Today's News

  • Esther Burris Minto to turn 100 Friday

    NASHVILLE – Esther Burris Minto will celebrate her 100th birthday Friday.
    She taught three generations of piano students over the years. She would enjoy getting cards from her friends and students.
    Send birthday wishes and notes to Esther Minto, 3889 W. Plum Creek, Nashville, IN 47448.

  • Community Events, June 18

    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-mail-ed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Cannelton PD seeks information on Thursday accident

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall is asking for the public’s help in his department’s investigation of a Thursday-morning accident at Indiana 66 and Herzeele streets. Hall said Alfredo Rodriguez Jr. was injured on his scooter at the intersection at approximately 7:40 a.m.

    No one witnessed the accident, Hall said. Rodriguez suffered a severe head injury and was flown to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

  • Free GED classes, transportation offered

    PERRY COUNTY – WorkOne Southwest needs people who need GED or other classes that will help them get, keep or advance in their jobs.

    Free adult-education classes, supplies and transportation will be offered July 9 through Aug. 30, according to Kevin Hunter, regional program director for WorkOne, part of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development which, according to its Web site, helps people find new or better jobs, choose careers, find good employees, access training or get information needed to succeed in today’s ever-evolving workplace.

  • Generations

    Four generations of the Pollard family gathered for a picture recently. From the left are Athleen Pollard, great-grandmother; Alison Palmer, mother; Ronald Pollard, great-grandfather holding Ethan David Beckner, and grandfather Al Palmer.

  • Women challenge school board, superintendent

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “It is a disgrace to the school and the community,” Betsy Riley said during a Cannelton School Board meeting May 24, “some things that have happened and are happening. There are some things that are more important than greed and politics.”

    Interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt had said a moment earlier people were welcome to attend board meetings.

  • Drought ignites Forest Service ban on some fires

    TELL CITY – As dry conditions continue across southern Indiana, Hoosier National Forest officials are reminding residents and visitors of the increasing fire danger. Forest officials Friday announced a Level 1 burn ban allowing fires only in designated recreation areas within the forest.

    Gas stoves and appliances may be used but they must have a shutoff. Under this burn ban the following acts are prohibited:

  • Meeting by the River

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  • Fourth of July Picnic June 29 through July 1

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424 in Tell City will again sponsor its annual Fourth of July Picnic in Zoercher–Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side. This year’s dates are June 29 through July 1.
    Any nonprofit organization interested in reserving space in the park for fundraising activities can call Bill Coyle at 547-7867 or 547-6885. Booth rental is $50 for all three days.
    Watch The News for more details on the picnic.

  • Lippelt earns master’s degree at Mount Mary

    LEOPOLD – Robyn (Rennie) Lippelt, originally from Leopold, graduated May 19 from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis., with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She works and lives in Indianapolis.

    Lippelt is a 2005 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2009 graduate of Purdue University.
    She is the daughter of Randy and Teresa Rennie of Leopold.