Today's News

  • Justice system needs both sides represented in court

    Greg Zoeller
    Indiana Attorney General

    Several same-sex couples recently filed law-suits seeking to strike down Indiana’s traditional-marriage-definition law.

    As Indiana attorney general, I have been asked why my office is defending the statute in court when some AGs in other states are not defending their states’ traditional-marriage laws from similar lawsuits.

  • Young professionals group forming

    Vince Luecke

    Do you consider yourself a young – or a young-at-heart – man or woman interested in networking with others about your community? Are you looking for ways to get involved in local issues, carry out service projects and have fun in the process? Then a  currently forming group of young professionals is just for you.

  • Farmers markets growing; you’re invited to learn more

    An April 14 meeting at the Tell City Depot will share details of Perry County’s upcoming farmers market. We hope the turnout is large since the popularity of local markets in general and Perry County’s in particular is – pardon the pun – growing.

    If you didn’t make it to last year’s market, held at the Depot each Wednesday and Saturday, you missed out on a great selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Crowds were large, vendors made money and the community found a regular supply of nutritious food.

  • Community Events

    Tell City firefighters will sell dinners Sunday
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department will serve barbecued-chicken dinners Sunday, April 6, at the firehouse. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the cost will be $7.50 per plate.

  • April 13 abbey concert to feature Stations of the Cross

    ST. MEINRAD – Organist Philip Brisson, accompanied by William P. Bradford II, actor and teacher, will present the Dupré-Claudel “Stations of the Cross” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church.

    This interpretation of a traditional Lenten service sets the 14 stations to organ music intermixed with liturgical poetry. The program should last about 90 minutes.

  • Perry Central group will host dodgeball tournament Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central After-Prom Committee will host its second annual dodgeball tourney and luncheon at 12:30 Sunday, April 6, at the Perry Central High School and elementary gym.

    Concessions, including pizza, walking tacos and desserts, will be available beginning at 11 a.m. in the high-school commons.

    Registration is open to the public. Age divisions will be fourth through sixth grade, seventh through ninth grade and 10th grade and older. Entry fee is $5 per person or $30 per team.

  • Ferdinand townwide yard sale this weekend

    FERDINAND – The year’s  first town-wide yard sale in southern Indiana is set for Friday and Saturday, April 4-5 in and around Ferdinand. The Ferdinand Merchants and Chamber of Commerce sponsor the annual event.

    Entire neighborhoods are sifting through drawers, closets, basements and attics to come up with lots of fun and fabulous “stuff,” organizers said.

    Most of Ferdinand’s homes have porches, garages and basements just in case the weather is unkind.

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey honors co-workers for service

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey honored 77 active co-workers and 60 retirees from Perry, Spencer and surrounding counties who have 25 years or more of service during their annual service recognition banquet March 26.

    The Rev. Adrian Burke OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad, addressed those attending the banquet.

  • Social News

    EUCHRE PLAYERS filled nine tables Wednesday at the Bristow Community Center. Elvis Zehr finished in first place with 92 points, followed by Kenny Weigand with 89 points, John Qualters with 88 points and Lorna Garrett with 87 points.

  • Voter-registration deadline just a week away


    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise  reminds voters that next Monday, April 7, is the last day they can register to vote in the May 6 primary election. All registration applications must be received in the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Voter registration forms and instructions are available at the office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at     www. indianavoters.com.