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Today's News

  • Citizens want something done with Cannelton eyesores

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A handful of residents in Cannelton are fed up with perceived inaction by city officials when it comes to combating blight and eyesore structures.

    The charge was leg by former city councilman Bruce Myers who said issues currently being undertaken by the city date back almost a decade, and asked what the current councils’ objectives are. He specifically asked for an update on goals.

  • Wildebeest named top water park ride; Holiday World voted cleanest

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s Wildebeest water coaster took top honors once again during the 2017 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony, held this past weekend at Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, Conn.                   

  • Health screenings coming to TC Methodist Church Oct. 18

    TELL CITY – Residents living in and around Tell City can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions, with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  First United Methodist Church will host this community event on Oct. 18. The site is located at 702 10th St. in Tell City.

    Screenings can check for:

    • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.

    • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels

  • Perry County Beekeepers to meet Sept. 21

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Beekeepers organization will meet on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in the FFA building at Perry Central. The topic of this meeting will be fall mite control and constructing winter bee feeders.

    The program will include looking at mites using a microscope with a camera to evaluate hives for mite-biting behavior. We needs community help collecting samples to evaluate.

    Put sticky boards under your hives on Tuesday morning and remove them at the same time on Thursday morning.

  • Persimmons ripening early this year

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The pear and apple orchard has been picked clean for the season: some are now applesauce and others dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)

  • Tell City native Nick Schneider coming to Blue Heron with photo exhibit

    ROCKY POINT – Tell City native Nick Schneider is bringing a photo exhibit to Blue Heron Winery at Rocky Point in Perry County on Saturday, Sept. 23.

    The exhibit will  be open during the Wine Over Water concert featuring bluegrass band, Carrie Lyn and the Twine Getup.

    Schneider specializes in photo images of old barns, wildlife, nature, landscapes and as well as historic buildings. His work has been featured at several art and craft shows, festivals, an art gallery and winery.

  • Grant to seminary will fund development of Spanish language curriculum for permanent deacon formation

    ST. MEINRAD – The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada has awarded an innovation grant to produce a Spanish-language curriculum for permanent deacon formation. Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana and Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology of Seton Hall University in New Jersey will collaborate on the project.

  • Fun-filled fall break day camps planned

    PERRY COUNTY – Fall Break Day Camps are a great way for youth in grades 3-12 to have fun and learn new skills in a safe environment. Purdue Extension is offering two days camps during fall breaks for Perry Central and Tell City schools. The programs will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daycare will be provided at 7:30 a.m. Youth must be picked by 5:30 p.m. Lunch, snacks, program materials, and enrollment in the 2018 4-H program are included in the fee.

  • Ugandan Kids Choir at CCC Sunday

    Tell City – The Ugandan Kids Choir, a group of 10 talented Ugandan children, has announced that they will perform at Community Christian Church at 821 10th St. at 10 a.m. Sept. 17.

    All 10 children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide’s Sponsorship Program and now they are here to spread that hope to audiences all across the United States. The choir has performed nationwide at churches, schools, at Disneyland, on King 5 Television’s “New Day Northwest,” at Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks.

  • No fear in a return to worship

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    I have a good friend who recently told me a story that I had to pass on to you guys.

    My friend is now a devout Christian, but it wasn’t always so. At age 18, he quit going to church and he didn’t go back until his early 50s.

    During his absence, he did some things that he wouldn’t want printed on the front page of this renowned tabloid. Haven’t we all?