Today's News

  • J.R. and Beverly Dowell

    J.R. and Beverly Dowell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 20. The couple was married Feb. 20, 1965, at Cloverport Wesleyan Church in Cloverport, Ky.

    They have two children, Lisa (Chris) Jordan and Kimberly (Tim) Harper. They have four grandchildren, Tara, Tyler, Jackie and Jake, and five great-grandchilden, Addison, Emma, Bailey, Hayden and Liam.
    The couple plans to celebrate with a trip to South Dakota in August.

  • Piper Grace Clark

    Josh and Britney Clark of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Grace.

    She was delivered at 9:23 a.m. Feb. 4, 2015, at St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.

    Mrs. Clark is the former Britney Hendershot.

    Maternal grandparents are Greg and Yvette Hendershot and paternal grandparents are Gary Clark and Vicki Clark, all of Tell City.

  • Birthday's

    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.

  • Social Security: Batting a thousand during tax season

    Spring training for major league baseball teams begins in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips to help you knock the ball out of the park. Batter up!

    If you changed your name due to marriage or divorce, or made another legal name change, make sure you change your name on your Social Security records and with your employer.

  • 2014 Fish of the Year not a tall tale, but a long one

    INDIANAPOLIS – As stories go, the DNR’s Fish of the Year contest is always a long one. Not in words, but in inches. That’s because annual winners are selected on the length of fish they catch and submit to the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.

    It was no different in 2014, when 78 entries resulted in 33 winners for 31 species. There were ties in two categories – bluegill and crappie.

  • Perry Central meeting offers peek into the teen brain

    LEOPOLD – Growing brains experience age-related changes in learning, memory and functions, which can make it challenging to understand why teens behave the way they do.

    Teens’ brains are mysterious, fascinating and, at times, unpredictable. Understanding the basics of how teen brains are wired broadens insights into how to relate to and support young adults. It also allows adults to have appropriate expectations for teens based on their ages and intellectual abilities.

  • Weather forces rescheduling of bridge meeting

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation has postponed until next week a scheduled public meeting on its plans to repair and repaint the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    An open house and informational meeting were set for Feb. 17 but this week’s snowstorm prompted officials to reschedule the meeting for Thursday, Feb. 26. The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tell City educators’ snow-day video a social-media chart topper

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – For probably as long as there have been schools, students have looked forward to snow days. And why not? Aside from providing a break from the norm, they can be fun – be it traipsing the hills on a sled to shoveling snow for a little extra cash.

    And don’t be fooled, adults -– AKA, big kids at heart – like snow days, too.

    Take for example a recent school closure announcement made by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

  • Percentage of kids living in poverty growing

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County ranks below the state average in the percentage of teenagers living in poverty, but local data show the rate has grown in recent years. Also climbing is the number of Perry Countians receiving food stamps.

    Statewide, teens in Indiana are more likely to think about taking their own lives than students in any other state in the nation.
    Hoosier children also are still struggling to live outside of poverty, despite the current economic recovery.

  • County hit with wintry one-two punch


    PERRY COUNTY – The most potent winter storm of the season dumped around 9 inches of snow across the county Monday, slowing traffic on highways and closing schools and even some factories. But the thick layer of powdery flakes was only the first hit of a wintry one-two punch that ushered in bitterly cold temperatures.