Today's News

  • St. Paul Church cash-raffle winners announced
  • Spay-neuter clinic planned for July 30

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter’s next spay-neuter clinic will be held Thursday, July 30.

    Cost for low-income Indiana residents for dogs and cats is $20. For all other residents, the low-cost fee is $60 for dogs up to 80 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 80 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40, plus vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate the cat has been altered.

  • Kiwanians learn of local history, ed program during summer programs

    TELL CITY – Dark history and bright futures were the themes at recent Kiwanis meetings.

    In June, history-buff Andy Hollinden presented a real-life drama from Perry County history. Hollinden told of a double murder-suicide in Rome, Indiana in 1865.

    River bottom farmland near Poison Creek fueled a dangerous grudge between two men, leading to the brutal murder of a young wife, her child and the suicide of her husband.

  • William Tell Elementary fourth-quarter honor roll students named

    TELL CITY – The following students have been named to the William Tell Elementary honor roll for the last quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:

  • Perry Central Elementary releases honor roll for fourth nine-weeks

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Elementary has named the following students to the honor roll for the last nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Meet Honest Abe at library July 25

    TELL CITY – As part of the library’s summer “Hero” reading program, Abraham Lincoln presenter David Wolfe will give a special appearance at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Tell City branch.

    Other weekly activities available for various ages include story times, children’s adventure club and tween’s club. Registration for weekly activities is required.

    Days and times are available by calling the library or visiting the website at www.tcpclibrary.org and clicking the ‘children’ tab.

  • Reunions; July 9

    VanWinkle-Mills reunion Sunday


    ST. MEINRAD – A VanWinkle-Mills family reunion will be held Sunday, July 12, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

    Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Attendees are asked to take a covered dish and an auction item. For more information, call Gaye Rickenbaugh at (812) 937-7189.


    Oil Township Classes of ‘46, ’47 to meet July 25


  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; July 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual vacation Bible school will be held at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills beginning 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17.

    The 2015 VBS theme is “Blast to the Past.”  Everyone is invited to attend.

    Several people attended the annual Independence Day celebration at the Ole Lynch Homeplace near Doolittle Mills Saturday, July 4. Lots of food, music and fireworks were enjoyed by all.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; July 9

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The annual vacation Bible school at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will be held next week. It is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13 and will continue throughout Friday, July 17, with the closing program held Friday night. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. The theme for this year is “Blast to the Past.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Hopefully, everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend.

  • Rural News: GERALD; July 9

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Herman Epple who passed away June 30, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City. We will remember Herman as a music lover playing his harmonica, even though he was a farmer of the Huffman area for many years.

    Also, our condolences to Patricia “Tweet” Wilkerson of the rural Tell City area, near Derby, who passed away of an apparent heart attack July 1, 2015. She loved her family gatherings.