Local News

  • Why ATVs aren’t allowed in the Hoosier National Forest

    Editor’s Note: The following column was provided by Chalonda Jasper, a soil scientist for the Hoosier National Forest.


    The Hoosier National Forest is an exceptional place that offers many recreation opportunities from camping to fishing or wildlife viewing. However, the use of all-terrain vehicles in the Hoosier is prohibited. This means no four-wheelers, motorcycles, dirt bikes, mopeds, dune buggies, scooters, Segways, golf carts, six-wheelers or any other motorized vehicles are allowed off roads.

  • Anderson Woods offers memories

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of occasional articles about Anderson Woods.

    Deep in the woods of northern Perry County resides a special place for special people. Anderson Woods is an eight-week summer camp for kids and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. We have a staff of eight counselors, a full-time cook and nurse, a camp director, two caretakers, a scribe, the founders and numerous volunteers who make this experience possible.

  • Still shooting for the stars

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  • Texting-and-driving ban takes effect Friday

    INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning Friday, it will be illegal for any Hoosier driver to text while behind the wheel.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation that prohibits the use of any telecommunications device to type, transmit or read text messages or e-mail while operating a moving motor vehicle. Drivers are, however, permitted to use hands-free or voice-operated technology to perform these functions.

    Indiana will become the 32nd state to ban texting while driving for all drivers.

  • Bench project

    Tony Hollinden and Kip Krizman place the first of several greenway benches that already or will soon grace Main Street in Tell City. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • United Way marks Imagination Library’s second anniversary

    TELL CITY – Happy Birthday to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Perry County. Each month, 433 Perry County preschoolers race to their mailboxes to find books mailed just to them.

    Their parents know their book will have been chosen for children just their age and to delight their senses and imagination. Many parents report their children are so excited to get their own books in the mail, they want it read over and over and over again on the day they receive it.

  • Family needs assistance after fire

    TELL CITY – Jacob and Crystal Wroe and their three daughters are in need of assistance after a Monday fire damaged their home on Bradford Drive.

    One of the biggest needs is clothing. Jacob Wroe wears size 32-32 pants and large shirts; Crystal wears size 9-10 jeans and medium to large shirts. Danielle, 7, wears sizes 6T-7T tops and bottoms, Jalynn, 4T-5T and Christa, 4T-5T.

    The family is hoping their home can be cleaned and made livable. They can be reached at 719-9216.

  • Offices closed for July Fourth

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed in the county Monday in observance of Independence Day. In Cannelton, Monday’s trash route will be picked up on Tuesday with that day’s route. In Tell City, there will be no pickup Monday and a one-day delay the rest of the week. City, county and state offices will also be closed.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday and there will be no mail delivery that day. Monday’s edition will be on newsstands by Sunday morning.

  • Jail meeting tonight at PC

    LEOPOLD – A public meeting on a proposed county jail project Thursday evening (today) will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Perry Central High School.

    The meeting will be held in the library instead of the cafetorium as was previously announced. Attendees are asked to park in the rear lot at the school. There will be signs posted.

  • Police on lookout for phony home inspectors

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole cash from a woman’s purse while posing as home inspectors. Officers are also warning residents to be alert to similar scams while sheriff’s department deputies are investigating separate reports of break-ins in northern Perry County.