Today's News

  • Chirps of spring
  • Gill joins ranks of deputies

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Brandon Gill, a reserve patrolman for the Tell City Police Department, was hired last week as a full-time deputy with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. The 27-year-old Tell City man fills the vacancy created Jan. 1 when Lee Chestnut assumed the role of sheriff.

    Chestnut had been chief deputy under Sheriff Bob Glenn, whom he succeeded.

  • County posts 439-person population gain

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County has 439 more people in 2010 than it did in 2000, according to figures from the latest census, conducted last year.

    The total population was pegged at 19,338 in the count, up from 18,899 in the previous decennial census.

  • Roads closed due to high water; river continues rise

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced rising waters have caused the closure of roads in the Vincennes District. The closures will remain in effect until waters recede. The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from the junction of Indiana 62 at Sulphur to Derby is closed, as is the highway from Derby to Rocky Point.

  • Noland – Ball

    Theresa J. Noland and Steven W. Ball of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

  • Local student performs with orchestra

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Aaron Peter of Tell City was selected to perform with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra for their Holiday Pops concert in December 2010.

  • In today's edition:

    There's more to the Perry County News than the headlines you see here. For example, our current poll question, available in our opinion section, asks if you agree with State Sen. Young that nepotism, banned by just-passed legislation, should be a county versus a state issue. He makes that point in a column in this edition, in which he lists legislation that just passed or failed.

  • Leona and Preston Jones

    Preston “Bob” and Leona Jones will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary March 2, 2011.

    Mr. Jones married the former Leona Hempfling March 2, 1953, in Hawes-ville, Ky.
    The couple have three children, Darla Brewster of Marengo, Debbe Jones of Cannelton and Diana Knight of Fayettville, N.C. They also have three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

  • Community Events, Feb. 28

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • WTE Jumps Rope for Heart

    Students and staff filled the gym at William Tell Elementary School Feb. 9 for the annual Jump Rope For Heart event. Organized by physical education teacher Sally Stephenson for the past 32 years, students jumped rope to help the American Heart Association. More than $7,000 was raised for the association this year.