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Today's News

  • 'How sweet the sound' ... EUCC bells play once more

    TELL CITY - Many long-time residents in the 10th and Jefferson streets area of Tell City remember hearing the bells of Evangelical United Church of Christ play many years ago.

    After being silenced for decades, the bells, which are thought to have been installed in the 1950s from money left to the church by the Erna Coldeway estate, are once again played two times a day and enjoyed by many area residents. Miss Coldeway was a lifelong member of the church.

  • Southern Indiana Horseman's Club fun show Saturday

    TELL CITY - The Southern Indiana Horseman's Club will host a fun horse show at 5 p.m. Saturday.  There will be classes for all ages. Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. A concession stand will be open with hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, soft drinks and water available. If the heat is excessive, the show will have a later start time.

    For more information, contact Brad Mills at 719-0336, Eddie Mills at 719-3015 or 836-2244 or the Horseman's Club the afternoon of the show at 836-2052.

  • Ribbon cutting for German American Friday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces a ribbon cutting ceremony for German American at 10 a.m. Friday at the main office, 645 Main Street in Tell City.

    Sandwiches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cookies will be available all afternoon. The public is invited to attend.

  • Maurices celebrates anniversary

    TELL CITY - In honor of Maurices' one-year anniversary in Tell City, the store is inviting the public to vote for their favorite charity now until Aug. 22. The charity that receives the most votes will receive a $500 donation from Maurice's, a nationwide clothing store for young women.

    "Being part of this community has been terrific," Store Manager Lynn Fulkerson said. "This is one way we can say 'thanks,' and we hope customers enjoy the opportunity to determine which charity will receive the donation." For more store information, visit www.maurices.com.

  • Special Olympics car wash Saturday

    TELL CITY - The Special Olympics Indiana - Perry County will host a fundraiser car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Tire, formerly Shelby Tire.

    The community is encouraged to attend and show their support.

  • Help us make Veterans Day 2010 one to remember

    Though we're still in the middle of a hot summer, autumn isn't far off and our staff's thoughts are beginning to turn toward November and Veterans Day. We plan to publish a special veteran's edition of the newspaper this year, and we need the help of our readers. Most of us know someone, living or dead, who has served in the armed forces. All you need to do to have your favorite veteran featured in The Perry County News is send us a photo of that veteran, along with some basic information.

  • Too much noise in the bedroom

    The people I go to bed with can get pretty noisy. Sometimes it's downright embarrassing.

    I don't mind a little chitchat once the lights are off, but some of the people jabbering in my ear just won't quit about how their day went, where they dined for supper or even who else they're dating!

    To be honest, the men and women whose voices I listen to from my pillow are police officers, dispatchers and the occasional pilot on barges plying the Ohio River or aircraft soaring high over New Boston.

  • More information needed for Cannelton Schools referendum

    Cannelton City Schools, citing a "funding shortage," seeks Cannelton voters' approval of a special tax increase of $.41 per $100 of assessed valuation. In the interest of having complete data on which to make an informed decision on such an important issue, the following is submitted:

    According to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, the City of Cannelton's tax rates for the last three years are as indicated below:

    Year    Total Tax Rate

    2008    $2.9909

    2009    $3.2623

  • Breaking News Three jailed on meth charges

    MILLSTONE - A search for a Perry County man wanted on several warrants led to his arrest and those of two others Sunday after police uncovered what they said was evidence of a methamphetamine lab in and around a home near Millstone.

    One of the men may have been involved in a vehicle fire Friday night.

  • Prosecutor accused of misconduct

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins faces disciplinary action for sexually charged comments he allegedly made to a former deputy in his office. She was later fired, triggering a disciplinary investigation that remained behind closed doors until this week.