Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Animal-control rules need to be fair but have teeth

    We commend county officials, members of an ordinance-draft committee and Perry Countians with a deep concern for animals for their work crafting a set of animal-control regulations. As we’ve reported repeatedly, and as late as Thursday, work on the ordinance continues.

    We believe the ordinance, once tweaked, will serve the interests of animals, their caretakers and the taxpaying public.

  • Free plane rides to be offered Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Looking for something new and exciting to do? Do you want to participate in an activity sure to have your kids talking about for weeks afterward? Then plan to attend Hancock County Airport’s second annual open house Saturday.

    Activities for the day include displays of civilian aircraft, skydivers, hayrides and free plane rides for kids from the Young Eagles program. It is for kids aged 8 to 18 and riders need to get their parents to sign a waiver for them to fly.

  • Ganging up against bullying

    Sally Wolfe, school counselor at William Tell Elementary School, accepts checks from Clarence Franchville (left) and Ron Crawford in support of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday

    ROCKY POINT – Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and Winery and the River Valley Bicycle Club are sponsoring their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday.

    The tour includes routes consisting of a metric century (64 miles), a half century (32 miles) and a quarter century (16 miles). All rides travel through the hills of Perry County and at times pass through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River.

  • Cannelton officials approve EDC loan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Economic Development Committee and Common Council agreed in separate meetings Sept. 12 to loan Robert M. Moskos $60,000 for improvements he’s making to buildings on the city’s Seventh and Eighth streets.

  • Ranger district open house planned

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend an open house Oct. 6 at the Tell City Ranger District office. The office will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments, door prizes and information on the forest.

    Co-sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the event will celebrate 75 years of the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County and the Tell City community. There will be historic displays and information available on the 75th anniversary of the forest.

  • Two charged in Millstone break-ins

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    MILLSTONE – A Tobinsport man remains in the Perry County Jail after being charged with burglary and theft for his alleged involvement in a pair of July break-ins at a home on Millstone Road.

    Andrew T. Stout, 20, of 6408 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, was being held Friday on $10,005 cash bail. He was detained in Tell City Sept. 7 after police determined he was a suspect in the two burglaries. He was issued a criminal summons but was arrested and jailed Sept. 10

  • Oil Township 1947-48 Basketball Homecoming

    Ovalee LaGrange loaned The News this photo of Oil Township High School basketball players and the homecoming queen court in 1947 or 1948.

    Front row, from left, are Phyllis Sprinkle, _______ Thomas and Goldie (Cunningham) Edwards. Basketball players from left are Harold Reusch, Bunny Lyons Bud Saalman, Doyle Edwards, Roscoe Gibson, Jimmy Underhill, Cletus Doogs, Clyde Smith, Dale Reuth, Bob LaGrange, Wayne LaGrange, Jimmy Smith and Bud Jobe.

  • Kickoff event to take on carnival theme

    TELL CITY – Entertainment, games and food await the community as Perry County’s participation in the Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program nears a public kickoff.

  • Community Events, Sept. 19

    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@perrycounty news.com. Please include a telephone number.