Today's News

  • 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

    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.

  • Music in the Park-Shoot for the Stars returns Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The second Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park is set for Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City with the featured performers Justin Bosley and Jack DuPont.

    The event will also be an elimination round for the Shoot for the Stars competition.

    Eight contestants performed live auditions May 13 and moved on to the competition phase of the event. Contestants are Ashley Graves, Brianna Bolin, Brooke Lawalin, Jamie Holman, Jonathan Sanders, Rebecca Shearn, Savannah Alvey and Twila Brown.

  • Diplomas a Day Early
  • Relay for Life to kick off Saturday in Leopold

    LEOPOLD – Teams all across the county have been working hard to raise funds and gear up for this year’s Relay for Life to help raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Teams and participants will gather Saturday and Sunday at the Perry Central track for the annual event.

  • State changes vaccination guidelines

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – New directives from the Indiana Department of Health’s Immunization Division means new rules under which children and adults are eligible for free vaccinations offered by the Perry County Health Department.

    County Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said beginning July 1, the health department will no longer be able to provide vaccinations to families with health-insurance coverage. The new rules are statewide and will affect the way many Perry County families obtain routine childhood immunizations.