Today's News

  • 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
  • VU to start aid for middle-income families

    VINCENNES – Middle-income families who have struggled to qualify for college financial aid will receive a major boost this fall thanks to a new scholarship being introduced by Vincennes University. The scholarship will offer a 15-percent reduction in tuition fees for students from middle-income families in Indiana.
    According to VU officials, the new Middle-Income Hoosier Scholarship will provide needed financial assistance to under-served families and students in Indiana and reduce the debtloads of graduates.

  • Benefit for Tyler Cundiff Dec. 17

    HUNTINGBURG – A celebration-of-life cancer benefit will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 17 at Gaslight Pizza and Grill in Huntingburg for Tyler Cundiff.
    Cundiff was diagnosed with leukemia in November. In an effort to ease the financial burdens and daily needs, his family and friends will host the benefit in his honor. The public is encouraged and invited to attend.
    Cover charge is $7 per person. Those under the age of 21 will be allowed into the benefit until 10 p.m.
    Live music will be provided by Silly Rules, Seahorse Bandits and more.

  • Sweet, Treats and Santa a fun success

    The Perry County Junior Women’s annual Sweet, Treats and Santa held Dec. 4 at the Schergens Center in Tell City drew many families to not only enjoy activities, but visit Santa as well. One-year-old Raelynn Smith, pictured here with Santa, attended with her parents, Rick and Dolly Smith of Cannelton. Larry Taylor played the part of Mr. Claus.

  • Patoka Lake to host winter eagle watch session Jan. 7

    BIRDSEYE – Experience the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Visitor Center Jan. 7.
    The morning session presented from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. will be followed by an encore afternoon session from noon to 3 p.m. EST. Featured will be a resident bald eagle and great horned owl. Guest presenter Leslie Grow, Department of Natural Resources Hardy Lake interpretive naturalist, will share the life and story of these amazing raptors.

  • Bryant nominated to honor society

    TELL CITY – Katelyn Bryant of Tell City has been nominated for membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi by Ball State University Chapter 290.

    Nomination to the society recognizes that she is among the top 10 percent of seniors in her college.
    An initiation ceremony was held Dec. 4 in the Ball State University Student Center with a reception afterward.
    Bryant is the daughter of Larry and Terri Bryant of Tell City and the granddaughter of Robert and Elva Dickman. She is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School.