Today's News

  • Council discusses vandals, online ordinances

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman-Snyder, a contender for the mayor’s office in the upcoming election, asked common-council members Aug. 8 when repairs would be made to property in the city’s “gazebo park.”

    Vandals continue to damage the property, Mayor Smokey Graves responded during the council’s regular meeting for this month.

  • Community Events, Aug. 22

    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.

  • County records may go online

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved, contingent on funding approval from the county council, a contract that will allow people to see official property records from the comfort of the nearest computer.

    Ann Jochim of WTH Technology Inc., Indianapolis, said any number of layers of information can be added to the geographic-information-system-based maps people will be able to view. those layers could include roads, fire hydrants, photography and commissioners and council districts, for example, she said.

  • 4-H talent winners named

    The 4-H open talent show held July 16 drew 10 contestants to the stage at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The contest was sponsored by D&J’s DJ Service, Hometown Music and Los Amigos. In first place was Hayley Payne, left; in second place was Kira Maddle, center; and in third place was Brooke Lawalin.

  • Horseman’s club fun show set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a fun horse show and benefit at 5 p.m. Saturday at the club, located on Summer Road north of Tell City.
    Follow the signs approximately 5 miles north on Indiana 37 to reach the club.
    There will be games for all ages, providing fun for all participants and spectators. There will be some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • Grant applications for Operation Round Up available

    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.

  • Lasher attends mathematics program

    TELL CITY – Shane Lasher, a seventh-grader at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, attended the Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics program recently.

    Ball State University Department of Mathematical Sciences selected 56 Indiana students to participate. Selection was based on ISTEP scores.
    Students spent a week exploring connections between mathematics and science, number patterns, algebraic reasoning and brain teasers. 
    Lasher is the son of Beth and Mike Lasher and the grandson of Carroll and Brenda Goffinet.

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  • Lisa George graduates from nursing program

    TELL CITY – Lisa George of Tell City earned an associate degree in nursing during pinning exercises May 7 at the Vincennes University Jasper Center Campus.

    Attending were relatives and friends.
    George is the daughter of Gary and Cheryl George of Tell City. She is a 2006 graduate of Tell City High School.
    She is employed at the Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills Nursing Home in Tell City.

  • Stutsman – Bennett

    Mr. and Mrs. Martin Vinson and Mrs. Jacqueline Bennett announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Abby Stutsman and Timothy Bennett of Hawesville, Ky.

    The bride-elect is studying criminal investigations at Everest University of Florida. She works as a logistics clerk at Schwab Corp. in Cannelton.
    Mr. Bennett is also the son of the late Ray Bennett. He is a 1993 graduate of Owensboro High School. He works as a production coordinator at Schwab Corp. in Cannelton.