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Today's News

  • School board approves computers, insurance

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting April 19 the purchase of 30 computers from Matrix Integration of Jasper.

  • Longtime legislator never lost local ties

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    JASPER – A Perry County native who served 16 years as a state legislator in southern Indiana died April 28 at the age of 82.

    Joseph Bruggenschmidt, who served in the Indiana House of Representatives and later the Indiana Senate, was remembered as a friend and effective public servant by many who knew and worked with him.

  • INDOT to close SR 66 in Cannelton for work

    CANNELTON – Sections of Cannelton’s Seventh Street will be closed in the near future as work continues to improve that portion of Indiana 66.

    A memo from the Indiana Department of Transportation identifies an unofficial detour to be used during the first of two phases of work as Herzeele Street to Fourth to Taylor, then back to Seventh Street.

    INDOT plans each closure to remain in effect for 60 days, according to the memo. Detour information for the second phase will be published before it begins.

  • Kentucky-fried Church

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more. A video recording of the play depicted here is available in the multimedia area of this site.)

  • Offices closed for primary election

    PERRY COUNTY – Election Day will prompt the closing of some offices Tuesday.

    The county courthouse will be closed, though the clerk’s office staff will continue to field election-related calls at 547-3741.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Tuesday and there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup after Monday.

  • Perry County’s primary ballot

    PERRY COUNTY – The following candidates will appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Circuit Court Judge
    Lucy Goffinet (D)

    County Commissioner
    District 1

    William E. Amos (D)

    County Commissioner
    District 3

    Randy C. Kleaving (D)
    Bradley J. Lynch (D)

    County Council
    (Three at-large seats)

    Ronald Crawford (D)
    Jody Fortwendel (D)

  • Community Events, May 7

    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.

  • Wrongful-death suit filed against city

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The family of a woman who lost her life in a 2010 collision with a police cruiser has filed a wrongful-death suit against Tell City and the patrolman involved in the fatal crash.

    Edward Collignon, acting as the personal representative of the estate of Genevieve C. Collignon, filed the suit against the city and Patrolman Phillip M. Flamion.

    The suit, which was introduced Tuesday, seeks unspecified monetary damages from the city and Flamion resulting from the Nov. 26, 2010, collision on Indiana 66.

  • St. Paul April quilt winner

    Jane Goffinet was the latest St. Paul quilt winner. She is pictured here with the quilt, “Mosaic,” she won at the April quilt social. The quilt was pieced by Jean Blue and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • RSVP to host ice cream social May 18 at EUCC

    TELL CITY – In honor of Senior Corps Week, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host its annual ice-cream social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Evangelical Church of Christ, 802 10th Street in Tell City. The event will feature a guest speaker, food, bingo and prizes.
    All RSVP volunteers and volunteer station representatives are invited to attend, as well as anyone age 55 and older who would like to be an RSVP volunteer.
    Those who wish to attend are asked to register for the social by May 15.