Local News

  • Holiday Helpers United partners assist those in need

    PERRY COUNTY – Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and they need your help.

    There are many ways to help. You may conduct a food drive for the Perry County Food Coalition, which will help fill the shelves of Widow’s Barrel, Jasper’s Pantry, Council of Agencies, Martin’s Cloak and Community Adventists’ Food Pantries.

  • Bicentennial time capsule items will be accepted through January

    TELL CITY – Dozens of items ranging from a silver coin to a small handgun have been received for a bicentennial time capsule but there’s still time to make your contributions.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through Jan. 31 and sealed until 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. Submissions thus far have included letters to family members, items from Perry County Memorial Hospital and bicentennial calendars, buttons and photos.

  • Dog bites cop, but officer still catches suspect

    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – An intoxicated man crashed his motorcycle Saturday night and led a Cannelton police officer on a short foot chase before being apprehended, authorities said.

  • Offices to close for Thanksgiving

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City, town and county offices will be closed both days.

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch in Tell City will be closed Thursday and Friday. The branch will reopen Saturday, Nov. 29.

    The Perry County News will be closed Thursday. The Nov. 27 issue of the News will be delivered Wednesday. The News will reopen Friday.

    Cannelton’s business-trash pickup will be delayed until next week.

  • River Pointe breaks ground

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  • Miss Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 6

    SANTA CLAUS – The 2014 Miss Santa Claus Pageant will come to town Saturday, Dec. 6 at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus. The pageant is open to ages from newborns to 22 years. There will be five Christmas baby categories and six categories for ages 3-22.

    The pageant will consist of interview and evening wear, but there will also be two optional competitions, photogenic and modeling, for those who would like to enter.

  • Council approves $10.5 million in bonds

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Thursday the issuance of $10.5 million in bonds to finance land purchase, grading-work completion and construction of a rail spur, warehouse extension, warehouse and manufacturing facility and loading dock.

    Also to be funded are repair to a spur and spud tracks and completion of raw waterline work in or physically connected to the Perry County Economic Development Area Number 3.

  • Daughters of Isabella to celebrate 70th anniversary

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will celebrate their 70th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 7., at St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    A Mass of celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Seating for the Daughters will be reserved in front pews marked with red bows.

    Following Mass there will be entertainment and a catered meal in the parish hall. All Daughters of Isabella members are welcome. To make a reservation, call Regent Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Vice Regent Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805 by Monday, Dec. 1.

  • Will Read and Sing For Catholic Charities benefit scheduled for Dec. 7

    TELL CITY – Following the success of last year’s show, the Will Read and Sing For Food players are returning to Tell City for another performance to benefit Catholic Charities.

    The show will start at 6 p.m., Dec. 7, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

    Hosted by Tell City native Scott Saalman, the show will deliver gut-busting laughs and great music. It’s a unique mix of humor essays and live music, said Saalman.

  • Community helps family after fire destroys home

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re doing pretty good, actually,” Robin Thomas said Friday morning.

    Fire destroyed her family’s home at 7650 Ashtree Road at mid-day Wednesday, and since then, the community response has been great.

    “Oh my God, it has been,” she said. “I just didn’t have any idea all that happens.”

    She didn’t know how the fire started, just that it ignited in the garage before spreading to the house.