Today's News

  • Community events, July 21

    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.

  • Green Thumbs at Anderson Woods

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles about activities at Anderson Woods, a summer camp for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

    The fifth session of camp was the start of Anderson Woods’ weeks for adult campers. Last week there were campers from young- to middle-aged adults. As everyone arrived on Monday morning, the campers were reunited with old friends and also had the opportunity to begin many new friendships. Camp provides a social outlet for many of the adults who attend.

  • William Tell Senior Center to host yard sale Aug. 5, 6

    TELL CITY – The William Tell Senior Center is having a yard sale, Friday, Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7 a.m. to noon at the center, 1301 11th St., Tell City.
    Everyone is asked to bring their items clean and priced to be donated for this, on card nights, Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or on dance nights, Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Baked goods and produce will be appreciated also.
    Sausage, gravy and biscuits, coffee and orange juice will also be available for breakfast until 10 a.m. each day.

  • Library to showcase e-readers Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will offer two upcoming showcases for individuals interested in seeing what the e-book craze is all about.
    Residents will have a chance to look at several of the major brands of e-readers, including the Nook, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader and Kobo, and see which one might be for them. The first showcase will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library. The second will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17. The library is scheduled to start lending e-books to patrons Aug. 31.

  • Crisis Connection hosts drive for back-to-school supplies for victims’ children

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc., the local nonprofit, volunteer-based, victim-assistance program that serves victims of sexual and domestic violence, is seeking donations for the children of abuse victims as they prepare to return to school.

  • Federal law enforcement officer involved in crash

    TELL CITY – A federal law-enforcement officer escaped injury Sunday when he lost control of his patrol vehicle near the intersection of Indiana 37 and Indiana 70.

    Donald Kidd, who is assigned to the Hoosier National Forest, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital after complaining of chest pain. Kidd lost control of his vehicle and struck a gate at the Indiana Department of Transportation garage at the intersection and then traveled down an embankment.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Department investigated the accident.

  • Reunions, July 21

    TCHS 1971
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40th class reunion, Friday, Aug. 12 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin Pit in Tell City.
    Cost is $20 per person, checks payable to Tell City Class of 1971, and mailed to Janet Damin, 1402 11th St., Tell City, IN 47586.
    Social hour begins at 6 p.m., class pictures taken at 6:30 p.m. with dinner buffet beginning at 7 p.m.
    All classmates are encouraged to attend. Former teachers and coaches of this class are welcome to come.

  • Alvey promoted to assistant superintendent at BCF

    TELL CITY – Branchville Correctional Facility and the Indiana Department of Correction have named Kathy Alvey as the new assistant superintendent of re-entry. She will oversee most aspects of offender re-entry, including recreation, classification, post-release housing, program placement and community services.

  • Troy High School Class of 1948

  • Back-to-school consignment sale planned

    LEWISPORT, Ky. – In hard economic times, a little help in any form or fashion is a positive. With school set to start just around the corner, buying school supplies and clothing is just an added expense to tight pocketbooks.
    Two moms from Hancock County, Ky., wanted to make the clothing buying not so cringing for parents as well.