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Coming Events

  • Gun raffle to benefit historic Rome

    ROME – Rome was a thriving community in 1818-19 when the first courthouse in Indiana was built. The Rome-Vincennes Trace was a major gateway to the West with ferry service from Kentucky beginning the 1790s.

    The railroad across the river was the beginning of the fall of Rome. After Cannelton “stole” the county court in a rowboat down the Ohio River, the courthouse survived as Rome Academy, next as a high school from 1908 to 1935, and continuing as a grade school which closed in 1966.

  • Blues on the Rock returns Sept. 2

    ROCKPORT – Plans are in place for the 2018 Blues on the Rock concert in Rockport City Park on Sunday, Sept. 2.

    The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will continue through midnight.

    Bands this year will include Beginner’s Luck, Bosco France, Nick Kolassa’s Taylor Made Blues Band with special guest Tullie Brae, Lew Jetton and 61 South and the Ghost Town Blues Band.

    A beer and wine garden is planned and food stands, including barbecue. Kids attractions will join the lineup this year, with bouncy houses. 

  • Philharmonic Orchestra to perform songs of Indiana legends at Amphitheatre

    LINCOLN CITY – Returning to the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s performance stage for the third consecutive year, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (Maestro Alfred Savia, Music Director & Conductor) will perform songs from some of Indiana’s most well-known and famous songwriters – from Hoagy Carmichael to Cole Porter, from Michael Jackson to John Mellencamp – on Saturday, Sept. 1.

  • Fall storytime begins Sept. 18

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library announces Fall Storytime. The Fall Storytime season will run Sept. 18 through Oct. 25 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Registration will begin on Aug. 20. Please register for a Storytime session by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661. Storytime programs are as follows:

    Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7 p.m. – Tell City (ages 3 years through 6 years)

    Wednesday mornings, 10 to 10:30 – Tell City (birth through 2 years)

  • Oakwood to honor hometown heroes

    PERRY COUNTY – Oakwood Health Campus will be honoring local hometown heroes from all of Perry County in law enforcement, fire fighting, dispatch, EMS, first responders, doctors and nurses at a special recognition dinner in September. The event is set for Sept. 26. Nominations will need to be received by Sept. 17.

    Event coordinators would like the community’s input to help recognize those who have went above and beyond to serve the community. A Hero of the Year will be chosen in each field category.

  • Rome celebrating 200 years on Oct. 6-7

    ROME – Rome is gearing up for its bicentennial celebration on Oct. 6-7, 2018. Activities are now being planned. An apple pie baking contest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. More information on the pie contest will be forthcoming. A Grace and Annie bottle race (rather like a message in a bottle or a Rubber Ducky race) is also being planned to be run on the Ohio River at Rome, which will also be on Saturday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $5 per bottle.

  • Weekend tourneys to draw anglers seeking bass, catfish and cash

    PERRY COUNTY – A pair of fishing tourneys will draw hundreds of anglers to Perry County this weekend in search of bass, catfish and thousands of dollars in prize money. 

    Catfish anglers from several states will compete in Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Saturday. Local and traveling anglers will be vying for cash, prizes, and an opportunity to compete at the 2018 King Kat Classic, which will feature a guaranteed payout of $110,000 in cash and prizes.

  • Works of two artists on display at library

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery  is hosting an exhibit by two New Harmony friends and artists, Curt Schmitt and Griffin Norman.

    The show will run from Aug. 16 through Sept. 30.

    Curt Schmitt moved to New Harmony in 2006, converting an old barn into a workshop where he designs and builds furniture. Combining art and craft, each piece is both functional and unique. He explains that building a piece of furniture “means discovering just the right balance of materials, purpose and imagination.”

  • Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club Fun Horse Show Aug. 25

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will be host a Fun Horse Show and Benefit on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. The club is located at 9455 Summer Road, north of Tell City. Signs will be posted on State Road 37.

    There will be games for all ages providing fun for all participants and spectators. There is some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • Pick Perry Day at the Pour Haus Aug. 3

    TELL CITY – Pick Perry will be doing things a little bit differently for the upcoming Pick Perry Day, Friday, Aug. 3. For the upcoming Pick Perry Day, the Tell City Pour Haus will be launching a new menu, new weekend brunch, renaming their brewery from Tell City Brewery to Pour Haus Brewery, as well as launching their new website. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony as well, as Pick Perry Day events will continue at the Pour Haus all day.