• Gengelbach earns bachelor’s degree from Logan University

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Alexa Elizabeth Gengelbach earned a Bachelor of Science degree in life science from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., during its Dec. 22 commencement exercises. She is a member of Lambda Kappa Chi Sorority, serves on Logan Student Government and as an education coordinator. She received a University Mission Award during the school’s awards ceremony on Dec. 21.

    Alexa is the daughter of Dean and Debbie Gengelbach of New Boston.  

  • Film streaming available through library

    PERRY COUNTY – As an additional benefit to its online Evergreen system, the Perry County Public Library has gained access to Kanopy, a streaming service offering thoughtful and enriching films to patrons for free.

    “There are many movies that are of interest to a small number of patrons and this is a more efficient way of providing access to those patrons,” library director John Mundy said, explaining the service also provides educational viewing rights, so the videos can be shown to groups.

  • Reading aloud with family and friends
  • From the classroom to nature


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    BRANCHVILLE – Peek into the classrooms at Stepping Stones Preschool and activities will seem pretty typical of early learning. But beyond the sessions of painting, reading and play, teachers there have  adopted techniques that extend beyond the wall learning.

  • Cannelton Homecoming Saturday

    CANNELTON – Cannelton High School’s homecoming will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Cannelton Community Center between the junior varsity and varsity games. The JV matchup will start at 5 p.m. against the Christian Academy of Madison.

    Senior queen and king candidates are:

  • Cannelton Elementary first semester, second 9 weeks honor rolls

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary School has recognized students for achieving honor roll during its first semester.

    • First grade honor roll, Melanie Cronin and Nathaniel Crafton; distinguished honor roll, Brooke Poehlein and Kenley Salmon.

    • Second grade honor roll, Tyler Coon and Caiden Thompson; distinguished honor roll, McKenzie Bolin, Gavin Fuqua and Serenity Miles; and honorable mention, Jackson Castleberry, D’errica Gilbert, Gavin Powers, Jeryn Powers, Kobe Aud and Annie Bentley.

  • TCHS earns Presidential award for JA volunteerism

    Tell city – Students and faculty of Tell City High School were recognized Dec. 18 during a meeting of the school Boar. Junior Achievement presented Principal Brad Ramsey with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service.  Twenty-eight high school students volunteered 280 hours teaching financial literary curriculum to elementary students.

  • Applications available for Senate Pages

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2019 Senate Page Program.

    Through the full-day program, students in grades six through 12 can tour Indiana’s Statehouse, listen to debates and help staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students also have the opportunity to meet with their state senator.

  • Arts Commission now accepting grant applications

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Arts Commission announced recently the posting of program guidelines on the agency’s website for Arts Organization Support and Arts Project Support grants for the upcoming fiscal year and the opening of applications for those grants. The commission approved revisions to its program guidelines during its Dec. 7 quarterly business meeting in Carmel.

  • Roberson named Lilly Community Scholar

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that William Roberson of St. Croix is the recipient of the 2019 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

    The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree.