Today's News

  • Historical group hopes to save 1873 building

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works is considering demolition of the former Saxton Building in Greenwood Cemetery. The cemetery committee made a recommendation to the board for demolition due to the condition of the 1873 structure and problems it creates for traffic.

    The building was constructed in 1873, 15 years after the city was founded. Tell City Historical Society President Chris Cail called it the oldest public-works building in the city and said it played an important role in the early years of Tell City.

  • Tell City students to participate in International Walk to School day

    TELL CITY – Wednesday is International Walk to School in the USA Day. William Tell Elementary students, as well as Tell City Junior-Senior High students, will participate in this day.

    The group will meet at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City Branch at approximately 7 a.m. with the walk to designated schools beginning around 7:15 a.m. The community is welcome to walk with the students.

  • Cannelton’s Eighth Street closes today

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Eighth Street from the county jail to the county health department will be closed starting today, the city’s street commissioner, David Marsh told the News Friday.

    People who need to get to the health department can park in the St. Michael Church parking lot, he said. Those going to the jail can park at the church or along the city’s fire station, he explained.

    Work to be performed on Eighth Street for the Indiana Department of Transportation could take the entire week, Marsh said.

  • Cannelton School Board OKs revised student handbook

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved a revised student handbook at a regular meeting, incorporating changes School Superintendent Al Sibbitt said he intended to make.

    New Principal Roger Fisher “went through and did a lot of editing,” Sibbitt told the board.

    Fisher said he found the previous version cumbersome.

    “This is what we need,” he added, saying rule changes included those referring to electronic devices and the dress code.

  • Council hears departments’ 2013 budget requests

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – County-council members listened to county-department representatives during a meeting Thursday that included a public hearing on budgets proposed for 2013.

    The council will meet in all-day sessions Oct. 8 and 9 to match expected revenues to expenses, then assemble again at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 for a budget-adoption session.

  • Superintendent’s trial continues

    Editor’s note: The News was unable to attend the trial of Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt beyond the first morning of jury selection Tuesday, about which the News reported Thursday (day corrected). The Times-Mail, based in Bedford, has a reporter covering it and Managing Editor Mike Lewis shared his reports with the News.

    Times-Mail Staff Writer and Columnist

  • Cannelton traditions: Sisters of the Swish

    In 1962, Margaret (May) Schank won the prettiest dress for Cannelton’s 125th anniversary celebration of the Sisters of the Swish.

  • Community Events, Oct. 1

    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.

  • Hoosier Heritage Fall tour

    ROME – The annual Rome Hoosier Heritage Fall tour will be held Sunday at the old courthouse in Rome.
    Fried-chicken dinners will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners will include chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade.
    Live music will be provided by Ray Reed and The Nashville Revue Band. The set will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Teen readers encouraged TAG

    PERRY COUNTY – The Teen Advisory Group is a 20-member advisory panel which was formed 8 years ago to ensure the ongoing development of teen services, materials and programming at the library, to attract teens to the library, and to get their input regarding ways to meet the needs of teens in the community.