Today's News

  • Learning academy serves as ‘stepping stone’ for teachers

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – When the board of directors for the Perry County Learning Academy got to the fourth item on their Jan. 15 agenda, the resignation of Carrie Guillaume as program assistant, Executive Director Mike Bishop said her approximately18 months of service to the alternative school is about normal.

  • Mayor: Visitors center on track for completion

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing provided an update Jan. 22 on construction of a visitors and event center on Seventh Street.

    She’d been assured the project would be completed by its deadline at month’s end, she said during a meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety, adding, “we do have a couple of issues pending.”

  • Roberts a finalist in VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest

    TELL CITY – Will Roberts has earned the right to advance as a finalist in the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest after presenting his essay, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Jan. 12 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City.

    He argued that in addition to remaining relevant throughout the nation’s history, the Constitution provides a foundation that allowed America to become a superpower, facilitates a fair judicial system and guarantees individual rights.

  • 3-on-3 Power of Youth co-ed basketball tourney coming April 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tourney for the following age groups: junior-high grades 6-8; senior-high grades 9-12 and adults out of high school. The tourney is a fundraiser for the Power of Youth Grant Cycle, which will focus on youth and wellness. The tourney will be held April 6, beginning at 9 am at William Tell Elementary School. Registration is $25 per team with a maximum of four people on a team.

  • Company donates truck to parks department

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’ve been needing a truck since before I took the position,” the director of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department told the News Jan. 28.

  • Trash collection aids clean-city designation

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY– Tell City’s street commissioner said Jan. 22 his crews “ran the streets and picked up (trash) from curb to curb” and “picked up seven-and-a-half full pickup loads of trash, mainly fast-food containers.”

  • Bucshon talks jobs, federal spending


    TELL CITY – After a tour of Waupaca Foundry and Dixon’s Auction and Realty, 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon fielded questions Wednesday from Perry County officials and residents concerned about cuts to federal programs and the need for more income from public lands in the county.

  • Alleged drug lab dismantled

    Firefighters stood by while officers from Tell City, Perry County and the Indiana State Police removed items from a trailer on Bradford Drive Friday afternoon. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Education notes, Feb. 4

    Health fair at TCJSHS
    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a school-wide, community health fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the school’s auxiliary gym.
    The community is invited to attend. There will be a variety of activities for everyone to participate in.

    Renaissance yard sale March 9
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance yard sale will be held from 6 a.m. until noon March 9 in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.  

  • Community Events, Feb. 4

    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.

    Parent program at Early Head Start Friday