Today's News

  • Ewing returns four to CVB

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has reappointed four people to the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ewing announced Jan. 3 that she had reappointed Danny Bolin, Linda Mattingly, Joan Hess and Jim Meek to two-year terms. County commissioners recently named Joe Hermann, Betty Cash and Pat Cooper.

  • Hunters need to retrieve deer stands from public lands

    BEDFORD – Deer season is over and we no longer see hunters wearing orange in tree stands in the Hoosier National Forest. But in many areas, tree stands have been left behind. These deer stands need to be removed.

    Donald Kidd, a law enforcement officer for the Hoosier, explained that storing private property on federal lands is a legal violation and the property can be confiscated.

  • Boats need to be removed from Deer Lake

    CARTER VALLEY – Deer Creek Lake is a public lake and anglers have left their fishing boats behind who need to pick these boats up. Hoosier National Forest law-enforcement officer Donald Kidd said all private property needs to be removed from national forest lands.

    “People have left their boats on this lake year-round in the past, but it was outside the regulations, and we need to change this pattern,” Kidd said.

  • Offices to close for King holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City will be closed Monday, with a one-day delay in trash pick-up.

    Meetings of the city board of public works and safety and water board normally held the third Monday of the month will be postponed until Tuesday. The works board will convene at 6 p.m., followed by the water board at 7.

    City offices in Cannelton will be open Monday.

    Troy’s utility office and town hall will be closed.

  • Vanderburgh Community Foundation now Indiana Arts Commission Region 10 Arts Partner

    PERRY COUNTY – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation became the Region 10 Arts Partner for the Indiana Arts Commission Jan. 1. 
    In this role, the foundation will facilitate grant and funding opportunities for area artists and arts-related nonprofit groups. Region 10 consists of all of the counties in the Community Foundation Alliance: Spencer, Perry, Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Warrick, as well as Dubois County.

  • Choral concert Jan. 28

    ST. MEINRAD – The Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and musicians from Indiana University will present a free program of choral music Jan. 28, at 2:30 p.m. in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church.
    The event is sponsored by the organ and choral conducting departments of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
    The 90-minute program will include compositions for both organ and chorus, as well as readings reflecting on the mystery of the Incarnation.

  • Roman Missal exhibit on display at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library

    ST. MEINRAD – The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library is hosting an exhibit titled “The Development of the Roman Missal” that focuses on the history of the Roman Missal, the book containing the prayers and rituals of the Catholic Mass.
    The exhibit includes examples of rare and important missals from the earliest manuscript examples to the 20th century.

  • Cunningham named Journal-Democrat sports editor

    SPENCER COUNTY – Clay Cunningham, who has nearly four years’ experience working for Indiana newspapers, has been hired as sports editor of The Spencer County Journal-Democrat.

    He will also do some news reporting for the newspaper, including coverage of city and town government and school boards, as well as feature assignments.

    Cunningham, 27, comes to the Journal-Democrat from the Newton County Enterprise Reporter, where he covered a variety of sports and news events for nearly two years.

  • GREAT Kids

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Nearly 150 sixth-graders in two Perry County schools have a better idea of the dangers of gangs thanks to a grant-funded program that sent two local police officers into the classrooms.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick and Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said the Gang Resistance and Education Training Program at Perry Central and William Tell elementary schools also taught important life skills.

  • Church News, Jan. 12

    Gospel Tabernacle post winter schedule
    CANNELTON – Cannelton Gospel Tabernacle Church announces their winter schedule. Starting immediately, the church will have one service at 1 p.m. Sundays.
    Wednesday night services will be discontinued throughout winter due to bad weather conditions.
    An announcement will be made around March when Wednesday services will be held again.