Today's News

  • Council continues discussion of animal ordinance (Corrected)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Opposition to a new county animal-control ordinance adopted by the county commissioners late last year continues to be expressed at county-council meetings, by some of its members and others.

    Two men went to County Councilman Ron Crawford to voice concerns about it, he said at a regular meeting Feb. 23, and he invited them to appear before the council.

  • County spared major storm damage

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County was spared major damage Friday from a line of powerful storms that battered nearby communities, closed schools early and kept many residents glued to their computer and TV screens much of the day.

    Reached after the last line of storms had passed and the sun was peeking through towering cumulonimbus clouds, Perry County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Hauser said there were very few reports of damage.

  • Community News, March 5

    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.

  • Dining with diabetes program begins March 17 at St. Paul’s ministry center

    TELL CITY – Are you diabetic? Or do you care for someone who is? St. Paul’s Catholic Church, in collaboration with Purdue Extension, is offering a program for people with diabetes and their families or caregivers.
    Dining with Diabetes is a two-part educational series that will include information on diabetes and demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are healthy and tasty, but use less fat, sugar and salt.

  • Tell City students to present two one-act plays

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to join the Tell City High School Drama Department for “An Evening of Theater” Friday, Saturday and Sunday."
    The group will present two one-act plays each day, with the large cast coming together to perform “This is a Test” and “Take Five.”
    The first play to be staged will be “This is a Test” and follows a main character who is still in school. The test she is taking will determine “her future” as one character explains.

  • Catholic Charities meal to honor St. Joseph

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities will host a St. Joseph’s Table March 18at the Knights of Columbus home at 11th and Tell streets in Tell City.

    The St. Joseph’s table is held around the feast day of St. Joseph, March 19. It is a celebration of family.

  • Education notes, March 5

    Renaissance yard sale Saturday
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Yard Sale will be held from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. The public can enter through Gate 3.
    All proceeds will go toward student recognition for academic, athletic and co-curricular activities.

  • Glory Bees learn about healthy teeth

    To celebrate Dental Health Month, Glory Bees Preschool students welcomed Beth Jordan from Butler Family Dentistry. She taught the children about the right way to brush their teeth, to have regular dental checkups and about the right things to eat.

  • 10-year-old girl hit by truck Friday, critically hurt (Corrected)

    CANNELTON – An 10-year-old girl was critically hurt Friday night after being struck by a truck on Taylor Street in Cannelton.

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, Ovie McMahan was flown to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with head, internal and leg injuries. She reportedly underwent surgery Saturday.

    Jackson said a truck driven by Deanna Marchand, 50, of Tell City struck the girl just after 7 p.m., pinning her beneath it. Officers arrived and together with people at the scene, lift the truck off the child.

  • UPDATE: TC schools resume early dismissal

    UPDATE, 1:46 p.m.: Bruce Chinn, transportation director for Tell City-Troy Township schools, said early dismissal of students has resumed.


    UPDATE, 1:23 p.m.: Due to a tornado warning now in effect, Tell City-Troy Township students are no longer being sent home. those who were on buses were diverted to the nearest school.

    PERRY COUNTY – Two of Perry County’s three school systems were closing their doors early Friday in the face of severe weather expected to enter the county this afternoon.