Local News

  • News helping Santa Claus with letters

    TELL CITY — Now that Halloween has passed, The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, published this year Dec. 24.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at The News' office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools will be asked to write letters. Letters must be in by Nov. 28.


  • Breaking News State representative hospitalized

    JASPER - Indiana State Rep. Dennie Oxley Sr., whose District 73 seat covers much of Perry County, is in Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, The News learned Thursday afternoon.

    A message left for a hospital spokeswoman seeking information on the lawmaker’s condition wasn’t immediately returned Thursday afternoon. However, a story on the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Web site was reporting Thursday that Oxley was listed in critical condition.

    Oxley, 59, was elected in 2008 and is serving his first term.


  • Works board tables action on building repairs

    CANNELTON - Members of the Cannelton Public Works Board decided to table the issue of possible renovations for the former Heck building at the regular meeting held Nov. 9 so that the board could discuss the project with the city attorney.

    Carolyn Barr, owner of the Heck Building located at Sixth and Taylor streets, is seeking permission from the board to continue renovations on the building to bring it up to city building codes.

  • Second mass H1N1 clinic set for Sunday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Health Department will host another large-scale H1N1 vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Ivy Tech Community College.

    The clinic is open to all Perry County residents and follows a Nov. 8 clinic at Ivy Tech. That clinic was reserved for people in high-risk groups.

    Although the number of doses is still limited, local health officials decided last week to allow all residents to receive the injectable vaccine.

  • Rezoning request OK'd

    TELL CITY - A Perry County man's rezoning request received a favorable recommendation Tuesday evening amid larger discussion of business zoning classifications, especially areas zoned for business in areas that have experienced little or no commercial development.

  • Simulated spill tests disaster readiness

    TELL CITY - A mock chemical spill Wednesday night that would have threatened residents of Tell City's west side instead tested the plans of local agencies that will be on the front lines of any real-life emergency.

    The hour-long exercise simulated a chlorine leak at Tell City's wastewater treatment plant. Local paramedics, first responders, firefighters and police officers knew the emergency calls to them were part of a drill but didn't know the details, which unfolded at the direction of Steve Hauser, director of the county's emergency management agency.

  • Holiday parades around the corner

    PERRY COUNTY - The approach of Thanksgiving means Perry County's three holiday parades aren't far off. Organizers of events in Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold have announced plans for their events.

  • VNA celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

    TELL CITY - The Visiting Nurse Association joins the National Association for Home Care and Hospice to recognize November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.

    VNA is celebrating its rich history of providing home care and hospice services in the tri-state area for 120 years and counting.

  • Perry County Methodist churches launch Web site

    PERRY COUNTY - The six Perry County United Methodist churches have established a Web site that offers useful information to the community.

    The site's address is www.perrycountyumc.org.

  • Shrine circus tickets on sale

    TELL CITY - The Hadi Shrine Circus tickets are now on sale. Cost of the exchange general admission ticket is $12. The 76th annual circus will be held Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29, at Roberts Stadium in Evansville.

    There will be no general admission tickets sold at the door. Reserve or general admission tickets can be purchased at American General Finance, 443 Main St., Tell City, phone 547-3471 or from any Shriner.