Today's News

  • Ready for Santa’s visit? So is NORAD

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.

  • Crouch: Hoosiers deserve the same opportunities to develop

    Suzanne Crouch

    Guest Columnist


    Growing up as a 12 year old who towered over her peers and teachers at 5-foot eight, I was a target for many of my classmates’ ridicule and jokes. Suffering through those harsh words, my father gave me some advice that helped shape who I am today. His valuable lesson was to love, accept and respect myself, and when I began to do that, even with all of my imperfections, I could accept and respect the differences in others.

  • Asian lady beetles on the move

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Some years are worse than others: I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles, other years a few popped up here or there. Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in. On sunny days, they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write but I need not worry about them as they sun themselves. The ones that make it inside, however, meet my vacuum cleaner!

  • Perry Central students building their own workforce path


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – There’s no need to punch a time clock for theses jobs – attendance is taken at the school every morning. But the duties the students invest in Perry Central’s newly commissioned Commodore Manufacturing are just as steadfast in producing top-quality, real-life work.

  • LeClere – Portelos

    In a 5:30 p.m. evening ceremony in Bloomington on Oct. 28, 2017, Kristen Elizabeth LeClere and Evan John Portelos, both of Fairfax, Va., were joined in marriage. The Rev. Lee Brown officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Dr. Joe and Leanne LeClere of Tell City. Mr. Portelos is the son of Steve and Cindy Portelos of Norfolk, Va.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father. Lauren Knight, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor.

  • Community foundation announces scholarship opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY - Scholarship opportunities are available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship program.

    The program is made up of various scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These opportunities were created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Some scholarships are designed to be awarded to nontraditional students as well. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.

  • Hospital-sponsored scholarships available to pursue medical careers

    JASPER – With the assistance of the Dubois County Community Foundation, Memorial Hospital Foundation is offering various medical scholarship opportunities.  A Scholarship Application must be completed by applicants and returned to the Memorial Hospital Foundation office by March 1. Applications will be available at the Memorial Hospital Foundation office, located at 709 W. 9th St. in Jasper, and online at www.mhhcc.org.

  • Meeting to kick off Relay for Life campaign for 2018

    PERRY COUNTY  –  On Jan. 8, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Moose Lodge in Tell City for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

    Residents are invited to attend the kickoff celebration to learn more about the upcoming event, how they can be part of the fight, and how together we can beat our biggest rival.

  • Remembering Taylor, star for ’77 Aces

    The University of Evansville’s ceremony Wednesday commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Aces’ basketball team plane crash that killed everyone on board was a nice presentation.

  • Orleans holds off Perry Central late

    LEOPOLD—Turnovers and free throws kept Perry Central from taking the lead in the fourth quarter of a 45-41 PLAC girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.
    “We had a chance with under a minute left to take the lead and we made two turnovers in less that 40 seconds,” noted Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Orleans hit two free throws after the first turnover to go up by three points.
    The Bulldogs added another free throw after the second turnover to go up 45-41.