Today's News

  • Rome VFD annual hog roast set for Sunday

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sunday at the Rome Community Center.

    Church services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and a hog-roast meal will start at 11:30. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more.

    Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • CHS 1961 reunion Thursday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton High School Class of 1961 will have lunch at the Patio Steakhouse at noon Thursday. All class members are invited to attend.

    For more information, call Bobbi Polster at 547-8581 or 547-4646 or Brenda Mosby at 547-7512.

  • Fun horse show Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a fun horse show Saturday at 5 p.m. All profits will be donated to the Perry County 4-H Horse and Pony Club. There will be 22 classes for all ages. Cost is $2 a class or $20 for all.

    Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. The concession stand will be open with pulled-pork sandwiches, hot dogs, desserts and soft drinks available. A later start time is possible if heat is excessive.

  • Local 4-H volunteer honored at state fair

    INDIANAPOLIS – Janet Mulder of Tell City was recognized Aug. 10 for 45 years as a 4-H volunteer in Perry County.

    Each year, the Indiana 4-H Foundation and state 4-H program at Purdue recognize the outstanding contributions of adult 4-H volunteers who help make the 4-H youth development program a success.

  • Hubert – Dillard

    Mike and Tammy Hubert of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brittany N. Hubert, to Damian K. Dillard of Tell City, son of Michael Dillard of Oklahoma and Cynthia Starnes of Tell City.

    The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Perry Central High School. She works as an assistant manager at Gamestop in Tell City.

    Mr. Dillard is a 2007 graduate of Heritage Hills High School. He works in the information technology department at Waupaca in Tell City.

  • Hinton – Leibering

    The parents of Illia Mai Hinton and Brandon Lee Leibering of Evanston announce the couple’s engagement and approaching marriage.

  • COLUMN: Sparking economic growth

    District 47 State Senator

    For many of Indiana’s cities and towns, finding ways to jump-start economic growth is a top priority. Indiana’s rural communities are no different. However, challenges unique to the state’s rural communities require a slightly different approach to creating the sustainable, good-paying jobs Hoosiers demand.

  • COLUMN: An index card a day


    An index card a day is helping to better organize my life and reducing some of the clutter on my desk at work and at home.

  • EDITORIAL: Attack justification must be irrefutable

    Should America attack Syria?

    The House and Senate could vote as early as today on that question, according to a report Thursday by Democracy Now. The news program included footage of Florida Rep. Alan Grayson questioning Secretary of State John Kerry, who with President Obama is leading efforts to garner support for an attack.

    “Have members of the Syrian opposition called for such an attack?” Grayson asked, “and if so, whom?”

  • Cannelton Police Department sends high-tech notifications

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is using a new communications service that allows officers to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

    The Nixle Community Information Service allows them to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell-phone text messages or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s website at www.nixle.com.