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Today's News

  • Legion Auxiliary meeting to be held Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Due to inclement weather, Tell City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 canceled their annual Christmas party last month. The party has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the post in Tell City.
    Those attending are asked to take finger foods for the party.
    There will be a $5 gift exchange for those wishing to participate. Members are asked to also take nonperishable food items to be distributed locally.
    Brenda Powers, president, encourages all members to attend for an evening of fun and fellowship.
     

  • Financial aid workshop Wednesday at TCHS

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financial-aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high-school cafeteria for seniors and their parents.
    A financial-aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer questions any students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.
    All parents of students who plan to file the FAFSA are urged to attend. The federal processing office must receive the form by March 10.

  • Hanks graduates Oakland City University

    OAKLAND CITY – Kelsey Nicole Hanks, formerly of Tell City, has graduated from Oakland City University Dec. 17 and has been named to the dean’s list.
    Hanks majored in elementary education and graduated magna cum laude. She was named to the university’s dean list for seven semesters.
    Hanks resides in Hanahan, S.C., with her husband, Randall Hanks. She is the daughter of Julie Poole of Tell City.
     

  • Dauby siblings named to UE’s dean’s list

    EVANSVILLE – Courtney J’Neil Dauby and Hunter Lambert Dauby, both of Tell City, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Evansville.

    In order to be named to the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
    Courtney is a nursing major. She is employed as a student nurse on the oncology unit at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.
    She is also a member of Chi-Omega sorority.

  • Birthday, Jan. 14 - Jan. 20

    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.
    January 14

  • New reserves sworn in

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing swore in three new reserves to the Tell City Police Department Thursday. 

  • Bridge to get repairs, paint

    CANNELTON – “We have a date” for the painting of the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves told The News Wednesday.

  • Offices closing for MLK holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Most governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    City offices in Tell City and Troy will be closed, as will county offices and those at the annex in Cannelton. City offices in Cannelton will be open.

    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week in Tell City.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday. Monday’s edition will be in mailboxes Tuesday since there will be no mail delivery Monday.

  • Museum Spotlight

    Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society and Museum.

    The year was 1865. Tell City was put on the map as a community that forever will be known for the manufacturing of fine hand-crafted wooden furniture. Even presidents could not resist some pieces. The Tell City Chair Maker’s Union factory, later the Tell City Chair Co., located on the banks of the Ohio River, was the epicenter of this trade until the final closing whistle.  

  • County’s best on display during documentary’s premiere party

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Capers played host to a packed crowd Thursday, Jan. 6 as community members and leaders gathered for the WNIN premiere of “The Art of Living,” a documentary made by a local man about the community of Perry County.

    Quality of Life Committee members circled the large dining room of the restaurant, greeting residents of the county and sharing their excitement for the project.