Today's News

  • Bishop Paul D. Etienne, Ad multos annos!

    We're always pleased when Perry Countians do well, even when those successes take them far from home.

    News in October that the Rev. Paul Etienne had been chosen by Pope Benedict XVI to become the eighth bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming, left Perry Countians of all faiths justly proud of their native son.

    Here is someone reared in our community and educated in our schools, carrying our values, chosen to shepherd thousands of souls.

  • Note to self: Think before talking

    My face reddens easily, but never more quickly than when I say something I shouldn't. I can take back what I write, at least before the paper goes to print, but words that leave my mouth can't be retracted.

  • Rare condition leads to accident

    TELL CITY – A vehicle driven by Angela Blum, 36, left the roadway and traveled approximately 50 yards before hitting a power pole on Indiana 66 at about 4:50 p.m. Friday, according to Tell City Police Patrolman Roger Smith. He said a medical condition may have contributed to the accident, because when responders reached her, she didn't know what had happened.

  • Cannelton pursues revised CSO plan

    CANNELTON - City officials continue to receive good news for Cannelton, the latest explained at a public hearing Monday.

    The News reported Nov. 30 that improvements planned for Indiana 66 within the city limits had been rescheduled for 2011 after being postponed to 2016. We reported Dec. 7 that a request for Safe Routes to Schools funding was approved, with nearly $250,000 to improve sidewalks to the city's three schools. The latest positive note came at the hearing, which followed a regular common-council meeting.

  • For District 74 candidate, listening part of learning

    TELL CITY - A woman seeking the Indiana House of Representative's District 74 seat visited Perry County late last month, but did more listening than talking.

    "I'm learning by listening to the issues you think are important," Sue Ellspermann said Nov. 30. The Ferdinand resident announced earlier this year she would run on the Republican ticket for the House seat held for more than a decade by Russ Stilwell. The district includes portions of Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Warrick counties.

  • Santa likes those Gloves

    Parade Winners

    First place, Rocky Farm's Farm-all float.

    Second place, Lilly Dale Church.

    Third place, Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Fourth place, Perry County Animal Hospital.


  • Two jailed on charge of battering child

    CANNELTON - A November investigation of an alleged battery on a small child led to the arrest Tuesday of the child's mother and her boyfriend.

    Shalaina L. Henson, 21, and Sean E. Chalfant, 29, both of 512 Knight St., Lot 3, Cannelton, were lodged in the Perry County Jail. Both face Class D felony charges of battery resulting in bodily injury. Henson also faces a felony charge of neglect of a dependent.

  • Used police cruiser, low miles, $650

    CANNELTON - Only three days remain to place online bids on items declared surplus by the Cannelton Police Department.

    Up for sale at http://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=24620 are a 2003 Dodge Intrepid police cruiser, johnboat and trailer and a Mercury outboard engine. As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the high bid for the car was $650, the boat and trailer were going for $210 and the engine for $350.

  • TC school announces bad-weather notification plans

    TELL CITY - Bruce Chinn, assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., wants to remind parents of steps the school corporation follows when it's necessary to close or delay school due to bad weather or other contingencies.

  • Proposal story garners award

    TELL CITY - Perry County News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling earned a third-place award for a story he wrote in October 2008 about a National Guard soldier's long-distance marriage proposal.

    Results of the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation's 43rd annual Better Newspaper Contest were announced at a luncheon Saturday in Indianapolis. Koelling's award was in a category for best in-depth feature or feature package.