Today's News

  • COLUMN: Outwitted by a turtle


    Wars aren’t won in a single day but two days of trying to trap an elusive snapping turtle had me shaking my head in frustration last week.

  • EDITORIAL: Rally against invasion of privacy needs your support

    We Americans are reasonable, for the most part. While we love our freedoms, we realize we must sometimes accept restrictions on them. Our freedom to move about on the streets our taxes fund, for example, is restricted by stop lights and signs. We understand the need for them, so, for the most part, we comply with them.

  • Free fishing derby set for May 19

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby May 19. The event will be free and open to all children 15 years and younger.

    Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.

  • Earth Day sale reducing price of rain barrels

    CANNELTON –To celebrate Earth Day the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced it will offer rain barrels at half of the original price.  

  • Arts group to kick off 2012 Music in the Park series May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park will kickoff the 2012 season May 11. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. Music in the Park will take place the second Friday of each month from May to September.

  • Candidate forum Thursday at PC open to the public

    PERRY COUNTY –  A forum for local candidates seeking office in May’s primary is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Candidates for the contested races of county council and District 3 commissioner will give opening statements and answer questions.

    Candidates who are uncontested in the primary will be introduced but will not speak.

    The public is encouraged to attend. Anyone who would like to propose questions can do so by e-mailing them to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • Baseball-themed Sunday service

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  • Software allows quick resolution of problems

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The executive director for the Perry County Learning Academy reported at a regular meeting of its board of directors Tuesday that parents are responding well to an Apex instructional software, and it’s translating to students’ performance improvements.

  • Grant will reward top-performing teachers


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. is one of 28 Hoosier school districts awarded a combined $6 million to recognize and award their best teachers.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett announced recipients of the state’s Excellence in Performance for Teachers Grant at a ceremony Thursday in Indianapolis.

  • Port officials award bid

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority directors voted in a regular meeting April 10 to hire All Track of Cincinnati to upgrade rail crossings near the Spencer County community of Buffaloville for $50,680.

    Kevin Teague, operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier southern Railroad, said he needed to get a clarification from the company because it wasn’t clear in their bid package that both crossings were included.