Today's News

  • County council elects Goodson president

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Council Vice President Stan Goffinet welcomed newly appointed Councilwoman Jody French as the first order of business at a regular meeting May 30, drawing applause from the other people present.

    The meeting had been postponed from its normal fourth-Thursday-of-the-month scheduling at Goffinet’s request because one council member was on vacation “and we had an extra Thursday” in May, County Auditor Connie Berger said Friday.

  • Police report scams, warn consumers


    PERRY COUNTY – There is seldom a week that goes by without local police officers receiving a call about a scam. Many times, the person on the receiving end of the attempted fraud is smart enough to hang up the phone, throw away the e-mail or tear up the bogus check accompanying a surprise rebate or lottery winning.

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  • New 4-H educator happy to be where her roots are

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s new Purdue extension director and 4-H youth development educator introduced herself at a regular meeting of the county council May 30.

    “I’m very pleased to be here,” Cathy Boerste said after stepping to a podium in the commissioners room in the county courthouse where the council also conducts its meetings. “I’m also the county extension director, so you may get to see me here on a few occasions as I get to learn the procedures here.”

  • Contracts, hires under fire from school board

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Approval of principal contracts and proposed new hires within the Tell City School Corp. Tuesday prompted expressions of concern from board members.

    The two-year contracts included no changes to salaries or fringe benefits, Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger said. He added that benefits and salaries could change after negotiations with teachers end.

    But the timeframe in which board members had to review the terms presented much of the reason for hesitation in signing.

  • Clarification

    A news item in Thursday’s edition about the 74th annual meeting of Southern Indiana Power should have pointed out that the event is for members of the cooperative only, not the general public.  
    The event is Friday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Members received information and a registration form in the mail.

  • Dates set for 2013 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON – The seventh-annual Camp with a Cop is set for July 17-19 and will offer campers three days and two nights of activities. Children entering fifth through ninth grades are invited.
    The camp is designed to build respect and confidence in youth through positive encounters with law enforcement agencies from various state and local departments.

  • Community Events, June 17

    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.

    Football families meeting today

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central football families are invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. today in the high-school study-hall room.

  • St. Paul church picnic auction rescheduled for Friday

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church’s annual live auction – usually held during the annual church picnic – has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the parish hall. Inclement weather during the June 9 Picnic in the Park caused the postponement.
    The auction will start at 5 p.m. with hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, brats, drinks and cookie on sale. The country store will be open and children will be able to purchase inflatable toys.

  • RSVP’s ice-cream social

    TELL CITY – In honor of Senior Corps Week, Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host its annual ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24 at Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th St., Tell City.
    The event will feature food, fun, bingo and prizes, organizers said.
    All RSVP volunteers and volunteer station representatives are invited to attend, as well as anyone 55 years and older who would like to learn more about RSVP.