Local News

  • Rural News; Oct. 23



    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — There didn’t seem to be as many yard sales this year on highway 66 as in previous years. Maybe because of the cold wind, but Friday it was a beautiful day and there were several so we enjoyed looking around more than we did Saturday.

  • Halloween activities abound

    Trick-or-treat hours set for Tell City, Cannelton, Troy

    TELL CITY – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Tell City trick-or-treating hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Community Christian Explosion of Fun set for Friday

    TELL CITY – Community Christ-ian Church has planned its 13th annual ‘Explosion of Fun,” a Halloween alternative for children age 3 through grade six.

  • Witches Walk back this evening for 24th year

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will “treat” local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, (today) from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Life of Capt. Andrew Peter Batson spans the world

    Editor’s note: For the past year, the News has reprinted sketches of people who played prominent roles in the county. While the county will mark its 200th anniversary this weekend, the series of stories will continue into 2015.

  • Second installment of property tax due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes is Nov. 10.

    Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    The Perry County treasurer’s office will be open to the public from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 8.

    The office will also be open until 6 p.m. Nov 10.

    All mailed payments must be postmarked Nov. 10 or earlier in order to keep from being charged a late penalty.

    Payments can also be made at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and German American Bank.

  • Director expresses pride in Tell City band finales

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen band director said Tuesday she couldn’t have been more proud of her students’ final performances of the season, which included a trip to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

  • Woman seeks pageant support

    TELL CITY – Jaylen Avallone, 21, of Tell City has a taking-it-to-the-next-level request.

    She was recently named Miss Hoosier State Coed Queen for the Miss America Coed Pa-geant System in a Lexington, Ky., pageant, she said.

    She underwent interview, on-stage introduction and evening-wear competitions and also earned first place in an optional speech category by talking about cyber-bullying. She said she participates in the pageants because they help boost her self-confidence, will help her in future job interviews “and they’re fun.”

  • Time to fall back

    Don’t forget to turn your clocks back before going to bed Saturday.

  • Rededication includes flag display, period costumes

    Photos from a Civil War Sesquicentennial Rededication of the Hines Raid Markers in Rome Oct. 5.

    “These young ladies attended the event with a fervor of curiosity and an appetite for good food,” event organizer Mark Saalman wrote. “Upon realizing this event lacked character representation, the young ladies giddily sought permission to ‘don the attire’ consistent with the event. Within an hour, a mystery lady accompanied by the “unknown” confederate soldier were dressed for the occasion and gracefully posed for the photo."

  • Bicentennial afghan available

    The Perry County Bicentennial Planning Committee has an afghan available for pre-order.

    The afghan is full color and showcases historic places throughout the county.

    Pictured on it are the Bob Cummings Ohio River Bridge, Celtic Cross, Hoosier National Forest, Christ of the Ohio, Rickenbaugh House, Indiana Cotton Mill, Old Courthouse-Cannelton, Old Courthouse-Rome, City Hall-Tell City and the current Perry County Courthouse.