Local News

  • TCAA holds final Music in the Park Friday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host this summer’s final night of Shoot for the Stars and Music in the Park Friday in City Hall Park.

    The remaining three Shoot for the Stars contestants, Euriah Bryant, Darian Oliva and Ricki Boling will kick off the evening at 5 p.m., singing two song choices. Former Kentucky state fiddle champ Randy Lanham, accompanied by Jeff “Wildman” Hardesty, will return to Music in The Park. Opening for Lanham and Wildman will be bluegrass band Chasin’ Chickens.

  • Deputy prosecutor mistakenly listed in criminal case

    TELL CITY — Readers of the court news in Thursday’s paper may have been surprised to see the name of the county’s chief deputy prosecutor listed next to several drug charges in a News error that listed her name instead of the Kentucky man who is charged with the offenses.

    Shaunda Lynch’s name appeared in the final entry in a list of new criminal charges Thursday. The charges were actually filed against Mario Thomas of Hopkinsville, Ky. He faces allegations of dealing in cocaine, theft and possession of cocaine.

  • Commodore students ready to ‘catch’ bullying

    LEOPOLD – A new program will en-courage Perry Central elementary and high-school students to treat one another with respect and to “catch” instances when students violate those rules and bully one another.

    A rally Aug. 20 kicked off the Olweus anti-bullying program for elementary students and last week saw the start of the program for high-schoolers. In their boisterous assembly, elementary students pledged their willingness to treat their fellow learners  well.

  • Mayor seeks floodwall information

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves hoped to get some information concerning the future of that city’s floodwall at an Aug. 11 National Levee Safety Program Workshop in Hebron , Ky.

    “What I got out of this,” the mayor said, “is I saw a group of people who were looking to secure another level of bureaucracy in the government … they couldn’t have cared less about our levees.”

  • News Web site has fresh look, features

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News Web site has a new look.

    News parent company Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. is working to convert all of its papers to a new platform, and along with a slightly different look, the site offers features not available previously.

    Among them are interactive features such as community forums and one in which people can nominate animals for “Pet of the Week” honors. Another feature will display headlines of most-popular and most-commented stories.

  • Councilman wants to end elected officials’ insurance

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Ron Crawford didn’t get very far in an attempt to make all councilmen and county commissioners pay for their own insurance.

    “Voters do not think we should have insurance,” he said of the county leaders, who hold part-time positions in local government. He presented a plan at a regular council meeting Thursday that would bump their salaries but eliminate their insurance, and could save the county between $36,000 and $88,000 annually.

  • Annual Tri-County memory walk set for Oct. 9

    TELL CITY – The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to join the annual Tri-County Memory Walk, Oct. 9 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 9.

    This annual event helps raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease in southern Indiana and across the nation and is organized by the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • Band coupon books now on sale

    TELL CITY - Hundreds of dollars of savings at local businesses are available for $10 in coupon books Tell City band students are selling for the next four weeks.

    Several new coupons have been added this year to those buyers have enjoyed in previous years, according to Velma Mann, chairwoman for the committee overseeing sales. The books are available from any band student or by calling Mann at 719-6337.

  • Marriage retreat set for Oct. 15, 16

    TELL CITY - The Tell City United Methodist Church will sponsor a marriage retreat Oct. 15 and 16 facilitated by Community Marriage Builders.

    The workshop will be held at the Glenn Wood Hills Retreat Center located near Derby. Cost is $100 per couple. This includes materials, three meals and lodging. Space will be limited to 20 couples. Camp sites will be available. A $50 deposit will be due Sept. 24 with registration. Balance is due at check-in.

  • Workshop will guide people toward starting their own businesses

    PERRY COUNTY - Have you ever thought of opening your own business or do you have an idea you would like to think through as a business venture? An upcoming workshop titled Starting Your Own Business may be an opportunity for you to walk through the steps.