Today's News

  • Pioneer Christmas dreams to come true Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Ever wonder what it was like to celebrate Christmas in the mid-1800s. If so, Saturday is your chance to come as close to a pioneer Christmas as possible.

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village will welcome guests to an open house and Christmas tour. Hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Activities are planned in each of the restored cabins within the village. There will be caroling, homemade treats and mugs of hot chocolate.

  • School board leaves some employees’ pay intact

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members declined at a regular meeting Nov. 15 to cut pay for noncertified employees.

    Teachers agreed to take a 5-percent pay cut, Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt said, but most of the district’s noncertified employees are teachers’ aides paid through Title 1 funding, so a similar pay cut wouldn’t save any money.

    The remainder include only seven employees, and cutting their pay by 2 percent would net only $3,500, he added.

  • Schools chief says he’s bringing bills up to date

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members heard at a regular meeting Nov. 15 what Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt called good news about the corporation’s budget.

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  • Waupaca plans parking expansion

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Louie Heitkemper, president of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority, said that body met Nov. 14 to consider a request from the Perry County Development Corp.

    The News was unable to attend the meeting, but contacted Heitkemper later.

  • Suit claims police used excessive force


    TELL CITY – A civil lawsuit was filed in Perry Circuit Court late last month by a local man claiming police officers used excessive force when they arrested him nearly a year ago as part of a domestic battery investigation.

  • Community Events, Dec. 3

    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@perry countynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    TCJSHS to host talent show
    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High  School will host a talent show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high-school auditorium.

  • Christmas sing-a-long, story time at Tell City library Dec. 12

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch will host a Christmas story time and caroling experience for all the young at heart from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12.
    Tell City native and professional singer and performer Lisa Lawalin McTighe will lead caroling with traditional classic Christmas carols. There will also be a special Christmas story and craft session.
    The public is welcome to join the library staff for this Christmas sing-a-long story time and caroling. The program is free to all.

  • Tri Kappa selling 25 historic prints

    PERRY COUNTY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa has added nine new prints to its collection of historic landmarks in Perry County, which the group are selling to the public.

    Most of the prints were drawn by the residents in the Purposeful Living United Service program at the Branchville Correctional Facility. The Cotton Mill, Cannelton High School, the old Cannelton courthouse, the old Rome courthouse and the Celtic Cross are depicted in the new prints.

  • Silly Safari’s Reindeer to visit local library Friday

    TELL CITY – One of Santa’s own elves will visit the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch at 1 p.m. Friday to present “Indiana Reindeer Reserve.”
    Jingle John, the little elf, will share secrets of life in the workshop at the reindeer barn, bringing along many winter animals and stories to share during the holiday season.
    Everyone is invited to attend the program and encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating.
    The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.