Today's News

  • River Sweep poster contest taps young artists’ talents

    PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – public and private in kindergarten through 12th grades – are invited to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 check and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Parks board’s grant request for storage building denied

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s request for a $31,900 grant from the Schergens Foundation for a new storage building at Eagles Bluff Park has been turned down. But if the parks board can run 31 more 5-kilometer runs, it could raise the money for the building itself.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the department made $1,000 on the 5K race it ran at the Derby River Fest Oct. 6.

  • 8th District House candidate describes priorities

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Larry Bucshon told Perry County residents Thursday morning large-scale changes are necessary to get the nation back on the right track. Among them, the incumbent Indiana 8th District representative for the U.S. House said, are needs to reform the tax code and health-care system, make the national infrastructure a priority and reverse a trend toward lower-paying service jobs.

    He will face Democrat Dave Crooks and Libertarian Bart Gadau in the Nov. 6 general election.

  • Community Events, Oct. 15

    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.

  • Vectren not optimistic about syngas plant

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – Long a hotbed of contention since it was first initiated more than six years ago, Vectren officials believe a proposed substitute natural gas plant in Rockport could cost ratepayers.

  • Voice of Democracy contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our Constitution still relevant?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Cannelton coloring, essay winners

    Fourth-grader Daniel Applegate’s hand-drawn picture of the Myers Grade School Building in Cannelton (first picture) earned him first place in the school’s coloring contest held during Cannelton’s 175th anniversary celebrations.

  • Local benefits

    Benefit for Randy Tanner Sunday
    TELL CITY – The family and friends of Randall “Randy” Tanner are planning a benefit dance from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club.
    This benefit is to raise funds to help his family cover the expenses the bills and expenses from Tanner’s illness.
    Lots of food and drinks will be available at the benefit dance. No alcohol will be permitted.

  • Local spooky haunts, trails

    Bloody Ridge to offer scares through October
    CANNELTON – Bloody Ridge Haunted Trail will return to the Perry County in October at Buddy’s Tire Shop, 6032 Scotch Pine Road in Cannelton.
    The trail will be open Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, and Oct. 30 and 31. Admission is $5 and gates open at 6 p.m. each night. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 547-0943 pt 608-1339.

  • 10th annual Tri Kappa musical Nov. 9-11

    TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will present its 10th theatrical production Nov. 9-11 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ fellowship hall.
    The production “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree” is one in a series of “Nunsense” musicals written by Dan Goggin. Tri Kappa previously presented “Nunsense,” “Nuncrackers,” and “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.”