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Today's News

  • Century reaches tentative power deal

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A tentative agreement between the parent company of a Hancock County smelter and its power providers has eased fears that the area employer will close its doors this summer, costing the jobs of more than 600 people.

    Century Aluminum, Kenergy Corp. and Big Rivers Electric Corp. announced April 29 that a framework was agreed upon for providing market-priced power to the Hawesville smelter.

  • Officials seek solution to struggling sewer system

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – County resident Debbie Goffinet told the county commissioners May 2 she was concerned that sewage might back up into her house if she tried to flush the toilet four days later.

    She expressed the concern during what was billed as a town-hall-style meeting in the Perry Central High School library. She and her neighbors are served by a private sewer service operated by Tim Huff, who she said had issued a letter to customers saying service would be cut off May 6.

  • Kid’s fishing derby at Patoka Lake June 1

    BIRDSEYE – Local children are invited to take their friends, family, fishing poles, tackle and bait, and head over to Patoka Lake from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 1 for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby.
    Groups can park at the Modern Campground Center Shelterhouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and then take a short stroll down to the fishing pond for a friendly competition. This event is for children 12 years of age and under and they must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Local residents graduate from University of Evansville

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville announced that multiple local students graduated during UE’s 155th commencement held May 4 at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville.
    During the ceremony, the university awarded 595 degrees to 579 graduates – the largest graduating class in over a decade.

  • Community Events, May 13

    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.


    Spring break trip for Tell City seniors

  • Annual Drug, Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest end Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office announces the annual poster contest open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grades begins Wednesday and ends Friday. Letters have been sent to Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton schools with the official rules to begin the contest. The office staff have asked schools to choose the four best pos-ters from each grade level and submit them to the prosecutor’s office for judging.

  • Wrestling fundraiser Saturday

    LEOPOLD – A TSW wrestling event fundraiser will be held Saturday at Perry Central High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and bell time will be at 7 p.m.

  • Memorial poppy sales begin Thursday

    TELL CITY – The red crepe-paper poppy will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 213 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Noble’s IGA, Cash Saver and Wal-Mart.
    Serving locally as the 2013 chairperson for American Legion Poppy Days is Shelley Howland.
    For more 89 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has distributed the memorial poppy to remind Americans that millions sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation strong and free.

  • Senior awards program Sunday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host its annual senior awards program at 1 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium.
    In addition to awarding scholarships, other prestigious honors will be presented. All graduates and their families, along with community members, students and staff, are invited and encouraged to attend this event.
    All organizations in the area awarding local scholarships and who wish to participate in the program are asked to contact Lisa Noble in the guidance department at 547-9715 or send email to lisan@tellcity.k12.in.us.

  • Treats at Tom’s

    Tom’s Circle S owners Dot and Tom Marchand pose with the preschool and kindergarten classes of Cannelton.

    Every year, the couple treats the entire elementary student body and staff to a Slushie and snack treat at the end of the school year.