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Today's News

  • No plans to close Ohio River bridge

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON –  Rumors that the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge might close soon for maintenance or painting are unfounded. That was the word this week from a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    The News received several calls in the past couple of weeks over speculation that the bridge would close for several weeks or months in 2015.

  • Council trims $300k+ from projected 2015 budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The task the county council faced when they gathered Wednesday for the first of a planned two days of budget cutting wasn’t as tough this year as it was last year.

    They had to cut only about one-third of a million dollars from projected 2015 spending to align it with expected revenues. Last year they had to remove a half-million-dollar mountain of money from hopes expressed by different departments.

  • Cannelton to give up drug-sniffing police dog

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor's note: This story was published in the News' Sept. 15, 2014 edition. When posted to this site, it appeared under another story's headline.

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works, then the common council, voted at regular meetings Monday to give up the city’s police dog.

  • Port traffic slows in late summer

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor's note: This story appeared in the News' Sept. 15 print edition. While its headline was posted on this site, it appeared over another story.

    TELL CITY – A slower-than-expected startup after a July 4 shutdown and “clumping” of cars on Class 1 rail lines contributed to a lower-than-planned number of rail cars moving through the Port of Tell City in July, according to Kevin Teague.

  • 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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Historical society to meet today

  • Town of Troy plans trash pickup for Oct. 23-24

    TROY – The fall cleanup for the Town of Troy residents will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24. All items must be at curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

    The regular trash route will be followed and there will be no back-tracking to pick items up.

    No computers, TVs, carpet, tires or items with Freon will be accepted. Paint cans must be drained. There will be no pick up on vacant lots.

    A $10 charge for each large item must be paid at the utility office prior to pickup and the receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up.

  • Halloween campout planned at Indian-Celina

    TELL CITY – A Halloween campout is planned for Saturday, Oct. 4, at Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area campground in the Hoosier National Forest.

    Guests are invited to decorate their campsites for a chance to win a prize.

    Kids can trick or treat at participating campsites beginning around 6 p.m. Day passes are also available for those who would like to participate but are not camping overnight.

    For more information, call (812) 843-4880.

  • Thomas and Barbara Baert

    Thomas and Barbara Baert of Tell City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 6, with a dinner with family.

    Thomas and the former Barbara Costello were married Sept. 12, 1964, on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Fla.

    They are the parents of Kimberly (Andrew) Lasher of Tell City and Michelle (Michael) Runde of Cumming, Ga.

    They have two grandsons, Thomas J. Lasher and Parker A. Runde.

    Thomas retired from banking after 44 years of service. He began his career at Newburgh State Bank in Newburgh.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters open house Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley, serving Perry and Spencer counties, will host an open house from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the new BBBS office inside Old National Bank, 529 Main Street in Tell City.

    Those planning to attend may RSVP by sending email to mrsweatherholt@yahoo.com.

    The community is invited to stop by the new office for a tour, enjoy some light snacks and learn more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival is just a few weeks away.

    Historic St. Michael Catholic Church, in conjunction with the festival Saturday, Oct. 11, will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parish looks forward to sharing the beautiful 155-year-old church with friends, neighbors and visitors.