Today's News

  • Conservation district’s Earth Day sale reducing cost of rain barrels

    CANNELTON – To celebrate Earth Day the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced it will offer rain barrels at half of the original price.

    The 60-gallon rain barrel will help conserve water, which can save money on water bills during hot summer months, keeping lawn, garden and flower beds full of life. It provides a free supply of soft water containing no chlorine, lime or calcium, making it ideal for plants.

  • Rome to host flea markets starting in April

    ROME – The Rome Community Center will begin to host flea markets through summer and fall months this year. The first market will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14.
    Everyone is welcome and vendors may include new and used items, crafters, antiques, artists and produce. No food vendors will be accepted. Space is available for $10.
    Concessions will be available. Proceeds from the markets will benefit the Rome Community Center, which is the old Perry County Courthouse. For more information, call 836-2104 or 836-4431.

  • German American invites Prime 50 customers can travel the country

    JASPER – With the beautiful spring weather, has your mind turned to venturing out to do some traveling? German American’s Prime 50 travel program offers customers some great travel opportunities, a news release stated. The Prime 50 travel program is for customers age 50 or over. All arrangements will be handled for participants.
    Departing April 28, the group will venture off to New York City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Reservation deadline for this trip is April 12.

  • Lincoln Hills receives funds for housing counseling services

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. officials learned recently its application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was approved for funding to continue its housing-counseling efforts in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties.

  • Cannelton students visit Vastwood

    Cannelton city schools’ after school program, Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies, took a field trip to Vastwood Park recently. The topics of the week were drug abuse prevention, having good self-esteem, good eating habits and physical activity. The program is sponsored by the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

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  • Cannelton residents can sign up for medical flights

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A representative of Air Evac Lifeteam made a sales pitch at the Cannelton Common Council’s regular meeting March 12, telling them city residents can avoid huge costs of medical flights if they purchase memberships with the company.

  • City acts to prevent school-crossing accidents

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s Board of Public Works and Safety voted at a regular meeting March 12 to reduce a speed limit and post four-way-stop signs in an effort to improve safety for children trying to get to or from school.

  • Head Start student shoppers

    South Perry Head Start students put together a pretend grocery store in February to help them learn about community helpers.

    The activity encouraged the children to interact with their peers and allowed them to engage in a real world situation. They also counted, sorted and compared the grocery items. Pictured here are Westley Sosh scanning Jalynn Wroe’s items and totaling her purchases. Waiting in line behind Jalynn is Christa Wroe.

  • National Honor Society Trivia Night April 13

    TELL CITY – The National Honor Society of Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host its annual trivia night April 13.
    The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.
    Proceeds will benefit the community. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions in 10 different fun and interesting categories.
    Teams may consist of up to five members. Cost is $5 per student and $8 per adult. “Come test your knowledge against some of the best minds in the community,” event organizer Amy Kehl said.