Today's News

  • Tri Kappa scholarships now available to local students

    PERRY COUNTY – The state organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.
    Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000. Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914 acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels. Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined, currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

  • County New Year Eve's celebrations

    Dance scheduled at the Sportsman Friday
    FULDA – The Fulda Sportsman Club will host a New Year’s Eve dine and dance Friday.
    Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a meal served at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Final Tour from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
    Cost is $15 per person. Proceeds will be used for upkeep and maintenance of the club. Tickets are available by calling (812) 357-5202.

  • Patoka eagle programs Jan. 8

    BIRDSEYE – Experience the wonderful world of eagles with indoor and outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Visitor Center Saturday, Jan. 8.
    The morning session will be presented from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon repeat session will be from noon to 3 p.m. EST.
    The event will feature a resident bald eagle and other raptors, including a great horned owl. Guest presenter Leslie Grow, Department of Natural Resources Hardy Lake interpretive naturalist, will share the story of these animals, their habits and habitat.

  • Offices closed for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – The New Year’s holiday will close some governmental offices Friday and Monday.
    County offices at the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed Friday while City Hall in Tell City will be open Friday but closed Monday.
    There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup next week since there will be no pickup Monday.
    Residential trash collection in Cannelton won’t be affected by New Year’s. Troy’s utility office will be closed Friday.

  • County man hurt in ATV crash

    DERBY – A Perry County man was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after the all-terrain vehicle he was operating struck a tree on Gerald Road.
    Kenneth W. Kellems, 30, was flown from the scene and suffered a severe head injury, said Deputy Sheriff Junior Fuchs, who is handling the investigation.
    He said Kellems apparently lost control of the ATV while rounding a curve. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Other details were not available as of press time.

  • Governor reinstates pay increases

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mitch Daniels sent a letter to state employees today to advise them that following a two-year pay freeze most will be eligible for a modest pay increase in 2011.

  • Hospital board OKs improvements to Troy clinic

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital trustees ap-proved upcoming improvements to the hospital’s clinic in Troy, radiology equipment and an information systems upgrade. Also approved was the hospital’s 2011 operating budget.
    The hospital will spend about $22,000 to enlarge the waiting area of the clinic by enclosing the existing front porch. This will increase the size of the waiting room by approximately 200 square feet.

  • Fight in Troy might be gang related

    TROY – A Perry County teen was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after apparently being beaten with a bat in a brawl at Troy’s boat ramp
    According to police, Steven C. Gardner, 19, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to an Evansville hospital with head and arm injuries.

  • County’s jobless rate edges higher

    PERRY COUNTY – The local unemployment rate inched up only slightly in November, rising two-tenths of a point to 8.4 percent, but remained well below the state average.
    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released jobs data last week and said 809 men and women among the county’s 9,598-person work force were looking for jobs during the month.
    Perry County ranked 69th among Indiana’s 92 counties.

  • Tell City streetlight replacement nears midpoint

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department is nearly at the halfway point of a streetlight replacement project made possible by the community’s power supplier.