Local News

  • Tell City native’s essay appears in latest ‘This I Believe’ anthology

    JASPER – Jasper resident and writer Scott Saalman’s essay, “Swing-Shift Kisses,” appears in a new book, “This I Believe: On Love” (Wiley,  2010), released Nov. 9. Saalman is a Tell City native.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 24.

  • Foundation Alliance announces grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY – The Community Foundation Alliance Education and Literacy Fund is designated to support programs and initiatives in the fields of education and literacy throughout southwestern Indiana. Initially, the Alliance will focus the fund’s proceeds on the advancement of early childhood literacy.

  • Dispersed camping in the Hoosier National Forest

    Did you know there are many opportunities for camping in the Hoosier National Forest besides at developed campground? For those of you who enjoy more primitive camping experiences than offered in campgrounds such as Hardin Ridge, Tipsaw Lake, and Indian-Celina, you may want to give dispersed camping a try.

  • Holiday artist

    Avery Taylor, a first-grader in Brandi Springer’s classroom at Perry Central Elementary School, drew this sketch of a snowman, who looks truly frosty, and a well-filled stocking.

  • Holiday Helpers readying for busy season

    PERRY COUNTY – As Thanksgiving approaches and the Christmas preparation season gets under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.

  • Commissioners vacate Rome street

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed at a regular meeting Nov. 17 to vacate a portion of Market Street in Rome.

    Attorney John Werner made the request on behalf of Bill Coomer, who owns land on either side of the undeveloped road.

    County attorney Chris Goffinet examined their request, Werner said, and found no problem with it. County Highway Superintendent Ed Feix was at the meeting, and said he had no objection, either.

  • Veterans Memorial at Branchville Cemetery

    The same day he helped lead a tribute to veterans at Perry Central High School, Boy Scout Jon Suhrheinrich gathered with community members and fellow Scouts to dedicate a memorial to veterans at Branchville Cemetery.

  • Santa’s on his way!

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its 6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main Street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Library committee members address concerns - Corrected

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s public library will have to merge with another if it is to survive, board-of-directors member Frank Maffia said.