Local News

  • Market update topic of upcoming beef program

    CANNELTON – Purdue Extension will host a beef program Tuesday titled “Market Outlooks: What do Current Prices Mean for Beef Producers.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at approximately 8 and will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City, located at 1140 31st St.

  • Crisis Connection’s Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program, titled Financial Freedom, will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

  • Sunday is Ronald Reagan Day in Tell City

    TELL CITY – In partnership with the state of Indiana, the city of Tell City has proclaimed Feb. 6, 2011, as “Ronald Reagan Day” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the late president’s birth.

  • Council tables decision on retirement-plan change

    By DAVE TAYLOR, Correspondent

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council met Thursday and continued their discussion of the change in a sheriff’s department retirement that was proposed by new Sheriff Lee Chestnut at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    Elaine Beaty, of the Indianapolis retirement and benefits consulting firm McCready and Keene Inc., who was not present at the last meeting, presented the department’s case for the change from Indiana’s Public Employee Retirement Fund to a county-specific plan for deputies.

  • Reports offer snapshots of county’s schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found in the legal-ads section of today’s issue.

  • News Web site to go ‘behind pay wall’

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News Web site will go “behind a pay wall” Feb. 17.

    Subscribers will continue to have full access to the site and others will have a couple of options for viewing routine stories. Breaking news that could include public-safety concerns will continue to be available to everyone without charge.

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  • County approves jail-study funding

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission approved Jan. 21 the progression of a new-county-jail project to the schematic-design phase and an additional appropriation to fund it.

    Commission attorney Chris Goffinet stressed, as he has previously, “we’re not saying we will build it; we’re just looking at it.”

  • Winter Into Spring story time series to begin Feb. 22

    TELL CITY – It’s just about time for the Winter Into Spring story time series to begin at the Tell City – Perry County Public Library.

    Story times will feature weekly stories, songs, seasonal activities and crafts, games and early animated stop-motion cartoon features. Story times begin the last week in February and will run for 10 consecutive weeks, concluding April 28.

    Several story time opportunities will be available.

  • K of C auxiliary meeting Feb. 14

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus Council 1172 Auxiliary will meet Monday, Feb. 14 at the KC Club.

    The regular meeting with a new format will begin at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for a handmade and handquilted quilt donated by club member Becky Riley will be available. Monthly meeting programs will also be handed out.

    All members have been scheduled for a monthly committee. Several important issues will be discussed.

    For more information, contact president Brenda Gramelspacher at 547-0821 or secretary Martha Wooldridge at 719-9382.