Local News

  • News will begin charging for obituaries

    TELL CITY - Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Perry County News, is transitioning its publications to paid obituaries. The change, which takes effect at The News Sept. 1, will allow families to include more information about their loved ones.

  • Bear Hollow event features chain-saw carving

    ST. CROIX — Chain-saw carvers from around the country will come to southern Indiana Sept. 18-20 to show their skills carving intricate designs from blocks of woods using only a chain saw. The competition and demonstration is the highlight of the annual Bear Hollow Fall Fest, which is expected to attract 15,000 people.

  • Safe Kids offering car-seat inspections

    TELL CITY — Safe Kids Perry County provides free car-seat inspections monthly for children in Perry County.

    The clinics are held the first Thursday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lower parking lot of Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City.

    Certified National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car-seat technicians will be on hand to personally check for proper fit, outdated seats and installation of the car seat or booster for each child. They will provide education on installation and answer questions you might have.

  • Call for vendors for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 10 event.

    The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $10.

    Artisans and craftsmen are encouraged to apply. The festival will only accepts booths with handmade and handcrafted items. Absolutely no flea market novelty items.

    The festival is booking a wide variety of vendors including painters, wood carvers, pottery artists, photographers, rug makers, jewelry artists, quilters, blacksmiths, metal artists, furniture makers and food and snack vendors.

  • Patoka Lake offers September events

    PATOKA LAKE - Patoka Lake will be the site of several events in September, including a disc golf tourney, water tour and music event.

    A disc-golf tourney will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Patoka Lake Newton Stewart State Recreation Disc Golf Course. For more information call Scott Bateman at (812) 639-7145.

    Dave and Joanna Woodsmall will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Patoka Lake Visitor Center. The Woodsmalls of Orange County will perform old-time, traditional and original tunes.

  • Chamber eyes ingredients for thriving community

    TELL CITY - The board of directors for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce is exploring the opportunities available through an Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program, chamber Executive Director Cheri Taylor said Aug. 20.

    Addressing county-council members as they heard representatives of various county offices explain budget needs for next year, Taylor said the program, which is administered by the state's Office of Community and Rural Affairs, will be explained at a meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • It takes money to make money

    TELL CITY - Several people appeared before the county council Aug. 20 to ask the fiscal body to be gentle if they must make any cuts to next year's budgets. One had a different message: Big bucks come to Perry County as a result of a little spending.

  • Focus on learning centers
  • Bristow residents snared in meth bust

    SANTA CLAUS - A Perry County man wanted on warrants from two counties was arrested last week after state police discovered an alleged meth lab in Santa Claus. Three other people were arrested and all four face Class B felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    State police and the Santa Claus Police Department received information Thursday that a stolen 1999 Ford Mustang was at 686 Sled Run Road and that Shannon Baker, 29, of Bristow had possession of the car.

  • Commissioners give nod to new Leopold ice-cream shop

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Aug. 19 a rezoning request that will allow the opening of an ice-cream shop in Leopold. Donald Weatherholt told the commissioners he wants to provide something for 16- to 25-year-olds. "There's currently no venue for that age group" in the area, he said.

    He tore down a house at 12726 Washington St., and moved a 12-by-32-foot yard barn onto the lot.

    "It will be a good thing for the community," Weatherholt said.