Local News

  • Joint service planned for Sunday in City Hall Park

    Veterans groups will come together around noon Sunday for a joint Memorial Day service in City Hall Park. The annual tribute to men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation will follow visits to local cemeteries by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members.

    Cannelton American Legion members will visit several cemeteries Monday and will conclude their tributes with ceremonies in Cannelton’s Gazebo Park at 11:55 a.m. and in Hargis Hafele Park at 12:05 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend local tributes to veterans this weekend.

  • Weekend ceremonies to honor veterans’ sacrifices

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion units.

  • Newly Minted Leaders

    Leadership Perry County hosted its annual graduation Thursday at Hoosier Heights Country Club. Members of the class of 2010-11 received certificates marking the conclusion of the program, which began last fall and included monthly sessions. Topics included local government, economic development, health care and law enforcement. Community representatives facilitated the classes.

  • Odd fish

    David Blake of Tell City displays an unusual fish he caught May 19 while fishing with worms at the city’s Sunset Park.

  • Koelling earns second place in company writing contest

    TELL CITY – Kevin Koelling, managing editor for the Perry County News, earned second place for editorial writing in a contest conducted by the newspaper’s parent company for 2010.

    The judge examining editorials for the Landmark Community Newspapers contest wrapped one compliment around all three of Koelling’s entries in the category.

  • Youth celebrate their power, award grant

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Power of Youth participants celebrated their second annual end-of-year celebration May 18 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • Take the bike Friday

    TELL CITY – Residents are encouraged to grab their bicycles Friday morning as part of a bike-to-work-and-school day. Tell City’s Wellness 2011 will host refreshments in City Hall Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    City Councilman Tony Hollinden said a bike is not required but everyone is encouraged to ride to the park.

  • Police: No sign of foul play in death

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A body pulled from the Ohio River Monday was identified that night as that of a missing 54-year-old Tell City man. Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the body of Allen D. Gerlach was found about 100 yards downstream from the Troy boat ramp. Tell City officers and Indiana Conservation Officer Rob Brewington were searching the river when the body was located around 10:45 a.m.

  • Hooking A Nice One

    Matt Aders hauls in a nice crappie Saturday during the annual Kids Fishing Derby held at Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby.

  • Officials offer jail funding options

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials presenting information about a proposed new jail presented several options for funding the construction if it is approved by county officials.

    As The News has reported previously, county councilmen and commissioners met in a joint session May 18 to receive information from architectural and financial planners about plans and funding, and opted not to move toward any decision until the plans can be presented in a series of public meetings.