Today's News

  • County’s jobless rate up slightly, near state average

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s jobless rate was up by one-tenth of a percent in August, state unemployment statistics show, remaining near the statewide average.

    The state estimated 8.8 percent of the county’s 9,377-person work force was unemployed in August, up from 8.7 percent in July but a full percent below the 9.8 percent county jobless rate in August 2010.

    The county ranked 41st in unemployment among the state’s 92 counties in August. Statewide, 8.7 percent of Hoosiers were unemployed in the month.

  • Painting the town pink

    A small group of residents gathered at the City Park gazebo Thursday night to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a candlelight-vigil and balloon release. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Locking doors to homes, cars makes thefts less likely

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Several recent break-ins, most involving thefts of items from parked vehicles, have Tell City police officers reminding residents that keeping doors to homes, garages and cars locked is the best deterrent to becoming a victim.

    “We’re investigating theft reports in which someone has taken items from parked cars and, in one case, a home,” Lt. Alan Malone said Friday.

    Most of the break-ins took place in the 200 and 300 blocks of 12th through 15th streets.

  • Principal: Staff working to meet state requirements

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A family night and scholastic book fair were conducted the previous evening, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting Sept. 22.

  • D of I members collecting items for young mothers

    PERRY COUNTY – Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will host a baby shower for St. Elizabeth-Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption services.
    Any new or gently used items for pregnant girls will be accepted. Members ask that gifts not be wrapped, but that a price is marked on the item. Collection boxes are located in the St. Paul Catholic Church Narthex and at the entrances to St. Pius and St. Michael Catholic churches until Oct. 16. After Oct. 16, items will be taken to St. Elizabeth’s.

  • Community news, Oct. 3

    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.

  • Lights On welcomes art graduate

    The Perry Central Lights-On after-school program recently welcomed Emily Colucci, an Indiana State University graduate of art and art history.

    Colucci provided a workshop on canvas painting to students of various ages. Individual paintings will be made into a large mural and hung in the school. Pictured working with Colucci are Maddie Elmer, Isaiah James and Rikkie Oser. Colucci facilitated six workshops throughout September. Lights-On is provided by a 21st CCLC grant.

  • Yaggi – Evans

    John and Cindy Yaggi of Cannelton and Sam Trinkel of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Megan Elizabeth Yaggi and Christopher Michael Evans, both of Tell City.

    The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Cannelton High School and a 2006 graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in business administration and 2006 graduate of Vincennes Beauty College with a cosmetology license.
    She is a manager and hair stylist at Studio-Ten-O-One Salon and Spa in Tell City.

  • Commended students in 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

    TELL CITY – Justin T. Sims has been named a commended student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program Tell City Junior-Senior High School principal Brad Ramsey announced.
    A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented by Ramsey to Sims.
    About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

  • Matt and Valerie Karpowicz

    Matt and Valerie Karpowicz celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 20, 2011, with a party at their house given by their children.

    There were many friends and family in attendance to celebrate with them.
    Mr. Karpowicz married the former Valerie Cotton Aug. 16, 1986.
    The couple has two children, Brandon Karpowicz of French Lick and Brittney Karpowicz of Evanston.