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Today's News

  • Volunteers needed for June 18 Ohio River Sweep

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers who contribute a few hours of their time next month for the 2011 Ohio River Sweep will be treated to lunch, but the real reward, Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith said Thursday, comes in helping to improve a shoreline in big need of a cleanup.

    “We provide everything, even a free T-shirt,” Smith said, adding that volunteers are what are needed most.

  • Speakers: Cannelton needs its library

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Only a handful of residents joined members of the Cannelton Public Library Board Thursday as it held an open public forum for the community to voice its concerns about talks of the library merging with the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Members of the Tell City-Perry County library board were also present to help answer questions.

  • Honoring our veterans

    Eric Schaad places a U.S. flag next to a grave in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Flooding had minor impact on port-rail operations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Southern Railroad employees had to clean mud out and put electronics back into a rail-car scale after April flooding which reduced rail traffic and caused pig-iron shipments to take to highways.

  • Humane Society wants to help animals hit by cars

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County president invited the county commissioners to attend a June 14 meeting of the Humane Society chapter and told them he’d also invited police dispatchers.

  • Henrickson 400 dash champion in regional

    EVANSVILLE—Ryan Henrickson won the 400-meter dash in the IHSAA boys track regional Thursday, becoming Tell City’s seventh regional champion in the last 42 years.

  • New coach makes good first impression

    We can’t know for sure how successful a new high school basketball coach will be until we’ve seen his team in action for several games and seen how he relates to his players and deals with parents, referees and the many ancillary responsibilities that few realize the job entails.

  • Noble new Tell City coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Troy Noble, who has been part of winning coaching staffs at four high schools and has also coached at several small colleges, was hired as Tell City’s boys basketball coach Thursday.

  • Community News, May 26

    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.

  • Kid’s fishing derby at Patoka

    BIRDSEYE – Grab your friends, family, fishing pole, tackle and bait, and head over to Patoka Lake from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4 for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby.
    Participants will meet at the Modern Campground Center Shelterhouse to begin registration and then take a short stroll down to the fishing pond. This event is for children 12 years of age and under and who are accompanied by an adult.