Today's News

  • Novice joins Benedictine community at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony, Novice Joseph Wagner was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, on Jan. 19, 2017.

    He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Novice Joseph, 29, of Quincy, Ill., attended high school at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago.

  • Head Start opens registration, plans open house

    LEOPOLD – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Head Start and Early Head Start are currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.

    On Friday, Feb. 17, they encourage any interested family or community member to attend the open house between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Guests may visit the classroom to learn more about Head Start and Early Head Start.

    The North Perry County Head Start Center is located at 11180 French Ridge Road, next to Perry Central School.

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  • Stepping Stones registration open, open house Feb. 16


    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool will hold an open house on Thursday Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 18020 Lafayette Street, Leopold.

    For parents who need more than just preschool, Stepping Stones Preschool offers extended care for children needing early drop-off or late pickup.

    Students using extended care are provided breakfast if needed, lunch and an afternoon snack. They are currently enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. This is a great opportunity for parents to tour the facility, meet the staff and learn more about the program.

  • Monk professes first vows at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – Novice Joshua W. Leeuw professed his temporary vows as a Benedictine monk in a ceremony Friday, Jan. 20, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    He has completed his novitiate, a year of prayer and study of the Benedictine way of life. As is the custom during the profession of vows, he was assigned a religious name. Novice Joshua is now Br. Elias.

  • Joint chief’s project brings local jobs to area

    TELL CITY – Three new employees hired to assist with projects made possible by Joint Chief’s Award funding have now begun working in their new positions.

    This group will focus on timber stand improvement and invasive species control. Funding for this work is expected to last for the next year and a half, after which these employees may transition to different responsibilities.

  • Police talk man from bridge

    CANNELTON – Local police were able to talk an apparently suicidal man from the Lincoln Trail Bridge in Cannelton before dawn Sunday.

    At approximately 4:17 a.m., Tell City Central Dispatch received multiple 911 calls in reference to a male subject on the Lincoln Trail Bridge in Cannelton. Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh made initial contact with the subject and immediately established a rapport, maintaining conversation.  Negotiators from the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and the Tell City Police Department were summoned to the scene.

  • Albin charged in second theft case


    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman already facing a theft charge was arrested Saturday for allegedly taking $15,000 from the Perry County Council on Aging.

  • Cannelton’s students of December
  • Bexley Emmi-Lynn Ransom

    Paige and Jarrett Ransom of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Bexley Emmi-Lynn Ransom on Dec. 21, 2016, at Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Ky.

    She weighed 8 pounds and six ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Cindy Yaggi of Cannelton. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix.

    Great-grandparents include Don and Barbara Coogle of Cannelton, Emory and the late Beatrice Yaggi of Cannelton and Mary Lois Ransom of Branchville.

    Bexley was welcomed home by her brother, Bensen Ransom, 4.