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Today's News

  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Tennis clinics set at Vastwood Park today and Tuesday
    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A tennis clinic for ages 10-18 will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Vastwood Park July 21-22. Registration fee is $5. For more information, call Dan Hopkins at (812) 508-9700.

    Friend of library to meet Tuesday
    TELL CITY – The Friends of the Perry County Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Tell City branch at 2328 Tell Street. Plans for the Aug. 9 book sale will be finalized during the meeting.

  • Summertime fun

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoy a day out together. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for play time, education and family activities.

  • Local students participate in Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

    TELL CITY – Hannah Brown of Rockport and Emily Davis of Tell City, represented Southern Indiana Power last month at the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

    The high-school seniors-to-be gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as citizens and insights into the roles electric cooperatives play in their communities. Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been providing this opportunity since 1960.

  • CHURCH NEWS

    First Church of the Nazarene plans “Blast Off” vacation Bible school July 25-29
    TELL CITY – Tell City First Church of the Nazarene will host a weekend vacation Bible school, “Blast Off – Launching Kids on a Mission of God’s Love,” from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 29 at the church.  

  • REUNIONS

    • The Oil Township High School classes of 1945-1947 will hold a class reunion at noon Saturday, July 26, at Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City.

    • Perry Central’s Class of 1994 will hold a 20-year reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the French Lick Hotel. Members should reserve space for dinner and entertainment. Cost is $45 per person.

  • Coming Events

    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER filled seven tables during euchre games Wednesday. Leading the group was Elvis Zehr, who finished with 94 points. Vernie Harpenau took second place, scoring 92 points. In third place was Merl Gelarden with 90 points and Mike Elder finished fourth with 89 points. The center holds euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

  • INDOT responds to intersection complaints

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Indiana Department of Transportation workers appeared at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets Friday morning to correct what drivers were calling a dangerous situation.

    The intersection became dangerous, people said in Facebook postings and in a news report by WFIE television, when lane markings were changed.

    The station’s Nick Lagrange reported Tuesday that “some time ago, INDOT painted turn lanes in order to make the intersection safer.”

  • Minto will step down from visitor’s bureau

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is losing its executive director next month.

    Bev Minto, who has led the county’s tourism efforts for the past six years, will step down Aug. 9 to spend more time with her family-owned restaurant in Rocky Point. She announced her resignation to board members earlier in the month and met with the group a final time Wednesday evening.

    She began her job in May 2008.

  • Company earns rare designation

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Best Chairs in Cannelton is among the 70 business establishments statewide earning the designation as “one of the safest places to work in Indiana.”

    That’s according to Rick Ruble, commissioner of the Department of Labor’s Indiana office, who said the state has approximately 150,000 establishments.

  • Officials discuss black-dust issue

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety expressed concern last Monday about a new business in town creating black-dust problems.