Today's News

  • Cannelton students clean up!

    Cannelton City Schools’ Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies After School Program participated in a volunteer program at Myers Elementary School building.

    Students, leaders and volunteers pulled weeds around, inside and outside the fence that surrounds the school. They also planted flowers, used weed preventative and placed mulch along the sidewalks. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Perry County
    Substance Abuse Committee.

  • Reunions, Oct. 13

    Oil Township-Perry Central
    BRANCHVILLE – An Oil Township – Perry Central all-class reunion will be held Oct. 30 at the Branchville Conservation Club.
    Doors will open at 10:30 p.m. and a pitch–in meal will be served at noon.
    Organizers ask classmates to contact friends, family and each other to spread the word. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and a drink. Coffee, tea and tableware will be supplied.
    Classmates are also asked to take new and old photos and school-day stories.

  • Lights on features hunter’s education

    The Lights-On after school program at Perry Central will offer hunter’s education courses during the month of October. 

    Pictured facilitating the course is Joe Lackey, a retired conservation officer. Lackey helps promote safe hunting procedures and knowledge to students and adults. There are currently 30 participants.

  • Patriots Pen contest underway

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and the Ladies Auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay writing contest. Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-school students are encouraged to enter as well.
    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 US savings bond.
    This year’s topic is “Are you proud of your country?”

  • Voice of Democracy contest

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is there pride in serving in our military?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    Foreign exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Hess named new administrator of Florida county health department

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Okeechobee County Health Department announces the appointment of Erin Hess as administrator of the Okeechobee County Health Department, effective Sept. 30.

    Hess is the daughter of Joan and Tom Hess of Tell City and a 1998 graduate of Tell City High School.

  • Troy FD fall soup sale, kids party

    TROY – The Troy Fire Department annual fall soup sale will be Nov. 6 at the Troy Firehouse.
    Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those purchasing soup are asked to take gallon containers.
    Plans have also been made for the annual Troy Halloween party. Children can gather at the Troy Firehouse at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 for costume judging, games, treats and hay rides.

  • K of C bazaar set for Nov. 12 in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will host its third annual arts, crafts and vendor Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the K of C, 11th and Tell streets.
    Items on display will include homemade baked goods, crafts and candies, Christmas wreaths, Mia Bella gourmet candles, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, 31 Purses, Avon, Mary Kay and Tastefully Simple.
    The Auxiliary will also serve homemade chicken and dumplings, pies and cakes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Church News, Oct. 13

    Fun day at Lilly Dale Church Saturday
    GATCHEL – Lilly Dale Church of Christ in Gatchel will host a free fall fun day Saturday.
    There will be free hot dogs, drinks, chips, cookies and cupcakes, hayrides, barrel train rides, inflatable slides and other fun games.
    Organizers invite anyone to come enjoy the day from noon to 5 p.m. The church is located on Indiana 37, 10 miles north of Tell City. Watch for signs.

  • Destined to Travel with JA contest for local students launches

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – As of Oct. 10, Junior Achievement USA is offering high-school students the opportunity to win a three-day ad-venture for four people to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
    To enter the Destined to Travel with JA contest, students need to review the interactive Destination Build lesson, a teaching tool that allows students to explore the tourism industry, complete a quick quiz and submit their answers.