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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Stories I’d like to write

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Someone asked me not long ago about what stories I’d like to write if I had the time. I clicked off a few ideas but I’ve thought about the question since then.

    The list has grown longer and I’ll mention a few here in hopes readers can help contact me with feature stories. Most of these are outdoors related, a sign, perhaps, that I wish I could be outside more. If you or someone you know participates in any of these activities, call me at 547-3424 or drop me an e-mail at editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • EDITORIAL: Cheers for the U.S. space shuttle program

    An era of space exploration and advancement came to an end last week and we’re all the richer for the collective effort of the nation’s three-decades-old shuttle program.

    The space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth Thursday morning. Its successful voyage marked the 135th shuttle mission and the iconic images of the orbitters’ attached external fuel tanks hurtling into space amid plumes of smoke is something we will all remember.

  • Late-night fire

    A blaze heavily damaged a vacant home in Cannelton late Thursday. 

  • Chamber selling tickets for 'The King and I'

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee has announced a new outlet for obtaining tickets for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

    Tickets can be ordered from cast and crew members or purchased at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St. in Tell City. Phone orders can be placed by calling the chamber office at 547-2385.

    “The King and I” is the 22nd musical presented by the Schweizer Fest committee and is sponsored by Old National Bank. Show dates are Aug. 4, 5, 6 and 7.

  • Democrats’ July book drive will benefit Perry County libraries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrat Association is conducting an annual book drive during July to benefit local libraries.

    Books can be donated through drop boxes at Noble’s IGA in Tell City and Tom’s Circle S in Cannelton.

    For more information or for large donations, contact association President Chris Allen at (812) 267-0457.

  • Clarification

    Mark Ramsey, an attorney who was said to own neglected Cannelton property discussed in a News report Thursday, only recently entered negotiations to purchase the home in the 4000 block of Indiana 66, he explained that day. The News quoted Mayor Smokey Graves as saying Ramsey owned the property, and it had been a problem for more than three years. “The reason I bought it was I had to drive by it every day,” Ramsey said of the foreclosed property, “and I thought, ‘this place needs to be cleaned up.’ ”

  • Administrator withdraws offer for appointments

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg announced at a county-commissioners meeting Wednesday that two positions will soon open on the county’s hospital board.

  • Cannelton leaders adopt rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council adopted at a regular meeting July 11 an ordinance giving the city the right to inspect rental properties, but encountered opposition before voting.

  • Arrest made in pair of burglaries

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A police investigation led to the arrest Tuesday of a Tell City man for his role in a pair of burglaries.

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith said Steven Harrison, 38, of 806 Traphagen Court, faces two counts each of burglary and theft, as well as counts of carrying a handgun without a license, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia and criminal mischief.

    His wife, Sammi, also faces pending charges, including conspiracy to commit burglary, Smith said.

  • Principals discuss ISTEP scores

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board heard from the principals of both Tell City schools about the recent release of ISTEP scores.

    William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said the elementary students’ scores were “not quite as high (as last year), but still had some bright points. We’re still very proud of the test scores we have.”