Today's News

  • United Way marks Imagination Library’s second anniversary

    TELL CITY – Happy Birthday to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Perry County. Each month, 433 Perry County preschoolers race to their mailboxes to find books mailed just to them.

    Their parents know their book will have been chosen for children just their age and to delight their senses and imagination. Many parents report their children are so excited to get their own books in the mail, they want it read over and over and over again on the day they receive it.

  • Family needs assistance after fire

    TELL CITY – Jacob and Crystal Wroe and their three daughters are in need of assistance after a Monday fire damaged their home on Bradford Drive.

    One of the biggest needs is clothing. Jacob Wroe wears size 32-32 pants and large shirts; Crystal wears size 9-10 jeans and medium to large shirts. Danielle, 7, wears sizes 6T-7T tops and bottoms, Jalynn, 4T-5T and Christa, 4T-5T.

    The family is hoping their home can be cleaned and made livable. They can be reached at 719-9216.

  • Offices closed for July Fourth

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed in the county Monday in observance of Independence Day. In Cannelton, Monday’s trash route will be picked up on Tuesday with that day’s route. In Tell City, there will be no pickup Monday and a one-day delay the rest of the week. City, county and state offices will also be closed.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday and there will be no mail delivery that day. Monday’s edition will be on newsstands by Sunday morning.

  • Jail meeting tonight at PC

    LEOPOLD – A public meeting on a proposed county jail project Thursday evening (today) will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Perry Central High School.

    The meeting will be held in the library instead of the cafetorium as was previously announced. Attendees are asked to park in the rear lot at the school. There will be signs posted.

  • Police on lookout for phony home inspectors

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly stole cash from a woman’s purse while posing as home inspectors. Officers are also warning residents to be alert to similar scams while sheriff’s department deputies are investigating separate reports of break-ins in northern Perry County.

  • TC band prepares for upcoming season

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Natasha Edmondson is still seeking participants as the latest performance season approaches for the Tell City Marching Marksmen.

    “We are recruiting,” the band director said after a band-boosters meeting Monday. “We really need pit members.”

  • Snakes alive!

    A variety of snakes that call Indiana home drew plenty of attention Saturday during the Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area’s Adventures with Nature Field Day at Tipsaw Lake. (Click photo to enlarge. Click arrows to see more.)

  • Moose picnic leads July Fourth lineup

    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. A community fireworks show in Derby is also planned for Sunday night, with viewing at Mulzer Park.

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

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Friday, Saturday and Sunday with help from Ladies of the Moose.

  • Group gives final OK in foundry-warehouse plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission reconfirmed at a meeting June 20 their intent to use tax-increment-financing revenue to improve property formerly owned by the Tell City Chair Co.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of free summer lunch program

    MARGARET BUTLER, Guest Columnist

    Free lunch? Its true! Many seem unaware that the summer lunch program in Tell City is for everyone. That is, everyone age 18 and younger may come and eat free lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ on Tenth Street.