Today's News

  • Poster contest deadline Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is conducting a poster contest to promote awareness about drug and alcohol abuse.

    Open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grade, the contest began April 18 and will end May 18. Letters were sent to Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton schools with the official rules to begin the contest.

  • Kids free fishing derby Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest is sponsoring the 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby Saturday. The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under.

    Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be two fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.

  • Power of Youth honors members, awards grant to JA

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council held its end-of-year celebration May 6 during which the group inducted new members and disbursed a $4,000 grant.

    The Perry County Power of Youth Council is selected from 10th- , 11th- and 12th-graders from the three Perry County schools. Members are selected based on their applications. No more than nine from each school are selected.

  • ADA plan available for review here, in courthouse

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A draft grievance policy and procedure intended to bring the county into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act was provided to the county commissioners at their regular meeting May 7.

    As the News reported March 19, the Federal Highway Administration is requiring communities across the nation to develop policies for dealing with complaints that they don’t comply with the act.

  • Rome playground could be ready by Memorial Day

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A new playground is nearly ready to use and the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department continues to make plans for a 5-kilometer run.

    County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that gravel and mulch is all that is needed for the recently installed playground equipment at Wilkerson’s County Park in Rome to be ready to use.

  • Further revisions made to jail plans

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A design-development presentation by an Indianapolis architectural firm at a May 7 county-commissioners meeting moved the county another step closer to building a new jail just south of the courthouse.

  • Bumper Crop on the Horizon

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  • Perry Central completes tech purchase


    LEOPOLD – A loan from Fifth Third Bank will allow Perry Central Community School Corp. to purchase more than 600 netbook computers for students this summer. The new hardware, which will be available for high-school students to take home to complete writing assignments and other homework, will be placed in service when the new school year begins in August.

    The board accepted a bid from Matrix Integration at its April meeting.

  • City to back 7th Street plans with EDIT


    TELL CITY – With one dissenting vote, the Tell City Common Council agreed last Monday to pledge economic-development income tax money as a backup source to cover engineering costs if plans for a proposed visitors and event center fall through.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing floated the plan during discussion of how to proceed with paying for engineering costs on the estimated $1.1 million building eyed for Seventh Street.

  • UPDATE: Police say battered infant clinging to life

    (Updated at 1:40 p.m. May 14)

    TELL CITY – A Tell City infant continued to battle for her life Monday after she was allegedly battered by her father.

    Four-month-old Ashlyn Groves was being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with a fractured skull, facial bruises and other injuries. The child was flown to Louisville early Saturday from Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Police charged her father, 23-year-old Coy W. Smith, of 311 Main St., Apartment 5, with battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a child.