Today's News

  • Small-business center announces 2011 economic impact

    Mount Vernon Democrat

    In rough economic times, communities begin looking for lifelines. In particular, small towns and rural areas look for ways to boost local economy, and people who have found themselves out of jobs might think about starting that business venture they’ve always dreamed of.
    The Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, often called the SBDC, is one resource Posey and eight other counties in the area can use toward these goals.

  • Tell City High School art show coming

    TELL CITY – The eighth annual Tell City High School Art Show will be held April 2-3 and April 10 in the junior-senior high library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 and April 10.
    Some of the items that will be on display are pencil drawings, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, scratchboards, paper mache’ sculptures, weavings and fiber projects, and pottery.

  • County parks board takes control of Derby 5K run

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Warrior 5-kilometer road race was held in Derby for six years, 2000-05, as part of the community’s River Fest.

    Now the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department is bringing the road run back to Derby.
    Parks Department President Dan Peter, a Derby resident, said the River Fest was last held in 2006. But the Derby Association, with new, younger officers, met recently to discuss plans to revive the fest this year.

  • Power of Youth BB tourney

    A March 3 three-on-three coed bbasketballtourney sponsored by Perry County Power of Youth drew 21 teams and 73 participants to Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Photos of winning teams will be in Thursday’s edition and more photos can be found on this site.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre to host job fair Saturday

    LINCOLN CITY – A southern Indiana theater will host a job fair to complete its staffing needs for the 2012 production season.
    Lincoln Amphitheatre will hold its job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s box office.
    Officials hope to hire eight seasonal front-of-the-house employees. The positions include a box-office manager, box office assistants and food-service and merchandise employees.

  • Readiness key to return of manufacturing

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – This is the last in a series of reports about a panel discussion Feb. 16 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club featuring education officials. It was part of the annual meeting of the Perry County Development Corp. Board of Directors.

  • Library begins shaping long-term plan

    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Public Library board members met in the council room below the Cannelton library branch March 7 to hear from June Miller about a long-term strategic plan for the library.
    The plan is a requirement from the state library and is something all libraries in Indiana must complete, according to Library Director Larry Oathout.

  • There’s no doubt: spring is here!

    From daffodils to forsythia, spring has sprung in force in recent days. Weeks of warmer-than-usual temperatures have flowers and bushes blossoming ahead of schedule and greening grass has sent some homeowners powering up lawn mowers for the first time this season. Cloudy but warm conditions are expected early this week.

  • Seventh Street visitors center proposed


    TELL CITY – Not many details were available Friday, but a proposal to construct an event and visitors center along Tell City’s Seventh Street will be outlined to members of the city council tonight.

  • County must develop ADA plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county’s commissioners and councilmen met in a joint special session March 7 and learned they need to comply with federal legislation signed into law 22 years ago.

    Matt Wallace of the Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm of Evansville said guidelines and specifications have changed several times since the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect in 1991, and some have been met with strong resistance.