Today's News

  • 4-H council annual meeting set for Sept. 1, extension office to close Aug. 17-21

    LEOPOLD – The Perry County 4-H Council annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the fairgrounds.

    The public is invited to attend to vote for the new members of the 4-H Council. Anyone who would like to serve on the 4-H Council must contact the Purdue Extension-Perry County office by Aug. 28.

    All 4-H volunteers must complete the application process including a background check before they are approved to serve on 4-H Council. Applications and information is available by calling (812) 547-7084.

  • Top Schweizer Fest crawlers, walkers
  • Girl Scouts to mark 100th year of the Gold Award

    EVANSVILLE – The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will join a nationwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts Gold Award.

    This highest award in Girl Scouting began as the Golden Eaglet of Merit (1916 – 1918) and evolved over the decades as the Gold Eaglet Award (1918-1938), the First Class Award (1838 – 1940), the Curved Bar Award (1940 – 1963), again the First Class Award (1963 – 1980), and finally the Girl Scout Gold Award (1980 – present).

  • Rural News; Aug. 13


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — The Schweizer Fest week is over and it is back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 11 for the Cannelton school students, but Monday for all the teachers. Summer is almost over isn’t it? Where did it all go? Now we start babysitting once again.

  • Patoka Lake triathlon set for Aug. 22

    BIRDSEYE – Registration is still open for the “Head for the Hills” Patoka Lake Triathlon at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Patoka Lake beach.

    All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl and bald eagle.

    Swim 500 yards in open water at the beach, bike 12.8 miles along paved roads within the property then run 3.1 miles along groomed gravel roads and paved bike trail.

  • August events at the Lincoln State Park Nature Center

    LINCOLN CITY – There will be many events held at the Lincoln State Park Nature Center on the weekends during August. At 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, will be Lincoln’s Landscape and at 1 p.m. attendants can make candles in crockpots. Both are in the Nature Center. 

    At 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Snakes Alive, a program at the Nature Center, will allow visitors to learn about some of the snakes of Lincoln State Park. At 2 p.m. will be Abe’s Indiana, where visitors can learn what Indiana was like in 1816 when Abe moved here.

  • Children’s theater seeks actors for ‘Charlotte’s Web’

    CORYDON – Peacock Children’s Theatre in Corydon is seeking young actors for the production of “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White.

    Artistic Director Rita Harden stated most of the cast has been selected, however, several more actors are still needed to complete the cast.

  • Girls Scouts invite new members at reduced rate

    PERRY COUNTY – Girls in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to join Girl Scouts. There will be an informational registration meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Twilight Towers-Tell City Housing Authority High Rise, located at 1648 10th St. in Tell City. This year, the membership fee is being reduced from $15 to $7.50, thanks to community donations.

    Girl Scouts offers learning experiences and fun for girls and adult volunteers. Adults can become leaders, co-leaders or just offer helping hands. For more information, call (812) 547-6832.

  • SIRS holds ribbon cutting, open house for dedication of The Reed Building

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting to celebrate the dedication of the Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. (SIRS) Building to be renamed “The Reed Building” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

    A dedication ceremony and open house will immediately follow until 4 p.m. The Reed Building is located at 1012 31st Street in Tell City.

  • Community Events; Aug. 13

    Free health screenings today


    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital offers free blood-pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. inside the Tell City Wal-Mart.

    The hospital will provide blood-pressure, glucose and total-cholesterol screenings from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Village Apartments, 1619 14th St. in Tell City and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church’s Parish Hall.