Today's News

  • Statewide tornado drill Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and local emergency management agencies, will conduct a statewide test of local communications systems Tuesday.

    County commissioners voted recently to designate March 17-23 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week and to participate in the drill. A test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday and again at 6:35 p.m. The alerts will be broadcast across radio and television stations as well as weather radios.

  • Weekend quilt show offers double the beauty

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with the Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild to host a second annual Perry County Winter Quilt Show. This year, the show has expanded to two locations. The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild will display quilts at the Schergens Center, 1140 31st St. At the Tell City Depot, 333 Seventh St., Tell City, individuals are invited to bring quilts for display.

  • City to impose fines for littered yards


    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – More than one property has come under scrutiny of the Cannelton building inspector after numerous complaints about upkeep at two locations. Violation letters have been sent to home owners at 626 St. Louis Ave. and 229 N. Fifth St. where the grounds are reportedly littered with junk and refuse.

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  • United Way annual meeting March 26

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County will hold its annual meeting and campaign celebration on Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Derby Community Center.

    Each of the 2018 Grant Award winners will be on hand with information regarding their nonprofit and awarded funds will be distributed throughout the evening. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided by Marcy’s.  There will be a brief business meeting and installation of new United Way officers.

  • Perry County’s recycling initiative bills due Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2019 Perry County Recycling Management District annual initiative fee, assessed to all home and business owners in. Perry County are due Friday, March 15.

  • Annual JFK dinner March 31

    CHRISNEY – The Spencer County Democrat’s annual John F. Kennedy dinner will be held Sunday, March 31, at Spencer County 4-H Center, Chrisney. Doors open at noon with meal served at 12:30 p.m. Menu to include pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, dessert and drink.

    Tickets will be $15 available at the door. Guest speaker will be John Gregg. There will also be a silent auction and half-pot drawing. The public is welcome.

  • Education pays accepting loan applications

    TELL CITY – The Board of Directors of Education Pays Student Loan Fund of Tell City/Perry County has announced it is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall, 2019, semester. Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City High Schools. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1. 

  • Chirping peepers sure sign of spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can lure with their peeping charm. 

    On my way home last week, on a warm evening, after plenty of rain, the spring peepers reminded me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening for a few minutes an entire other world can be imagined.

  • Celebrate spring March 22 at the Rickenbaugh House