Today's News

  • Clarification

    TELL CITY – The News reported Thursday the Perry County Recycling Management District will sell roofing shingles it has begun accepting. That was the intent in early discussions about adding the service were conducted last September.

    District Director Ken Smith has said since then fees for the service will only cover the costs of processing, which include getting a sample from each load to send to state environmental officials for inspection.

  • Tell City man jailed after pursuit

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man allegedly driving after dusk with his lights turned off and in the wrong lane of Indiana 37 was jailed Thursday night after a brief pursuit, police said.

    Richard C. Moore, 56, of 1331 12th St. faces charges of resisting law enforcement, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

  • Democratic candidate meet-and-greet Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democratic Party will host a “Meet the Candidates” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Perry County Democratic Headquarters at 12th and Rubens streets in Tell City.

    Candidates for Congress, State senate, state representative and county offices will be available.

    The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

  • City notifies residents about CSOs

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is required to notify its residents the city has a combined sewer system that may allow precipitation and wastewater to be carried in the same pipe.

    During and for several days after rainfall or snowmelt, combined sewage may be discharged from its Combined Sewer Overflow 3 on Castleberry Creek, Mayor Mary Snyder said in an email message to the News, and people who come into contact with or ingest the water may become sick.

  • Coming events

    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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    4-H Council to meet Tuesday

  • COLUMN: To kill the cricket (or not)


    I have a cricket in my house but I’m not sure whether to feel grateful or resentful.

  • COLUMN: Newspaper degrades itself, students in Cannelton coverage

    Guest Columnist

    I am on my third year as principal in Cannelton City Schools and I have worked in three schools prior to coming to Cannelton, at Mitchell, Paoli and Springs Valley.

  • Old jail to be demolished

    CANNELTON – Wednesday will be D-Day for the old county jail, with D standing for demolition, according to plans in place as of last week.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg told the News the contractor responsible for building the new jail intends to begin work Tuesday removing an overhang between the old jail and the Perry County Museum.

    They will return the following day to raze the jail structure, according to the plans.

  • Girl Scout registration and sign-up Thursday

    TELL CITY – Girl Scout registration will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at William Tell Elementary.

    All girls who would like to join Girl Scouts may attend and sign up.

    Registration fee is $15. Scholarships are available if needed.

    For more information, call Sam Hess at (812) 547-6832 or send email to samhess@sbcglobal.net.

  • ‘Daughters’ to meet Sept. 6

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its first meeting for the 2014-15 year at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library.

    The program topic will be NSDAR and the Penny Pines in the Hoosier National Forest, which began in Perry County.

    Presenting the program will be guest speaker Rita Dunlap, past regent of the Capt. Henry Vanderburgh Chapter in Evansville.

    The public is invited.