Coming Events

  • Excursion train rides planned for Dec. 31

    TELL CITY – A pair of New Year’s Eve excursion train rides will be offered Monday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $10 each and two heated passenger cars will be on hand for the trips. A daytime ride will depart the Depot at 3 p.m. and a second night-ride will depart at 7 p.m. Rides will last about an hour.

    The daytime trip will give riders a view of the countryside along the Ohio River between Tell City and Troy, said Betty Cash, the county visitor’s bureau director. The night ride will return riders in time to watch the big apple drop in City Park.

  • 4-H outdoor adventures set, skiing at Paoli Peaks Jan. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – Purdue Extension is offering students the opportunity to learn to ski and find out how Paoli Peaks makes snow at Outdoor Adventures-Ski Paoli Peaks on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Youth in grades three to 12 are invited to join in this activity. The $40 fee covers ski or snowboard rental, lift ticket, skiing lesson lunch, snowmaking lesson, lunch, and dinner. This adventure is valued at $100.

    Enrollment is open until Jan. 9 or when the program is filled. Contact the Purdue Extension-Perry County office at (812) 547-7084 to enroll.

  • Blood drive Dec. 26 at GAB

    TELL CITY – Be a winter hero and donate blood Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at German American Bank, 645 Main St, Tell City, second floor conference room, and receive a free long sleeve T-shirt.

  • ‘Santa Claus is coming to Therapy’ performances Friday, Saturday

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Six Mental Health Professionals, including a Tell City native, are coming together to bring a fun, adult comedy to the stage this holiday season.

    Elizabeth Godthaab, daughter of the late Bob Godthaab and Susan Godthaab, is directing “Santa Claus is Coming to Therapy.” It will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and Saturday, Dec. 22, by the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro at The Empress Theatre, 418 Frederica St., in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Writer's group

    A WRITERS GROUP AT TELL CITY LIBRARY will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group welcomes all writers 18 or older for fiction as well as nonfiction writing. This program is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a sample of their writing.

  • Historic Rickenbaugh House open Friday, Dec. 21
  • Master Gardener courses to begin in January

    CHRISNEY – If you enjoy gardening and enjoy helping others grow, make plans to take part in the upcoming Purdue Master Gardener Course.

  • New Years hikes set at Lincoln State Park, Patoka Lake


A series of First Day Hikes are set at several local trails. Those near Perry County are:

    • Lincoln State Park, 1 p.m.: Meet at the nature center for a hike to the Lincoln State Park fire tower. The trail has been improved greatly, and hikers can climb to the top of the tower if they want. Be prepared for a bit of a wait. Not everyone will be able to climb the tower at once

    • Patoka Lake, 1 to 2 p.m.: Meet at the nature center for a 3/4-mile hike on the scenic Garden Rock Loop Trail.

  • Scrooge on Jasper Arts stage Friday

    JASPER – A performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,”  will be presented at the Jasper Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

    A powerful story of redemption,  “A Christmas Carol,” has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge – that most unrepentant and miserly fellow – is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present, and Future.

  • Guided hike coming to Hemlock Cliffs Saturday

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service will offer a free guided hike at the Hemlock Cliffs Trail on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon EST. 

    Participants will walk the 1.4-mile loop with a guide and should be aware there is a rock staircase down into a canyon. This scenic trail offers rock outcroppings and a waterfall.

    The trail is located in Crawford County, off of Indiana 37. Directions can be found on the Hoosier National Forest website, www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier.