Today's News

  • NHS trivia night March 17

    TELL CITY - The National Honor Society annual trivia night will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 17. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions. Registration forms are available in the Tell City High School office and are due back in the office by March 12.  Participants are asked to come up with a team name to show spirit. Late registrations will also be accepted at the door the night of the event.  The cost is $8 per adult and $5 per student. Teams of five or fewer will be accepted. 

  • CCC Preschool open house

    TELL CITY - Community Christian Church Preschool will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for families interested in preschool for children ages 3, 4 and 5 for the 2010-11 school year. To be eligible for the program, children must turn 3, 4 or 5 before Aug. 1 and be potty trained.  The event will feature tours of the school and classrooms, information on the curriculum and opportunities to enroll in the program. The preschool is located at Community Christian Church at 821 10th St., Tell City. For more information, call Karen Lawalin at 547-7486 between 8:30 a.m.

  • PC band seeks auction items

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central High School Band will hold a silent auction during the Perry Central Health Fair April 15 at the school. Booster members are now accepting donations from the community and local businesses for the auction.

    For more information on what can be donated to the auction in support of the band, contact Cathy Blair at 843-4174.  

  • Table of Blessings

    TELL CITY - A hot meal is only one of the blessings offered every Thursday evening at Evangelical United Church Christ, where a six-week-old program is drawing people seeking nourishment, fellowship and a sense of belonging.  Called Table of Blessings, the free meals are prepared by volunteers who extend an invitation to anyone who wants to join them, for meals and to assist in the planning and preparation. Though served in the church's fellowship hall and sponsored in part by Catholic Charities, the program is more community service than a church-sponsored

  • Keeping Eagles Bluff Park open later is good decision

    Eagles Bluff Park, which overlooks the Cannelton Locks and Dam on the Ohio River, is the crown jewel of Perry County's parks and has been open daily since renovations were completed there in 2008. But those who work until 5 p.m. — certainly a sizable part of the county's population — were never able to enjoy it on weekdays because the park closed at 5 p.m. (and this year winter closing time was changed to 4 p.m.). Effective today, though, that has changed. The park is now open until 7 p.m.

  • Too much to see at the hotel

    I once heard the saying that a man is never truly a man until he stands naked in front of a woman.

  • Why we moved to Tell City

    Editor's Note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Kenneth Simpson.  When it was requested I write an article concerning my family's move to Tell City and Perry County, I had many thoughts. But basically, it was a case of my wife Sandra and me moving back home.

  • Hall named to South all-stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s T.J. Hall was chosen last week to play for the South team in next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.

    The game, sponsored this year by Grange Insurance, will be played Friday, July 16, at 6 p.m. Perry County time at Indianapolis North Central.

    Hall, a two-way starter and kicker for the Commodores, was chosen as an inside linebacker.

  • Rogier, Hahus make All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior frontliners Ian Hahus and Alex Rogier were named to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Rogier was the third leading vote-getter on the 12-man team.

    He led the Commodores in scoring, rebounding and assists with 20.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

    He also led the team in free-throw shooting at 85.4 percent and he went to the line 198 times, breaking the school record of 191 attempts set by his coach, Matt Carter, in 1996-97 and tied by Aaron Carter in 2006-07.

  • Three PC girls make All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Three Perry Central players made the All-PLAC girls basketball team elected by conference coaches Thursday.

    Junior forward Deidra Dickerson made the 12-girl honor squad for the second year in a row. She was joined by senior forward-guard Hilarie Hahus and junior guard Lavina Schwartz.

    Perry Central finished second in the seven-team conference with a 4-1 record in conference games. Only conference champion Paoli, with four selections, had more girls make all-conference.