Today's News

  • Generations

    Laura Burdin of Cannelton holds her great-great-grandson, Karson Patton, during a recent family gathering.

    In the back row are Karson’s mother, Sara Whitworth; his great-grandfather, Dennis Bolin Sr. and his grandmother, Denisa Whitworth.

    (Click on photo to enlarge.)

  • Tree sports local ornaments

    A Christmas tree in the gift shop of the Tell City Depot features ornaments made by local artisans. The ornaments are for sale.

    Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

    (Click on photo to enlarge.)

  • Thanksgiving concert to feature star of Grand Ole Opry, similar venues

    TROY – Troy First Christian’s tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving will continue Nov. 23 with the annual Gospel Thanksgiving in Song concert.

    The concert will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The time of the concert is a change from past years.

    Featured in this year’s concert is Jeremy Calloway. Born in Owensboro, Ky., the artist has been singing since the age of 9 and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and throughout much of the United States.

  • Dressed up for the night

    Tom and Barbara Baert dressed up as a nurse and patient during an Oct. 26 dance at the William Tell Senior Citizens Center in Tell City.

    This week’s dance will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the Sweetwater Band.

    (Click on photo to enlarge.)

  • Coming Events

    MU  GAMMA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Carolyn Craddock’s home. A Ritual of Master Award will be presented to Craddock, Susie Harpenau, Pat McCleerey, Shirley Quick, Judy Roberts and Sheilda Schmitt in recognition of their many years of service to the sorority. A tea will be held after the ritual in their honor. The membership committee will host the event.

  • Water-resources committee makes recommendations

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Through the summer and fall when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session, lawmakers convene interim committees and commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis on complex issues facing the state. As a part-time legislature, the Indiana General Assembly often does not have the time and resources to completely delve into more complicated issues while in session, and interim committees are an opportunity to fully vet propos-ed initiatives.

  • Inspired by Rachel’s Challenge

    Jacqeline Trowbridge

    On Oct. 31, Perry Central Community School invited a very special guest to speak to the students about a program called Rachel’s Challenge.

    Rachel’s Challenge shows the importance of kindness through a presentation about the most infamous school shooting in history.

    Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shooting that took the lives of 12 students and one teacher.

    Rachel’s funeral was shown on CNN and had the largest viewing in history.

  • EDITORIAL: Revolution targets absurdity in education

    A revolution is occurring that could change the nation in very fundamental ways. People, many of them teachers, are speaking out against standardization in education.

  • Volunteers needed to ring bells

    PERRY COUNTY – Does the name Randy Roccia ring a bell?

    He’s the kettle coordinator for the Perry County chapter of the Salvation Army, and he seeks volunteers at this time every year to ring bells next to the organization’s famous red kettles.

  • State police plan high-visibility Thanksgiving holiday patrols

    PERRY COUNTY – In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period safer, Indiana State Police officers will join approximately 250 other law-enforcement agencies state-wide participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.

    Beginning last Friday and running through Dec. 1, the Indiana State Police will  conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts, including sobriety check points and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.