Today's News

  • State group recommends overlay for 812 area code

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is recommending the all-services overlay option for implementing a new telephone area code throughout southern and south-central Indiana.

    A new area code will be needed because of the dwindling number supply for the 812 area code, which has remained largely unchanged since 1947. The 812 area code is projected to exhaust its number supply in 2015.

  • Cannelton’s annual ACES walk

    Preschool through fifth-grade students and staff took their annual All Children Exercising Simultaneously Walk recently. Everyone took a walk around town and also utilized the new Cannelton Greenway.

  • Tell City to seek grant for school-resource officer


    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will apply for a federal grant that, if received, will allow its police department to place a resource officer in city schools.

    Assistant Police Chief John Allen reported May 6 that the department wanted to apply for a Community Oriented Police Services Grant for a school resource officer.

  • Sectional Champs Again

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  • Tell City students excel in academic bowl


    TELL CITY – Tell City Troy-Township students did not disappoint in the 2013 Indiana Academic Super Bowl State Finals. Students followed up their winning ways at area competitions by placing in the top ranks statewide.

    Tell City Junior High School Academic teams competed in Class 3 of a statewide competition held April 27 at Evansville North Junior High School.

  • Photographs can be picked up at News office

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News has many photographs on file that belong to readers and while we don’t want to throw them away, we cannot keep them forever.
    If you brought in a photo for an engagement, wedding, obituary, memorial, birthday, congratulations, baby contest and club, please come by and pick them up. We know these memories mean very much to you. If you have already picked up your photo, thank you.

  • Reunions, May 20 issue

    Roy-Harper family
    SELVIN – Anyone related to Charles Edwin Harper and Mary C. “Molly” Riddle is invited to attend a family reunion at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yellow Banks Center in Selvin.
    The children of Charles and Molly are Bessie Leigh (Harper) Wright, Clarence Edwin Harper, James Silas Harper and Charles Augustus “Gus” Harper.
    Children from Mattison Franklin Riddle and Molly Riddle are Olive M. Riddle and Howard F. Riddle.

  • Chapman claims he’s broke


    PERRY COUNTY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, accused of stealing more than $200,000 from school coffers, said Friday he has no money to hire an attorney to represent him.

    In a video hearing before Judge Lucy Goffinet, Chapman was appointed a pauper attorney after saying he had less than $250 in his savings and checking accounts.

  • Herbal remedies program at library June 1

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will host Cindy Jones, a representative of Herbs and Health Care Inc. at 1 p.m. June 1.
    Jones will give a presentation on using herbal remedies. She will focus on the various uses of single and herbal combinations as an alternative to traditional medicine. Developing healthy habits by using supplements will also be discussed. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event to learn more.

  • Dale townwide yard sale June 7-8

    DALE – The Dale Women’s Organization invites the public to the 10th annual townwide yard sale in Dale June 7 and 8.
    The deadline to register as a vendor for the event will be Thursday. Vendor registration will benefit the group’s back to school supply program and the Toys for Kids program at Christmas.
    For more information, contact Donna Dickman at (812) 937-2629.
    A softball tournament will also be held that day.
    The Dale Women’s Organization is a nonprofit group for the betterment of the children in north Spencer County.