Coming Events

  • 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.

  • Community Events; Dec. 10

    Mu Gamma taking orders for cheeseballs


    PERRY COUNTY – Mu Gamma Sorority is once again making its famous cheeseballs. Orders are currently being taken for holiday and the Old English cheeseballs. The holiday cheeseball has peppers, onions and crushed pineapple and the Old English is a blend of mild cheddar cheeses. The price is $8.

    They will be made on Saturday, Dec. 15. Orders can be given to any sorority member, or call Susan Harpenau at 547-6560.


  • Santa Claus ready for Christmas festivities Saturday

    SANTA CLAUS – The month-long holiday celebrations at the town of Santa Claus will reach a crescendo this weekend as the town formally welcomes Santa Claus for their annual Christmas parade. Kris Kringle will also be available at other events across the community.

    The Santa Claus Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and will begin at the Holiday World parking, travel past the legion, town hall, turn left at the Dollar General and proceed through the Holiday Foods parking lot before returning to Holiday World.

  • Community Events; Dec. 6

    Friday book club meeting at Library

    TELL CITY – The Friday Book Club will meet on Dec. 7 in the Community Room of the Tell City Library at 1:30 p.m.

    Elaine Reisz will present the book report. For more information, contact Mary Phillips at (812) 547-5024. New members are always welcome.


    Santa to visit Orscheln Saturday

  • Leadership class spaghetti dinner and auction Friday

    TELL CITY – The Renaissance Leadership class of Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner were pre sold.

    The silent auction will be held from 4:30 until the end of the third quarter varsity basketball game between Tell City and Southridge. The auction items include donations from the following businesses:

  • Community Events; Nov. 15

    Tractor club meets today

    TELL CITY – The Ohio valley tractor club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, Nov. 15, at Perry Central School at 7 p.m. in the Ag building.


    FFA to serve pork chop dinners Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Future Farmers of America will have pork chop dinners on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Leopold Park in Leopold. Meals cost $8 at the event. Thank you for supporting the FFA.