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Today's News

  • Troy keeps its eyes on Christ of the Ohio

    By DONALD STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TROY – At a regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, members of the board set about to address a number of issues facing the community, including the preservation of the Christ of the Ohio statue on Fulton Hill.

    The concrete likeness of Jesus of Nazareth has kept a long vigil over commercial and recreational traffic on the river below, but the effects of weathering, erosion and time are taking their toll on the historic landmark.

  • Troy keeps its eyes on Christ of the Ohio

    By DONALD STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TROY – At a regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, members of the board set about to address a number of issues facing the community, including the preservation of the Christ of the Ohio statue on Fulton Hill.

    The concrete likeness of Jesus of Nazareth has kept a long vigil over commercial and recreational traffic on the river below, but the effects of weathering, erosion and time are taking their toll on the historic landmark.

  • Fair days
  • Local man jailed on rape charge

    CANNELTON – A 42-year-old Perry County man remains in jail on charges of rape, criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery and criminal confinement.

    William E. Oliva, who gave police an address of 710 Harrison St., Troy, was arrested July 7 after police received a call that he had sexually assaulted and raped a woman in Cannelton.

    Cannelton Patrolman Ryan Smith completed probable-cause affidavits and lodged Oliva into the county jail. He was being held last week on a $23,005 bond.

  • Officials hear plans for courthouse renovations

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Architect Tom Schipp of Ferdinand’s Universal Design Associates presented plans for county-courthouse renovations during a regular meeting of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission June 27.

  • Community Events, July 15

    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.


    Football families to meet today

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central football families will meet at 6 p.m. today in the high-school study-hall room.

    Salsa workshop set for Tuesday

  • 100th birthday celebration Sunday

    TELL CITY – Clarice James will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday.

    She would enjoy receiving birthday cards to help in celebrating this momentous event.
    Birthday wishes and notes can be sent in her name to Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Schweizer Fest annual talent show sign up

    TELL CITY –  Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by the Cromwell Radio Group, are now available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, 601 Main St.; Conner Floor Covering, corner of 12th and Tell streets and online at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org.
    Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them and for more information. Contestants must be registered by Aug. 1.
    All details and rules of the contest are included with the registration form.

  • Encaustic printing workshop July 27

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will present a workshop on encaustic printing July 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    Local amateur artist Laurie Dinkel will lead the workshop. Those attending are asked to take a warming tray, electric griddle or frying pan and mitten potholders if possible. Other necessary supplies will be provided.

  • Reunions, July 15 issue

    OTHS 1946-47
    TELL CITY – The Oil Township High School classes of 1946 and 1947 will have a class reunion July 27 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City.
    Those attending are asked to arrive early to socialize before a noon luncheon is served. All other classes, families and friends are welcome to attend.

    Swaney
    TROY – The Swaney, Nicholson, Orander and Jordan family reunion will be held at noon Aug. 3 at the Troy Community Building in Troy.