Local News

  • Weekend Cedar Valley Fest offers top bluegrass names

    DERBY - Bluegrass music will fill the Derby area this weekend as the Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival returns.

    The festival was moved back to the second weekend in July, festival coordinator Dennis Howell said, after last year's fest coincided with the Fourth of July weekend and didn't draw the usual 600 to 700 visitors. But this year he expects numbers to be high.

    "We're looking for a bigger crowd this year," he said. "I've gotten calls from people in Texas, South Carolina and Michigan."

  • Tip leads to 4 meth arrests

    CHRISNEY - Four people were jailed Tuesday after a tip led state police to an alleged methamphetamine lab in Chrisney.

    Troopers with the Jasper post received information Monday night from the Dubois County Sheriff's Department that a meth lab might be operating at 410 E. County Road 900 N. Troopers, aided by deputies from the Spencer County Sheriff's Department, went to the home  and upon arriving, allegedly located a working lab in the front yard.

  • Regional arts group plans SF show, classes

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its annual art show during Schweizer Fest, Aug. 7-8, on the second floor art gallery at City Hall.

    The association will also host summer art workshops again this year. Dates are Tuesday and July 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Times are 9:30 to 11 a.m.

    The workshops are open to students going into first through ninth grades. This year's theme is recycled art made from manmade or natural materials. Art will be exhibited during Schweizer Fest.

  • United Way's Stuff the Bus returns July 24-25

    TELL CITY — United Way of Perry County is sponsoring the third annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need. United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will again join together to solicit donations of much needed school supplies for school corporations in Perry, Hancock, and Spencer counties.  

    Last year's event gathered more than 9,800 items and monetary donations with an approximate value of more than $4,900. Additional cash donations of $1,512.44 were also received, bringing the total donations to more than $6,300.

  • Band will play at courthouse in Rome Sunday

    ROME - The Sunday in the Park band with Rita Phillips, Mike and Kasha Phillips, Ray Harpenau, Ted and Jean Harpenau, Ray Thomas and Jerry Swift, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Rome Courthouse.

    Concessions will be available, including sandwiches and drinks.

  • Government offices closing Friday for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Many governmental offices will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. Tell City offices will be closed for the day, as will city offices in Cannelton and Troy’s utility office.

    County offices in the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed for the day, as will state offices. The Perry County Prosecutor’s Office and the Perry County Office of Child Services. Mail will be delivered Friday.

    The Perry County News will be closed Friday, with the Monday, July 6, edition on newsstands Sunday morning.

  • Plan commission voices staffing concerns

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Plan Commission are expected to make themselves heard this evening as the county's board of commissioners takes up a proposal to combine two jobs.

  • Budweiser Clydesdales coming to Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City late this month, providing a thrilling start to this year's 51st Schweizer Fest. The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they pull will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, and will travel the streets around the park from noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper.

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  • United Way announces funding for 2010

    PERRY COUNTY - Faced with a sagging economy and financial uncertainties, Perry Countians remained generous in reaching out to their communities through the United Way of Perry County. Donations totaling $105,000 were made last fall, allowing United Way to fund 19 local programs to the tune of $66,000. Health and human-service organizations will receive another $3,000, bringing the community investment to $69,000.