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Today's News

  • Community News, Jan. 10

    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.

  • Still time to join 4-H for 2011

    PERRY COUNTY – There’s still time! Yes, there’s still time to join Perry County 4-H, said Purdue Extension 4-H youth educator Renate Jobst.

    “4-H is open to all children in kindergarten through 12th grade,” Jobst said. “I think there is something for everyone in 4-H.”

  • TCRAA to start area artist guild

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is in the process of creating an artist guild.
    To become a member of the guild, an artist must submit to a three-person panel five pieces in the field in which they wish to exhibit.
    Artists that are certified Indiana Artisan or Kentucky Crafted member will automatically be admitted to the artist guild at the Featured Artist Level.
    The artist guild levels are categorized below. Items followed by asterisks denote fields required for that level.

  • New forest supervisor begins duties today

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BEDFORD – A U.S. Forest Service employee with Indiana roots but who worked in locations across the nation will begin work today at the top post within the Hoosier National Forest.

    Melany Glossa will step into the job of forest supervisor, replacing Ken Day, who had served in the post 16 years before retiring in June.  

  • New sheriff proposes retirement-plan change

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In his fourth day on the job, Sheriff Lee Chestnut appeared before the county council to provide information on a proposed retirement plan for deputies.

    Figures on a handout he distributed showed expenses would be close to $70,000 to switch deputies to a Perry County-specific plan from the state’s Public Employees Retirement Fund, but the PERF costs now paid by the county hadn’t been separated out, meaning the true cost would be in the $35,000 range, he said.

  • Jan. 15 benefit planned for Tell City resident

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Kathy Tsantis is planned for Jan. 15 at the Tell City Knights of Columbus.
    Food will be available at 6 p.m. with an open cash bar. Music will be provided by Bob and Tom from 9 p.m. to midnight.
    A live auction is planned with Hawhee’s Auction Service on hand to sell items. Proceeds will go toward Tsantis’ medical bills.
    She is a retired Tell City Police Department dispatcher.
    Tickets are $15 per couple or $10 for singles.

  • New Year welcomes new faces

    Perry County Memorial Hospital welcomed two babies just after the New Year. Drake Allen Jones and Nevaeh Izabelle Dawn McCoskey were greeted Jan. 4 as the first babies to be born in the county.

  • Sale of 7th Street eyesore possible

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety will consider giving a green light to the sale of property at Seventh and Franklin streets – if city leaders agree the sale will ensure a cleanup of the lingering eyesore.

    The half-demolished furniture factory, once part of the Tell City Chair Co. complex, is owned by a Kentucky man’s salvage company. Demolition began more than 18 months ago but eventually stopped. The city filed suit last year, seeking to have the site cleared.

  • Council bumps county-jail proposal to funding body

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A committee studying the need for a new county jail and its possible siting behind the county courthouse is ready to enter a programming and schematic design phase of the effort, according to criminal-justice specialist with DLZ Corp.

    Paul Downing, representing that Indianapolis architectural firm, told county-council members at a regular meeting Tuesday the first of five phases will “define and refine the square footage and the layout of a proposed building.”

  • Wildcats scuttle Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper won 12 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 60-6 in wrestling Thurs-day.
    Good news for Tell City was Kyle Shrubb’s return from a knee injury.
    He beat Ben Schitter 16-10 in the 135-pound weight class despite looking a little rusty at times, said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
    Tell City’s other victory came in the 125-pound class, where Jessie Lawalin beat Edgar Chavez 1-0.
    Lawalin made a second-period escape for the match’s only point.