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Today's News

  • Patoka Lake Visitor Center remains open with winter hours

    BIRDSEYE – Patoka Lake Visitor Center will remain open throughout the winter. Winter hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
    Visitors can join the naturalist for fun, family programs Saturdays. Scouts and school groups are welcome as well.
    Does your scout group need help earning a badge? How about teachers looking for a fun educational experience for your students?
    To schedule a group program at Patoka or in your classroom, call the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447.

  • Bell-ringers make big impact

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Coins and bills that disappear into red kettles each holiday season spend a little time in the dark interiors, but add up to deliver light into many lives.

    More than 90 percent of the funds collected through The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaigns in Perry County benefit people living here, according to Joan Hess.

  • USI announces recruitment for second BreakOut Program

    EVANSVILLE – In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, the Division of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Southern Indiana will offer a second BreakOut Program to eight area small businesses.
    With grant dollars from the USDA Rural Development Office, the program will provide high-level resources to businesses to help them build on their successes and “break out” to the next level.

  • Free PCMH screening Dec. 15

    DERBY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer a blood-pressure, glucose (sugar), and total cholesterol screening from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Ramsey’s Tavern in Derby. Fasting for two hours before taking the test is recommended; eight hours is preferred.
    For more information, contact Caryn Weiss at 547-0125 or send e-mail to cwei-ss@pchospital.org.

  • River Sweep contest deadline Dec. 14

    PERRY COUNTY – Deadline for the River Sweep poster contest is approaching quickly. Students in primary and secondary schools - public and private, K-12 - are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012.
    The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating in the River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

  • Bethel Baptist sets dates for Christmas celebrations

    TELL CITY – Bethel Baptist Church, 911 Fulton in Tell City, is inviting the public to a “Country Christmas in The City” celebration of Christmas music and entertainment Friday and Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. both nights.
    According to program coordinator Lesa Ammon, all types of Christmas music will be performed by members of the church, along with a few other entertaining skits.
    Also, Bethel’s children’s Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. The program will be “The 12 Symbols of Christmas.” The public is invited.

  • Local students to perform in UE’s Holiday Pops Concert

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that two local students will perform at the Department of Music’s 32nd annual Holiday Pops Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Evansville’s Victory Theatre.
    Taking part in the concert are Mary Burst of Tell City, majoring in music education, and Kaitlin Emmert of Ferdinand, majoring in music therapy.

  • Dinner fundraiser for Tyler Zoglman Sunday

    NEW BOSTON – A chicken-dinner fundraiser for Tyler Zoglman will be held Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, one half mile west of New Boston.
    Grilled chicken plates with mashed potatoes and green beans will be for sale starting at 10:30 a.m. Carry-out plates will be available. Soft drinks and desserts will also be for sale.
    The proceeds from the dinner will go toward Zoglman’s medical expenses. He is a 13-year-old Perry County resident battling cancer.

  • Parents Excited About Kids Night at local schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Youth Service Bureau recently held their PEAK Night programs at William Tell and Cannelton elementary schools.

    The Early Risers Skills for Success program sponsors a Parents Excited About Kids Night once each semester.
    This semester, 57 parents, students and professionals enjoyed an evening of encouragement, which included a family meal and student-led poetry reading.

  • ‘Messiah’ coming to St. Paul Church

    EVANSVILLE – As part of its outreach programs, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    Under the direction of Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Director Dennis Malfatti, the baroque-size orchestra drawn from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces with voices from the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus to present this 18th century masterpiece.