Today's News

  • County council to make appointments in January

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county council will make a number of appointments or reappointments in early January.

    Incumbents in each of the positions will remain in office until they are reappointed or replaced, County Auditor Connie Berger said at the council’s regular meeting Nov. 20. An organizational meeting for the council is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5, she added, and the council voted to make the appointments then.

  • Cannelton officials vote to remove bump-outs

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – She and Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh had been out looking at bump-outs, Mayor Mary Snyder said at a regular board of public works and safety meeting Nov. 10.

    The decorative sidewalk extensions along Washington Street were the subject of considerable conversation and work several years ago, but elicited little discussion at the latest meeting.

  • Author proves home is where the heart is


    ST. MEINRAD – Ask any author. Writing a book is a labor of love and is a little like giving birth to a child. There are long hours of preparation, plenty of fretting, a measure of pain and, finally, heartfelt joy.

  • Tell City, Leopold plan weekend parades

    PERRY COUNTY – After serving as guest of honor for Cannelton’s annual parade Friday, Santa Claus will make a return trip to Perry County this weekend for two more events.

    Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and will be preceded by Christmas in the Park events in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Activities will include visits with Santa, cookies, caroling and a chili cook-off.

  • Council begins tax-abatement process for solar park

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county council took their first step Nov. 20 toward approving a tax abatement for a 1-megawatt solar generating facility to be built on a 10-acre site along Old Indiana 237 just south of the former Tell City Junior High School.

    Jack Alvey, a senior vice president for the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, provided details at the council’s regular meeting.

  • Carter wants city to ‘stand up,’ county to enact dog tax

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter is working to get city and county officials to “stand up,” he said, to animal problems that recently came to a head for businesses along Tell City’s Main Street.

    A letter from Kathy Finley of Finley’s Antiques and Custom Framing highlighted a problem “we noticed two-and-a-half years ago that’s going to get worse, and obviously this is one of the worst of the situations in Tell City,” said Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

  • Cost of Thanksgiving meal drops for 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS – The cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Indiana decreased from 2013 to 2014, according to an informal survey of grocery prices from Indiana Farm Bureau. This is the second year in a row the survey total has decreased.

    The annual survey indicates that the average cost for this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 is $46.93, down nearly $1.19 from last year’s average of $48.12 and down more than $4 from the 2012 total of $51.05. That was an all-time high for the survey.

  • Santa plans visit to Cannelton as city gears up for Friday parade

    PERRY COUNTY – Keep an ear out for Santa’s sleigh bells. The jolly elf is on his way to Cannelton for the city’s annual Christmas parade Friday, the first of three planned in the county.

    Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual Cannelton Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will follow its usual route on Indiana 66 and Washington Street. The parade will end at the floodwall.

  • Erin Houchin Sworn in as state senator for District 47

    INDIANAPOLIS – Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and her family, Senator-elect Erin Houchin took the oath of office last week, officially becoming the state senator representing District 47. Houchin was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

    Houchin, one of eight new members of the Indiana Senate, will serve all of Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County. She fills the Senate seat previously held by State Sen. Richard Young.

  • Birthdays

    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.

    November 28