Today's News

  • Cannelton students rewarded for good deeds

    Cannelton elementary schools recently held their annual Good as Gold drawings for the 2010-11 school year.

  • Best Chairs awards scholarships to local students

    PERRY COUNTY – Best Chairs Foundation, Inc., recently awarded scholarships to five dependent children of full time employees of Best Home Furnishings.

    Each individual received either a four-year $4,000 scholarship or a two-year $2,000 scholarship. Three of the five students are from Perry County schools.
    Sara Brown, daughter of Kemual (sofa upholster) and Dina Brown of Troy, graduated from Perry Central High School.

  • Education news, June 9

    Aldridge named to IU dean’s list
    BLOOMINGTON – Baylor Aldridge has recently been named to the dean’s list in the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing for the spring semester of 2011, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.
    Eligibility for the dean’s list is reserved for those students who complete at least 12 graded credit hours in a single semester, earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Stepping Stones students end of the year fun

    Stepping Stones Pre School recently held a graduation for its students to mark the end of the school year.


  • Local elementaries among Hoosier Healthy schools for 2010-11

    INDIANAPOLIS – A record 113 Indiana schools have received the 2010-11 Indiana Action for Healthy Kids Healthy Hoosier School Award.
    This year 129 schools submitted applications, the highest number since the award began seven years ago.
    Applying schools were judged for their ability to create healthy environments for students that promote good nutrition and physical activity.

  • Birthdays, June 10 - June 16

    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.
    June 10

  • Community News, June 9

    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.

  • Benefit for Mark Thomas June 18

    TELL CITY – A fundraiser benefit for Mark Thomas will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. June 18 at the Tell City Moose Lodge.
    The event will feature the Tom and Bob Show. Cost is $5 at the door and children 14 years and under will be admitted for free.
    A bake sale and auction will also be held to raise funds. Donations are welcome and can be made by contacting Kim Hughes at 719-8803.
    Thomas fell and broke his back working on a roof. He is now recovering from his injuries. Funds raised at the event will go toward helping pay his medical costs.

  • Dale cookoff set for June 25

    DALE – Abe Lincoln American Legion Post 444 in Dale will host a barbecue cookoff and area teams are encouraged to enter.
    First-, second- and thirdplace trophies will be awarded in two categories. The event will be held in Dale Town Park June 25. Entry fee is $25 per category of pork ribs or pork butt.
    Entry deadline is June 17. All entries must be turned in at the post home, located at 300 East Medcalf Street in Dale, no later than 9 p.m. June 17.

  • JFK pool now open

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City is now open for the season. Pool hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
    Admission is $2.50 for anyone 4 years of age and older; children under 4 are admitted for free.
    Pool parties are available again this season. Public lessons will begin June 21 and will cost $40 for the first child in a family, $35 for the second and so on. Lessons are on a first-come, first-served basis.
    To register for lessons or book a party, call the pool at 719-2876.