Today's News

  • Hospital elects officers, purchases billing program for drug discounts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees reorganized for the coming year Wednesday, witnessed the oaths of office of two reappointed members and approved the purchase of a software system to help the hospital lock in discounts on some medication purchases for outpatient customers.

    Trustees J.B. Land and Tim Harding accepted their oaths of office, beginning new four-year terms. Both were recently reappointed by county commissioners.

  • Nov. 15 proclaimed ‘Do Something Good … Day’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners adopted a proclamation at a regular meeting Wednesday designating Nov. 15 “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day.”

  • Trick-or-treating hours in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Official trick-or-treating times have been set in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and villains can go door-to-door from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Cannelton’s hours Halloween night are 5 to 7 p.m. while Troy’s haunting hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. See other stories in this edition for more Halloween events.

  • Utility to trap saboteur squirrels

    TELL CITY – A few of Tell City’s squirrels have been hungry lately. Unfortunately for the Tell City Electric Department, the furry mammals have a taste for more than nuts.

    Reporting at last Monday’s meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety, Tell City Electric Department Superintendent Marlow Smethurst said squirrels have been gnawing at a fiber-optic cable along Schiller Street between Main and 12th streets.

  • Brittany, Grab Your Gun!

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  • Drugs, syringes to be collected Saturday

    TELL CITY – Local organizations will again partner from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday to help county residents clean out their medicine cabinets.

    People can take outdated or unneeded prescription or nonprescription drugs and used syringes to the fire station in Tell City or the family practice clinic off of Indiana 37 near Leopold.

    A flyer provided by Ken Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, lists reasons people should take advantage of the collection:

  • Hotel owner agrees to drop appeal

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – An agreement between Tell City and the owner of the former William Tell Hotel should mean a faster cleanup of the site next year. That was the hope Mayor Barbara Ewing expressed Oct. 17 during a discussion of the ongoing lawsuit between the city and Rebarr Restoration LLC.

  • Community News, Oct. 24

    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.

    Friends of Library to meet
    TELL CITY – The Friends of the Tell City-Perry County Library will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library. All members are encouraged to attend.

  • Fischer named employee of the year

    Ann Ice, left, regional director with the Indiana District Employees Association, presents Darlene Fischer the South-Southwest Region Employee of the Year Star Award for 2011.

    She was recognized for 15 years of service as coordinator for the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District. The South-Southwest Region covers 11 counties.
    Fischer will be recognized at the IASWCD annual conference in January.

  • TC Water Dept. host retirement party for Perryman Thursday

    TELL CITY – A retirement party for Lester Perryman will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, in the west hallway on the first floor of the building.
    Perryman has worked for the Tell City Water Department for more than 14 years and the staff are gathering to show appreciation for his services.
    A presentation from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Water Department Superintendent Dale Poole will take place at 11:15 a.m.
    A light lunch will be available.
    The community is invited to attend and wish Perryman a happy retirement.