Today's News

  • Astra to host The Way Down Wanderers

    JASPER – In what could be one of the final events at the historic Astra Theatre before it shuts down for a major face lift, nationally-touring artists The Way Down Wanderers will bring their unique harmony-laced brand of Americana, folk, and bluegrass to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage on Saturday, March 18.

    The box office will open at 5:30 p.m., doors at 6 p.m., opening act (to be announced later) at 7 p.m., and The Way Down Wanderers will take the stage at 8 p.m.

  • Adams, council defend utility rate increases





    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams and members of the city council defended water and wastewater rate hikes during a lengthy City Hall meeting Monday but agreed more could have been done to alert residents about the upcoming increases.

    The average resident’s monthly water bill, based on 4,000 gallons of usage, went up 61 percent, from $14.88 to $23.96. The basic wastewater charge is now at $39.42 per month, an increase of $15.54 or 65 percent.

  • Tell City second safest small city in the state




    TELL CITY – Most Tell City residents – as do Perry Countians – know they live in a safe community, but a website that analyzes FBI crime statistics has listed Tell City as the second safest small town in the state and one of the 250 safest in the nation.

    “There were only four communities in the state that made the list,” said Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin. “Tell City ranked second and we’re 156th in the nation. It’s a good list to be on.”

  • Monia Lehman has been protecting kids for 50 years

    Monia Lehman was surprised Tuesday with a reception honoring her for 50 years of guarding what Mayor Jim Adams called the community’s greatest asset … its children.

    Lehman has served as a crossing guard for 50 years, first at 12th and Jefferson streets and then at Tell and 31st streets. A ruse brought Monia to the Tell City Depot Tuesday. Monia thought she was being taken to a small lunch. But inside the Depot, the tables were packed with city employees, family and friends, all grateful for her years of service.

  • Tell City announces homecoming court

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School student council is proud to sponsor this year’s homecoming ceremony Saturday, Feb. 11, before the school’s basketball game against Gibson Southern. The ceremony will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. with the game beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Cannelton High School homecoming candidates

    CANNELTON – Cannelton High School Homecoming will be Saturday, Feb. 11, between the boys’ JV and varsity games against Shoals at the Cannelton Community Center.

    The CHS Homecoming 2017 Queen and King Candidates are:

  • Donald and Mary Kelly
  • Men’s Lenten breakfasts to begin March 4

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, March 4. The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 8 to 8:50 a.m.

    The change in start time was requested by the Perry County Clergy Association in an attempt to increase attendance. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

  • County library to enroll in online music lesson resource


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library will soon have online music lessons available on its website.

    The lesson program, called ArtistWorks, spans a myriad of genres of music, and includes band and popular string instruments, from jazz and blues guitar to multi-style cello to record-scratching, which can usually be found in hip hop. The lessons also include French horn, fiddle, harmonica and even vocal lessons. “The range of lessons is extraordinary,” said Library Director John Mundy.

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