Today's News

  • Community Events, Oct. 31

    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@perry-countynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Parks board wants $7k returned to budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Brad Franzman was unsuccessful in convincing the county council to return $7,000 to the county’s parks and recreation budget.

    Each councilman had been contacted “in regard to our concerns about our budget for 2012,” the parks-board member told them at their regular meeting Thursday. In crafting early this month a proposed county budget for next year, the council was faced with cutting $400,000 to match projected revenues with expenses, a number similar to cuts necessary in recent years.

  • Generations . . .

    Four generations of the Hall family gathered recently to pose for a picture. Sitting is Clara Mae Hall of Tell City, holding her great-granddaughter, Annabell Kilbarger. Standing behind her are Annabell’s mother, Lacey (Hall) Kilbarger of Indianapolis and grandfather Denny Hall Sr. of Tell City.

  • Annual Bristow deer dinner set for Nov. 12

    BRISTOW – The annual deer dinner at Bristow United Pentecostal Church, 20843 State Road 145, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the church’s fellowship building.
    The menu will include fried chicken, turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, egg noodles, vegetables, desserts, tea, coffee and lemonade. Cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 years and younger.

  • St. Meinrad to host first local band jam

    ST. MEINRAD – Inkspot Productions will present the first St. Meinrad Rocks band jam from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the St. Meinrad Community Center.
    Those performing will include Travis Dillon, Silly Rules, Beau Troesch, Naked, The Hiding, Ronnie Troesch, Final Tour and 5th Degree Burn.
    Concessions will be available at the event and those attending are invited to take their snacks as well.
    Event T-shirts will be sold as well as merchandise from the individual bands.
    Cost is $10 per person and there will be no age requirements.

  • Salvation Army needs bell-ringers; can you spare two hours for others?

    PERRY COUNTY – The Salvation Army helps people.

    Salvation Army kettle coordinator Randy Roccia needs people to help.

    “I am extremely excited in the fact that we are again allowed to have fundraising kettles at each of the Tell City Wal-Mart store entrances,” he said in a plea he e-mailed Thursday to friends and associates, including The News. “This year’s dates are from Nov. 18 through Dec. 24.”

  • Cuts to county planning, zoning draw questions

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals voiced disappointment and concern Tuesday over budget cuts that will trim by more than half in 2012 the hours worked by the director of planning and zoning while doing away with a clerical position altogether.

    The county council’s budget for next year reduces to 15 hours the time Jim Gogel will work next year. He has been working more than 30 hours each week.

  • A count and a queen

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  • HHCC ladies to host Holiday House Tour

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosier Heights County Club Ladies Auxiliary will host a Holiday House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Dec. 11.
    Several local homeowners will open their homes for the tour, including Guy Neil and Laverne Ramsey, J.B. and Jayne Land, Ryan and Bridget Oberhausen, Randy and Karen Lyons and Frank Stiles. Also on the tour will be the Franklin School, which has been renovated into apartments by owner occupants Larry and Kathy Fleming and family.

  • Sheriff declines pay raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Sheriff Lee Chestnut asked the county council at a regular meeting Thursday to rescind a raise four of its members granted him for next year.

    He said for an Oct. 17 News report he hadn’t asked for the $3,000 pay hike suggested by Councilman Ron Crawford Sr. and supported by Councilmen Jim Adams, Alan Cassidy and Stan Goffinet. Chestnut also said he wasn’t aware it was to be proposed.