Today's News

  • Lincoln Living Historical Farm opens for season

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Living Historical Farm at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will resume operations Tuesday, April 15.

    From April 15 through Memorial Day weekend, the farm will be staffed Tuesdays through Sundays. The hours of operation for the Memorial Visitor Center will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

    Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City.

  • Designing with dad

    Early Head Start Lincoln Hills Development Corp. participant Delilah Smith and her father, Kester Smith, spend time crafting during Dad’s Day. Early Head Start families meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for play time, education, and family activities.

  • Girl Scouts seek to ban “bossy”

    EVANSVILLE –  According to the Girl Scouts of the USA and Lean In, a national nonprofit that seeks to empower women to achieve their ambitions, when a little boy asserts himself, he is called a leader. But, they say, when a little girl asserts herself, she is called “bossy.”

    The groups say that starting at a surprisingly young age, cultural gender expectations discourage girls from leadership.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre to open season with musical

    LINCOLN CITY – A southern Indiana theater dedicated to telling Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood story will kick off its 2014 season in June.

    The 1,500-seat, covered Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park will open its 2014 season with “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” the amphitheater’s signature musical about the life of Abraham Lincoln on the ground he walked in southern Indiana nearly 200 years ago from the ages of 7 to 21.

  • Generation Gap: Dennis Howell


    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Dalton Schiller, who profiles his grandfather, Dennis Howell.

  • Perry Central community health fair to be held Monday

    LEOPOLD – Family wellness is the theme of this year’s annual Perry Central health fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7.

    Organizers say there will be many fun activities for all ages, including a new family walk-run with prizes for the first 100 families that register and complete the mile-long course.

    Families can also explore an Air Evac helicopter and fire trucks, join a Zumba class, sample healthy snacks, play games and get free or low-cost health screenings including vision and visual dental checks. 

  • Perry Central after-prom dodgeball tourney Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central After-Prom Committee will host its second annual dodgeball tourney and luncheon at 12:30 Sunday, April 6, at the Perry Central High School and elementary gym.

    Concessions, including pizza, walking tacos and desserts, will be available beginning at 11 a.m. in the high-school commons.

    Registration is open to the public. Age divisions will be fourth through sixth grade, seventh through ninth grade and 10th grade and older. Entry fee is $5 per person or $30 per team.

  • TCJSHS annual art show to begin Monday

    TELL CITY – The 10th annual Tell City High School Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11. The event will be held in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School library.

    Items on display will include digital photography and graphic design work, pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, wood burnings, large scale paper mache sculptures, clay projects, weavings and other fiber projects.

  • Church News

    Tell Street Baptist hosts Bible study Wednesdays
    TELL CITY – The Tell Street Baptist Church in Tell City holds Bible study every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. All are invited to attend.

    St. Michael’s fish fries continue during Lent
    CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners Fridays during Lent. There will be no dinners served on Good Friday, April 18.

  • Golden Living Center to recognize volunteers

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a volunteer recognition Thursday, April 10, at 2:00 pm.

    The event has been scheduled to celebrate national volunteer week, which runs April 6 through 13. The program will begin at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served following the program. The public is invited to attend.