Today's News

  • Hess earns degree from USI

    EVANSVILLE – Sara Hess, daughter of Rick and Rhonda Hess of Tell City, graduated from the University of Southern Indiana Dec. 11. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice.
    While attending USI, she was employed with the scheduling services since her freshman year.
    Hess also participated in a campus ministry called Campus Outreach, where she learned ministry while living in Orlando, Fla., for one summer.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Tell City High School and the granddaughter of Bob and Linda Hess of Tell City.

  • Republicans score Election Day victories

    Republicans scored major gains during what turned out to be a spirited 2010 election season, defeating Democrat incumbents.

    Tell City attorney Rod Acchiardo defeated incumbent Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins by a margin of 502 votes. Acchiardo received 53.8 percent of the vote.

    Gary Dauby lost his bid for a second term as the county’s District 2 county commissioner, falling to Republican Tom Hauser.

  • Community mourns soldier’s death

    The Nov. 29 death of Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis brought home to Perry County the tragedy of a war half a world away. The 1993 Tell City High School graduate died when he and five other soldiers were shot by an Afghan Border Patrol officer.

    He was described by his wife, Tina, as “a very loving, devoted father and husband” whose “life revolved around his career ... he loved his soldiers and took care of them. He loved his job and he died doing what he loved.”

  • Community Events, Jan. 3

    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.

  • Local Extension office recycling Christmas cards

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Extension Office is collecting old holiday cards to recycle and use as new holiday cards for community service projects next year. It is requested that names be cut off the cards and only fronts are donated.
    Donations can be made to the extension office during their normal business hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. They are closed from noon to 1 p.m. but donations can be left outside the office.
    They are located in the Courthouse Annex in Cannelton, 125 S. Eighth Street. They are on the second floor.

  • Band boosters seeking items for auction

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for the annual Tell City Band Booster Auction to be held Feb. 12 at Tell City High School.
    Boosters are contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle or recreational vehicle.
    The organization is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) group and large donations could be tax-deductible.

  • DVD premier party at Capers Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Quality of Life Committee will host a premier party at Capers Thursday, for the DVD “The Art of Living.”
    The DVD will be shown on WNIN Channel 9 Evansville at 8 p.m. and committee members would like to invite the public to join them at Capers to review the production of the video, introduce their director and WNIN personnel, and watch the televised production.
    Pizza, prizes and posters will be available. The premier party will begin at 7 p.m., with the production being aired at 8.

  • Auxiliary says goodbye to Heck

  • Sheriff Chestnut

    Lee Chestnut, right, is congratulated by retiring Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn during a brief courthouse ceremony Thursday in which Chestnut was sworn in as the county’s new sheriff. County Clerk Jean Schulthise also swore in County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo and Coroner Charlie Baumeister. All three men will take part in another ceremony Monday morning in which other officeholders will take their oaths of office.

  • 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: