Today's News

  • Salvation Army needs bell-ringers; can you spare two hours for others?

    PERRY COUNTY – The Salvation Army helps people.

    Salvation Army kettle coordinator Randy Roccia needs people to help.

    “I am extremely excited in the fact that we are again allowed to have fundraising kettles at each of the Tell City Wal-Mart store entrances,” he said in a plea he e-mailed Thursday to friends and associates, including The News. “This year’s dates are from Nov. 18 through Dec. 24.”

  • Cuts to county planning, zoning draw questions

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals voiced disappointment and concern Tuesday over budget cuts that will trim by more than half in 2012 the hours worked by the director of planning and zoning while doing away with a clerical position altogether.

    The county council’s budget for next year reduces to 15 hours the time Jim Gogel will work next year. He has been working more than 30 hours each week.

  • A count and a queen

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  • HHCC ladies to host Holiday House Tour

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosier Heights County Club Ladies Auxiliary will host a Holiday House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Dec. 11.
    Several local homeowners will open their homes for the tour, including Guy Neil and Laverne Ramsey, J.B. and Jayne Land, Ryan and Bridget Oberhausen, Randy and Karen Lyons and Frank Stiles. Also on the tour will be the Franklin School, which has been renovated into apartments by owner occupants Larry and Kathy Fleming and family.

  • Sheriff declines pay raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Sheriff Lee Chestnut asked the county council at a regular meeting Thursday to rescind a raise four of its members granted him for next year.

    He said for an Oct. 17 News report he hadn’t asked for the $3,000 pay hike suggested by Councilman Ron Crawford Sr. and supported by Councilmen Jim Adams, Alan Cassidy and Stan Goffinet. Chestnut also said he wasn’t aware it was to be proposed.

  • Happy retirement, Lester!

    Lester Perryman was showered with good wishes and fond stories Thursday as he prepared to retire from the Tell City Water Department after more than 14 years.

    Dale Poole, the utility’s superintendent, called Perryman a dependable worker “up to his ears in water and up to his neck in mud” on more than one occasion as he responded to main breaks. Former Mayor Bill Goffinet recalled a Christmas Eve break on Franklin Street that kept Perryman and others away from their families and church for several hours.

  • Daum, Kohnert seek District 2 council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Voters in Tell City’s Ward 2 will decide one of two contested races next week for common council. Seeking election to their first public office Nov. 8 are Democrat Edward Joseph Daum and Republican Julie (Conner) Kohnert.

  • EUCC’s month-long homecoming celebration begins Sunday

    TELL CITY – Evangelical United Church of Christ at 10th and Jefferson streets is beginning a month long homecoming celebration Sunday.
    The theme for the Homecoming for the 148-year-old congregation is, “With God’s help, we are rooted in the past, shaping the present and building the future.” Fun, excitement, worship and reminiscing will occur each Sunday.
    A review of history and trivia of the church will be a part of the Oct. 30 service. Nov. 6 will include special music.

  • Church News, Oct. 27

    Tell Street Baptist to host concert Sunday
    TELL CITY – Tell Street Baptist Church, located at the corner of Tell and 33rd streets in Tell City, will hold a gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sunday.
    The gospel group Truth Betold will sing during the morning service. Group members are Kenny Roberts, Oliver “Gene” Jones, Alan Berry, Barbara Berry and Jerome Harding.
    A carry-in fellowship meal will follow the event. At 1:30 p.m., the group will perform an extended concert. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Community News, Oct. 27

    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.

    Mu Gamma gathering today
    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.
    Hostesses will be Sondra Vanconia, Shelda Schmidt and Susan Harpenau.