Today's News

  • Cannelton Schools back in session
  • Tea party at library Sept. 12

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will host its first ever tea party at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Tell City branch.

    Participants will create their own fascinator head piece to wear throughout the tea party, experience a variety of teas and treats – complete with instructions on how to enjoy them – and even construct their very own fairy garden to take home. They’ll read a few good books, too. Although there is no dress requirement, little ones are welcome to arrive dressed in their favorite tea party attire.

  • 38th annual Schweizer Fest Road Run
  • LaGrange team wins Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt

    TELL CITY – The team of Kent LaGrange, Cindy LaGrange, Taylor LaGrange and Morgan Jennings correctly identified all 22 locations in the News’ Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt. They win a one-year subscription to the newspaper.

    Others who correctly identified the photos that ran in the Aug. 3 issue were:

    • Curt and Cathy Powers

    • Tom and Joan Hess

    • The team of Mark, Michelle, Bryce and Chase Stephens

    • The team of Debbie, Tim, Ethan and Kendra Schraner

    • Kim Scales

  • Quality teachers focus of schools


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY  –  As students across the state head back to classrooms, state legislators are looking for ways to bolster declining numbers in teaching populations. Recent reports indicate the number of first-year teachers has declined by almost a fifth over the last five years, leaving school administrators with a small pool of candidates. Last week, Republican leaders announced they hope to field a study to determine how to reverse the trend of fewer educators entering the field.

  • Hauenstein: Tell City a great place for family, business




    TELL CITY – Albert Hauenstein was honored last week for a lifetime of dedication to Tell City and its betterment – as a father, business owner and civic leader. 

    The 95-year-old was presented this year’s Distinguished Citizen Award on the opening evening of Schweizer Fest. The brief ceremony was peppered with laughter and bits of city history only a few people are still able to recall firsthand.

  • Winning talent
  • A familiar surprise
  • Church News; Aug 13

    Knits & Knots to meet today


    TELL CITY – Would you like to knit or crochet hats and scarves for homeless shelters, veteran hospitals and Head Start children? Take your needles or crochet hooks and they’ll supply the yarn. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Tell City First United Methodist Church.


    Cancer support group meeting weekly


  • 4-H council annual meeting set for Sept. 1, extension office to close Aug. 17-21

    LEOPOLD – The Perry County 4-H Council annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the fairgrounds.

    The public is invited to attend to vote for the new members of the 4-H Council. Anyone who would like to serve on the 4-H Council must contact the Purdue Extension-Perry County office by Aug. 28.

    All 4-H volunteers must complete the application process including a background check before they are approved to serve on 4-H Council. Applications and information is available by calling (812) 547-7084.