Today's News

  • Quality of Life Committee continues county ‘road show’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners heard a presentation July 20 from the county’s Quality of Life Committee, which included an excerpt of a video presentation titled “The Art of Living.” Intended to show what makes Perry County a special place to live and work, the first of three parts is available as a link on the home page of this site. Clicking it allows readers to view it and the two other parts and other promotional videos at YouTube.

  • Two missing teens located in California

    SALINAS, Calif. – Two Cannelton teenagers missing since early June were located Saturday in western California and police said two other people who disappeared with them are believed to still be in the Pacific Coast area.

  • 2011 Schweizer Fest programs are here!

    Official programs for Tell City’s 53rd Schweizer Fest are inserted into local print copies of today’s Perry County News and in the Special Sections area of this site.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of activities for the Aug. 10-14 celebration, information on major events, such as a wine garden Aug. 13 and the festival’s lineup of musical talent. There’s also a look at Tell City’s rich history.

  • Finding Gold at the Farmers Market
  • Audit request denied

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Two county-council members want the county to undergo an external insurance audit, but couldn’t get support from the county commissioners at the latter group’s regular meeting July 20.

  • ‘Stuff the Bus’ returns Friday, Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County will sponsor the fifth Stuff the Bus school-supply drive Friday and Saturday for area students in need. United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteers will once again join together to solicit donations.
    The hope is to increase donations this year due to the continued need in the community, organizers said. United Way will be “Stuffing the Bus” Friday and Saturday at the Tell City Wal-Mart.

  • Reunions, July 28

    TCHS 1965
    CANNELTON – The Tell City High School Class of 1965 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Blue Heron Winery Bed and Breakfast, five miles east of Cannelton on Indiana 66.
    For more information, contact Mary K. (Etienne) Cardinal at marykcardinal@sbcglobal.net or call 547-8945.

  • William Tell Elementary announces school-supply list

    TELL CITY — William Tell Elementary School class supply lists for kindergarten through sixth grade has been announced.

    Kindergarten: one dry erase eraser; 70-page spiral notebook; two pink Pearl erasers; six folders with pockets; Lysol wipes; a backpack; Crayola markers; two family-size boxes of Kleenex tissue; one package of Expo dry erase markers; three-ring binder, 11⁄2 inch with clear, plastic pocket on front.

  • Avery Ridge blaze claims life

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    AVERY RIDGE – A man confined to a wheelchair since being injured in Vietnam died early Wednesday in a blaze that destroyed his Anderson Township home.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Gary W. Miller, 59, of 2465 Avery Ridge Road, was found near the entrance to the home by a sheriff’s deputy. His wheelchair was found nearby. Baumeister speculated Miller succumbed to smoke while trying to escape the house.

  • State assistance information for parents available at TC schools

    TELL CITY – Any parents who intends to apply for state assistance for a child or children are urged by the school corporation to apply prior to the first day of school, which will allow applications to be processed prior to the start of school.
    Applications can be completed during bookstore hours Aug. 9, 10, and 11 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at both William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Both offices will be closed for lunch each day from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.