Today's News

  • Hoosier Wine Trail elects new officers for 2013-14

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Hoosier Wine Trail met June 24 and formally elected new officers for the 2013-14 year. Elected were Lynn Dauby – Blue Heron – as president; Melissa Humphrey – River City – as vice president; Andy Hedinger – Monkey Hollow – as treasurer; and Margaret Schad – Scout Mountain – as secretary.

  • COLUMN: Defend religious freedom this Fourth of July

    My fellow Perry Countians, I call upon you to be politically active this Fourth of July.  Currently our nation is under attack by American legislation. On Aug. 1 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, threatens to violate our First Amendment right to religious freedom.

  • Postcard Pretty

    Perry County’s natural beauty, as seen from Coalbank Road Saturday. Rows of hay bales, rolling woodland and fertile fields, all under a blue sky and cottony clouds.

  • Avenue of Flags in Tell City

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939’s Avenue of Flags honored the spirit of Independence Day in an open area of Greenwood Cemetery this week. The white crosses, topped with U.S. flags, carry the names of service members killed in action in the nation’s wars.

  • Tell City High School scholars
  • Tell City to part with antique fire engine

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s 1928 Peter Pirsch fire engine will soon be heading west.
    Fire Chief Greg Linne announced Monday that a check had been received for the engine, which the city had sold during an online marketplace. The buyer, who paid $5,000, is based in Mexico but owns a business in southern California.

  • County’s 4-H fair kicks off Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – 4-H’ers from clubs across Perry County will show off the fruits of their work in coming days as the annual fair kicks off more than a week of activities.
    Events will begin Friday with the 4-H Queen and King Contest, fashion revue, basket auction and food action. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

    Saturday brings a demolition derby at 7 p.m. with classes for large and small cars and riding lawnmowers.  

  • Purdue Extension welcomes new ag agent

    Feature Writer
    PERRY COUNTY – The Purdue Cooperative Extension Office, located in the courthouse annex in Cannelton, welcomed a new agriculture agent last month, Sara Dzimianski.

  • Generations

    Five generations of Oda May Terry’s family recently gathered for a picture. In the front is Oda May Terry, holding her great-great-granddaughter, Sophia Mae Goffinet, born March 4, 2013. In the back from the left are the baby’s father, Grant Goffinet; great-grandmother, Charlotte Goffinet and grandfather Kevin Goffinet.

  • Entries for annual Schweizer Fest pageant available until Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Applicants are sought for the 2013 Schweizer Fest page-ant. Applications are ready and available at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City.
    Age groups this year are as follows: Mini Prin-cess, girls 2 to 3 years of age; Little Princess, 4 to 5 years of age Miss Prin-cess, girls 6 to 8 years of age; Mini Prince, boys 2 to 3 years of age; Little Mister, boys 4 to 5 years of age; Mister Prince, 6 to 8 years of age; Junior Miss, girls 9 to 12 years of age; Teen Miss, girls 13 to 16 years of age; Miss Queen, girls 17 to 22 years of age.