Today's News

  • Tell City defense steals Thunderbirds’ thunder

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City forced four turnovers to beat Eastern Greene 47-32 in a Class 2A football sectional first-round game Friday.
    The 3-7 Marksmen, who won a sectional game for the first time in five years, will host North Posey for a second-round game Friday at 7 p.m.
    Tell City and Eastern Greene’s number of total yards were virtually identical—396 for Tell City and 395 for the Thunderbirds.

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  • Southern Indiana Power executive participates in House Science Committee roundtable

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southern Indiana Power CEO Steve Seibert last month participated in a roundtable on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants.

    Seibert and other roundtable participants advised the Republican members of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about the implications of the EPA’s proposed regulations. Seibert was invited to participate in the roundtable by committee member and District 8 Rep. Larry Bucshon.

  • COLUMN: GOP had hand in controversies

    Guest Columnist

    I read with great interest Dan Harding’s letter in the Oct. 20 issue. I feel some of his assertions about voting Republican because of what President Obama has done must be  countered.

    On Obamacare, did Mr. Harding ever think about calling it the Affordable Care Act since when that name is used people aren’t as opposed to it? Do you think we could have carried on as we were over the last two decades with health-insurance premiums going up the way they were? Something had to be done.

  • COLUMN: Leaving a little for others


    Editor’s note: This column first appeared in October 2002.

    Thriftiness is still looked upon as an admirable trait by most of us, a virtuous golden mean between the excesses of being wasteful on one hand and miserly on the other.

  • EDITORIAL: Encrypted smartphones good way to keep government, hackers from violating privacy

    Some photos that were meant to be private were recently hacked off several celebrities’ cell phones and published on the Internet, causing the celebrities embarrassment and a feeling that their privacy had been violated.

    Now some companies that make the operating systems for such phones are ready to market them with encryption that would make such privacy breaches virtually impossible. But FBI Director James Comey said Oct. 16 that he is against such encryption.

  • 4-H open house Nov. 9

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H is hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Fairgrounds Youth in grades K-12 and their parents or guardians are invited to attend to learn more about 4-H, meet 4-H leaders, and learn about the 4-H clubs in Perry County.

    A sample of some of the project options will be on display

    Online enrollment can be completed onsite. This is a great opportunity for families to learn what 4-H offers and enroll in a club. Enrollment for 2015 is from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15.

  • Christmas parade dates set

    PERRY COUNTY – Details will be forthcoming but dates have been set for Perry County’s three Christmas parades.

    Cannelton’s parade will be held on its traditional Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Tell City’s Christmas parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m.

    There will be Christmas in the Park activities in and around City Hall Park in Tell City from 2 to 4 p.m. Activities will include a chili cook-off, visits with Santa and caroling.

    Leopold’s parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Trick-or-treat hours set for Tell City, Cannelton, Troy

    TELL CITY – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Tell City trick-or-treating hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • Coming Events

    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.

    First United Methodist plans Trunks of Treats Oct. 31

    TELL CITY – Halloween will soon be upon us and members of First United Methodist Church have planned the annual Trunks of Treats from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31.