Today's News

  • Hometown Competitiveness update coming Tuesday; public welcome

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a meeting Tuesday.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The Perry County HTC program is active in five areas, which it calls pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, “Leave a Local Legacy” and rural families; economic success.

  • Leopold teen accused of striking man with car

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    SANTA CLAUS – A Perry County teen was arrested Tuesday by Santa Claus Police after allegedly hitting another man with his vehicle.

  • Officials consider animal-board contenders

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners are considering two people for appointment to an animal welfare, control and education board being formed to enforce a similarly named ordinance they adopted in December.

  • Valentine’s Day Rush
  • PCDC eyes ‘innovation center’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A 10,000-square-foot facility proposed by the executive director of the Perry County Development Corp. would help attract residents back after they complete college and serve as an “incubation center” for start-up businesses.

  • Sleeping tight?

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

    The ages-old bedtime rhyme has lost any sense of merriment for a growing number of Perry County residents battling pesky bedbugs, which are invading homes and apartment buildings in increasing numbers. It may not be an invasion quite yet, but County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer said the problem is certainly growing.

  • Community Events, Feb. 20

    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.

  • Local Lent services

    St. John’s Lenten worship set
    EVANSTON – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Evanston will hold Lenten worship services every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. starting Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22).
    The Board of Education will serve soup and sandwiches every Wednesday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.
    The church is located 1⁄2 mile west of New Boston on County Road 1160 North. The Rev. Mile Mueller is pastor and may be reached at 547 2007 for information.  Everyone is invited to the Lenten services and meals.

  • Ball State announces local dean’s list students, graduates for fall

    MUNCIE – Ball State University has announced the names of students who graduated and those who were included on the dean’s list during the fall 2011 semester.
    Perry County students named to the dean’s list were Kellie Suttle of Leopold, Kristin Truelove of Saint Croix and Katelyn Bryant of Tell City.
    Gina Anderson of Tell City graduated with her master’s degree.

  • United Way of Perry County thanks donors

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the donations of hundreds of Perry County residents, local businesses and their employees, the United Way of Perry County has successfully raised $87,850 in pledges to benefit programs focused on education, health and financial stability in Perry County, organizers said.