Today's News

  • COLUMN: School bus safety tips

    Guest Columnist

    Even though the school year is well under way, it is always important to remind our children about school bus safety. As a father of four boys and a licensed school bus driver who helps drive students to field trips and athletic events, I think about this topic often. I recently came across tips for school bus safety from the Indiana State Police, and I thought that I would share some with you this week.

  • COLUMN: The man trying to keep Cannelton Schools alive


    Alva Sibbitt and I had breakfast a couple of weeks ago. We talked about a lot of things over the course of an hour. The focus was on his work as Cannelton City Schools superintendent.

  • EDITORIAL: Get on board the Indiana Bicentennial Train

    Henry Ford famously said, “History is bunk.” But most leaders in any walk of life feel history is important because it is what makes the present and lessons from it can be used to guide our future.

    With Indiana’s bicentennial coming up in 2016, many groups, including one here in Perry County, have begun planning several worthwhile events that will help us reflect on our state’s history.

    Naturally the Indiana Historical Society is getting involved in planning for the bicentennial, as well.

  • Sen. Coats staff member in Tell City Tuesday

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen. Dan Coats has announced that a member of his staff will visit Tell City at noon Tuesday, Sept. 23, to meet with local residents and assist any Hoosier experiencing problems with a federal agency.

    Coats’ staff member will be in the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office until 1 p.m.

    The office is located at 601 Main St.

  • Workshop to offer help with bicentennial First Families, veterans projects

    PERRY COUNTY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a genealogy workshop Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – or until needed – to help anyone wanting to fill out  First Family forms for the upcoming Perry County bicentennial celebration. The last day to turn in a form will be Oct. 11. The First Family Pinning Ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Schergens Center at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be open to the public.

  • Vendors sought for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Saturday, Oct. 11, art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are encouraged to apply.

    The festival only accepts booths with handmade or handcrafted items.

    The committee is also accepting food booth applications. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit and church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Republicans seek Statehouse interns

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives is now accepting intern applications for the 2015 Indiana Legislative Session.

    This paid internship gives college students and recent graduates the opportunity to be a part of Indiana’s legislative process by working directly with state representatives to issue press releases, handle constituent work or conduct research for state policy.

  • Banana splits for everyone


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  • Officials approve pact for state to pay half of salaries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners approved Aug. 19 a request from Steve Hauser, county emergency management director, to ratify an agreement under which half of his and another salary are reimbursed by the state.

  • 6th-graders earn highest ISTEP passing rate in city

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton sixth-graders earned the highest passing rate among students there taking this year’s Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam, whose results were released by state education officials last month.

    That class earned a 94.1-percent passing rate for the math portion of the test. That’s nearly a 6-percent improvement over the passing rate the fifth-grade class achieved last year.