Local News

  • Community Youth Camp set for June 10-14

    PERRY COUNTY – Nestled in the rolling hills along the Ohio River near Derby is Glennwood Hills Campground. It is often described as one of the best-kept secrets in Perry County. The beautiful and well-equipped campground is owned by the Community of Christ Church based in New Albany but it also is home to a camp each summer for local youth.

  • Anderson Woods prepares for 35th season

    ADYEVILLE – Anderson Woods Inc. announces its 35th annual special-needs summer camp for people with disabilities. Sessions will begin June 4 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session will begin on a Monday morning and last until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

  • Sellersburg Lugar Academy Day rescheduled

    NEW ALBANY – U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has announced April 29 as the new date for the 11th annual Lugar Academy Day in Sellersburg. The Academy Day will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Ogle Hall of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College.
    “Academy Days provide high-school students with information regarding our prestigious U.S. service academies,” said Lugar. “Our five service academies provide Hoosier students with top-notch education and preparation for service in our armed forces.”

  • 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.