Coming Events

  • Wyandotte Caves reopen

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area in Crawford County re-opened Saturday as a way of celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks.

    A ceremony commemorating the grand re-opening included Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indiana State Parks director Dan Bortner and local lawmakers.

    Wyandotte Caves SRA is managed by nearby O’Bannon Woods State Park and is home to Little Wyandotte and Big Wyandotte caves.

  • Womens conference coming in October

    FERDINAND – Registration is now open for the Women of the Church national conference, to be held Oct. 7-9, in Ferdinand.

    Responding to Pope Francis’ call for “a more incisive female presence” in the Church, two Indiana Benedictine institutions are co-hosting “Women of the Church: Strength of the Past. Hope for Tomorrow. A Catholic Leadership Conference.”

  • Wreath-making program set for July 19

    ROCKPORT – The Purdue Master Gardeners (Dubois, Perry, Spencer) has a special program for the month of July.

  • Community Events; July 4

    Quilt show planned July 17


    ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Catholic Church will hold a quilt show Sunday July 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the church.

    The public is invited to view and vote on the quilts to be given away at the fall picnic, which is set to take place Sept. 18.


    Free kidney class next week


  • ‘A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale’ returning for a limited six-performance run in July

    LINCOLN CITY – After a quiet 2015 (as far as theatrical productions are concerned), the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s signature event, “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” is returning for a limited six performance run July 7-9 and 14-16.  All performances will begin at 7 p.m. central time.

    The performances mark not only a celebratory return to the Amphitheatre’s stage, but also serve as recognition and celebration of the bicentennial year for the state of Indiana, as well as the bicentennial of the Lincoln family’s arrival to southern Indiana.

  • Local Fireworks Shows

    Moose Lodge 1424 hosted its fireworks show last Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park. But there are other opportunities to celebrate Independence Day with a bang. Other fireworks shows planned are as follows:


    • Owensboro, Ky., Smothers Park in the city’s downtown, Saturday, July 2, 9:15 p.m.

    • Derby, Sunday, July 3, 30 minutes past dusk, with viewing in Mulzer Park in Derby. Show will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.

    •Vastwood Park, Hawesville, Ky., 9 p.m. Monday, July 4.

  • Icon exhibit on display at Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery will host an exhibit of icons entitled “The Twelve Great Feasts” by Chicago artist Joseph Malham.

    The exhibit runs from July 3 through Aug. 31.

    Joseph Malham is an iconographer who has been artist in residence at St. Gregory the Great Church on Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood for the past 15 years. Malham graduated from Loyola University with a major in history and a minor in art history and studied classical architecture and Renaissance art in Rome.

  • March of Dimes Baby Contest to return to 4-H fair for tenth year

    PERRY COUNTY – The 10th annual March of Dimes Baby Contest at the 4-H Fair will be held Saturday, July 9.

    Registration will take place at 9 a.m. under the shelter next to the stage area. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. The theme this year is “Down on the Farm.”

    Age groups are 0 to 5 months, 6 to 11 months, 12 to 17 months, 18 to 23 months, 24 to 35 months, 36 to 47 months and 48 to 59 months.

    Trophies will be given to first and second place in each division and third place will be given a ribbon.

  • Community Events; June 20

    Tractor group to meet today


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Association will hold its next meeting June 30, at 7 p.m., at the Branchville Clubhouse.


    Free kidney class next week


    TELL CITY – There will be a Free Kidney Smart Education class Tuesday, July 5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank Community Room in Tell City.

  • Local beekeeping buzz growing

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is partnering with Perry County Beekeepers to offer a “bee”ginner beekeeping field day. The July 23 program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leopold Conservation Club located at 11612 Leopold Road, in Leopold. Guests are asked to take a bee coat and gloves and wear long pants for the live beehive demonstration.