Today's News

  • County’s jobless rate declines one-half percent in September

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s unemployment dropped by half a percent in September, statistics released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show, with the percentage of jobless workers staying under the state average.

    An estimated 8.3 percent of county workers, 762 people in a projected work force of 9,228 men and women, were out of jobs in the month, down from 8.8 percent in August. The county had the 46th highest unemployment rate among the state’s 92 counties.

  • TC man jailed on burglary, theft charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was jailed on theft and burglary charges for his alleged involvement in an Oct. 22 break-in at Life Tabernacle Church.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the church’s pastor reported the theft of musical equipment and other items after someone forcibly entered the church at 402 Ninth St. Patrolmen Bryce Hammack and Phillip Flamion obtained information that led them to believe Kyle D. Payne, 36 of 711 Fulton St., was involved in the theft.

  • County property-tax bills due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and German American banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer’s office at the county courthouse. Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties.

  • Cail unopposed in District 1 race

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man running unopposed for city council hopes to serve as an effective listener and catalyst for growth when he joins the group in January.

    Christopher L. Cail, 28, is running for the District 1 council seat held by Dr. Dianne Rudolph, who is not seeking re-election.

  • Tell City to celebrate 100th anniversary of boys basketball

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School will celebrate the 100th anniversary of boys basketball Nov. 26 during the school’s game against Cannelton High School.
    The basketball program has accumulated 1,129 wins in the school’s history.
    The celebration will begin with an alumni game from 5 to 5:40 p.m., followed by a junior varsity game at 6 p.m. and a varsity game at 7:30 p.m.
    A post-game reception will be held in Tell City at a location to be determined at a later date. Watch The News for more details.

  • Glenn’s Cleaning Service reopening set

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for the Glenn’s Cleaning Service at noon Tuesday to celebrate their new location. Glenn’s Cleaning Service is located at 907 Jefferson St. in Tell City.  They opened July 1, 2007.
    Owners of Glenn’s Cleaning Service are Isiah (Ike) and Michelle Glenn. They offer commercial and industrial cleaning services along with specialty floor care. Contact Ike for a quote to clean your business.

  • Trick-or-treating hours in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Official trick-or-treating times have been set for today in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins, superheroes and villains can go door-to-door from 5 to 8 p.m. Cannelton’s hours Halloween night are 5 to 7 p.m. while Troy’s haunting hours are 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Trunks of Treats today at UMC

    TELL CITY – The fifth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.

    All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets. Free hot dogs and drinks will be available to everyone. The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

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  • Heritage Fest gas card winners

    The Cannelton Heritage Fest Republican committee announced its winners of $25 gas card drawings.