Today's News

  • Birdseye Fire and Park Department picnic begins today

    BIRDSEYE – Birdseye Fire and Park Department will hold their 25th-annual picnic this weekend. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, there will be euchre tournament at Deb’s Truck Stop.

    On Friday at 6 p.m. there will be a cakewalk, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a corn hole tournament in the park and from 7 to 10 p.m. local band, The Hiding, will perform on the main stage.

  • Community Events; Community Events; Aug. 20

    K of C to sponsor comedy show Aug. 28


    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host an evening of comedy with The Pop Up Comedy Club Friday, Aug. 28, at the K of C, located at 947 11th St. in Tell City.

    The doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8. Featured comedians include Keith McGill, as seen on CMT, Laughs on Fox and The Bob and Tom Show; Donna Watts and Tim McClendon.

    Tickets are $12 each and a cash bar will be available upstairs. For more information, call Eric Franzman at (812) 719-0031.

  • Plenty of activities, programs at the library


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – With the summer reading program wrapped up, the library is set to resume fall story times. Registration is now open. Several activities for adults are also scheduled.

    • Autumn story times will run Sept. 9 through Oct. 29, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.

    Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661. Program days and times can be found on Page 6B of today’s edition.

  • Financing new ambulance will take creativity


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – It may require some unorthodox financial maneuvering, but  county commissioners hope they can find a way to buy a new ambulance. The board spent a large portion of their nearly hour-long session Monday discussing how to overcome a higher-than-expected bid for the emergency medical services vehicle.

  • Victims of Fun
  • Kathryn Grace Kimbril

    Anthony and Allyson Kimbril of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Kathryn Grace.

    She was delivered July 9, 2015, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Kathryn weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Mrs. Kimbril is the former Allyson Manwarren.

    Kathryn has four siblings, Joshua, 17; Corrie, 15; Caleb, 13 and Isaac, 5.

    Grandparents are Ray and Pat Mendoza of Cannelton, Perry and Danell Kimbril of Snead, Ala., and Marsha and Cisco Franks of Cullman, Ala.

  • Novice joins Benedictine community

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony in the Chapter Room, Tony Wolniakowski was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Aug. 5.

    He begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Novice Tony, 28, is a native of Lansing, Mich. Most recently, he worked for the State of Michigan as an insurance complaint analyst in the Department of Insurance and Financial Services.

  • Cannelton High School Class of 1950
  • Aug. 31 meeting will explore co-op model for town’s general store

    Derby residents, others suffer when business closes its doors




    DERBY – A healthy community needs a community store to provide food, fuel and even a sense of togetherness. For many years, Derby General Store provided that for the small Ohio River community and those living nearby.

    It also served visitors as Derby became a popular destination.

  • Luke Bawel named Jasper vice president of logistics groups

    JASPER – Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced the promotion of Luke Bawel to vice president of Jasper’s Supply Chain and Logistics Groups, which includes distribution channels, JET Transit and Jasper Innovative Solutions.

    During his seven year career with Jasper, Luke has worked in a variety of capacities, including manufacturing, quality, inside sales, customer service and outside sales.

    Most recently, he has served as the division manager of JIS.