• CHS celebrity waiter dinner another success

    Cannelton High School’s second annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner fundraiser was another great success. Thanks to all who made this possible.

  • Nearly 200 ran for Mom and a good cause

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk on Mother’s Day 2018 such a huge success.

    We had 198 people registered. From individuals to entire families, people of all ages were running/walking in honor of their moms. It was a wonderful day.

  • Community made culinary program success

    I’d like thank the following organizations and people for supporting the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Culinary Arts  program.

    Without your advocacy, our program would not have gotten off to such a great start!  Thank you for promoting career and technical education  which is so vital to Indiana’s future workforce.

  • LETTER: A right to protest and respond

    A reply to Brett Sander letter in the April 16th edition of the Perry County News: For the sake of relative brevity, I will try to hit some of the facts and highlights and not deal too much with opinions and accusations.

    The Caravan

  • Immigration, language and economy

    Overheard, recently, at an area restaurant: woman tells girl at register that she and her party have a reservation; girl exchanges a few words with owner who then asks woman – in clear English – if she could have five minutes; yes, the first woman snaps, but I don’t speak Spanish and would appreciate it if you wouldn’t in my presence.

    I was appalled at this woman’s expression of linguistic and cultural prejudice.

  • Legislators’ work not quite done




    President Dwight Eisenhower once said that farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from a cornfield.  That quote leapt to mind when I read recent articles featuring sharp criticism of this year’s General Assembly. In defense of all 150 members of the legislature, I felt the record had to be set straight.

  • Wake up and speak up for our health

    On Thursday evening, March 22, the Dale Zoning Board  voted 4-3 to push through a decision to rezone the newly acquired 512 acres they recently annexed in to Dale as Industrial.

    They had a choice between industrial or commercial. I applaud the courage of the three zoning board members who voted against this. The acreage is presently zoned agriculture and since the town of Dale does not have a classification for agriculture, the property must be zoned either commercial or industrial.

  • Thanks for supporting Legion egg hunt

    Cannelton American Legion Unit 142 would like to thank the following for their generous donations to our annual Easter Egg hunt.

    Thanks to Subway, Papa John’s, Iron Gate, Hauenstein’s, Roland’s Jewelry, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Chicago Pizza, and the Barge Inn. We would also like to thank all of our volunteers who helped with the hunt and Richard Saalman for acting as our Easter Bunny.

    He and other area beekeepers are happy to come and collect them. Bees are a sign of new life for bees but hives frequently become overcrowded.

  • This spring, be kind to swarming bees

    It seems that spring is here again. The trees are budding and the flowers are starting to bloom. The honeybees are becoming active. We see them in the yard working on soft maple blooms and elm trees.  They are carrying the pollen back into the hives to raise young brood for the year.

    Soon the hives will become overcrowded with bees and they will start to swarm. This is nature’s way of creating more colonies of bees.

  • Just a reminder, Derby is still here

    I am writing to you to share a personal concern and to forewarn others in case they may possibly also be sharing this experience I am concerned about. So here goes:

    About 20 years ago, I thought I moved from New Boston in Spencer county to Derby in Perry County. I thought I built a house on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River. I thought I built some boat storage buildings, built a boat ramp, visited our local store and tavern, watched our neighbors construct and rent cabins, thereby receiving a host of visitors.