Today's News

  • Generations

    Five generations of Thelma Gibson’s family recently gathered for a picture. In front are grandmother Angela Jester and great-great-grandmother Thelma Gibson holding her great-great-grandson, Brennon Thacker. In back, great-grandfather Steve Gibson holds Thelma’s great-great-grandson, Cooper Thacker, as they stand next to mother Jessica Gibson.

  • Animal shelter to offer TNR program in March

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a Trap, Neuter and Release program.
    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. March 19. For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered. Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. March 20 and then released where they were caught.

  • Rome VFD chili supper

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili supper beginning at 5 p.m. March 10 at the Rome Community Center.
    A country store will be set up to sell pies, cakes, cookies, bread, candies, canned goods and more. The menu for the supper will be chili, peanut butter sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies and a drink. One refill of chili will be allowed with each meal.
    There will also be a raffle and half-pot drawing.
    For more information, contact Dennis James at 836-2328.

  • Saturday carnival to help local girl with illness

    LEOPOLD – A benefit carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Perry Central Elementary gym in Leopold to help raise funds for Lydia Haycraft.
    The Lydia’s Wish team will host the “Carnival of Fun” event with carnival-style games, food, clowns, face painting and prizes. Inflatables will be provided by Chaps, with a large selection of bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses set up that adults and children can enjoy. Concessions will be available during the event as well.

  • Bryant earns gold at state vocal competition

    LEOPOLD – Euriah Bryant, a freshman at Perry Central High School, earn-ed a gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble Vocals contest Feb. 18 at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. She was only a half-point away from a perfect score. Her song selection was “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.”

  • Jump Rope for Heart success

    Second- through sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart Feb. 9 at the school’s gym.

    The students raised more than $9,100, which is up from the $7,600 the school raised last year. “They did awesome,” said physical education teacher Sally Stevenson. “It’s amazing that they were able to get that much money considering this economy. The students were phenomenal.” Courtney Baumeister, pictured above, smiles for the camera as Aryanna Russell and Elena Hagedorn hold her jumping rope.

  • Breakfast to help Cannelton museum

    CANNELTON – The Tell City Ghost Hunters will host an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. March 17 at the Cannelton American Legion.
    The cost will be $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and children 3 years and younger eat for free. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward the Perry County Museum in Cannelton.
    For more information, contact Angie Dykes at 548-8740. To donate to the museum, visit www.perrycountymuseum.org. For advanced tickets, contact Dykes or visit the TCGH Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tcghosthunters.

  • Perry Central unit celebrates FFA week

    LEOPOLD – What is all the talk about FFA? What exactly is FFA? Future Farmers of America is composed of students learning and expanding their knowledge in the agricultural economy and are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career change. During FFA week – Feb. 18 through Feb. 25 – members are given a chance to educate the public about their organization.

  • COLUMN: Sunday’s Academy Awards might bring surprises

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Reviewer

    The Academy Awards are this Sunday so it’s time for me to weigh in once again with my thoughts, predictions and personal picks for the ceremony.

    In general, I’m not too upset with the nominees this year. Sure, there are plenty of snubs I could (and will) comment on, but the Academy has become so predictable that it’s hard to even get worked up about the movies and actors that didn’t make the cut.

  • Cannelton school board receives testing update

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – During a meeting of the Cannelton School Board Feb. 16 that lasted about 15 minutes, interim assistant principal for the junior-senior high school Dan Freed said the first round of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress will begin March 5 and will include three days of general testing with makeup days to follow. The second round will resume in late April.