Today's News

  • COLUMN: Springtime adventures

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Spring may not be fully here, but spring break has come and gone and a few of my friends have already complained of spring fever. I’ve had friends head to the Smoky Mountains and South Carolina over the past week. A lot of us don’t have the time for that big of a spring fling, but here are a few ideas for an upcoming sunny afternoon, or if you’re really lucky, a day off.

    Hit the Road

  • Perry Central Band expo April 16

    LEOPOLD – The first Perry Central Band expo will be held Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Perry Central dome.
    Activities will include a free Easte- egg hunt for all ages starting at 10 a.m., pictures with the Easter bunny, a color contest, free games for kids, many local craft vendors and hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks sold by the Perry Central Marching Commodores.

  • EDITORIAL: Animal welfare must be a priority for leaders

    Recent headlines about the seizure of dogs from a Perry County man’s home generated plenty of buzz and an outpouring of concern and assistance for those rescued animals.

    We hope the positive response helps generate long-term support for efforts to prevent similar cases of animal abuse or neglect in the future. But for that to happen, more of us need to get involved in helping control our local pet population and supporting advocates who want to put in place common-sense measures to protect animals.

  • Tickets on sale for ‘Wizard,’ ‘Cousin’

    LINCOLN CITY – Tickets for Lincoln Amphitheatre’s “The Wizard of Oz” and “Our American Cousin” went on sale Friday.

    They can be purchased from the box office by calling (800) 264-4223 or online at www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com.

    “The Wizard of Oz” will take the stage Thursday through Saturday evenings July 21 through Aug. 7. Sunday matinees will also be performed

    “Our American Cousin” will run Friday and Saturday evenings with a Sunday matinee Aug. 19-27.

  • Rep. Young to speak at GOP event April 16

    TELL CITY – Local Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner April 16 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City. The meal will begin at noon.

    U.S. Rep. Todd Young will be the guest speaker. State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will also speak.

    Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156 or Jennifer Land at 457-3158.

  • Revival set

    TELL CITY – Pastor Ron Ammon of the Bethel Baptist Church, 911 Fulton St. in Tell City, has announced the church will hold revival services Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    Michael Soop of Lawrenceville, Ga., will be guest speaker. Services will begin at 7 p.m. and include special singing and music by various church members.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Art show starts today

    TELL CITY – The seventh annual Tell City High School Art Show will be held this year from today through April 8 in the new Tell City Junior-Senior High School Library. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Visitors are asked to park in the teachers-visitors parking lot and sign in at the office during the school day. The art department and students wish to ask the parents, businesses and community to attend and see their artwork.

    Visitors are asked to remember to vote on their favorites.

  • VFD to meet today

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. today.

    The meting will be held at the Rome Courthouse. Three board member positions will be filled by elections.

    All property owners in Tobin Township are eligible to fill the positions and to vote. All other paid members are also eligible.

  • PC students aid Statehouse as pages

    INDIANAPOLIS – Two Perry Central High School students, ninth-grader Bryce Lain and seventh-grader Autumn Lain, recently served as Indiana House pages during the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly. |

    Pages are able to see how the state legislature works firsthand in a behind-the-scenes tour. They get to work alongside legislators, legislative assistants and interns.

  • Still time to submit downtown suggestions

    TELL CITY – Your voice counts! A group of Tell City business, economic development and retail individuals are developing a plan to advance and improve its downtown. This Tell City downtown development group would like input from all Perry County residents.