Today's News

  • Council of Agencies relocates

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council of Agencies office has moved locations. The center is now located at the corner of Ninth and Blum streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • German American unites offices under common name

    JASPER — German American Bancorp announced this week that it is uniting all banking, insurance and investment offices under the common name German American. Under this change, First State Bank and First State Insurance – acquired by German American in 1994 and 2009, respectively – will be adopting the German American brand.

  • Salvation Army needs more bell ringers

    TELL CITY – The local chapter of the Salvation Army still has time slots between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day until Dec. 26 for which it needs volunteer bell ringers.

  • News helping Santa Claus with letters

    TELL CITY — Now that Halloween has passed, The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, published this year Dec. 24.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at The News' office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools will be asked to write letters. Letters must be in by Nov. 28.


  • Thanksgiving gospel concert Saturday

    TELL CITY – Continuing a tradition already several years old, First Christian Church in Troy will offer a gospel concert, "A Gospel Thanksgiving in Song," from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

    Doors to the auditorium will open at 1:30. The concert is offered by the church at no cost, though a freewill offering will be collected.

    Performing will be the Woodsmen Quartet of Batesville, the Conquerors Quartet from Evansville and the southern Indiana-based SonShiners. Also on stage will be guest pianist-soloist Benjamin Morelock.

  • Holiday postmark ready for busy run

    The Santa Claus post office is offering a special "picture postmark" to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    The post office is the only one in the world that has Santa's name and has offered the special "picture postmark" each holiday season since 1983. Each year's holiday postmark is designed by a local high-school art student as part of an annual contest.

  • Breaking News State representative hospitalized

    JASPER - Indiana State Rep. Dennie Oxley Sr., whose District 73 seat covers much of Perry County, is in Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, The News learned Thursday afternoon.

    A message left for a hospital spokeswoman seeking information on the lawmaker’s condition wasn’t immediately returned Thursday afternoon. However, a story on the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Web site was reporting Thursday that Oxley was listed in critical condition.

    Oxley, 59, was elected in 2008 and is serving his first term.


  • Works board tables action on building repairs

    CANNELTON - Members of the Cannelton Public Works Board decided to table the issue of possible renovations for the former Heck building at the regular meeting held Nov. 9 so that the board could discuss the project with the city attorney.

    Carolyn Barr, owner of the Heck Building located at Sixth and Taylor streets, is seeking permission from the board to continue renovations on the building to bring it up to city building codes.

  • Second mass H1N1 clinic set for Sunday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Health Department will host another large-scale H1N1 vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Ivy Tech Community College.

    The clinic is open to all Perry County residents and follows a Nov. 8 clinic at Ivy Tech. That clinic was reserved for people in high-risk groups.

    Although the number of doses is still limited, local health officials decided last week to allow all residents to receive the injectable vaccine.

  • Remembering Our Veterans