Coming Events

  • Area to host 2016 Association of Lincoln Presenters Convention


    Staff Writer


    The yearlong celebration for Indiana’s Bicentennial, which auspiciously coincides with the Lincoln family’s arrival in Spencer County on the north shores of the Ohio, has marked the county as the site of this year’s Association of Lincoln Presenters Convention. The event will be held from April 14-17 on and around the former stomping grounds of the 16th president himself.

  • Date set for St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest

    ST. MEINRAD – Inkspot Productions LLC has announced the date for the sixth annual St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest. The 2016 benefit event will go back to our “indoor roots” for one year only and will be held at the St. Meinrad American Legion, Post #366 on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    This year’s event will feature music by 10 acts, both bands and solo acts, returning favorites and newcomers. Food and dinners, as well as exclusive SMR merchandise, will again be sold. The complete entertainment schedule will be announced at a later date.

  • Tell City High School’s Spring play features two one-act productions

    TELL CITY – The Spring play at Tell City Junior-Senior High School features two one-act plays this year.

    Show times will be Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. Admission will cost $5.

    The first of the two plays will be “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet,” a thirty-minute play which explores what would happen if six of the heroines from Shakespeare’s works discussed one of his typical themes, love.

  • Perry County beekeepers to offer hive opening demo

    BANDON – New to beekeeping and want to learn more about how to work a hive? Need tips on identifying the queen and different types of cells? Join Purdue Extension, Perry County and the Perry County Beekeepers Association for a beekeeping workshop on Tuesday, April 12. 

    The program will begin at 4 p.m. with a hive opening demonstration. This will include opening a live beehive to see what you should be looking for in your hives.

  • Community Events; March 31

    D of I accepting scholarship applications


    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella will give a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from any high school in this area. The applicant must have a mother, grandmother or great-grandmother who is a member of the local circle.

    The scholarship is based on financial need, academics, scholastics and extra curricular activities, including church, civic or community involvement.

    For applications, call Mary Seibert at (812) 547-4847 or pick one up at the April 5 meeting.

  • Calligraphy workshop set for April 11-15

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will offer a five-day calligraphy workshop, titled “Decorated Capitals, Text and Pattern,” April 11-15.

    The workshop instructor will be Laurie Doctor, who has taught calligraphy on the university level for more than 25 years.

    She is an international exhibitor and instructor. Although this is a workshop concentrating on calligraphy, Doctor conducts her classes in a retreat-like atmosphere of reflective silence.

  • Mother-daughter dinner set for May 2

    TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ’s annual mother-daughter dinner is scheduled for May 2 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Tickets will be available in the church office from April 4 to 18.

    Attendees are welcome to wear bell-bottom pants, tie-dyed shirts, flowers, peace signs and smiley faces.

    Sisters in Song will entertain with music from the 1960s and 70s, and everyone can participate in games and dinner.

    Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.

  • April 14-17 itinerary includes stops at Lincoln Ferry Park, Cannelton

    • First stop: Lincoln Ferry Park on the banks of the Ohio and Anderson Rivers where Abe Lincoln worked as a youth for James Taylor, farming, slaughtering hogs and operating a ferry boat along with whatever else was needed. (Lincoln later said it was the hardest work he ever did.)

    • Travel to Troy for an up close vista of the Ohio River and the historic sign on Abraham S. Fulton.

    • Continue to Cannelton to view the historic Cotton Mill, built in 1850.

  • Library to host local author

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will host a book reading from  a local author at the Tell City location. The reading will be held Saturday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m., by Eddie Price, a Kentucky author and retired history teacher who wrote “Widder’s Landing.” His new book is entitled “Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!” This is the first book in a planned series of eight “Little Miss Grubby Toes” misadventure books. The illustrator and publisher is nationally-known Mark Wayne Adams.

  • Community Events; March 24

    Orscheln and Humane Society to hold Easter egg hunt


    TELL CITY – Orscheln Farm and Home Store will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 26.

    Registration will be from 1 to 1:15 p.m., followed by the hunt. A $1 donation is requested and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Perry County. For more information, contact the store at (812) 547-7444.

    The Humane Society will accept new or used plastic eggs to help with future hunts, which can be dropped off at Orscheln Store.