Today's News

  • Port officials seek share of stimulus funds

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners granted in a regular meeting Sept. 3 permission for the county's port authority to apply for a share of $1.5 billion in stimulus funding.

    Alvin Evans, president of the board of directors for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, said freight railroads and ports can apply for the money, and the port authority is seeking $16 million.

  • Ferdinand's Hometown Competitiveness success may be guide for Perry County

    TELL CITY - One nearby town's success could provide a recipe for improving the quality of life for Perry County's residents and helping the community compete for residents and community development.

    The board of directors for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce is exploring the opportunities available through an Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program and held an informational meeting last Thursday at the Schergens Center.

  • Foundation grant deadline Sept. 23

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Bear Hollow event features chain-saw carving

    ST. CROIX — Chain-saw carvers from around the country will come to southern Indiana Sept. 18-20 to show their skills carving intricate designs from blocks of woods using only a chain saw. The competition and demonstration is the highlight of the annual Bear Hollow Fall Fest, which is expected to attract 15,000 people.

  • Tell City's 2010 Census Complete Count Committee
  • Fall Sports Extravaganza Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Fall Sports Extravaganza will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a parade.

    The route will start at the corner of Washington and Main streets, continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

    A pep rally will follow at Legion Field at the conclusion of the parade. The Pep Club, who sponsors the event, encourages the community to support this event.

  • Horse show set for Oct. 3

    BRANCHVILLE - The Branchville Conservation Club will hold a horse show Oct. 3. The show begins at 4 p.m. with port chop dinners available at 3 p.m.

    Perry Central High School FFA members will sell desserts. Also, for a $5 donation, the public will receive a ticket for a chance to win a 2009 Chevy Silverado.


  • Schools welcome new teachers

    PERRY COUNTY - The students and staffs at Cannelton City Schools, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Schools and Perry Central Community School are welcoming new teachers and administrators. Here is a short bio for Perry County's newest educators.

    Brandi Springer

    Brandi Springer joins Perry Central Elementary School as its newest first-grade teacher.

  • Falling Leaves bike tour set for Sept. 26

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyards and the River Valley Bicycle Club announce their annual Falling Leaves Bicycle Ride Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The tour includes routes of 100, 80, 40 and 15 miles that travel through the scenery of Perry and Spencer County, at times through the Hoosier National Forest and along the Ohio River. The past few years, this ride was called Bridge-to-Bridge.

    The rides begin and end at Blue Heron Farm at 7757 Indiana 66 E , just one mile from Rocky Point at the junction of Deer Creek Road (County Road 5).

  • Commodore boys 6th in Martinsville meet

    MARTINSVILLE—Competing against some of the top teams in the state, Perry Central placed all its scorers in the top 40 to finish sixth in a 15-team boys cross country invitational Saturday.

    “We had a pretty good day,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “We were only six points from fifth and nine points from fourth.

    “Martinsville was the only team from our semistate that beat us, and I was pleased with how we competed with them.