Local News

  • Win a Chevy Camaro, FOP members say

    PERRY COUNTY - A sports car that might otherwise turn the heads of police officers is being raffled by local Fraternal Order of Police members this summer and fall and will make Christmas memorable for one lucky person.

    Chances for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro are now being sold by the group for $10 each or six for $50. The raffle is scheduled for Dec. 23 in City Hall. Proceeds will benefit FOP programs, including Shop with a Cop, a project that pairs local children and officers for pre-Christmas shopping trips for clothing and toys.

  • ISP workshops at Perry Central offer parents tips on Internet, cell-phone safety

    LEOPOLD - An Indiana State Police trooper will offer advice next week to parents to help them protect their children from being exploited by two popular modes of communication used by young people, the Internet and the cell phone.

    Sgt. Chad Dick will speak at two 45-minute workshops Wednesday at Perry Central High School. Sessions begin at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. and participants can attend either session. A free supper will be offered between sessions at 6:15.

  • Council may label more parks tobacco-free

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council is expected to discuss a proposed ordinance at members' meeting Sept. 8 that would prohibit and smoking and the use of other tobacco products from another four city parks. The council has discussed making Hagedorn Park, Dennis Kress Memorial Park, Kiwanis Park and Roy Fenn Park tobacco-free.

  • Corrections

    The News erroneously reported Monday that the time of a county-commissioners meeting Oct. 21 will be shifted because the courthouse will be closed that day. Absentee voting will be conducted in the commissioners room that day, making it necessary to change the commissioners 8 a.m. meeting to 6:30 p.m. The courthouse will be open normal hours that day.

  • UPDATE: Now playing in our online slide-show area:

    We at the Perry County News would like to draw your attention to the slide-show area of this Web site.

    We have uploaded photo galleries from the 4-H fair livestock exhibits, demolition derby and 4-H projects.

    Schweizer Fest galleries include the Clydesdales, diaper derby, road run and wine garden.

    We also offer images of the Tell City Marching Marksmen's season-kickoff party.

  • Commissioners approve referendum plan

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved in a regular meeting Wednesday a plan for conducting a special election Nov. 3 that will determine if major renovations occur at Tell City High School.

    As The News reported July 30, the county election board decided to scrap an initial plan to have all voters cast ballots at the county courthouse. The cost savings weren't to be as great as they'd initially estimated and not worth the potential confusion the change might bring, County Clerk Jean Schulthise said.

  • Council asked to merge plan commission, SWCD jobs

    TELL CITY - Darlene Fischer was one of several people appearing before the county council Thursday to draw the fiscal body's attention to special circumstances that could affect next year's budget.

    She proposed the two positions she now holds, and the salaries that go with them, be combined into one.

  • Board OKs new hires as school resumes

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members learned about two resignations and approved several other personnel actions at a regular meeting Aug. 11.

    Lacy Litherland resigned from her position as high-school cheer coach. Cheryl Hawhee tendered her resignation as program assistant at William Tell Elementary School.   

  • Stimulus funds to improve HNF trails

    TELL CITY -  More federal economic-stimulus funds are en route to the Hoosier National Forest, U.S. Forest Service officials announced last week.

    The forest will receive $200,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for trail work within the nine-county area of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Repairs and upgrades to trailheads and parking areas are designed to improve public access and safety for trail users. Much of the work will be done over the next two years through contracting and summer students.

  • Indiana's wine industry expansion includes two Perry County wineries

    WEST LAFAYETTE - Indiana's wine industry, increasingly honored and steadily expanding, has grown again this summer with the opening of seven wineries, including two in Perry County.

    Southern Indiana has welcomed Blue Heron Winery in Cannelton, River City Winery in New Albany, Scout Mountain Winery in Corydon and Wine Shak Vineyard in Tell City.

    In northern Indiana, D'Avella Family Winery in Granger has opened its doors. 

    Madison County Winery in Markleville and J&J Winery in Richmond have opened in the central part of the state.