Local News

  • Voters to decide if school will get more work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TROY TOWNSHIP – Residents of the Tell City-Troy Township school district got a chance Sunday to see work completed at Tell City Junior-Senior High School in recent years. They will vote Nov. 2 on whether up to $6 million worth of further work will be done.

  • Candidates share motivations for running

    Jim Adkins

    The Tell City man believes there can be too much emphasis on buildings instead of students. Board members need to remember where public money originates, he said. “Every dollar the government spends came from someone,” he said. “I’m not against progress, but waste.”

    He said the cost of educating children has increased and the county has lost students in recent years but hasn't trimmed the number of employees.

  • School-board candidates share reasons for running

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Twelve of the 13 candidates seeking positions on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board took to the stage in the high school auditorium Oct. 24 to answer questions and address the public.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News, was moderated by News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling.

  • Prosecutor, county sued over defendant ‘donations’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County woman is challenging in Perry Circuit Court the legality of fees paid by defendants pleading guilty in some criminal cases.

    The suit names as defendants County Prosecutor Robert Collins and Perry County, as well as the Perry County Law Enforcement Fund and the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

    Laura Truelove filed the case through her attorney, Bart Betteau of New Albany.

  • High-school principal to resign

    By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School Principal Dale Stewart announced Tuesday morning he has decided to resign the position.

  • Community Christian Church to host Halloween event

    TELL CITY – The Explosion of Fun will be held at the Community Christian Church, formerly the Newman May building at 821 10th St. in Tell City, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

    The event is offered at no charge to children 4 years old to sixth grade. The entire third floor of the building will offer prizes for games including bean-bag toss, ring toss, box maze, bingo, cake walk, football throw, skeeball and Go Fish.

    Free popcorn will be available.

    A snack shack will be available to purchase food.

  • First UMC sets fourth annual Trunks of Treats

    TELL CITY – The fourth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides for a safe alternative to door-to-door “trick or treating.” All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at 10th and Mozart streets.  Free hotdogs and drinks will be available to everyone.

    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

  • 20th Witches Walk set for Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from participating local merchants. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.  

  • Local cities, town set trick-or-treating hours

    PERRY COUNTY – Local communities have set official trick-or-treating hours for Oct. 31

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins have from 4 to 7 p.m. to search for sweets, while Cannelton youngsters have 5 to 7 p.m. to prowl the streets. Troy trick-or-treating hours are 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Fall festival set for Tuesday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Schools’ 65th annual Fall Festival will be celebrated from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the city’s community center.

    People wearing costumes will get in free, while others will each be charged a quarter.

    A full concession stand and games and activities for all ages will be offered, according to teacher Michelle Coleman.