Today's News

  • The Top Stories of 2010

    This edition of The Perry County News takes a look back at the top stories of 2010. Headlines for those stories are:

  • Birthdays, Dec. 30 - Jan. 5

    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.
    December 30

  • Community events, Dec. 30

    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.

  • Tri Kappa scholarships now available to local students

    PERRY COUNTY – The state organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.
    Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000. Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914 acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels. Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined, currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

  • County New Year Eve's celebrations

    Dance scheduled at the Sportsman Friday
    FULDA – The Fulda Sportsman Club will host a New Year’s Eve dine and dance Friday.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a meal served at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Final Tour from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
    Cost is $15 per person. Proceeds will be used for upkeep and maintenance of the club. Tickets are available by calling (812) 357-5202.

  • Patoka eagle programs Jan. 8

    BIRDSEYE – Experience the wonderful world of eagles with indoor and outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Visitor Center Saturday, Jan. 8.
    The morning session will be presented from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon repeat session will be from noon to 3 p.m. EST.
    The event will feature a resident bald eagle and other raptors, including a great horned owl. Guest presenter Leslie Grow, Department of Natural Resources Hardy Lake interpretive naturalist, will share the story of these animals, their habits and habitat.

  • Offices closed for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – The New Year’s holiday will close some governmental offices Friday and Monday.
    County offices at the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed Friday while City Hall in Tell City will be open Friday but closed Monday.
    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week since there will be no pickup Monday.
    Residential trash collection in Cannelton won’t be affected by New Year’s. Troy’s utility office will be closed Friday.

  • County man hurt in ATV crash

    DERBY – A Perry County man was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after the all-terrain vehicle he was operating struck a tree on Gerald Road.
    Kenneth W. Kellems, 30, was flown from the scene and suffered a severe head injury, said Deputy Sheriff Junior Fuchs, who is handling the investigation.
    He said Kellems apparently lost control of the ATV while rounding a curve. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Other details were not available as of press time.

  • Governor reinstates pay increases

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mitch Daniels sent a letter to state employees today to advise them that following a two-year pay freeze most will be eligible for a modest pay increase in 2011.

  • Hospital board OKs improvements to Troy clinic

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees ap-proved upcoming improvements to the hospital’s clinic in Troy, radiology equipment and an information systems upgrade. Also approved was the hospital’s 2011 operating budget.
    The hospital will spend about $22,000 to enlarge the waiting area of the clinic by enclosing the existing front porch. This will increase the size of the waiting room by approximately 200 square feet.