Today's News

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    September 5

  • Social News

    THE TELL CITY CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL lunch will be held at noon Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Patio restaurant in Tell City. (Editor’s Note: The meeting date is incorrect in the Sept. 4 print edition. The error has been corrected for the online edition.)

    THE WOMENS GUILD OF THE EVANGELICAL United Church of Christ will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Pizza and dessert will be served following the meeting.

  • Hummingbird migration a sure sign of autumn

    Staff Writer

    For many, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. Although days are still warm, we begin to see cooler, earlier evenings. Many flowering plants have traded blooms for seed. Everywhere in nature, we see signs of approaching fall.

    These are the weeks I watch for migratory birds and the familiar vee-shaped lines of flocks in the sky as they make their fascinating journey to warmer climes.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre transitioning to new management

    LINCOLN CITY –  The governing board of directors for the Lincoln Amphitheatre, the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association, is in negotiations regarding a transition to new management for the Lincoln Amphitheatre and restructuring of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association.

    As a result of this ongoing process, the production of “Route 66” scheduled for Sept. 12-14 has regretfully been canceled.  All ticket holders are being directly contacted with additional information concerning their ticket purchases.  

  • Expect scammers to use nude celebrities as ‘click bait’

    EVANSVILLE – The Better Business Bureau is warning that it expects to see scammers taking advantage of the recent leak of nude-celebrity photos to trick consumers into clicking on links to fraudulent websites. Scammers tend to take advantage of sensational news and public curiosity to spread malware that can lead to identity theft.

  • October fall tour plans in place

    PERRY COUNTY – While it’s still the first week of September, activities and sites for next month’s Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour are in place.

    Events include Rome Courthouse Day Oct. 5 in Rome, an open house at the Rickenbaugh House on Celina Lake Oct. 11 and Cannelton’s Heritage Festival Oct. 11.

    Bristow’s big car show is set for Oct. 12 and there will be an open house Oct. 18-19 at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village.

    This year’s Route 66 Yard Sales are set for Oct. 17-18.

  • Hawesville Baptist Church to host open house Sept. 13

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Hawesville Baptist Church will host an open house for its new family life center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. A grand-opening celebration is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Watch for a story in next week’s News.

  • Meeting on And-Tro improvements today

    PERRY COUNTY – And-Tro Water Authority is filing an application with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for funding of a water system improvements project for their existing water system.

    There will be a public information meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, (today) at 5 p.m. at And-Tro Water Authority, 14100 Old State Road 37, Tell City, to discuss the proposed project.

    A representative of Midwestern Engineers Inc. will be there to explain the current situation and the improvements planned for the system. 

  • New playground equipment is a hit

    Kindergarten families were invited to celebrate the grand opening of the kindergarten playground at William Tell Elementary School Tuesday evening.

    The equipment and soft surfacing, all original to the building, were replaced over the summer.  Funding came from the school corporation and the William Tell Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Through a company grant that was applied for and received, the school received a 40-percent discount on the equipment.

  • Perry County tax sale to offer properties Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will conduct a tax sale Monday, Sept. 8, for properties that have delinquent taxes and special assessments due from the prior year’s spring installment.

    In Indiana, the county treasurer and auditor are required to sell tax liens on delinquent properties that remain unpaid from the prior year’s spring installment.

    Perry County will offer the tax sale certificates at a public sale that is not less than the total amount due in delinquent taxes, costs, and penalties.