Today's News

  • Principals discuss ISTEP scores

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board heard from the principals of both Tell City schools about the recent release of ISTEP scores.

    William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said the elementary students’ scores were “not quite as high (as last year), but still had some bright points. We’re still very proud of the test scores we have.”

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  • TC man jailed on child porn charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Friday on a charge of possessing child pornography after an investigation by Tell City police officers and the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

    Christopher K. Taylor, 27, of 624 16th St., Tell City was lodged in the Perry County Jail, said Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone. He and Chris Cecil, a member of the state police Crimes Against Children Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force picked up an investigation launched Wednesday by Patrolman Phillip Flamion and Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge.

  • Community Events, July 25

    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.

  • Work continues toward animal-control ordinance (correction included)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A county animal-control ordinance continues to evolve as county commissioners and community members discuss what it should and should not include.

    One item removed from the proposed ordinance following a commissioners meeting Wednesday is a requirement that the county’s animal-control officer have a minimum of 40 hours of law-enforcement training.

  • Senior center to host yard sale Aug. 5, 6

    TELL CITY – The William Tell Senior Center is having a yard sale Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 6 from 7 a.m. to noon at the center, 1301 11th St., Tell City.
    Everyone is asked to take their items clean and priced to be donated for this, on card nights, Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or on dance nights, Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m.
    Baked goods and produce will be appreciated also.
    Sausage, gravy and biscuits, coffee and orange juice will be available for breakfast until 10 a.m. each day.

  • Mariah Hill’s annual picnic set for Aug. 14

    MARIAH HILL – The annual Mariah Hill picnic will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14.
    The day will include fun and games for children and adults, as well as a raffle at 4:30 p.m.
    More than 35 handmade Mariah Hill quilts will be on display and a free shuttle service will be available.
    Hamburgers, ice cream and soft drinks will be served through out the day. Fried-chicken dinners will also be served in the air-conditioned dining hall.

  • Photography contest, show announced

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association announces a photography show scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
    This event is scheduled during Schweizer Fest and will be held in the second-floor gallery in City Hall in Tell City. This event is for amateurs only. Awards will be given for first- , second- , third-place and People’s Choice at an award ceremony set for at 6 p.m. the same day.

  • Four generations

    Members of the Barker family gathered recently for a four-generations picture. From the left are Darla Sixx, Marcella Ward, Addison Barker (seated on Marcella’s lap) and Laura Barker.

  • Cannelton to register students today, Tuesday

    CANNELTON — Registration for Cannelton elementary students will be from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. today and from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Registration will be at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for grades prekindergarten through fifth grade.
    The back-to-school Kid’s Fest will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cannelton Community Center.