Today's News

  • Birthdays Feb. 11 - Feb. 17

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    February 11

  • Education News, Feb. 10

    Freshmen orientation for Tell City students
    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold freshmen orientation for the 2011-12 school year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high-school auditorium. All current eighth-grade students and their parents need to attend.
    Students and parents will be given information about high-school diploma tracks, scheduling and graduation requirements.
    Representatives from 21st Century Scholars will be present to provide information about their program.

  • Lawalin earns degree from ITT

    TELL CITY – Jacob Lawalin has recently graduated from ITT Technical Institute with an associate degree in information technology – computer network systems.

    While attending ITT he maintained a 3.85 grade-point average. Lawalin is also a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
    He is a 2006 graduate of Perry Central High School.
    Lawalin is the son of Duane and Jancy Lawalin of Tell City and the grandson of Herman and Virginia Epple of Troy.

  • Rayford named to Purdue dean’s list

    WEST LAFAYETTE – Rachel Rayford has recently earned a spot on Purdue University’s dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester.

    She is majoring in psychology.
    A 2010 graduate of Perry Central High School, Rayford is the daughter of Julie A. Wood of Cannelton and Joe Rayford Jr. of Anderson. She is the granddaughter of Mary Wood of Cannelton.

  • COLUMN: Hopkins couldn’t save 'The Rite'

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    Movies about exorcisms always arouse a bit of interest with their claims of being “based on a true story.” Hopefully, the majority of today’s audience realizes that the “true story” gimmick is just that: a gimmick. That doesn’t mean an exorcism film can’t be effective, though. Unfortunately, an exorcism movie, like “The Rite,” can be ineffective, boring and pointless.

  • Drop kick us …

    Members of the Tell City First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir dressed in sports wear to perform “Drop Kick Me, Jesus” during a special service Sunday morning that also included a message about “God’s Playbook” from Pastor Andy Payton. The choir's performance can be viewed by clicking here.

  • Online sales help boosters

    TELL CITY – People looking to buy new kitchenware can get a good deal and help support the Tell City Band Boosters, according to one of them.

    “Through a unique and simple Internet ordering system, you may order quality Rada Cutlery kitchen knives, utensils, gift sets and other merchandise direct from the manufacturer at very low prices,” said Carolyn Roberts. “This means that not only will you get a great deal on amazing products, but that you will also be helping our group meet our fundraising goal at the same time.”

  • Lincoln Day 2011

    Evelyn Adams places a wreath at the grave of Nancy Hanks Lincoln Sunday, following a eulogy that concluded Lincoln Day activities at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Spencer County.

  • School-work funding progress continues

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. took further actions Tuesday toward getting $2 million worth of new renovation work started at the city-township high school.

    As The News has reported, the building corporation met Jan. 11 to take preliminary steps toward qualified-zone-academy-bond funding of the work.

  • Tell City students of the month

    The following students were selected as students of the month for December at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Sophomore Charissa Lahee, junior Robyn Scarpa, senior Emily James and freshman Cody Osborne received breakfast at Julie’s Tell Street Café, a T-shirt and a gift card from the Renaissance Leadership class at TCJSHS. The students were nominated by teachers and staff members and selected by the Renaissance Staff-Faculty Steering Committee.