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Today's News

  • Primary in Cannelton Tuesday

    CANNELTON – Eyes will be on Cannelton Tuesday as voters there decide which of two Republican candidates for mayor should advance to November’s election.

    Former Mayor Mark Gerlach and former Cannelton City Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder are seeking their party’s nomination for mayor. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Smokey Graves.

    Because there are no contested races, there will be no primary elections in Tell City or Troy tomorrow.

  • River crests, begins retreat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – After rising to levels not seen since 1997, the Ohio River began what local officials hope will be a steady retreat.

    Steve Hauser, director of the Perry County Emergency Management Agency, said Friday the river crested overnight and then had dropped to 48.8 feet. The National Weather Service said the river would fall another 6 inches overnight.

    The river had been projected to crest at 49.5 feet, below the 1997 crest of 50.4 feet.

  • NEW - Indiana National Guard to turn armory over to city

    By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - The Indiana National Guard will officially relinquish control of the Tell City armory in a ceremony set to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the armory.

    "We're still fine-tuning the details," Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday morning, "but it will be a military ceremony" that will include a welcome by retired Col. John Bailey, the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, and an invocation by a military chaplain. Bailey now serves in a civilian capacity as state controller for the Guard.

  • Winners named in 23rd annual writing contest

    PERRY COUNTY – Ivan Bland IV, a junior at Perry Central High School, and Jordan Kemp, a sixth grade student at Chrisney Elementary, were selected as first place winners in the 23rd Annual Writing Contest sponsored by Southern Hills Counseling Center and the Friends of Southern Hills.

    Bland and Kemp received checks for $250 and plaques recognizing their winning stories.

  • CHS to host Holocaust remembrance event

    CANNELTON – The freshmen English and world history classes of Cannelton High School invite the Perry County community to “A Holocaust Day of Remembrance, as part of the National Days of Remembrance.”
    “Justice and Accountability in the Face of Genocide: What Have We Learned?” will be presented in the Cannelton Community Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 as part of the event. The community is invited to attend and remember the victims, survivors and liberators of The Holocaust, and work to stop the ongoing threat of genocide in the world.

  • Tots Lots visits county animal clinic

  • Cannelton students spruce up grounds

    Cannelton elementary students Noah Morrow, Isaac Corley, Samantha Clair and Cassie Bishop spruce up their school grounds. Perry County Community Foundation’s Learning to Give program endorses giving back to the community. All students in preschool through fifth grade helped with the project. Plants and mulch were purchased through the grant.
     

  • Community events, April 28

    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.

  • Story Mania at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library

    TELL CITY – On April 19, the Tell City-Perry County Public Library Young Adult Department hosted its second Story Mania Read-Aloud featuring the winners of the Story Mania short story writing contest.

    Guidelines were taken to all area junior and senior high schools at the beginning of January and teens in seventh through 12th grades were invited to write short stories for the contest.

  • Legion gives park new flag pole to display

    Tell City American Legion Post 213 donated a new flag pole to be placed in Sunset Park in Tell City. The pole was raised April 4. Mulzers Crushed Stone donated the concrete needed to secure the pole and the Tell City Street Department donated time and labor to hoist the pole with the American Flag.