Today's News

  • County tax sale nets $75,000+

    PERRY COUNTY – County Auditor Connie Berger and County Treasurer Judy Pund conducted the county’s annual delinquent-property tax sale Thursday. Such a sale is required to be held in each Indiana county for properties where an owner of real estate fails to pay the property taxes from the prior year’s first property tax bill installment.

  • Additional ‘bigs’ needed to mentor local ‘littles’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re struggling to find ‘bigs;’ we have a lot of ‘littles’ but no volunteers,” said Jaime Hess, director of Big Brothers-Big Sisters for Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Tell City’s year-long battle to demolish old hotel going to state appeals court

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals will have a role in deciding how soon a half-collapsed former hotel in Tell City is razed.

    Rebarr Restoration LLC has appealed a judgment order issued in July by Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet that ordered the company to demolish the former William Tell Hotel at the corner of Main and Washington streets.

  • United Way gearing up for campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with the money raised in coming months funding a variety of community benefits including emergency aid, health services and educational opportunities.

    Bruce Knox is this year’s campaign chairman and he said he is looking forward to sharing the story of United Way with individuals and groups. Knox has a long record of supporting United Way, both as a past board member and campaign organizer.

  • EUCC bazaar set for Oct. 1

    TELL CITY – The annual Evangelical United Church of Christ bazaar will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 1 in fellowship hall.
    The bazaar will be an old-fashioned breakfast with homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, German fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, toast, sausage patties, coffee and orange juice available.
    There will also be a country store featuring homemade baked items, candy, canned fruit and vegetables, relish, jellies, pickles and craft items.
    The public is invited to attend.

  • Pageant planned for Rome Octoberfest

    ROME – A pageant is being put together for this year’s Octoberfest in Rome.
    The event will start at 1 p.m. Oct. 2 and categories will include newborn to 6-month-old boys and girls; 7- to 12-month-old boys and girls; 13- to 24-month-old boys and girls, 2- to 4-year-old boys and girls, 5- to 7-year-old boys and girls, 8- to 10-year-old girls, 11- to 12-year-old girls, 13- to 15-year-old girls and 16- to 19- year-old girls.
    There will also be a twins and multiples category.

  • Community Events, Sept. 12

    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.

    Special needs group gathering
    TELL CITY – The Tri-County Special Needs Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The public is welcome to attend.

  • Forestry tour


  • Bowlers from 1959 identified

    TELL CITY – A reminiscing photo of six 1959 bowlers published Aug. 25 drew the interest of several readers. The bowlers have been identified as Eddie Marchand, Lester “Casey” Leistner, Jack Howland, Bud Hartwick, Charlie Biever and Frank Hess.

  • Education notes

    GED testing at Perry Central
    LEOPOLD – GED testing at Perry Central Community School is open to all Hoosier residents.
    Registration is required before testing and information is available on the school’s Web site, www.pccs.k12.in.us.
    Susie Knox is the chief GED examiner and can provide more information to those seeking their GED for employment or higher education. She can be reached at 547-3347.