Today's News

  • Amos, Goodson keep seats


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With much of the nation glued to the race for president by social media and television, Perry Countians filled the courthouse Tuesday to learn who would lead locally on the board of commissioners and county council.

  • Lewis and Glenna Carrett

    The Rev. Lewis “Clettes” Garrett and Glenna (Taylor) Garrett of Hawesville, Ky., formerly of Fentress County, Tenn. will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 17.

    They were married in Jamestown, Tenn. Nov. 17, 1951, by the late Brother Willie F. Wright.

    Rev. Garrett organized Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church in December 1963 and has been the pastor for 53 consecutive years. Pastor Garrett never accepted a salary. He also worked at public works. He retired from National Southwire Aluminum in January 1991.

  • Tell City Christmas Parade Dec. 3

    TELL CITY – Entries are now being accepted for Tell City’s Christmas parade, set for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m.. Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. in the student parking lot at Tell City High School. Trophies will be awarded for best for-profit entry, best religious entry, best nonprofit entry, best overall entry and best youth entry.

    Christmas in the Park activities are planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Watch for details.

    For more information or to enter the parade, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (812) 547-7933.

  • What about orchids?

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


  • Renaissance Class academic kick off a success
  • Fundraiser champs
  • Community foundation trivia contest Jan. 28

    TELL CITY – Are you ready for some fun? The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting reservations for its seventh annual Trivia Night.

    The PCCF Advisory Board is planning a night of light-hearted competition for the know-it-all trivia junkies and some fun for those who simply enjoy supporting a good cause.

    The event will be Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited.

  • Cannelton Christmas Parade Nov. 25

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Christmas Parade held annually by the Cannelton American Legion Unit 142 will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. and all entries should assemble on Old Indiana 37.

    Business, community and civic groups wanting to participate should contact Arvina Bozarth at (812) 547-6284 or Martha Graves at (812) 547-1556.  Awards will be given to the top three entries in each category.

  • Firewood-cutting permits available for hazard tree clean-up at Patoka Lake

    BIRDSEYE – Local residents are invited to assist Patoka Lake in cutting up hazard trees felled by staff in high-use areas throughout property through the purchase of firewood permits beginning Nov. 3. Firewood permits being issued will be available depending on weather and staff time.

  • Roark makes All-PLAC volleyball team

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Middle hitter Terissa Roark was the only Perry Central player named to the All-PLAC team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Roark, a 5-foot-9 junior, led the Commodores in blocks with 35 and was second on the team in kills with 142.
    She also led the team in ace serves with 56 and made good serves 92.0 percent of the time, second best on the team.
    She also made 67 digs and had 11 assists.
    She was second in the conference in blocks with 14 in her six PLAC matches.