Today's News

  • Terry – Howell

    Courtney May Terry and Brandon Lee Howell, both of Tell City, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rusty Terry and Jennifer Snyder of Tell City. Mr. Howell is the son of Greg and Karen Howell of Tell City.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Blue Heron Farm near Rocky Point.

    A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus home in Tell City.

    Family and friends are invited.

  • COLUMN: Propane preparedness tips

    District 47 State Senator

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency declaration for our region regarding a shortage of liquefied petroleum gases, better known as LPG or propane.

  • COLUMN: It’s time to plan your time capsule contributions


    Perry County’s bicentennial celebration is only a month away and contributions are needed for a time-capsule that will be sealed shortly after the event.

    The News is gathering items on behalf of the county’s bicentennial committee and while a few items have been contributed, there is PLENTY of space left. Our partners in the project are Mulzer Crushed Stone and Huber Funeral Home.

  • EDITORIAL: Please don’t spin global-warming facts, Mr. President

    “President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations,” the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

    In a report at the Yahoo News site headlined, “Fact Check: Obama’s UN speech spins statistics,” the news agency responded to five points made by Obama or his administration about progress this nation has made toward reversing practices many scientists agree are contributing to global warming.

  • Young professionals group meeting Oct. 8

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Young Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Smackwater Cove restaurant in Derby.

    The group formed earlier this year and held a few organizational meetings.

    The gathering next month will be held to reorganize and prepare for regular meetings and activities in the future.

    An election of officers will be discussed.  For more information, contact Chris Cail at 619-6128, Andy Hollinden at (317) 372-2762 or Vince Luecke at 719-2301. Anyone interested in the group is invited.

  • Cannelton tailgate party

    A tailgate party in Cannelton Sept. 20 was a hit with more than 500 people attending, its sponsors reported.

    Chris and Tabitha Blake sponsored the event with community sponsorships and volunteers.

    Activities included a street car and bike show, mechanical bull riding, games, food booths and vendors.

    Proceeds will support bullying-prevention programs at Cannelton City Schools.

    Chris Blake said future events are planned and predicted they will draw even more people.

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  • Taking the first swing
  • Council on Aging, OAKS to host Oct. 11 party

    CANNELTON – Perry County Council on Aging and the OAKS Senior Center in Cannelton will mark their 40th anniversary with a celebration Saturday, Oct. 11.

    From noon to 3 p.m., there will be an open house with cake, cookies and punch, along with a quilt show and tours.

  • Chapman takes plea, trial averted

    TELL CITY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman agreed Friday to plead guilty to two counts of official misconduct. Details of the plea agreement were not available late Friday afternoon.

    His guilty plea called off a trial that had been scheduled to begin today on two counts each of theft and official misconduct.

    Chapman was charged in 2013 after an investigation allegedly showed he stole more than $200,000 from school coffers. He served as superintendent from July 2005 through his firing in January 2012.

  • New library resource allows patrons to learn languages online

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Patrons of the Perry County Public Library can now choose to learn any of 80 world languages online for free, as long as they have a library card to register.