Today's News

  • We the Youth seeks applications for class

    TELL CITY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the 2012-13 program year.

    We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the upcoming school year. The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings. The meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Some of this year’s topics will include government, community involvement, Perry County history, mock court and values and decisions.

  • Sworn to protect and serve

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  • TCRAA to kick off 2012 Music in the Park series Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park will kickoff the 2012 season Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. Music in the Park will take place on the second Friday of each month from May to September.

  • Life-saving riders

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  • School board approves computers, insurance

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting April 19 the purchase of 30 computers from Matrix Integration of Jasper.

  • Longtime legislator never lost local ties


    JASPER – A Perry County native who served 16 years as a state legislator in southern Indiana died April 28 at the age of 82.

    Joseph Bruggenschmidt, who served in the Indiana House of Representatives and later the Indiana Senate, was remembered as a friend and effective public servant by many who knew and worked with him.

  • INDOT to close SR 66 in Cannelton for work

    CANNELTON – Sections of Cannelton’s Seventh Street will be closed in the near future as work continues to improve that portion of Indiana 66.

    A memo from the Indiana Department of Transportation identifies an unofficial detour to be used during the first of two phases of work as Herzeele Street to Fourth to Taylor, then back to Seventh Street.

    INDOT plans each closure to remain in effect for 60 days, according to the memo. Detour information for the second phase will be published before it begins.

  • Kentucky-fried Church

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  • Offices closed for primary election

    PERRY COUNTY – Election Day will prompt the closing of some offices Tuesday.

    The county courthouse will be closed, though the clerk’s office staff will continue to field election-related calls at 547-3741.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Tuesday and there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup after Monday.

  • Perry County’s primary ballot

    PERRY COUNTY – The following candidates will appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Circuit Court Judge
    Lucy Goffinet (D)

    County Commissioner
    District 1

    William E. Amos (D)

    County Commissioner
    District 3

    Randy C. Kleaving (D)
    Bradley J. Lynch (D)

    County Council
    (Three at-large seats)

    Ronald Crawford (D)
    Jody Fortwendel (D)