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Today's News

  • Hunters endure soggy start to season

    PERRY COUNTY – A steady drizzle and chilly temperatures kept all but the bravest deer hunters out of the field Saturday as Indiana's firearms season for deer kicked off its two-week run.

    The sun emerged Sunday and buoyed the spirits of eager hunters. Two local check-in stations saw bountiful numbers of deer.

  • Tell City man ends wee-hours pursuit by pulling into garage

    TELL CITY – Police said a Tell City man with a blood-alcohol concentration twice the legal limit led them on a nearly 20-minute chase early Saturday before pulling into his garage.

    Unfortunately for him, several officers were on his tail and the adventure ended in jail.

    Stephen D. Cronin, 53, of 1505 20th St., faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement, both felonies. Cronin was lodged in the county jail on $4,205 bond but he was released on his own recognizance Monday.

  • Supporters eye funding for local resource center

    TELL CITY – Various organizations met Nov. 13 at St. Paul Catholic Church to discuss the next step in trying to form a community resource center in Perry County.

    At the group's first meeting in August, United Way Director Rebecca Fenn told attendants that they want to use a 4Community2 grant to help those in need by creating a resource center with two phases.

  • Make today your day to quit

    Today is the 33rd Great American Smokeout, and the American Cancer Society continues its legacy of providing free resources to help smokers quit.

    The Great American Smokeout was inaugurated in 1976 to inspire and encourage smokers to quit for one day. Now, 44.2 percent of the 45.3 million Americans who smoke have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year, and the Great American Smokeout remains a great opportunity to encourage people to commit to making a long-term plan to quit for good.

  • Literacy fund honors local teacher's love of books

    When the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund was founded in 2005, her husband and family wanted to establish a way to honor her commitment to early childhood literacy.

    An endowment was created for the benefit of the school where she taught, William Tell Elementary, with a mission to promote literacy-skills development.

  • Theft investigation

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, left, the lead investigator in the case, and Lt. Alan Malone examine items believed to have been purchased Monday and Tuesday with a stolen credit card. Formal charges haven't been filed yet but two people, identified by officers as Cristin K. Turner, 24, and 45-year-old Donald S. King, both of rural Cannelton, were arrested and face charges of theft and credit-card fraud. Police said most of the toys and other items were purchased at Tell City's Wal-Mart with a credit card taken from a relative of Turner's.

  • News collecting non-perishable food items

    The Perry County News is gathering non-perishable food items that will be given to local pantries in time for Christmas.

    Readers are invited to place items inside a box located in the newspaper's foyer through Dec. 5. Items will be distributed to local pantries by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Contributions sought for Shop with a Cop

    Perry County's Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is seeking donations for its annual Shop with a Cop program that has officers inviting young people for an afternoon of shopping. Contributions can be sent to Shop with a Cop-Perry County FOP, in care of the Tell City Police Department, 707 Mozart St., Tell City, IN 47586. Left, Tell City Patrolman Phillip Flamion joins a happy lad for a photo with Santa.

  • TC outswims Rebels; places 5th in relay meet

    TELL CITY—For the first time in several years Tell City placed second in two relays at its own season-opening girls swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Tell City finished fifth overall among seven teams in the meet, “but we were more competitive this year,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress took second in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.08.

    Wagner, Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Bailey Malone placed second in the 400 individual medley relay in 4:40.67.

  • PC girls beat Rebels 44-39

    REO—Perry Central made 21 steals to beat South Spencer 44-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    “I think our pressure defense bothered them quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We’re fairly quick.”

    The Commodores also used a 1-3-1 half-court zone at times but used the press quite a bit in the third quarter, when they outscored South Spencer 17-13 to take a 34-28 lead.

    They built the lead to 42-31 early in the fourth quarter.