Today's News

  • Sign-ups being taken for summer classes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Summer classes will be conducted June 6 through June 24 if state approval is received, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad said at a regular school-board meeting March 17. Sign-ups were being taken, with approximately 30 students registered so far.
    In his role as high-school principal, Superintendent Al Chapman added that classes will be offered at that level if at least 15 students sign up for each of two classes offered.

  • Dogwood Tour plans in place

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    PERRY COUNTY – Dogwood blossoms are a harbinger of spring in Perry County and as April nears, plans are taking shape for the annual Perry County Dogwood Festival.

    This year’s celebration is scheduled for April 16-17, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

  • In memory of sacrifice
  • CORRECTED - Cannelton officials OK Old Gym repairs

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor's Note: The headline for this story originally stated incorrectly that school officials approved the repairs described below.

  • UPDATE: Ohio River bridge reopens; police coax man to safety

    CANNELTON − The Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky., is back open Monday morning after a man sitting on a beam above the Ohio River was taken into custody an hour after he was spotted.

    The man, believed to be in his 40s, was not injured and was taken by officers to Perry County Memorial Hospital for evaluation. Police have not confirmed the man threatened to jump but officers said the man was perched on a beam and initially refused to return to the highway decking.

  • Community events, March 24

    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.

  • Storm’s 106th b-day celebration today

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will host a 106th birthday celebration in honor of Julia Storm from 2 to 3 p.m. today. The celebration will be held in the Station 1 dining room. The public is invited to attend and wish Julia a happy birthday.
    Anyone wanting to send her a birthday greeting can write to her at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586

  • Hunter’s education in Chrisney

    CHRISNEY – An Indiana Hunter education course will be offered from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through March 31 at Cornerstone Methodist Church located at 1407 E. Indiana 70 in Chrisney.
    Come and learn about wildlife conservation, hunter ethics, firearms safety, shotguns and rifles, archery, survival and much more.
    All instruction will be given by Indiana Conservation Officers and certified Indiana Volunteer Hunter Education Instructors.

  • Antiques at the library April 9

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will kick off National Library Week with a special “Antiques at Your Library” program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9.
    Several local experts in the areas of glassware, quilts, coins, local furniture, bottles, pottery, post cards, toys and civil war memorabilia will display items in the library and be available to answer questions.
    The public is also invited to bring their own items for the experts to examine. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free of charge.

  • Bowl for Kids Sake April 2 in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The 2011 Perry Spencer Bowl for Kids Sake is scheduled for April 2 at the Tell City Bowling Center. Teams will bowl at 12:30 p.m. and an appreciation party will start at 1:45 p.m.
    Anyone who brings $30 or more in sponsorships will receive a free T-shirt and will have a chance to win prizes.
    The mission of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable im-pact.