Local News

  • Patches needs a good home

    PERRY COUNTY – Horse Rescue South Inc. is offering Patches, a 3-year-old paint filly, for adoption. She is a described as a very gentle young horse, stands at 14 hands and is still growing. She is halter broke and catches, leads and lunges, loads in a trailer and stands for grooming.

    She also works well with ferriers. She is gentle with children and “ready to find her forever home,” said Jo Sodrel, a representative of the group.
    Horse Rescue South is always in need of volunteers to help out with the feed and care of horses.

  • National Honor Society Trivia Night April 13

    TELL CITY – The National Honor Society of Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host its annual trivia night April 13. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Proceeds will benefit the community. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions in 10 different fun and interesting categories.
    Teams may consist of up to five members. Cost is $5 per student and $8 per adult. “Come test your knowledge against some of the best minds in the community,” event organizer Amy Kehl said.

  • Hiring begins at Holiday World

    SANTA CLAUS – As Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials continue work to fill 2,100 seasonal positions, they will host two open job fairs.
    “We’ve already started the hiring process, which is going very well,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari General Manager Matt Eckert.

  • University of Evansville students volunteer at bridge building competition

    EVANSVILLE – Local students at the University of Evansville, including Amanda Hopf of Birdseye, took part in the 42nd annual Balsa Wood Bridge Building Competition Feb. 25. More than 150 elementary- , middle- and high-school students participated.

  • Small-business center announces 2011 economic impact

    Mount Vernon Democrat

    In rough economic times, communities begin looking for lifelines. In particular, small towns and rural areas look for ways to boost local economy, and people who have found themselves out of jobs might think about starting that business venture they’ve always dreamed of.
    The Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, often called the SBDC, is one resource Posey and eight other counties in the area can use toward these goals.

  • Tell City High School art show coming

    TELL CITY – The eighth annual Tell City High School Art Show will be held April 2-3 and April 10 in the junior-senior high library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 and April 10.
    Some of the items that will be on display are pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, paper mache’ sculptures, weavings and fiber projects, and pottery.

  • County parks board takes control of Derby 5K run

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Warrior 5-kilometer road race was held in Derby for six years, 2000-05, as part of the community’s River Fest.

    Now the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department is bringing the road run back to Derby.
    Parks Department President Dan Peter, a Derby resident, said the River Fest was last held in 2006. But the Derby Association, with new, younger officers, met recently to discuss plans to revive the fest this year.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre to host job fair Saturday

    LINCOLN CITY – A southern Indiana theater will host a job fair to complete its staffing needs for the 2012 production season.
    Lincoln Amphitheatre will hold its job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s box office.
    Officials hope to hire eight seasonal front-of-the-house employees. The positions include a box-office manager, box office assistants and food-service and merchandise employees.

  • Readiness key to return of manufacturing

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – This is the last in a series of reports about a panel discussion Feb. 16 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club featuring education officials. It was part of the annual meeting of the Perry County Development Corp. Board of Directors.

  • Library begins shaping long-term plan

    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Public Library board members met in the council room below the Cannelton library branch March 7 to hear from June Miller about a long-term strategic plan for the library.
    The plan is a requirement from the state library and is something all libraries in Indiana must complete, according to Library Director Larry Oathout.