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Today's News

  • Rally for academics

    An attempt by Mike Parr to launch a T-shirt into a Tell City Junior-Senior High School crowd fizzles Friday morning.

  • Traffic up, down at port

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad General Manager Pete Jespersen said at a regular meeting Tuesday that “sand was way up but pig iron was down” in rail-car traffic the preceding month, and only two pig-iron barges had offloaded.

  • Incumbent prosecutor, challenger face off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “There’s an 800-pound gorilla in this room,” S. Rod Acchiardo said after making introductory remarks during a candidates forum Wednesday in Tell City’s Schergens Center.

  • Community Calendar, Oct. 14

    Thursday October 14
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Birthdays, Oct. 14 - Oct. 21

    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.
    October 15

  • Education news, Oct. 14

    TCJSHS to hold parent-teacher conferences
    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will receive parent-teacher conference information today. Conferences will be held from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28. Thursday will be a full day of school for students; there will be no conferences that afternoon. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 29 due to fall break.

  • Roy and Jeanette Ward

    Roy and Jeanette Ward of Tell City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.
    Mr. Ward and the former Jeanette Broyles were married Oct. 16, 1960, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky.
    The couple have three children, David and Charles Ward of Tell City and Lori Dials of Frankfort, Ky. They have two grandchildren, Joshua and Seth Ward.
    Mr. Ward retired from Willamette Industries in 2001.

  • Community events, Oct. 14

    For more information about the event, contact Jo Sodrel at 547-2071.
    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Teen Read Week starts Sunday at the library

    TELL CITY – In celebration of Teen Read Week, Sunday through Oct. 23, the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will host two events for local teens.
    From 5 to 8 p.m. Monday there will be a “Game Night” where teens are invited to go to the library and play games on the Wii gaming system or play a variety of card and board games.

  • Powers graduates from army basic training

    FORT BENNING, Ga. – Pvt. Jakob A. Powers, formerly of Tell City, of B Company, Second Battalion, 19th infantry Regiment, completed Army basic training and infantry school in Fort Benning. He trained at the base from June 18 to Sept. 24 in Foxtrot Company. He will be based at Fort Bliss, Texas.
    Power is a graduate of Daviess County High School and the son of Allan and Stephanie Powers of Utica, Ky., and the late Connie Wheatley. He has two brothers, Clint Duke and Austin Powers and two step-sisters, Taylor Kratzer and Kendall Powers.