Local News

  • Bluegrass festival returns to Derby this weekend

    DERBY - The Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival returns Friday and Saturday in Derby.

    David Parmley & Continental Divide is one of the featured acts for the 2008 festival.

    A native of southern California, Parmley is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Bluegrass Cardinals.

    In 18 years, the Cardinals recorded 15 separate projects, made appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, the Ralph Emory Show and performed at the White House for former President Jimmy Carter.

    In 1994, Parmley teamed up with banjo great Scott Vestal to form Continental Divide.

  • Township assessors' pay cut in half

    One questions legality of county assuming personal-property valuation duties

    TELL CITY - Township assessors will get only half the pay budgeted for them this year despite their claims they normally perform the bulk of their duties by June 1, well before the July 1 elimination of their jobs mandated by legislation enacted this year.

  • Fireworks Courtesy of Mother Nature
  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    Orientation session set for July 16

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Community-development funds available through United Ways, Lilly Endowment

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana Association of United Ways members have access to $8 million to develop sustainable resources and work on local community issues. Support from Lilly Endowment has created an opportunity for United Ways in Indiana to collaborate with community partners and seek planning and matching funds in 2008-09.

  • Marching Marksmen reunion Aug. 2

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will have an all-band reunion during the opening day of the city's sesquicentennial Aug. 2.

    A reception begins at 10:30 a.m. at the high-school cafeteria.

    Band alumni are asked to bring old band photos and yearbooks to share and old band trophies and memorabilia will be for sale.

    Marching Marksmen alumni are also invited to participate in the sesquicentennial parade beginning at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Members can either play Tell City's school song, march or ride in the parade.

  • Early deadline set for July 7 issue

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have an early deadline for its July 7 issue because of the Fourth of July holiday.

    The deadline to have items published in the Monday, July 7 issue is 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2.

    The News office will be closed Friday, July 4.

    This deadline applies to social, school and community news items, and engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements.

    For more information or questions, call Janet Robb at 547-3424 or e-mail lifestyles@perrycountynews.com.

  • As mayor, I'd clean up Tell City, fight drugs, promote sports

    Dear Honorable Mayor Ewing:

    If I were mayor, I would make a lot of changes. I would create many reasons for Tell City to become a better place to live. Tell City is a great town, but I can make it even better.

    One thing that I would change is littering. People need to stop littering, not only does it make the earth dirty, it makes our town filthy. I would put more trash cans throughout the city. Also, I would make a bigger fine for littering. Then I would ask for some volunteers to pick up trash around the city. Each person that helps pick up trash would get some kind of reward.

  • My ideas for Tell City: more activities, public transportation

    Dear Mayor Ewing:

    If I were mayor, I would try to create bright ideas for the future. I'd also make this town have a better appearance. By doing this, the citizens would be proud to call Tell City their hometown.

    I feel drugs are an area of concern. We need the restaurants in this town to be smoke-free. I would put my efforts toward stopping the smoking in all areas.

    Many places are where families go to eat or have an enjoyable evening, like the bowling alley.

  • City Hall honors 'If I Were Mayor' winners

    TELL CITY - Recognition of the changes Tell City's youth would like to see in their hometown, and citizens' pride in their community, led the special session of the city's June 16 common council meeting.

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing awarded two Tell City Junior High School students prizes for their entries in an If I Were Mayor Contest. Brennan Malone won first place with his essay that said he wants to "create bright ideas for the future" and make the city look better so "citizens would be proud to call Tell City their hometown."