Today's News

  • Students learn about life cycles

    Students in Kelli Braunecker’s second-grade classroom at William Tell Elementary School watch and observe as eggs are placed inside an incubator.

  • Church News, April 7

    St. Paul mission trip fundraiser
    TELL CITY – St. Paul parish will sell carryout chicken dinner to benefit the St. Paul Church Mission trip for 20 youth and adults.
    The dinners will be sold Sunday on the corner of 12th and Tell streets beginning at 10:30 a.m. The dinner includes grilled chicken, creek fries and green beans for $7. The mission trip participants will help homeless, elderly, children and single mothers experience a better life in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Gospel group to perform at Freewill Baptist Monday

    CANNELTON – The Inspirations, a gospel quartet from Bryson City, N.C. will be ministering in song and testimony at the Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church, 117 Second St., Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
    Having traveled more than three million miles, The Inspirations have spread the gospel in song in almost every state in the Union, including Alaska and Hawaii. They have hosted tours to Europe, Bahamas and the Holy Land. They are regulars at the annual Nation Quartet Convention.

  • Community News, April 7

    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.

  • Plunge to help to unite teen with service dog

    CANNELTON – A team of five individuals from around the area will gather Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Perry Marine boat dock in Rocky Point for a plunge to help raise money for a local girl suffering from epilepsy.
    This date is a change from the previously scheduled March 26.
    For every $50 raised, a member of the team will take a plunge into the cold water. Money raised will help Victoria Brucken, a 17-year-old Cannelton resident, receive a seizure alert dog.

  • Benefit for Jennifer Varner-Chappell May 14

    FULDA – A fundraising benefit will be held for Jennifer Chappell May 14 at the Fulda Sportsman Club. Events will begin at 6:30 p.m., including a silent auction and dine-in or take-out chicken dinners from the New Boston Tavern.
    A dance will be held from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Music will be provided by Tammy Cassidy band and friends.
    A Perry County native, Chappell has been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, a condition in which the vertebrae in the back slide over bones below.
    The condition leads to spinal cord and nerve roots being compressed.

  • PCMH Auxiliary plan yard sale April 15, 16

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold an indoor yard sale Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.
    The sales will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 at Main and Washington streets in Tell City. There will be numerous items for sale. The community is encouraged to attend.
    Auxiliary members should bring items to the VFW Thursday, April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Members should have your items priced.

  • Antiques at library Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will kick off National Library Week with a special Antiques at Your Library event Saturday.
    From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., several local experts will be on hand to display items in the areas of Tell City furniture, Civil War memorabilia, coins, old pictures, pottery, bottles, glassware, western statues and toys. Some of the collectors scheduled to appear are Chris Cail, Mike and Kathy Finley, Michael Highfil, J.R. Flynn, Mark Laflin and Spud and Helen Kleeman.

  • PCJW bunny breakfast set

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Junior Women annual Bunny Breakfast will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.
    The community is invited to share in a breakfast of doughnuts, milk and juice as well as participate in games, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
    Picture sales will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Door prizes will also be awarded. Admission to the event is free.
    For more information, contact Stephanie Epple at 547-4999.

  • Blackford to be part of documentary

    TELL CITY – Amy Blackford, a primate keeper for the Tampa Lowery Park Zoo for the past seven years, has been given a chance to be a part of Project Borneo, a documentary film and global collaborative project to halt the destruction of the world’s important rain forests and to create a permanent home for orangutans.

    The project is looking for 10 candidates to lead a global action project for five months in Borneo, a large island located in the Pacific Ocean near southeast Asia.