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Today's News

  • Community News, Feb. 7

    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.

    Parks and Rec meeting Wednesday
    CANNELTON – The board of directors for the Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9.
    The meeting will be held in the courthouse annex.

  • COLUMN: Longing for spring’s arrival

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’ve not always been a big hater of winter, but I’ve already had enough of snow and cold for one season and I know I’m not alone in wishing for spring’s speedy arrival.

  • EDITORIAL: Deputies retirement plan change makes sense

    The Perry County Council will meet Wednesday evening to discuss changes to the retirement fund currently offered to deputies employed by the county sheriff’s department. As The News has reported, Sheriff Lee Chestnut wants the county to fund a transition from the current program under the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund to another geared toward police officers and firefighters.

  • Indiana Works to host Social Security WISE Event in Rockport Feb. 17

    ROCKPORT – Indiana Works will hold a Work Incentive Seminar Event at the Spencer County Public Library in Rockport at 1 p.m. Feb. 17.
    This WISE event can assist people receiving Social Security disability benefits who are interested in exploring work options and using incentives available through Social Security to keep benefits while trying to work. These incentives may help you financially.

  • Crisis Connection’s Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program, titled Financial Freedom, will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

  • Re-release sale of pictorial history book

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is re-releasing copies of the 150th Anniversary Pictorial History.
    With more than 150 pages of pictures and historical descriptions, nearly 1,000 references to individual people who have lived in Tell City this 8.5-by-11 inch display volume is a perfect gift or addition to the home of any fan of Tell City.

  • Glamour, Glitz and Gourmet event set for Feb. 26

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Women for Women Advisory Committee will again sponsor the Glamour, Glitz and Gourmet event at Schergens Center in Tell City.
    Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 and the community is invited to attend and peruse the booths and activities available.

  • Staying safe from fire

    One of four modern fire-alarm systems for the hearing impaired was dropped by The News for a demonstration last week by Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne.

  • TCHS soccer boosters ask community for help

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Soccer Boosters have initiated a fundraising campaign for Phase 2 Improvements at the high-school soccer field located at William Tell Elementary School. These proposed improvements include completing fencing around the perimeter of the field, adding bleachers and the placement of concrete walks.
    All donated money should be sent to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., 837 17th Street, Tell City, Indiana 47586, Attn: Soccer Boosters so that full tax benefits will be obtained.

  • Hospital to invest in new emergency records system

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will invest $354,910 in a new electronic medical-records system that will make the hospital’s emergency room nearly paperless. Trustees approved the purchase at their Jan. 26 meeting.