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Today's News

  • Voters reminded of photo requirements

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County Precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2011.
    Voters are required to present photo ID at the polls in May’s primary, before casting a ballot. The ID must meet the following criteria:
    1. Display the voter’s name, and the name must conform to the name on the voter registration record.
    2. Display the voter’s photo.

  • Community chorus extends invitation to new members

    Lincoln Hills Community Chorus is seeking new members to join its weekly rehearsals.

  • Library to host steamboat traveling exhibition

    TELL CITY – Tell City will welcome a traveling steamboat exhibit next month as part of a statewide celebration of the first successful steamboat passage on the Ohio River.
    “Steamboat a Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans” is sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and will be at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library April 1-28.

  • Sign-ups being taken for summer classes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Summer classes will be conducted June 6 through June 24 if state approval is received, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad said at a regular school-board meeting March 17. Sign-ups were being taken, with approximately 30 students registered so far.
    In his role as high-school principal, Superintendent Al Chapman added that classes will be offered at that level if at least 15 students sign up for each of two classes offered.

  • Dogwood Tour plans in place

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    PERRY COUNTY – Dogwood blossoms are a harbinger of spring in Perry County and as April nears, plans are taking shape for the annual Perry County Dogwood Festival.

    This year’s celebration is scheduled for April 16-17, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

  • In memory of sacrifice
  • CORRECTED - Cannelton officials OK Old Gym repairs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor's Note: The headline for this story originally stated incorrectly that school officials approved the repairs described below.

  • UPDATE: Ohio River bridge reopens; police coax man to safety

    CANNELTON − The Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky., is back open Monday morning after a man sitting on a beam above the Ohio River was taken into custody an hour after he was spotted.

    The man, believed to be in his 40s, was not injured and was taken by officers to Perry County Memorial Hospital for evaluation. Police have not confirmed the man threatened to jump but officers said the man was perched on a beam and initially refused to return to the highway decking.

  • Community events, March 24

    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.

  • Storm’s 106th b-day celebration today

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a 106th birthday celebration in honor of Julia Storm from 2 to 3 p.m. today. The celebration will be held in the Station 1 dining room. The public is invited to attend and wish Julia a happy birthday.
    Anyone wanting to send her a birthday greeting can write to her at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586