry County neighborhoods safer through an initiative he said will attack violent crime, crack down on illegal guns and prosecute the most violent criminals encountered by police officers and the public.

  • Sisters’ students plan May 15 recital

    FERDINAND – Twenty music students of Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will present two spring music recitals on May 15 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana.
    The recitals, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. EDT in the Assembly Hall at the monastery.
    Students performing at 2 p.m. will be Jessica Bertke, Claire Dooley, Ivy Evans, Katelyn Davis, Madison Fella, Audrey Keepes, Aidan Muth, Sarah Pund, Olivia Schroering, Monica Steckler, and Jenny Weinzapfel.

  • Meth, cocaine seized in weekend drug bust

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A Kentucky man allegedly trafficking in narcotics was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday night, police said, in a case that saw the arrests or detention of four people, including a teenage girl, by Cannelton and Tell City police officers and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Birthdays, May 6 - May 12

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    May 6

  • Snyder wins Cannelton Republican primary

    CANNELTON - Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman Snyder will be the Republican candidate for the city's mayor on the November ballot.
    She defeated former Mayor D. Mark Gerlach 161-107 in Tuesday's primary election.

  • Four arrested, meth, cocaine seized, in weekend drug bust

    CANNELTON – A Kentucky man allegedly trafficking in narcotics was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday night. In all, four people were arrested, including a teenage girl, by Cannelton and Tell City police officers and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.  

    Cannelton Patrolman David Biever said the investigation began when he stopped a vehicle in a Cannelton cemetery. After approaching the vehicle, Biever said he saw drugs in plain view. A search of the vehicle, he said, turned up meth, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.