Today's News

  • Concerns aired, Cannelton PD to hire new officer


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Tensions between the Cannelton Police Department and elected leaders could be somewhat quieted moving into the second quarter of 2017. In a months-long dispute that resulted in the loss of several part-time officers, an understaffed department and swirling accusations of biased opinions, it seems the sides are prepared to begin moving forward, despite some acrimonious relationships.

  • Faith in the Future



    There’s a place near to me,

    where I’m longing to be

    With my friends at the

    old country church

    There with mother we went

    and our Sundays we spent

    With our friends at the

    old country church


  • New group to head Cannelton’s Heritage Fest


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The leadership in charge of organizing the Cannelton Heritage Fest has changed hands. Long overseen by the Cannelton Foundation, that group has given way to the upstart Renew Cannelton.

    Citing decreased participation from volunteers, the Cannelton Foundation announced last week that they would no longer head the festival.

  • Raised bed, container gardening workshop March 28

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension Perry County has a few questions to ask.

    Don’t think you have a green thumb but want to try out gardening? Have limited space to garden? Love to garden but have difficulty kneeling and bending down? Purdue Extension has answers.

    A raised bed and container gardening workshop is planned for 6 p.m. March 28 at the Perry County Extension Office at 65 Park Ave. in Tell City.

  • Aspiring singer-songwriter ascends with upcoming debut release


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Little did Luke Hilgenhold know that an impromptu guitar lesson at a bonfire would ignite the creative country music force within him.

    As Hilgenhold tells it, a buddy handed him his guitar and showed him a couple of chords. The novice musician went out and bought himself a guitar shortly afterward. Hilgenhold already had the bug. “Right then, I was kind of hooked,” he said.

  • Sisters gospel reflection Saturday

    FERDINAND – Sisters of St. Benedict will offer a program, “The Book of Glory: Reflections on John 13-21,” on Saturday, March 18, from 9:45 a.m. Eastern time until 3:30 p.m. at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The presenter will be Father Eugene Hensell OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • The state of children in Perry County

    TELL CITY – From teen drug use to education, poverty and health information, they’re the numbers that paint a picture of what life is like for children and teens in Perry County. But sorting through piles of papers and hundreds of government sources is a time-consuming and tedious process.

  • Coloring inside their own lines
  • Applications sought for Conservation Corps Program

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is accepting applications for the National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps program for the summer of 2017.

    The Youth Conservation Corp program is a well-balanced, work-learn-earn program, which develops an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s environment and heritage.  Administered by the National Park Service, the program offers gainful summer employment to young people in a healthful, outdoor atmosphere.

  • Community Events; March 16

    Tractor group to meet March 23


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will hold its next meeting March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Branchville Clubhouse.


    VFW serving breakfast March 25


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at the post home.