Today's News

  • Meredith Jane Smith

    Josh and Amy Smith of Indianapolis announce the birth of their daughter, Meredith Jane. She was born Jan. 25, 2014, at Community North in Indianapolis.

    She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18½ inches long. Mrs. Smith is the former Amy Upmeyer.

    Maternal grandparents are Jane and Steve Upmeyer of Tell City.

    Paternal grandparents are Dan and Shelly Smith of Pittsboro and Brenda and Truman Lollar of Warsaw.

  • Luke Raymond Heeke

    Brent and Vicky Heeke of Meadows Place, Texas, announce the birth of their son, Luke Raymond. He was born Feb. 1, 2014, and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21½ inches long.

    Mrs. Heeke is the former Vicky Wood. Luke has seven brothers, John, Daniel, Benjamin, Joseph, David, Michael and Stephen.

    Maternal grandparents are David and Becky Wood of Sugarland, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Martha Heeke of Evanston. Great-grandparents are John and Martha  Martin of Sugarland, Texas and Anna Heeke of Tell City.

  • Kate Olivia Knieriem

    Kyle and Valerie Knieriem announce the birth of their daughter, Kate Olivia. She was born at 8:30 a.m. Dec, 22, 2013, at Owensboro Regional Health. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Mrs. Knieriem is the former Valerie Daum. Kate has two brothers, Luke, 4, and Jack, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Mary Daum of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Sherry and the late Jerome Knieriem of Magnet.

    Great-grandparent is Ruth Daum of Tell City.

  • 1825 shipwreck sends famed General Lafayette to Perry County shore

    Editor’s note: This article is part of an effort to showcase Perry County history as part of the celebration this year of the county’s bicentennial. It was written by Molly Hall, a member of the county’s bicentennial committee and a member of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Lafayette Springs

    In a photo published in June 1976, as the nation prepared to mark its bicentennial, members of the Lafayette Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were busy in 1950 cleaning up the area around the Lafayette Springs, about a half mile above the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

  • Conservation can ease the propane shortage

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    Because of our harsh winter, which has affected all of us throughout Indiana and the Midwest in general, our state is facing a real propane crisis. I have been getting a number of calls regarding this shortage and how it is affecting our community.

    Recently the governor held a press conference with Lt. Gov.

  • Prized Possessions

    Part of an occasional series of features on special things prized by our readers. Call us at 547-3424 to submit an idea for a future story.

    By Donnie Epple

    On April 30, 1919, on Avery Ridge, a boy was born and named Floyd William Epple. Mom told us the older folks said, “That little boy (our dad) had to plow before he was old enough to walk.” She also said while she was growing up, she heard stories about this boy over on Avery Ridge plowing with a team of mules, and he had to reach up to hold the handles of the plow.

  • Season for snowmen

    A recent snowfall generated snow figures of all shapes and sizes. Kala Coultas, Emily Alvey and Courtney Terry pose with a snowman they created.

  • Wesleyan offers math, science scholarships

    OWENSBORO – Kentucky Wesleyan College will again  promote the increase of the number of graduates in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – by offering the STEM Scholarship.  

    For the third consecutive year, using funds provided by the National Science Foundation, Kentucky Wesleyan College will award scholarships up to $6,000, renewable each year, to selected incoming freshmen and transfer students.

  • United Way of Perry County announces grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – All Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 7.