Today's News

  • Beaches closed for the season; forest programs planned

    PERRY COUNTY – German Ridge and Tipsaw Lake beaches in the Hoosier National Forest have closed for the season. The campground concessionaires at Tipsaw and Celina Campgrounds will host their annual Halloween campout the weekend of Oct. 5-7.

    The Hoosier National Forest will host a program about bats the evening of Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

    The Rickenbaugh House at Celina Lake will be open for viewing Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

    Call 547-7051 for more information.

  • Democrats to dine Sat. at Legion

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrats will host their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner Saturday at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City. Cocktails will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7.

    Cost is $20 per person.

    Dave Crooks, 8th District Democrat congressional candidate, will be among guest speakers for the evening.

  • Build a household emergency kit

    INDIANAPOLIS – September is National Preparedness Month, and the Indiana Department of Health provides these tips on how to build an emergency supply of items your household may need in the event of a disaster.

    When putting your emergency kit together, include enough supplies to meet the needs of you and your family for at least three days. Your emergency toolkit should include:

    • An emergency-contact card. Include an out-of-town contact; it may be easier to reach someone out of town if local phone lines are out of service or overloaded.

  • Archaeological dig sheds light on German Ridge life

    GERMAN RIDGE – A summertime archaeological dig shed new light on the lives of pioneer settlers who fought to establish lives in German Ridge and other areas of Perry County.

    The German Ridge Heritage Project, a collaboration between Hoosier National Forest and Indiana University, began this summer to document the lives and culture of early settlers in the German Ridge community of Perry County.

    These people were “living on the edge” as they farmed these narrow ridges,” said forest archaeologist Angie Krieger.

  • Tell City school earns health award

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior High School was awarded The Healthy Hoosier School Bronze Award.  This award recognizes Indiana schools with policies and educational programs in place promoting and supporting environments that create healthy students and healthy learners. 

  • Steamboat Festival vendors needed

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – The 2012 Hawesville Steamboat Festival Committee invites individuals and organizations to take part in the upcoming Steamboat Festival by renting a booth for the Oct. 13 and 14 festival.
    Anyone interested or who would like more information about renting are asked to contact Hawesville City Hall at (270) 927-8707. Booth rental fees are $20 without electricity and $40 with electricity.

  • Hot water from the sun

    Perry Central students won’t have to look farther than the nearest sink to learn about the benefits of solar power. A new solar thermal hot-water system is now in place atop the roof above the elementary kitchen and will greatly reduce the cost of heating water for the school’s kitchens, restrooms and locker rooms. “It’s a great addition to our school and we’re very thankful for being chosen,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said. The entire system is valued at nearly $200,000.

  • Council examines budgets

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council gave its nonbinding approval to each of the taxing unit’s budgets it reviewed at a meeting Sept. 17.

    Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter was the first and one of only a few unit representatives who spoke to the council about the proposals they’d submitted.

  • School board, teachers at impasse (Clarification added)

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A master teachers contract signed by Cannelton School Board President Bill Garrett and former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman in April 2011 is “void and unenforceable and the school corporation is not bound by any of the provisions contained therein,” current Superintendent Al Sibbitt declared at a school-board meeting Thursday.

  • EUCC gears up for fall bazaar

    Floretta Beatty and Betsy Bradley assist Jerry Brunner in putting up a banner advertising the Evangelical United Church of Christ’s annual fall bazaar Oct. 6.

    An old-fashioned breakfast of homemade biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes, sausage patties, eggs, toast and fresh jelly and jam will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. A country store featuring baked goods, fresh and canned items, candies and crafts will also be available.