Today's News

  • County asked to do more on Candy Road




    CLARK TOWNSHIP – On a dry October day in one of the most fertile areas of Perry County, local farmers worked to improve drainage for land they own along Candy Road.

    The efforts, they said, used to be performed by the county but they claim the highway department has not fixed long-standing drainage issues along the gravel roadway that runs from Huffman Mill in Anderson Township northward to the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road.

  • Night lights found to be meteors

    PERRY COUNTY – Reports of fireball flashes in the evening sky and loud booms from those in Perry County flooded social media late Thursday night. 

  • Holiday Helpers 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – While most Thanksgiving turkeys are still in the freezer, Christmas is just around the corner. That means volunteers who work every year to brighten Christmas for others are, like Santa himself, gearing up for their busy season.

    “A lot of things will come together soon, starting next week,” said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the annual Holiday Helpers United program.

  • Perry Childcare a success since its kickoff, but there’s room for more youngsters




    TELL CITY – An around-the-clock child-care facility in Tell City that opened this summer is now more affordable than ever. Perry Childcare, which opened in August at 1012 31st St. in Tell City, has received rave reviews from parents of children enrolled in its child-care and daycare programs.

    Perry Childcare is fully licensed to care for children from six weeks of age to 12 years of age and has capacity for 106 children.

  • Sheriff says phone scam attempts continue

    PERRY COUNTY – Scam artists continue to target Perry Countians with a range of ploys, including one in which callers claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demand immediate payment for supposed back taxes.

    “We don’t want the public to be intimidated by this and they should just hang up,” Sheriff Alan Malone said. “We also encourage residents to never give out personal information by telephone such as banking numbers, dates of births and Social Security numbers.”

  • Parade plans in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving arrives next week and that must mean plans are in place for Perry County’s three Christmas parades.

    Cannelton will host its annual parade Friday, Nov. 27. Tell City’s parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, and Leopold’s parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 6.

  • Adoption Awareness Month

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month, and for the third consecutive year, Catholic Charities’ Tell City Deanery is raising local awareness of adoption opportunities within the community.

    The goal is to raise awareness, educate others and to make information available to the community concerning the issue of adoption, said JoAnn Smith, who works in the local Catholic Charities office. It serves the Tell City Deanery, which includes parishes in Perry County and those in northern Spencer County.

  • Chamber of commerce sponsoring Small Business Saturday promotion

    PERRY COUNTY – Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. 

    “We encourage our community and surrounding communities to support Small Business Saturday, either as a participating business or simply as a shopper,” Chamber Director Lagina Gogel said.

  • Foundation distributes grants from designated, agency funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Recently, the Perry County Community Foundation distributed grants established by donors to benefit specific charitable groups. This includes funds created by individuals or families to benefit specific groups and also funds created by agencies.

    The foundation has several ways donors can give back to the charities and causes they love, Foundation Director Renate Warner said. Funds such as these, called designated and agency funds, are one way people can make meaningful gifts to improve quality of life in their communities, forever.

  • Pike Central overwhelms Tell City boys

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central won the PAC boys swim meet last winter and looked ready to defend its title in a 140-34 season-opening victory over Tell City Monday.
    “Their boys team is really good,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion.
    Stephen Houle earned Tell City’s only victory by swimming the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.43.
    He placed second in the 500 free in 6:08.71.
    Tell City freshman Josh Gaynor took second in diving with 105.45 points.