Today's News

  • Ranger district open house today

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend an open house today 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 about the 75th anniversary of the forest.

  • Moved recently? Check voter registration

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for the general election being conducted Nov. 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    This year’s elections are being conducted in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • No mail delivery Monday; some offices closed

    PERRY COUNTY – Federal and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. City and county offices will be open and in Tell City, there will be no change in next week’s trash pickup.

    While trash will be collected, there will be no mail delivery Monday, meaning that day’s issue of The News won’t reach mailboxes until Tuesday. Monday’s issue will be on newsstands over the weekend.

  • Works-board meeting canceled

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled, according to the city’s clerk-treasurer, Arvina Bozarth.

    The common-council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. that day will be conducted.

  • Dragging Main, Part Deux

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  • Forest Service plans autumn burns in three areas

    PERRY COUNTY – Prescribed burns in three local areas of the Hoosier National Forest are planned this fall, officials from the U.S. Forest Service announced this week. A public meeting next week will share details.

    The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Perry Central High School Library. The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the prescribed burn program in the forest, including the areas proposed for fall burning.

  • Cannelton, Bristow next fall tour stops

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – After a sun-kissed weekend at Celina Lake and Rome, the Hoosier Heritage Fall tour visits Cannelton Saturday for that city’s Heritage Fest. Sunday’s events will be in Bristow as the town welcomes thousands of people for a car show and entertainment.

    Hours in Cannelton are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, with events on Washington Street.

  • Community Events, Oct. 6

    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.

  • Early Autumn at Celina Lake

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  • Maurices announces local scholarship winner

    TELL CITY – Donald Fulkerson, son of Eugene and Lynn Fulkerson, of Cannelton was recently named a Maurices scholarship recipient.
    Maurices announced the names of 17 students across the country who have been awarded scholarships based on “their hard work and dedication,” a press release from the store stated.
    The Ascena Scholarship Program was developed in 1996 and has given scholarships to more than 401 children of associates at Dress Barn, Maurices and Justice stores.