Today's News

  • Engineering firm to examine drainage issue near 20th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Benardin, Lochmueller and Associates will charge the city no more than $2,800 to assess an area near the 1200 block of 20th Street in Tell City where poor drainage has been a lingering problem.

    The city’s works board approved a contract with the Evansville-based firm Tuesday. The company will study the area and prepare recommendations to the city. Funds for the study will come from the city’s stormwater fund, which receives monthly fees paid by residents.

  • Commissioners reorganize for 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bill Amos will serve as president in county-commissioner meetings this year and Jody Fortwendel will fulfill the vice-president’s role after a reorganization Jan. 3.

    The commissioners also opted to continue meeting in the county courthouse at 6 p.m. the first Monday and 8 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The only holiday conflict this year will be Labor Day, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said, so that Monday meeting will be bumped from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5.

  • Cannelton 175-year group seeks public input

    CANNELTON – With the arrival of 2012, the Cannelton Foundation is moving ahead with plans for the city’s 175th anniversary celebration in October.

    The foundation will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the city council chambers to discuss plans and activities for the celebration. The festivities are scheduled to start the week of Oct. 8 and will conclude Oct. 14.

    Meeting organizer Brandi Hess said the meeting is open to the public, as well as Cannelton Foundation members.

  • Hunting for a successful new year

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    For generations, hunters have marked New Year’s by leading dogs into Perry County’s fields and woods.

    On a recent sunny Saturday, brothers Gage and Jase Otto joined their father, Ryan, and the father-and-son team of Kevin and Jordon Beck for an afternoon of rabbit hunting. Otto’s trio of beagles, HV, Jenna and Stevi, did most of the work, scouting acres of tall warm-season grasses and rows of harvested corn and seemingly having as much fun as their human hunting partners.

  • Cannelton police chief’s badge pinned on Hall

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Lee Hall, who served as second-in-command to former Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson, is the new head of the city’s police force.

    Mayor Mary Snyder announced Hall as her choice for police chief after she and other city officials were sworn in Jan. 1.

    Hall worked as a reserve officer in 2005 before attending the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2007 and was appointed a patrolman, first in a part-time capacity and then, in 2008, full time.

  • Council members object to new animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Objections to a new animal-control ordinance came out at a county council meeting Jan. 3.

  • Community Events, Jan. 9

    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.

    Parks and rec meeting Wednesday
    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the courthouse annex in Cannelton.

  • New Year baby!

    The first baby of 2012 born in Perry County has arrived. Brooklyn Sue Carlquist was born Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at 3:40 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Bryanna Howell and Alex Carlquist, pictured here along with delivering doctor Juan Cornejo. “Some interesting information is that we had two babies born on the same day last year, Jan. 14. The first baby of 2010 was also born Jan. 4,” Director of marketing and customer relations Jennifer Scherzinger said. “Jan. 4 is a popular day at PCMH.”

  • Roberts takes 5th at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE—Zach Roberts placed fifth to lead Tell City in Mater Dei’s 14-team wrestling tourney last Thursday and Friday.
    The Marksmen scored 20 points to finish 14th in team standings. Mater Dei won with 269.5 points.
    Tell City were hurt by having to forfeit six weight classes. That is two more than usual, as stars Justin Alvarez and Blake Alvey were unable to wrestle due to medical reasons.
    Roberts went 3-2 with one pin in the 220-pound weight class.

  • Paoli trounces PC girls

    PAOLI—Perry Central committed 15 turnovers in the first half and lost to Paoli 59-25 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    Paoli built a 28-10 halftime lead.
    “We had 13 shots and 15 turnovers in the first half,” noted Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Id say 13 of those turnovers were unforced.
    “We didn’t have any trouble with their press, but we’d throw it away once we got down(court).