Today's News

  • Options expected for sale of former junior-high school


    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board hope to hear options next month on how to dispose of the former junior-high school vacant for nearly two years but still costing the school district thousands of dollars each month.

    School attorney John Werner and Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger will present the options available, which could include listing the building with local real-estate companies or conducting an auction.

  • Historical society’s Titanic fundraiser to mark local ties to century-old disaster


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society plans to recreate the 1912 sinking of the Titanic – minus the iceberg and loss of life – with a gala April 14 banquet that will raise money for the organization and serve as a reminder to diners of Tell City’s connection with what remains one of the most famous maritime disasters.

    The dinner will be held at the the office of Indiana Realty and Auction, 331 Main St.. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with drinks and hors d’oeuvres with dinner served at 6:30.

  • Final choice made for new animal-control board

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at a regular meeting to appoint Calvin Cash to a county animal welfare, control and education board being formed to meet a requirement in a similarly named ordinance.

    County commissioners adopted the ordinance in December, and it specified requirements of city and county governmental bodies.

  • Gearing up for the Big Game

    Mike Evans of Tell City shops for an Indiana University T-shirt for his 4-year-old daughter Friday at Team Central in the 500 Block of Main Street. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Tractor Supply plans TC store


    TELL CITY – Tractor Supply Co., the largest farm and ranch retail chain in the nation, will open a store in Tell City later this year.

    Bunnell Hill Development Co., based in Lebanon, Ohio, will build the 19,097-square-foot facility along Indiana 66 north of the former Sonic restaurant.

    The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission recently approved a development plan for the property and the city’s water board learned last Monday that a water line will be extended to service the site.

  • Officials object to claim city deficit was no one’s fault

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Melvin McBrayer hesitated at first, but then decided at a regular meeting March 12 to voice concerns he said he’d been hearing for a month.

    “People have been asking me constantly,” he started, “about an article that was in the paper, and when I read about what the ex-mayor of Tell City had said, (that) it wasn’t anybody’s fault about what happened to the $113,000 – I would really like to know whose fault it is.”

  • Saturday benefit to give hope, support to local children battling cancer

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is home to four children battling cancer and one fighting devastating bone disease. 

    Tyler Cundiff, the 17-year-old son of Michelle Taylor, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has been at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis since November. Eighteen-year-old Devin Hall, son of Mike and Kim Hall, has Langerhans cell histocytosis, formerly called eosino-philiac granuloma, a rare disease which causes tumors to form on the bones and for which the only treatment available is chemotherapy.

  • Community events, March 26

    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-mail ed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Stepping Stones students bike for St. Jude’s

    Stepping Stones Preschool conducted its annual St. Jude’s Trike-athon in February.

    The students collected a total of $2,500. Nolan Hall (pictured at left) raised $400 and Ethan Howard (right) raised $326, making them the top fundraisers for the event. The boys were awarded a new bicycle and helmet from Waupaca for their efforts. Ava Labhart (center) came in third with $313 and received a bicycle basket.

  • Dale’s second car show set for April 15

    DALE – The second annual Dale Car Show will be held April 15 in Dale Town Park, located at the corner of Medcalf and Wallace streets.
    Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. and cost is $10 per vehicle. Judging will begin at noon with awards presented at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top 30 vehicles with three special awards, and to the top five bikes. Dash plaques, door prizes and goody bags will also be available. Those attending will also be able to play various games throughout the day.