Today's News

  • Wheatley earns second degree from IUPUI

    INDIANAPOLIS – Chelsea Wheatley, daughter of Joe Voges and Angela Wheatley, graduated with her second degree from Indiana University School of Nursing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Dec. 17 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
    She is a previous graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. She will be employed as a registered nurse in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Riley’s Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
    She is the granddaughter of Hubert and Mary Jo Voges and the late Leonard and Regina Wheatley.

  • Help plan Tell City’s future

    TELL CITY – The public is encouraged to help shape what Tell City will look like 20, 30 and even 40 years from now by taking part in an information-gathering session for the city’s new comprehensive plan.

    The session from 2 to 4 p.m. March 9 will be held at the Schergens Center and will gauge the community’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

  • Drug charges filed against three people

    TELL CITY – Three people were arrested on drug charges in the past two weeks after separate investigations.

    Donald R. James, 54, of 904 Lauer Lane, Tell City, was arrested Feb. 11 on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.

    Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said officers received information and secured a search warrant for the home. Officers allegedly found several bags of methamphetamine, a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Historical Society to explore Fischer Chair Co.

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  • TCHS vice principal earns Lilly fellowship

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Lilly Endowment fellowship awarded to Tell City Junior-Senior High School’s assistant principal will allow him to take part in the nation’s second-oldest Ironman triathlon while adding to the health-and-fitness offerings available to students here at home.

    Chris Hollinden is one of 120 Indiana teachers, principals, guidance counselors and librarians to be awarded Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships.

  • Don’t spit at llamas; they’ll spit back!

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  • Council appoints rep to animal control board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Kristy Sodrel will represent Cannelton on a county animal welfare, control and education board being formed to meet a requirement in a similarly named ordinance.

  • Community Events, Feb. 27

    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.

    Beard Cemetery trustee needed
    BRISTOW – Anyone who wishes to serve as trustee of the Beard Cemetery is asked to submit their name by April 1 to Beard Cemetery Trustee, 22998 Blue Ridge Road, Bristow, IN 47575-9502.

  • Council imposes half-percent income tax

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We’ve cussed and discussed this for three years,” County Councilman Alan Cassidy said at a regular meeting Thursday. That body adopted a resolution to use a half-percent income-tax increase to fund construction of a new county jail.

  • Local Tri Kappa members attend convention in Mount Vernon

    TELL CITY – A Tri Kappa Province I convention was held last fall at Mount Vernon General Baptist Church. It was hosted by Province I Officer Kenda Hartmann and members of the active and associate Chapters from Mount Vernon.
    Officers and members attending from the Epsilon Omega Chapter were: president, Stephanie Walsh; vice president, Jody Robinson; recording secretary, Jean Schulthise; adviser Betty Cash and Kathy Kinnett, treasurer Lucy Alvey attended from the associate chapter.