Today's News

  • Crimes of the Past


    Half-hidden inside a courthouse storage room, piles of neglected books lie stacked waist high. Most recount dull histories of long-ago real-estate transfers or civil squabbles. But not all. In some tomes, underneath the dust, hard-to-read longhand script and faded type rests the county’s criminal history: dark tales of murder, rape, thievery and infidelity.

  • Ray Niehaus takes class members to White House

    WASHINGTON, D.C – Perry Central graduate and former high-school basketball standout Ray Niehaus received national recognition recently when he and members of his class at Pike Central High School traveled to Washington, D.C. Niehaus and the three students showed President Barack Obama an emergency shelter they designed as part of a Project Lead the Way engineering class.

    The students were among about 100 students who attended the second annual White House Science Fair.

  • News in Brief, March 22

    Early Start program set for Friday morning in Tell City
    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start invites the public to attend a parent enrichment program scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the Early Head Start office, at 321 Ninth St., in Tell City.
    The topic for March will be “Knowing Your Community Resources.” Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kelly Luker, EHS family resource coordinator, at 547-4850 Ext. 113 or (812) 619-1842.

  • Power of Youth Council is accepting applications for upcoming school year

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth, a program sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation in partnership with Purdue Extension of Perry County, is accepting applications for its 2012-13 council.

  • Sea of green at William Tell Elementary

    Two students at William Tell Elementary, Kayla Parker and Mackenize Fulton, approached Principal Laura Noble about raising money for Perry Central students battling cancer.

  • Conservation district’s Earth Day sale reducing cost of rain barrels

    CANNELTON – To celebrate Earth Day the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced it will offer rain barrels at half of the original price.

    The 60-gallon rain barrel will help conserve water, which can save money on water bills during hot summer months, keeping lawn, garden and flower beds full of life. It provides a free supply of soft water containing no chlorine, lime or calcium, making it ideal for plants.

  • Rome to host flea markets starting in April

    ROME – The Rome Community Center will begin to host flea markets through summer and fall months this year. The first market will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14.
    Everyone is welcome and vendors may include new and used items, crafters, antiques, artists and produce. No food vendors will be accepted. Space is available for $10.
    Concessions will be available. Proceeds from the markets will benefit the Rome Community Center, which is the old Perry County Courthouse. For more information, call 836-2104 or 836-4431.

  • German American invites Prime 50 customers can travel the country

    JASPER – With the beautiful spring weather, has your mind turned to venturing out to do some traveling? German American’s Prime 50 travel program offers customers some great travel opportunities, a news release stated. The Prime 50 travel program is for customers age 50 or over. All arrangements will be handled for participants.
    Departing April 28, the group will venture off to New York City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Reservation deadline for this trip is April 12.

  • Lincoln Hills receives funds for housing counseling services

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. officials learned recently its application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was approved for funding to continue its housing-counseling efforts in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties.

  • Cannelton students visit Vastwood

    Cannelton city schools’ after school program, Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies, took a field trip to Vastwood Park recently. The topics of the week were drug abuse prevention, having good self-esteem, good eating habits and physical activity. The program is sponsored by the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.