Today's News

  • Give historical credit where credit is due




    It is a historical fact that on the rainy night of May 8-9, 1825, the steamboat, Mechanic, sank in the Ohio River with the Marquis de Lafayette aboard. Several varying narratives of the shipwreck, have been recorded, and each makes separate claims to the authenticity.

    First, a brief sketch of the official legend, from Thomas De la Hunt’s “History of Perry County,” written in 1916, 91 years after the shipwreck.  

  • Waninger achieves Circle of Success recognition

    TELL CITY– J. Kevin Waninger, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. Waninger was honored for this achievement at the 2016 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. 

    While at the conference, advisors shared best practices with peers and focused on how they can continue to serve clients’ needs with the most current and effective strategies, products and solutions. 

  • Stuber thanked for years of leadership




    TELL CITY – Joe Stuber’s career at Perry County Memorial Hospital was celebrated among co-workers, friends and other well-wishers last week as the hospital’s president and chief executive officer retired from a position he held since September 1999.

    Stuber led the hospital for nearly 17 years.

  • Local Fireworks Shows

    Moose Lodge 1424 hosted its fireworks show last Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park. But there are other opportunities to celebrate Independence Day with a bang. Other fireworks shows planned are as follows:


    • Owensboro, Ky., Smothers Park in the city’s downtown, Saturday, July 2, 9:15 p.m.

    • Derby, Sunday, July 3, 30 minutes past dusk, with viewing in Mulzer Park in Derby. Show will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.

    •Vastwood Park, Hawesville, Ky., 9 p.m. Monday, July 4.

  • Icon exhibit on display at Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of icons entitled “The Twelve Great Feasts” by Chicago artist Joseph Malham.

    The exhibit runs from July 3 through Aug. 31.

    Joseph Malham is an iconographer who has been artist in residence at St. Gregory the Great Church on Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood for the past 15 years. Malham graduated from Loyola University with a major in history and a minor in art history and studied classical architecture and Renaissance art in Rome.

  • March of Dimes Baby Contest to return to 4-H fair for tenth year

    PERRY COUNTY – The 10th annual March of Dimes Baby Contest at the 4-H Fair will be held Saturday, July 9.

    Registration will take place at 9 a.m. under the shelter next to the stage area. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. The theme this year is “Down on the Farm.”

    Age groups are 0 to 5 months, 6 to 11 months, 12 to 17 months, 18 to 23 months, 24 to 35 months, 36 to 47 months and 48 to 59 months.

    Trophies will be given to first and second place in each division and third place will be given a ribbon.

  • Perry County’s final year 4-H’ers

    Austin Benjamin is a member of the Leopold Gang 4-H Club and the son of Joseph and Joann Benjamin. In the fall, he plans to attend Indiana State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Automation and controls engineering technology.

    His 4-H accomplishments include receiving Grand Champion in sheep, goats and several posters. While in 4-H, Austin has been involved with showing sheep, goats, and hogs and completing several projects, including shooting sports.

  • Community Events; June 20

    Tractor group to meet today


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will hold its next meeting June 30, at 7 p.m., at the Branchville Clubhouse.


    Free kidney class next week


    TELL CITY – There will be a Free Kidney Smart Education class Tuesday, July 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank Community Room in Tell City.

  • Churches across the county gearing up for vacation Bible schools

    Lilly Dale to host MAP VBS


    PERRY COUNTY – Lilly Dale Church of Christ will host its vacation Bible school, called “Superhero Kids Camp,” beginning July 10 and concluding on July 15. Each evening, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., young people in the Summer Missions for America program will lead VBS.

    This year’s program will be directed by Brother Sonny Childs as part of the MAP.


    Crossroads’ VBS set for July 11-14


  • Deputies OK after being thrown from suspects’ car

    MILLSTONE – Two law-enforcement officers investigating a possible burglary were injured Saturday when one of the suspects sped off in a car the officers were holding onto.

    According to Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone, Deputy Richard Kratzer was called to the area of Millstone Road and Indiana 166 after someone reported the possible burglary of a garage.  Kratzer was told to be on the lookout for a Saturn with no license plates that had been seen in the area.