Today's News

  • Texting while driving ban a smart step

    Distracted driving encompasses many things, from one’s drinking morning coffee to reading the newspaper, but research and tragic experiences show that using cell phones while driving is a preventa-ble distraction that outweighs all others. Most common sense should dictate good driving habits, but the 100-year history of the automobile has shown that not to be the case. It’s only human nature to fidget with the radio, primp in the mirror or talk with a rider. Twenty-first-century technology has only added to the list of things that divert our attention while on the road.

  • Main Street dragging back Saturday

    TELL CITY - A local man’s Facebook invitation to drag Main Street could draw hundreds of people to Tell City Saturday.
    “Friday and Saturday nights dragging Main Street was kind of like the center of our universe. Let’s take this day and relive that time, and maybe show our kids what a cool place Tell City was to grow up in,” Joe Morton posted. Word spread quickly through the social-media site and by word-of-mouth.

  • Cannelton street chief seeks money

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner Charlie Davis said many of the city’s storm drains and catch basins need work, but his department doesn’t have money to do it without dipping into its paving funds.

  • Saving Grace

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    A cat named Grace has a new chance at life thanks to a guardian angel with a gun and a big heart.
    Heather Glenn has no wings. A city cop who packs a 40 cal and takes no guff, her heart aches for those in need, people and animals alike and is counted on as a true friend.

  • Sheriff: Current jail doesn’t meet state codes

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer
    LEOPOLD - Officials overseeing a committee to develop a new county jail explained the scope of the project and heard public comment Tuesday during a meeting at Perry Central.

    As previously reported in The Perry County News, the committee is seeking public input on a proposed 49,900-square-foot, 112-bed jail that may be built behind the courthouse on Indiana 37 for an estimated cost of $15 million.

  • County’s TIF areas have no surplus funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission is required to approve annual reports describing tax-increment-financing surpluses, attorney Chris Goffinet reminded its members in a June 20 meeting.

  • Seven-run 4th propels Hair Razors to title

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors hit three doubles in a seven-run fourth inning to beat Cash Waggner 9-4 to win Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney Thursday.
    Katelyn Kaufman and Alli LaForce combined to pitch a three-hitter for Hair Razors.
    Cash Waggner took a 4-0 lead in the first three innings, though. It scored two runs in the second on two walks, an error, an infield hit by Jordyn Vogt, and an RBI grounder by Shannon Bryant.

  • Coke’s big comeback secures Babe Ruth title

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

  • Community News, June 30

    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.

  • Oil Township High School Class of 1961

    The Oil Township High School Class of 1961 held their 50-year class reunion June 10 at the Patio Steakhouse in Cannelton.