Today's News

  • Port, rail traffic improve during May

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – May was “a pretty busy month,” Pete Jespersen reported at the June meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

  • Cops and campers

    More than 40 youngsters taking part in last week’s Cannelton Police Department Camp with a Cop grew in self-confidence, learned new skills and gained an appreciation for the work of law enforcement officers.

    Along with programs on crime-scene investigation, police dogs and water rescue, campers saw Perry County Rescue Squad members demonstrate the jaws of life. (Click photo to enlarge, then click right arrow to advance to the next one.)

  • Local church awards two scholarships

    Bristow Christian Church awarded two Cecil Aders Scholarships, $1,000 each, to local students.

  • Moose picnic kicks off Friday

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Sunday night.

    Activities swing into gear Friday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side, with meals, booths and entertainment.

  • County eligible for federal aid

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – A presidential decree granting public assistance to Hoosier communities means county and local governments will be able to recover some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent recovering from spring flooding and severe storms.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels announced last week that President Barack Obama had approved the funding request. Perry, Spencer, Crawford, Harrison and Dubois counties are eligible for federal funds.

  • Community news, June 27

    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.

  • PCJW to host bingo booth at Fourth of July picnic

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women will sponsor its annual bingo booth at the Fourth of July Picnic July 1, 2 and 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.
    The cost per game will be 50 cents to play one card or $1 for three cards.
    Half-pot chance drawings will also be held every half hour.
    All players must be at least 18 years of age.
    The Perry County Junior Women’s mission is to promote the welfare of the community and its citizens through active, constructive projects.

  • PCMH Auxiliary book sale set for July 6

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have its annual used book sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6.
    It will be in the hospital near the Main Lobby. Paperback books will sell for 50 cents and hardback books for $1. All book donations will be greatly appreciated. 
    If you have any books to donate, drop them off at the hospital’s gift shop or take them to the hospital anytime after 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Auxiliary members will be there Tuesday after 3 p.m. setting up for the sale.

  • Fifth annual Indiana Fallen Officers blood drive in Tell City today

    PERRY COUNTY – Sgt. Dan R. Starnes of the Morgan County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department, lost his life on July 10, 2001, as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with a burglary suspect four weeks earlier.
    To keep his memory alive, his surviving wife, Janice, organized the Sgt. Dan R. Starnes Memorial Blood Drive in Morgan County later that year, and has organized a blood drive each year since in Dan’s memory. In 2007 she decided to take the blood drive statewide and renamed it the Indiana Fallen Officers Blood Drive.

  • Education News, June 27

    Ivy Tech announces dean’s list students
    EVANSVILLE – Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest recognizes the following Perry County students for making the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester.
    To be on the dean’s list, Ivy Tech students must achieve a minimum 3.50 grade-point average in non-academic skills advancement courses with no D’s or F’s, must have earned six or more credits during the semester, and at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course of study.