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Today's News

  • SIRS, Moose ready plans for walk ‘n’ roll

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions and Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 are teaming up for the first Summer Fest Walk, Run and Roll for Independence July 2.

    Individuals of all abilities are invited to join in the event, which consists of a 5-K run for avid runners and walkers, a 1-mile run-walk for beginners, a healthy 1-mile walk for kids, families and those who don’t run, and a 1-mile roll on a fully accessible route, perfect for families, wheelchairs, walkers and adaptive bikes.

  • State requirement raises school lunch prices

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – For the first time in seven years, meal prices at Cannelton schools are increasing. The school board voted Thursday to raise student breakfasts and lunches to $1.50 and $2, respectively, for the 2011-12 school year. That is 50 cents more than the previous year.

  • Port, rail traffic improve during May

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – May was “a pretty busy month,” Pete Jespersen reported at the June meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

  • Cops and campers

    More than 40 youngsters taking part in last week’s Cannelton Police Department Camp with a Cop grew in self-confidence, learned new skills and gained an appreciation for the work of law enforcement officers.

    Along with programs on crime-scene investigation, police dogs and water rescue, campers saw Perry County Rescue Squad members demonstrate the jaws of life. (Click photo to enlarge, then click right arrow to advance to the next one.)

  • Local church awards two scholarships

    Bristow Christian Church awarded two Cecil Aders Scholarships, $1,000 each, to local students.

  • Moose picnic kicks off Friday

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Sunday night.

    Activities swing into gear Friday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side, with meals, booths and entertainment.

  • County eligible for federal aid

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – A presidential decree granting public assistance to Hoosier communities means county and local governments will be able to recover some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent recovering from spring flooding and severe storms.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels announced last week that President Barack Obama had approved the funding request. Perry, Spencer, Crawford, Harrison and Dubois counties are eligible for federal funds.

  • Community news, June 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.

  • PCJW to host bingo booth at Fourth of July picnic

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women will sponsor its annual bingo booth at the Fourth of July Picnic July 1, 2 and 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.
    The cost per game will be 50 cents to play one card or $1 for three cards.
    Half-pot chance drawings will also be held every half hour.
    All players must be at least 18 years of age.
    The Perry County Junior Women’s mission is to promote the welfare of the community and its citizens through active, constructive projects.

  • PCMH Auxiliary book sale set for July 6

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have its annual used book sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6.
    It will be in the hospital near the Main Lobby. Paperback books will sell for 50 cents and hardback books for $1. All book donations will be greatly appreciated. 
    If you have any books to donate, drop them off at the hospital’s gift shop or take them to the hospital anytime after 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Auxiliary members will be there Tuesday after 3 p.m. setting up for the sale.