Local News

  • 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.

  • Police agencies to get interview-recording equipment

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved the purchase of $10,275 worth of video-recording equipment from the county’s law-enforcement fund to be used for documenting interviews.

  • Roberson awarded district superintendent honor

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mary Roberson, superintendent of the Perry Central Community School Corp., has been chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2011 District VII Superintendent of the Year.

    The award was announced Friday by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.

  • Contracts awarded for Rome shelter house

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Contracts for constructing a shelter house at Rome’s Wilkerson Park were awarded by the Perry County Parks and Recreation board Wednesday.

    Simon & Harris, which is already constructing a restroom building there, was awarded the contract for pouring a concrete pad for the shelter. The price he submitted for that part of the project was $2,300.

  • Tell City employees to see 25-cent pay raises

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – City employees in Tell City will receive modest pay increases starting next month and the community’s mayor said workers themselves helped make them possible in the midst of tough economic times.

    “To the credit of employees and supervisors, everyone has truly stepped forward and implemented cost-saving measures,” Barbara Ewing said at last Monday’s meeting of the Tell City Common Council.

  • Cannelton general fund projected at $794,335

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council  members approved at a budget meeting Aug. 30 general-fund spending for 2011 that city Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth projected at $794,335.

    She provided breakdowns for this and the preceding three years, with figures for the halfway point for each. The 2007 general-fund was budgeted at $650,000 and expenses totaled $646,689.

  • Online opinion poll grows quiet after Web-site change

    The Perry County News' online opinion poll has proven a popular feature, but many readers apparently can't find it after our recent platform change.

    We still have one, but it's a little difficult to find. Those who'd like to express  one-click opinions in response to our topical questions can simply click on "Opinion" in the blue bar near the top of our pages.

    Our current poll asks, "should the Florida preacher who plans to burn Qurans be stopped?"

  • Legion to conduct memorial service for Sept. 11 victims

    TELL CITY – In memory of the 2,921 civilians and 55 military personnel who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will host a memorial at 9:28 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the post.
    Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Hunters Night Out will offer raffles, auctions, dinner

    TELL CITY – Tell City Ducks Unlimited will host a Hunters Night Out Saturday.

    The Hunters Night Out will feature a live and silent auction, several raffles and dinner. Both auctions will have something for all hunters such as fishing, duck, deer and turkey hunting equipment.

    A cornhole tournament will be held before the event. Registration will start at noon, with the tournament starting at 1 p.m. Cost of the tournament is $20. Bring your own partner.

  • Vendors sought for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Saturday, October 9, 2010 art festival.

    The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths with handmade items.