Today's News

  • News seeks Web addresses

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News is seeking Web site addresses from businesses and nonprofit groups in the county to be included in the 2010 issue of Discover Perry County.

    This year's edition of the county-wide community guide will be published next month.

    Web site listings can be e-mailed to koellingkevin@yahoo.com. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 26.

  • Census assistance centers coming to area in March

    TELL CITY - At a Jan. 21 meeting with Census Bureau Indiana Senior Partnership Specialist Sandy Appler, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, Tell City Complete Count Committee Co-chairs Marcie and Louie Heitkemper, Perry County Auditor Connie Berger and Perry County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg, locations for two local Census 2010 Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be Counted Sites were established.

    For Tell City, the centers will be located at City Hall in the old Tell City Water Department Office, across the hallway from the current Tell City Water Department Office.

  • Tell City-Perry County Library to host story-time series starting Monday

    TELL CITY - The winter-into-spring story-time series, "You've Got the Cutest Giggle," is scheduled to begin Monday at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The story times will run for 10 consecutive weeks, concluding the last week in April. The spring series introduces all new character traits - love, honesty, patience, thankfulness, faith, tact, joy, sharing, responsibility and confidence.

  • State gives first OK to proposed hospital site

    TELL CITY - The board of trustees of Perry County Memorial Hospital approved policies, learned about tentative state approval of a site for a proposed new hospital and approved staff credentialing.

    Policies approved by the board during the Jan. 25 meeting cover the use of restraints and ethical procedures. Both were previously approved by the hospital's Medical Executive Committee.

  • Hearing will reveal utility study's findings

    TROY - The town of Troy will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 to discuss a recently completed master utility study.

    The hearing will be held at Troy Town Hall.

    The study was funded by a Federal Community Development Block Grant from the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs. Representatives of Midwestern Engineers, the company that did the study, will present their findings and recommendations on town utilities.

    The public will be allowed to offer comments and ask questions.

  • Students prepare for crash memorial

    Sixty-three souls together

    Came to this solemn place,

    And tears came falling down from Heaven

    Like raindrops down a face.

    This and the rest of a poem about the 1960 plane crash near Millstone will be read during a March 13 memorial service commemorating the tragedy.

    Joan Goble's fifth-grade students, who composed it, will also display drawings they created in one of several "learning to give" efforts.

  • Former air corpsman stood up for equality

    Editor's Note: Bob Thomas of Derby submitted this account of his experiences with discrimination and the U.S. military's attempt to safeguard the rights of blacks in the 1950s. He recorded his memories on paper to mark Black History Month, observed each year in February.

    It was January 1954. I had just turned 18 two months before graduating from the B-29 Bomber Maintenance Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. We didn't turn many wrenches in the six-month training course; that would come later during our first and subsequent assignments.

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  • Atwell named Tell City’s football coach

    TELL CITY—A former Kentucky football star with Perry County ties was named Tell City’s football coach Tuesday.

    Travis Atwell, 28, was Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 1999 when he led Hancock County to the Class A state championship game.

    He amassed nearly 4,800 yards of total offense as the Hornets’ quarterback that season and intercepted 11 passes as a free safety.

    He then accepted a scholarship to play quarterback for Coach Gary Pinkel at the University of Toledo.

  • Wildcats outrebound Commodores for title

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei used its quickness to beat Perry Central to offensive rebounds and defeated the Commodores 45-27 to win the Class 2A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

    The Wildcats had a slight height advantage overall. But Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson said the main reason they outrebounded the Commodores 33-20 was “they outquicked us to the ball. They’re quick and talented—they’re a very good team.”

    The game was close most of the way, though.