Today's News

  • William Tell kicks off school year with bullying prevention program

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School kicked off its Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Friday, Aug. 22, with a day of presentations and activities aimed at bullying prevention awareness and friendship building.

    Anti-bullying expert, speaker and author Jim Jordan of Report Bullying.com, a Canada-based organization offering programs and assemblies throughout the U.S. and Canada, gave two presentations, one for students in kindergarten through second grade and another program for students in third through six grades.

  • Brescia plans awareness activities for National Suicide Prevention Week

    OWENSBORO - Brescia University has planned activities for National Suicide Prevention Week.

    A press release announcing the events states, "Stigma about mental health and receiving help keeps far too many people away from the resources that could assist them."

    Brescia officials stated mental health is just as important as physical health.

    While many students go to the gym, watch their weight and eat healthy, the vast majority does not always pay the same attention to their mental health.

  • Perry Central educators selected for competitive technology program

    TELL CITY - Kris and Stephanie Walsh, educators at Perry Central Community School Corp., were two of 24 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge teachers and mentors nationwide who attended the Air Force Recruiting Service's third-annual FIRST Leadership Program Aug. 3 through 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Local residents graduate from University of Evansville

    EVANSVILLE - The University of Evansville announced Blake Kleaving and Trent Wheatley, both of Tell City, graduated during UE's 156th commencement Saturday, May 10, at the Ford Center in Evansville.

    During the ceremony, the University awarded degrees to 568 graduates.

  • VFW and ladies's auxiliary to sponsor Patriot's Pen essay-writing contest

    TELL CITY - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and its ladies auxiliary announce this year's Patriot's Pen Essay-Writing Contest.

    This year's topic is "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans."

    Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well.

    Sponsors say the contest gives students an opportunity to write essays giving their views on democracy.

  • Voice of Democracy contest opens, VFW accepts audio essays

    TELL CITY - The theme for this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is "Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future."

    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school, or home study program in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students 20 years old or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible.

  • Daughters seeking submissions for Perry County Veterans Project

    TELL CITY - The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county's history to present.

    The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict.

    The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • Benefits planned for Josh Ahl of Rome

    ROME - Josh Ahl of Rome is battling stage-four colon cancer. He has lived in Perry County his entire life. Numerous friends and family members have organized several fundraising events to help cover the costs of Josh's medical expenses.

    The community is invited to a bow-fishing tourney Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 at the boat ramp in Magnet. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 27.

  • Saint Meinrad Catholic Church fall festival set for Sept. 21

    ST. MEINRAD - St. Meinrad Catholic Church will host its annual fall festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
    Activities will be held at the St. Meinrad Park and Recreation Field.

    Attractions include a grand raffle with cash prizes, quilt wheel, special quilt raffle, the parish's "famous soup," theme basket raffle and country store.

    There will be wagon-ride tours, games, an obstacle course, alpaca wool spinning, cake walk, stylin' hat and stompin' boot contests.

  • Rome VFD annual hog roast set for Sept. 21

    ROME - The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual hog roast Sunday, Sept. 21. A church service will be on the community center grounds at 10:30 a.m.

    A hog-roast meal will begin at 11:30 a.m. The meal will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    Also available will be an all-day concession stand, a country store, a duck pond and novelties booth, wagon rides by Jim Krutz and door prizes and a half-pot along with a 25-item raffle.