Local News

  • Plans set for pair of candidate forums

    TELL CITY – An Oct. 13 forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear the views of candidates seeking county offices. School board candidates are invited to an Oct. 24 event at Tell City High School.

    Both forums are sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News. The Oct. 13 event  will be held at the Schergens Center and begins at 6 p.m.

  • Wagon train takes slow, scenic road

    Members of the Southern Indiana Mule and Draft Horse Association departed Saturday for a week-long ride through back roads of Perry and Spencer counties.

  • County’s marching bands find success early in season

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Central’s Marching Commodores placed second in competition Saturday at Heritage Hills, and “we were one-tenth of a point behind first and we won best-music, so we’re pretty excited about that,” their director said.

  • Superintendent: Bad times result in negative audit

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The latest audit to describe conditions at Cannelton City Schools isn’t a complimentary one, but Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said Tuesday it covers “one of the worst times the schools could go through, and (was conducted) largely when we were making more than a million dollars in cuts.”

  • Meet the candidates Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours candidate reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

    The event will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City and will allow candidates to meet with voters on a casual basis. Light refreshments will be provided and the public is invited.

  • Weekend events at HNF lakes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest will host Halloween-themed events in October at Tipsaw, Indian and Celina lakes.

    A haunted campground is also planned for Oct. 2 at the three lakes. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated campsite and costumes. A haunted trail, trick-or-treating and other prize drawings will be held.

    Regular camp fees will apply both weekends. For more information about the events, contact Tipsaw facilities at 843-4891 or Indian and Celina facilities at 843-3901.

  • Lawnmowers added to lineup at car, truck demo derby Sept. 25

    TELL CITY – The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host a lawnmower demolition derby in conjunction with its fall car and truck demo derby Saturday, Sept. 25. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m.

    In the lawnmower derby, there will be three classes for 100- , 200- and 300-series mowers. There is a $20 registration fee per class with a 100-percent payout of registration fees in each class. Contestants must be 14 years old to enter.

    For other details, call Troy Haydon at 431-7299 or Chris Hubert at 836-4735.

  • Workshop to offer tips on preserving historic windows

    TELL CITY – Trying to decide what to do with your historic windows?

    Considering replacement windows to reduce energy bills but not sure where to begin? Mark your calendar for Sept. 21 and a 7 to 9 p.m. session titled “Repair – Don’t Replace – Historic Windows.”

  • Fourth annual River Cities fall coin show Sept. 25

    TELL CITY – The River Cities Coin Club will host their fourth annual fall coin show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Admission is free. Coin dealers are expected from Kentucky and Indiana and will display U.S. and world coins and currency for sale and trade.

  • Library moves forward with Interstate Library agreement

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In the continuing efforts to comply with Indiana State Library regulations, members off the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board were given copies of an agreement to be presented to Hancock County Library and any other Kentucky libraries that wish to share services.