Today's News

  • COLUMN: Admitting our faults

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey have a custom of gathering together once or twice a year to share their own faults. I’ve never witnessed one of the “chapter of faults,” but the admission of minor personal flaws was something of a tradition at the Jesuit community in Detroit where I lived for a year in the 1990s.

  • EDITORIAL: Occupy Wall Street reflects Main Street concerns

    Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have taken the nation by storm and while Perry County may seem far removed from the towering facades of Wall Street, many here share the same concerns as those staking out lower Manhattan. We join in their anger over the unfairness of the big-bank bailouts, the excessive role of business and its money in government and a growing economic inequality.  

    Amid these many problems, we hope the grassroots movement doesn’t overlook what’s right with our American economy.

    First, the problems.

  • Community Events, Oct. 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.

  • County to get $19,506 from state timber sales

    INDIANAPOLIS – Sixteen counties are sharing more than $280,000 that the Department of Natural Resources is distributing from revenues generated by state forest timber sales.

    The revenue sharing is established in Indiana law, which bases each county’s share on 15 percent of net revenue from state forest timber sales in each county during the 2010-11 fiscal year.

    Perry County is receiving $19,506.33, while neighboring Crawford and Dubois counties will get $24,173.46 and $39,618.09, respectively.

  • JA launches Destined to Travel contest

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Junior Achievement USA is offering high-school students an opportunity to win a three-day adventure for four people to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

    To enter the Destined to Travel with JA contest, students need to review an interactive Destination Build lesson, a teaching tool that allows students to explore the tourism industry, complete a quick quiz and submit their answers.

  • Perry County Public Library releases winter bookmobile schedule

    TELL CITY – Following is the winter schedule for the Perry County Bookmobile. Materials may be returned to any stop on the schedule or to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library or the Cannelton Public Library.
    School stops are scheduled with classes all day; for smaller crowds and easier selection, avoid those stops. If school is canceled or is released early, the bookmobile schedule may change. When in doubt, contact the library.
    Anyone wishing to check out materials on the bookmobile will have to have a library card.

  • Super Bowl fans to receive greetings from William Tell Elementary

    TELL CITY – A warm welcome can go a long way on a cold day, which is why the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee has asked elementary students across the state to make welcome cards that will be placed in the 18,000 hotel rooms in the Indianapolis area to welcome Super Bowl guests as well as showcase Indiana.

    William Tell Elementary fifth- and sixth-graders are doing their part. More than 100 cards were recently completed and mailed.

    Examples of the messages inside:

  • Moskos wins News landmarks contest

    CANNELTON – Christal Moskos was among several people who correctly identified photos of 16 Cannelton landmarks as part of a News scavenger hunt. She wins a year’s subscription. Others who entered the contest were Jason and Angel Gaynor, Jim and Mary Snyder, Brian Huebschman and Tammy Carter, Kena Bolin and Doris Hess.

  • Agape hosts community block party

    Agape Community Church hosted a block party for the city of Cannelton Sept. 10. Nearly 400 free meals were served thanks to a grant from the United Way of Perry County. The day was spent with many games and activities for all ages with door prizes given away every 30 minutes.

    Due to generosity of the following businesses, the event was a success, according to organizers: Subway, McDonald’s, Butler Family Dentistry, Dr. Dianne Rudolph, Tell City Twin Cinema, Agape Thrift Store, Arby’s and Sara Shivley - Mary Kay beauty consultant.

  • Commissioner to face more testing while on probation

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel won’t serve any additional months of probation for a drunk-driving conviction but a special judge ordered him Friday to undergo more frequent testing for alcohol use.

    Fortwendel appeared before Judge Edward Campbell Friday and admitted he violated his probation by consuming alcohol. A random test issued Aug. 1 allegedly determined Fortwendel had consumed alcohol. As part of his probation, Fortwendel is prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol.