Today's News

  • Community news, Jan. 31

    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 life-styles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • COLUMN: Farmers face property-tax hikes

    By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    My colleagues in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue tell me that this is a good time to be a farmer. Corn and bean prices are high, incomes are up and land values are rising.

    But into every life a little rain must fall, and every silver lining has a cloud. The very factors that are raising farm income will eventually increase farm property taxes.

  • COLUMN: Have a thought? Sign your name

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    My first real break of the day often comes around 10 a.m. when a co-worker drops mail on my desk. Some days there isn’t much but at least once or twice a week, I’ll get an anonymous letter.

    I also get nameless messages through our Web site and heck, even the occasional anonymous cell-phone voice-mail.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t edit Mark Twain

    Alabama publisher NewSouth Books announced at the beginning of January that the company would publish a version of the Mark Twain classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” without any of the offensive terms, including the “n-word” which appears in the original novel 219 times.

  • Winter Into Spring story time series to begin Feb. 22

    TELL CITY – It’s just about time for the Winter Into Spring story time series to begin at the Tell City – Perry County Public Library.

    Story times will feature weekly stories, songs, seasonal activities and crafts, games and early animated stop-motion cartoon features. Story times begin the last week in February and will run for 10 consecutive weeks, concluding April 28.

    Several story time opportunities will be available.

  • K of C auxiliary meeting Feb. 14

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus Council 1172 Auxiliary will meet Monday, Feb. 14 at the KC Club.

    The regular meeting with a new format will begin at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for a handmade and handquilted quilt donated by club member Becky Riley will be available. Monthly meeting programs will also be handed out.

    All members have been scheduled for a monthly committee. Several important issues will be discussed.

    For more information, contact president Brenda Gramelspacher at 547-0821 or secretary Martha Wooldridge at 719-9382.

  • Stroke detection testing to be conducted in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Through a special arrangement between German American and Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile health screening company, area residents will have the opportunity to participate in four medical tests at a local facility.

    Being proactive in your health care is very important when working to prevent future problems.

    The series of tests provided by Stroke Detection Plus will include a stroke screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, peripheral arterial disease screening and osteoporosis test.

  • PCMH to offer free CPR sessions to public

    TELL CITY – To celebrate American Heart Month in February, Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer an American Heart Association CPR class, “Family and Friends,” that will be free to the community.

    Adult, child and infant CPR and choking-rescue skills will be demonstrated and practiced during these sessions. No testing will be required.

    This class is for anyone 10 years and older who desires to learn CPR skills and does not need a certification card.

  • TC man faces charge after standoff

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital after giving himself up to police after a brief standoff Thursday night. Though not yet charged, he faces a charge of intimidation after officers were requested to check on him after a possible disturbance in a 16th Street home.

    He allegedly locked himself in his room. He emerged after talking with Tell City Police Department negotiator Alan Malone and was taken into custody without incident. Cannelton officers and state police also responded to the scene.

  • City departments provide annual, monthly updates

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The city’s volunteer fire department responded to 79 calls for service during 2010, Fire Chief Greg Linne reported at a regular Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Jan. 18.

    His year-end report was one of several summaries of annual or monthly activities provided by city-department heads.