Today's News

  • Newly Minted Leaders

    Leadership Perry County hosted its annual graduation Thursday at Hoosier Heights Country Club. Members of the class of 2010-11 received certificates marking the conclusion of the program, which began last fall and included monthly sessions. Topics included local government, economic development, health care and law enforcement. Community representatives facilitated the classes.

  • Odd fish

    David Blake of Tell City displays an unusual fish he caught May 19 while fishing with worms at the city’s Sunset Park.

  • Koelling earns second place in company writing contest

    TELL CITY – Kevin Koelling, managing editor for the Perry County News, earned second place for editorial writing in a contest conducted by the newspaper’s parent company for 2010.

    The judge examining editorials for the Landmark Community Newspapers contest wrapped one compliment around all three of Koelling’s entries in the category.

  • Youth celebrate their power, award grant

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Power of Youth participants celebrated their second annual end-of-year celebration May 18 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • Take the bike Friday

    TELL CITY – Residents are encouraged to grab their bicycles Friday morning as part of a bike-to-work-and-school day. Tell City’s Wellness 2011 will host refreshments in City Hall Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    City Councilman Tony Hollinden said a bike is not required but everyone is encouraged to ride to the park.

  • Police: No sign of foul play in death

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A body pulled from the Ohio River Monday was identified that night as that of a missing 54-year-old Tell City man. Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the body of Allen D. Gerlach was found about 100 yards downstream from the Troy boat ramp. Tell City officers and Indiana Conservation Officer Rob Brewington were searching the river when the body was located around 10:45 a.m.

  • Hooking A Nice One

    Matt Aders hauls in a nice crappie Saturday during the annual Kids Fishing Derby held at Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby.

  • Officials offer jail funding options

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials presenting information about a proposed new jail presented several options for funding the construction if it is approved by county officials.

    As The News has reported previously, county councilmen and commissioners met in a joint session May 18 to receive information from architectural and financial planners about plans and funding, and opted not to move toward any decision until the plans can be presented in a series of public meetings.

  • Life-changing weekend awaits grads

    Cannelton seniors in spotlight Saturday

    CANNELTON – Jessalyn Dawn Sommer will share her thoughts about the Class of 2011 when she presents the valedictory address at Cannelton High School’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday in the city’s community center.

  • Lanesville no-hits Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Emma Zeller threw a perfect game as Lanesville beat Cannelton 2-0 in girls softball Thursday.
    Zeller, a freshman, struck out 11.
    On their other 10 outs the Bulldogs “hit the ball pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “Again it was just right at people.”
    It was the second consecutive perfect game thrown against the Bulldogs.
    Cannelton pitcher Sammie James gave up only five hits and the Bulldogs committed only one error.