Today's News

  • Local attractions featured on TV Sunday

    ROCKY POINT – Local landmarks will be featured on a television program scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Sunday on WTVW.

    The program, “One Tank Getaways,” part of a series called “My Hometown,” will feature a castle, lighthouse and museum built by Jack “Superfoot” Brown  east of Rocky Point along Indiana 166 in southern Perry County.

    Also featured will be Gary and Lynn Dauby’s Blue Heron Winery, bed and breakfast and Celtic Cross.

  • Wineries en route to Schweizer Fest

     TELL CITY – Several wineries will take part in Saturday’s Schweizer Fest Wine Garden. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. and the garden will be located on the east side of City Hall Park. Wineries taking part are Winzerwald Winery, Wine Shak, Blue Heron Vineyards, Monkey Hollow, River City Winery, Best Vineyards, Indian Creek Winery, Scout Mountain Winery and Windy Knoll Winery. Leo Gronquist will entertain guests. The wine garden is sponsored by German American Banking Insurance and Investments. There will be cheese tasting and Tell City pretzels.

  • Charles and Virginia Polster

    Charles and Virginia Polster will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
    The family extends an open house invitation to all from 4 to 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
    The couple are the parents of Bryan and Anne Polster of Los Altos Hills, Calif., John and Tammy Williams Kay, Charles Klewin and Cathy and Don Hitz, all of Santa Claus.
    They have nine grandchildren, Adam and Casey William, Laura, Emma, Camille Polster, Hannah Klewin and Olivia, Gabe and Jordan Hitz.

  • School board meeting’s early start raises open-door issues (Corrected)


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    CANNELTON – Cannelton School board members violated the state’s Open Door Law when they began a special meeting Thursday before the time they’d advertised it. 

    As the News reported July 26, the board voted to conduct a special meeting last week if Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt had recommendations for hirings that needed to be approved before the new school year begins this week. Teachers will report to work Friday and students will begin their year Monday.

  • Museum to host Cannelton history makers dinner

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum will host its first History Makers Dinner  honoring the events and people who’ve shaped Cannelton during its 175 years. 

    The dinner, also known as the 10-11-12 dinner, because of its Oct. 11 date, will feature a video documentary filmed by Larry Peter and coordinated by the Perry County Museum with interviews of local people sharing stories about people and events such as the Electra airplane crash and 1937 flood.  

  • Phone scam targets worried grandparents



    PERRY COUNTY – Fifth Third Bank Community Banking Executive Missy Noble was storming mad after one of the bank’s customers fell victim to an increasingly common “Mexican scam” that targets the elderly.

    Now, Noble wants to keep others from becoming victims by spreading the word. 

    In one variation of several common attempts to bilk money from unsuspecting people, the local woman was duped into wiring money to help a grandchild who was allegedly in trouble in Mexico. 

  • County’s burn ban lifted

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners have lifted a county-wide ban on most outdoor burning.

    They implemented the prohibition in late June after weeks of drought created tinderbox conditions. The ban led to the cancellation of Fourth of July fireworks displays.

    A separate burn ban in the Hoosier National Forest remains in effect. Under it, forest visitors are prohibited from:

  • 2012 Miss Schweizer Fest
  • Woman rides motorcycle from California for visit


    CANNELTON – “We have been friends for practically all of our lives. We met when I was 13, and she was 15, in a playground. We both had the same kind of dog. We found out much later in life as we went on – we always remained friends – that she needed a friend at a time that I needed a friend, and vice-versa.”

    Cannelton’s Kay Miller was talking about her relationship with Sandra Vetter of Crows Landing, Calif., who was visiting her until Sunday.