Local News

  • Postal Service working to get holiday letters, packages to troops, veterans

    PERRY COUNTY — Americans pay tribute to those who currently serve or have served their country in a number of ways. A number of organizations are making sure they receive mail over the holiday season, and the U.S. Postal Service has the products and services to get cards and packages to their destinations.

  • Boat builder holds course despite economic turbulence

    TELL CITY – “The economy isn't helping,” Don Foertsch said Wednesday, but he still has every intention of launching Tell City Boat Works.

    Foertsch, whose family owns the Corn Island Ship Yard, announced plans nearly a year ago to reopen what used to be the Maxon Marine barge-building site to manufacture tow boats and other marine craft. Efforts toward that goal, which included upward of $4 million in investment and the creation of 50 jobs, have continued, with the recent arrival of overhead cranes serving as evidence.

  • Community concert Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will present its Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    The Christmas portion of “Messiah” plus the “Hallelujah” and “Amen” choruses will be presented. Admission is free but a freewill offering will be accepted to cover the cost of new music and use of facilities. For more information contact Chris Seitz at 843-5614.

  • Former governor to speak at library

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will present a program by former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb at 1 p.m. Saturday. Whitcomb will discuss his experiences in World War II, Indiana politics and his career as an author. Whitcomb currently resides in Rome.

  • Leopold parade Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY – Leopold's 2008 Christmas Parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with lineup at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central's Marching Commodores will gather at the James' Store.

    Parade organizers ask visitors to be in Leopold by 12:45 p.m. to limit traffic along the parade route. For safety reasons, no all-terrain vehicles will be allowed as stand-alone entries.

  • Tell City-Opoly price reduced

    TELL CITY — A limited number of Tell City-Opoly games remain to be sold in a fundraiser for the Tell City High School band program, according to Band Booster Julie Hakes.

    The game’s price has been reduced to $10, and “they make excellent Christmas gifts,” she said. The games are available at Logos, Celebrations, Radio Shack or by calling Patty Hawkins at 547-3731.

  • Rockport plant one of 50 worst for mercury emissions

    ROCKPORT – The American Electric Power plant at Rockport ranked between 16th and 41st in three lists of the top 50 worst emitters of mercury in the nation, according to a Nov. 20 news release from the Environmental Integrity Project.

    The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization feels the neurotoxin, which causes impaired neurological development in fetuses, infants and children, should not be emitted at all.

  • Schools chief appreciates community support

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he was impressed by the amount of school spirit students exhibited when he had to return to Indianapolis recently to continue a plea for financial help.

  • Letters to Santa

    Good boys and girls have only a few more days to submit their letters to Santa for publication next month. We'll publish letters we receive by Friday in our Monday, Dec. 22, Christmas Greetings section — just in time for Santa to read them before packing his sleigh.

    We need all letters by Friday to ensure they're ready for the publication. Letters may be sent to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com, dropped off at 537 Main St., Tell City or mailed to The Perry County News, Santa Letters, P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.


  • Dennie Oxley sworn in as new District 73 state representative

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dennie Oxley of Taswell was formally sworn in Nov. 18 as 73rd District representative in the Indiana House during organization day activities for the 116th Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse.

    The 73rd House District Oxley was elected to Nov. 4 includes all of Crawford County and portions of Perry, Clark, Dubois, Harrison, Jackson, Scott and Washington counties.

    The District 74 House seat covers the rest of Perry County.