Today's News

  • Perry Central graduate earns top teaching honors

    Feature Writer

    EVANSVILLE – When Dr. Joy Cook, assistant professor of radiologic and imaging sciences at the University of Southern Indiana, found out she had been awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for a new faculty member by the school, she was more than a little surprised.

    “I had no clue I had been nominated,” she said in a phone interview. “I feel very honored that a student or someone in my professional area considers what I do great for students.”

  • Recycling district eyes household hazardous-waste plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The executive director and advisory board of the Perry County Recycling Management District are continuing to work toward launching a household-hazardous-waste collection program and have put a proposed office-paper shredding effort on hold to focus on it.

    The director, Ken Smith, said at a board-of-directors meeting March 22 he was awaiting a quote for a concrete containment unit to go under a building that will house the materials.

  • Board OKs school calendar for 2012-13

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The only difference between two school calendars proposed by Interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting March 15 was whether or not schools would be open the Monday following Easter.

  • Hopping Toward Easter

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  • 7th Street project on evening agenda


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will be asked tonight to consider a resolution of support for a $1.2 million Seventh Street event and visitors center.

    A favorable vote won’t commit the city to the project but would allow the next formal steps of preparing designs and preparing the project for bids.

  • Property-tax bills hitting mailboxes soon


    TELL CITY – As if leaves bursting onto trees and the hum of lawnmowers weren’t proof enough, Perry Countians will soon experience another sure sign of spring: property-tax bills.

    The first installment of property taxes will be due on the traditional date of May 10 with bills scheduled to be mailed today, County Treasurer Judy Pund said. It could be a few days, however, before they begin hitting mailboxes.

  • Troy sets town spring cleanup for April 19, 20

    TROY – The town of Troy will hold its annual spring cleanup April 19 and 20. This is a chance for all property owners to clean up before letters are sent from the town attorney enforcing an ordinance on property maintenance.
    All items must be at the curbside by 7 a.m. April 19. The regular trash route will be followed. No batteries, items with Freon, tires or regular household trash will be accepted. Paint cans left out must be empty.

  • Community events, April 2

    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.

    K of C Lenten dinners
    TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus will host their annual Lenten fish dinners every Friday through Lent. Serving will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the K of C.

  • Reunions, April 2

    TCHS 1962
    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Class of 1962 will celebrate its 50th class reunion Aug. 11 at the American Legion.
    Organizers are still attempting to locate the following classmates: Michael Crook, Janette Davis, Royce Devillez, Ernest Goody, Terrel Laflin, Linda Ludwig, Joetta Reed, Kenny Vincent and Richard Wheatley.
    If anyone has any information in regard to these classmates, contact Kaye (Goble) Kleeman at 547-5875 or send e-mail to tc62classreunion@gmail.com.

  • Volunteers to be honored April 12

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center – Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., in Tell City will host a volunteer-recognition event April 12.
    Festivities will kick off at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served after the program. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.