Today's News

  • Forage program offers cost-sharing chances for farmers

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a Clean Water Indiana Grant to be used for a cost-sharing program for pasture and land used for hay production.

    The purpose of this cost-share program is to provide technical and financial assistance to Perry County landowners for pasture and hay land planting this fall.

  • Schweizer Fest testimonial dinner to honor Bob Harpenau

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner to honor Robert “Bob” Harpenau Aug. 9

    The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, where the social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30.
    Harpenau is being honored for his 54 years as a Lincoln Financial adviser with a plaque presented by the Schweizer Fest Committee. Bob is also sponsoring the band for the brau garten stage at Schweizer Fest for Thursday evening, The Hiding.

  • United Way offers free workshop for nonprofits

    TELL CITY – Before funding a program or making a donation, grant makers, donors and the public want to know the results.  They may ask about impact or the objectives of a nonprofit’s programs. United Way of Perry County is offering a free workshop for local nonprofits to delve into outcomes measurement in more detail in order to learn how to increase funding.

  • Officials approve ambulance upgrade

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting July an ambulance “remount” priced at $117,517.

    Pat Lambert, director of emergency medical services, requested at a previous meeting the purchase, in which an existing “ambulance box” would be put onto a new chassis.

    She and county attorney Chris Goffinet said the single bid received from Magnolia LLC of Louisville, Ky., appeared to be in order.

  • Fun after Bible school

    Donnie and Pam Epple of Bandon held a summer gathering at their home this past Sunday.

    The couple welcomed everyone from Bethel Christian Church’s vacation Bible school, as well as other friends, to share a carry-in meal and enjoy a hayride and a barrel train ride, wrapping up the week of vacation Bible school.

  • Cannelton preschoolers to attend classes 5 days a week

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton preschoolers will attend classes daily after a request from their teachers was approved by the school board in a regular meeting July 19.

    “I try to operate under the assumption that if somebody in the school corporation has more expertise than I have concerning a program or issue, I certainly listen to their recommendation,” Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt said in introducing the request.

  • Church News, Aug. 2

    Eckerty Camp starts today, ends Aug. 12
    ECKERTY – The 104th annual Eckerty Camp begins at 7 p.m. EST today and will continue throughout Aug. 12. Services are at 7 p.m. each night and at 6 p.m. EST each Sunday.
    Christians of every faith are urged to attend this interdenominational campaign. The evangelist and singers for this year’s event are the Rev. and Mrs. M.R. McCrary. The missionaries of Evangelistic Faith Missions are Zack and Sarah Roberts.

  • Vacation Bible school at Bethel Baptist

    The Rev. Ron Ammon of Bethel Baptist Church received a pie in the face from wife Lesa after the boys lost again in money collected during the churches Bible school held July 16-20.

    In 14 years at the church, Ammon has only won one time. The Bible school concluded with a high-energy songfest, pictured above, presented by children who attended the week long activities. Bethel Baptist is located at 911 Fulton Street in Tell City.

  • Plott enthusiasts on the trail to Tell City


    TELL CITY – Fans of a particular breed of hunting hound are hot on a trail leading them to Tell City for three days of shows, bench trials and camaraderie.

    National Plott Days activities are being held at the county 4-H fairgrounds through Saturday and are expected to draw dozens of Plott hound owners as well as the dogs they love.

    “It’s a big event for us and there will be lots of people here enjoying their dogs and each other’s company,” said Steve Powers, who drove from Chattanooga, Tenn., to pick up a female Plott puppy.

  • Twilight Towers Tenant Council meets; plans fundraisers, quilt raffle

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Tenant Council met July 18 with President Joyce Richardt in charge.
    The July birthdays are Ruth Karney, Linda Peter, Wanda Mullins, Wanda Brown, Wilma Langdon, Patty Spurlock, Mamie Wilson, Ruth Hancock, Ethel Terry, Joy Howell, Mona Howell, Bill Kelsay, Gilbert Foertch, Sherrill Hoosier and Rick Hess.
    There will be a fundraiser breakfast and bake sale starting at 6 a.m. Aug. 11 in the dining room. Biscuits and gravy will be served. A full order will be $2 and a half order will be $1.