Today's News

  • A cut above: Troy’s barber retiring after six decades

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    It’s Monday morning and Bill Feldpausch is working on a head of hair. It’s one of countless thousands of haircuts the Troy barber has delivered over a career spanning more than six decades. He’s cut hair here and there, Troy and St. Meinrad, as well as Milwaukee and West Palm Beach. He’s even kept the locks of navy sailors in check in the frigid North Atlantic. Bill Feldpausch has cut hair most of his life ... and like all barbers, spun a lifetime of stories.

  • Board considers $2.4 million schools budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A proposed budget Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman presented to school-board members for their Aug. 18 regular meeting is “very similar to last year’s,” he told them, and includes tax revenue approved by the school district’s voters “last year, (but) which the state did not give us.”

  • Glory Bees students first week back

    Glory Bees Preschool students had their first week of school the week of Aug. 22.

    They enjoyed playing some get-to-know-you games and other activities. Students, pictured above, were excited to share their “All About Me Bags.” The bags were filled with things the students chose from home to show their new friends something about themselves.

  • Education News, Aug. 29

    GED testing at Perry Central
    LEOPOLD – GED testing at Perry Central Community School Corp. is open to all Hoosier residents. Registration is required before testing and information is available on the school’s Web site, www.pccs.k12.in.us.
    Susie Knox is the chief GED examiner and can provide more information to those seeking their GED for employment or higher education. She can be reached at 547-3347.

  • Community Events, Aug. 29

    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.

  • Cheerleaders to host camp at William Tell

    TELL CITY – The 2011 Marksmen cheerleading camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at William Tell Elementary School, 1235 31st St., Tell City.
    Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Children ages 6-13 are invited to participate.
    Registration packets can be picked up in the office at William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High School or by contacting Terria Mowery or any senior high cheerleader.
    For more information call Mowery at 719-4864.

  • Operation Round Up grant applications now available from Southern Indiana Power

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, according to organizers.      

    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • Area Girl Scouts take unusual hike

    The Perry County Girl Scouts had the opportunity Aug. 14 to take a three-mile hike along the railroad from Tell City to Troy, offering a change from the usual hike in the woods and a different view of the city.

    The railroad hike was just one of several events held over the summer for the Girl Scouts and was made possible by the Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Leopold barbecue cook-off Sept. 17

    LEOPOLD – The Leopold Park Association will host a backyard barbecue competition Saturday, Sept. 17 at Leopold Park.
    Grillers will have a choice of chicken or pork. Everyone is welcome to participate. A list of rules for the competition can be obtained by calling 719-8950.
    Music by Sweetwater will start at 4 p.m.

  • A gift to Locks of Love

    Tinley Michelle Jones of Rome is pictured here with her donation of her hair to Locks of Love.

    The 7-year-old is the daughter of Tim and Tabitha Jones and is a second-grader at Perry Central Elementary. She said the reason she donated was because she wanted to do something nice for others who are sick.