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Today's News

  • Tell Street sidewalk project groundbreaking Friday

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to take part in a Friday-morning groundbreaking for Tell City’s Safe Routes to School Sidewalk and Bike Path Project. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 31st and Tell streets.
    The sidewalk project from William Tell Elementary School to 19th Street has been in the planning stage for several years and will join a network of new bike lanes leading to parks and greenways.

  • County to test weather-warning preparations

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County commissioners have joined Gov. Mitch Daniels in proclaiming March 13-19 Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
    During the week, Perry County Emergency Management officials will emphasize safety procedures that could help protect people from tornadoes, according to the local proclamation.

  • Committee pursues delinquent payments

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Economic Development Committee voted Friday to give three delinquent borrowers 60 days to start making payments on money they borrowed from the city but haven’t been repaying.
    “We can give them any amount of time we want before a letter would go out from the city attorney,” committee member and Mayor Smokey Graves said.

  • Fourth-grader’s idea will bloom in summertime

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A fourth-grader at William Tell Elementary School wants to start a community garden, and the public is invited to a meeting to talk about it.

  • How high’s the water?

    Close to 40 feet as of last week, according to a measurement behind Tell City’s floodwall. As of 7 a.m. Wednesday the river stood at 41.5 feet, well above the local 38-foot flood stage. Minor flooding will continue along the river, keeping Indiana 66 and some county roads along the river and creeks closed. The river is expected to rise to 42.5 feet and remain there for several days.
     

  • Alleged gang members jailed

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

  • Births, March 10

    Zaylan Janae Marie Noland
    April Jones and Jason Noland of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Zaylan Janae Marie Noland, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Gateway Women’s Hospital in Newburgh.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 201⁄2 inches long.
    Zaylan has three brothers, Domonick, 13; Treyton, 10 and Darius, 6 and a sister, Breeana, 7.
    Grandparents are Evette and Stanley Noland of Basseterre, St. Kitts in the Carribbean, Marie Butler of Tell City and Rick Jones of Grandview.

  • Birthdays, March 11 - March 17

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong.
    If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    March 11

  • Local couple to renew vows

    REO – Jim and Darlene Fisher of Reo invite all family and friends to join them as they celebrate their anniversary with a renewing of their wedding vows.
    The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the Reo Bethel Church in Reo. A reception will follow at the Troy Community Building in Troy.
    Mr. Fisher is orginially from Cannelton and Mrs. Fisher from Tell City.
     

  • Cal Ripken draft moved to Sunday

    TELL CITY—The Tell City Cal Ripken League baseball drafts, previously scheduled for this Saturday, have been moved to Sunday at the former Tell City Junior High gymnasium (across from Hoosier Heights Country Club) due to a scheduling conflict Saturday.
    The major league (ages 11-12) draft will start at 1 p.m., the AAA League (ages 9-10) at 2:30 p.m., and the AA League (ages 7-8) at 4 p.m.
    Players should wear tennis shoes—not cleats. They should bring their mitts, but bats and balls will be furnished.
    For more information call Tom Hess at 619-6091.