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  • Teenagers help raise funds for Shop With a Cop

    TELL CITY – Alexis Lucas is a sophomore at Tell City Junior-Senior. High School. She is a student in the Criminal Justice class new to the high school this year. Officer Dickenson teaches the class and was going over the different aspects of the field. FOP was discussed in class and Alexis heard that they were low on funds for the Shop with a Cop program. This was something that Alexis felt compelled to help. She discussed it with her mother and they came up with an All Lives Matter or Blue Lives Matter shirt sale.

  • Marketing the best of Perry County to the world

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – If the number of people in attendance is an indicator of success, the rebranding of Perry County’s marketing campaign is off to a smashing success. A packed house of local business and elected leaders awaited eagerly Tuesday evening for the unveiling of new logos that will adorn official correspondence letterheads for local businesses and government, as well as an all-new PickPerry.com website.

  • Donate to an ‘Angel’ this holiday season

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – December is here and Christmas is just around the corner. The season of giving is upon us, and throughout the community, many are doing their parts to brighten the holidays for friends, neighbors and strangers.

  • Florence Henderson – Star never forgot local ties

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    A star whose life brightened the nation and blessed those who knew her in Perry and Spencer counties was mourned this week. Florence Agnes Henderson, who passed away Thanksgiving Day from heart failure, was 82.

  • Missing hunter found cold but alive near Leopold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A deer hunter missing in the woods for two days was found, shivering cold but alive, near Leopold early Saturday. His rescue on Thanksgiving weekend, rescuers said, left everyone with a true meaning of the holiday.

    “He was out of energy, on the ground and probably thinking help wasn’t coming,” said Tell City Detective Roger Smith. He and others looked for  Frank Knight, 63, much of Friday.

  • Indiana WIC completes rollout of electronic benefit cards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana health officials announced today that Women, Infants and Children programs in all 92 counties are now using electronic benefit transfer cards instead of paper checks, streamlining the WIC shopping experience.

  • Perry Central Honors the county’s veterans
  • Christmas parades this weekend

    TELL CITY – Sleigh bells ringing will herald the arrival of Santa Christmas parades in Tell City and Leopold this upcoming weekend.

    Tell City Parade Dec. 3

     Tell City’s Christmas parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. in the student parking lot at Tell City High School.

    Trophies will be awarded for best for-profit entry, best religious entry, best nonprofit entry, best overall entry and best youth entry.

    Entries will be accepted until the day of the event.

  • Interested in serving in county government?

    The Perry County Board of Commissioners and the Council are in need of qualified candidates to fill positions on several boards. Applications will be accepted at the courthouse through December and announcements will be made at the commissioners’ and council’s first sessions of the new year.

    Commissioner appointments expiring year-end 2016:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board - 1 year term

    • Convention, Recreation & Visitor Promotion Commission, 3 positions - 2 year term

  • Creator of William Tell statue dies at age 95

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Donald Ingle died Nov. 12 in Evansville. A businessman and former Evansville City Council president, Ingle was the artisan behind the bronze statue of William Tell that stands in City Hall Park. That statue, and the fountain on which it rests, were dedicated during Schweizer Fest 1974. While headlines at the time centered on Watergate and the fate of President Richard Nixon, the Tell City News was sharing front page updates about the progress on the statue of the Swiss freedom fighter and his son.