Today's News

  • Officials OK ‘fondo’ route, traffic counts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved at a regular meeting the portion of a bicycle route that will pass through Perry County as part of the Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo Sept. 21-22.

  • Now that’s a graduation gift!


    TELL CITY – Logan Harding should be excused if he feels like he has the world at his feet. He just graduated high school – as one of his class’ valedictorians, nonetheless – and is set to study mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He also just won a brand-new 600-hp convertible.

    Harding, 18, and a Perry Central grad, won a 2012 limited edition Camaro Panther in a drawing sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids, a national seed company based in Indiana.

  • Police: Mom let son sell her morphine to classmates


    TELL CITY – Tell City police said a woman charged with dealing in morphine allowed her juvenile son to sell the drug to high-school students and others before tips to police led to a search of their home June 3.

    Christina Mohr, 39, of 648 14th St., Tell City, was jailed on preliminary charges of conspiracy to deal in a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance. The conspiracy charge is a Class B felony.

  • City pushes for demolition of Heck building

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted unanimously in a special meeting May 28 to continue to press Carolyn Barr to tear down the former Heck building and to seek fines they previously imposed upon her.

  • News in Brief, June 10

    Cannelton block party Saturday
    CANNELTON – A block party at Cottonmill Apartments for all Cannelton residents will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
    Free food, games, prizes and family activities will be available.

    Horlander to celebrate 100th birthday
    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a 100th birthday party for Doretha Horlander at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Transitional Care Dining Area. The community is invited to attend or send her a card to help celebrate the occasion.

  • Community Events, June 10

    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.

    Cannelton Legion meeting

  • A day at the quarry

    During April the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start Center enjoyed Fathers, Uncles, Dads, Grandpas, Etc. Day – or FUDGE – activities.

  • Reunions, June 10

    TCHS 1973
    TELL CITY – Tell City High School Class of 1973 will hold an organization and planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fiesta Grande.
    All classmates are invited to attend to help plan the upcoming reunion.

    Rickenbaugh family

    PERRY COUNTY – The Rickenbaugh family reunion is set for June 30 at the Rickenbaugh House at Seline Lake in Perry County.
    A basket dinner will begin around noon. Campsites are available for family members.

  • Annual pageant entries

    TELL CITY – Applicants are sought for the 2013 Schweizer Fest pageant. Applications are ready and available at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City.
    Age groups this year are as follows: Mini Princess, girls 2 to 3 years of age; Little Princess, 4 to 5 years of age Miss Princess, girls 6 to 8 years of age; Mini Prince, boys 2 to 3 years of age; Little Mister, boys 4 to 5 years of age; Mister Prince, 6 to 8 years of age; Junior Miss, girls 9 to 12 years of age; Teen Miss, girls 13 to 16 years of age; Miss Queen, girls 17 to 22 years of age.

  • Annual Derby Riverfest set to kick off June 22

    DERBY – Derby Community Association is accepting applications for vendor space for the Derby Riverfest June 22 at Mulzer Park in Derby.
    Fest activities will include a flea market, community yard sales, antique tractor and gas engine show, a tractor pull for kids, free kids games, a 5K run-walk, a bowfishing tournament and live entertainment.
    Food, beverages and wine tasting will also be available.
    Proceeds from the event will benefit the community association.