Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Were Cannelton School Board members right to hire someone facing charges for ramming a police car?

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  • COLUMN: A gateway to local government

    By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    Just in time for Christmas, or the holiday of your choice, Indiana’s Department of Local Government Finance has released its new Gateway data site. It contains a virtual ton of budget and tax information about counties, cities, towns and other local governments.

    You can see it at https://gateway.ifionline.org.

    A new toy! Let’s try it out.

  • COLUMN: A merry Christmas indeed

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The most common Christmastime complaint I hear isn’t about high prices or crowded stores, but the hesitancy of some people to use the word “Christmas” at all.

    Two people cornered me last weekend about how store greeters – I don’t remember the store’s name – offered everyone a “Happy Holidays” greeting when walking in the front door. They also complained of the headline “holiday parade.” They told me it should be “Christmas parade.”

  • EDITORIAL: Letting people raise their own taxes could be good move

    Despite the fact that American people are increasingly worried about the national debt and budget deficits and despite the fact that many important parts of federal and state government’s budgets – including education – have been cut to the bone, most politicians are still unwilling to raise taxes – even on our wealthiest citizens.

  • Band boosters still need auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

    Also to be included in items up for sale will be a few older band uniforms no longer being used.

  • Local newspapers earn awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Perry County News and its sister publication, The Spencer County Journal-Democrat, earned five awards at this year’s Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspapers Contest.

    Among awards announced at a luncheon Dec. 3 in Indianapolis was a first-place win for Stuart Cassidy, Journal-Democrat staff writer, for “Diner owners hope to cope with pending bridge closure.”

  • Koch jailed in Perry County; charged with OWI

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Philip Koch, the Santa Claus businessman arrested last month in Warrick County on a charge of domestic battery, was jailed in Perry County Friday after allegedly found to be under the influence of methamphetamine and other drugs.

    Koch was arrested after his car rear-ended another vehicle on Indiana 66 at a temporary stoplight on the north side of the city.

    Dispatchers received a 911 call from the driver, Gina Elliott, advising that her car had been struck while she was stopped for the light.

  • Community Events, Dec. 12

    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.

  • Foundation awards $48,000+ in grants

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $48,000 at its grant awards luncheon Dec. 2. The annul event recognizes donors and accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

    “Any individual or business who has been a donor to the foundation has helped build the endowments that allow for our grants program,” Grants Committee Chairwoman Jane Efinger-Hayden said. “It is through our donors that we are successful.”

  • In Tune with the Holidays