Today's News

  • What’s wrong with a dog tax?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I’ve been asked several times over the years about the animal-control issues facing Perry County. I’ve been shy about sharing my personal opinions because I’m not an “animal person.” I don’t have a dog or cat and while I would never abuse or condone the abuse of an animal, I don’t feel strongly about the issue.

  • Tell City employees sport new uniforms

    TELL CITY – Employees working for several municipal departments in Tell City will be easier to spot thanks to new reflective uniforms recently adopted by the city.

    The city’s uniform contract recently ended and recognizing the opportunity to enhance employee safety, a uniform committee was convened and began looking into the city’s personnel manual governing employees and the wearing of uniforms.

    After considerable research, the committee presented a revised uniform policy, designed to stress safety, to Mayor Barbara Ewing.

  • New chamber of commerce director eager to help businesses succeed




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has a new director. Lagina Gogel began her duties this month. She fills a position formerly held by Cherie Taylor, who resigned last year to accept a job with the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission.

  • United Way celebrates successful campaign


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Members and partners of the United Way of Perry County came together Tuesday, March 17, at Ivy Tech Community College for the organization’s “Spirit of Giving” celebration. Those attending also heard an announcement about Southern Indiana Resource Solutions’ plans for the office space on 31st Street being vacated by the United Way.

  • Feeding the multitude
  • Cannelton awarded more money to repair homes




    CANNELTON – A larger number of Cannelton property owners will get money to fix up their homes thanks to additional money awarded the city by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

  • Women’s softball meeting Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Women’s Softball League will hold its annual preseason organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the league’s field.
    All teams that plan to participate in the league this summer should be represented. For more information email ljgoffinet@yahoo.com or call 812-547-6674.

  • Swim lessons registration April 1-3

    TELL CITY – Registration for swimming lessons will be held at Tell City Junior-Senior High School Pool 5-6 p.m. April 1, 2 and 3.
    Cost is $55 per student and there will be a maximum of 50 children in each session. Lessons will be held at the school pool April 6-9 and April 13-16 and students may choose from two times, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. each day or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
    For more information call Mike Armstrong at 812-719-9496.

  • Tell City basketball banquet March 30

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s boys’ basketball awards banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. March 30 in the Tell City Junior-Senior High cafeteria.
    All players, coaches and their families are invited to attend. Meat and table service will be provided. Seniors are asked to bring a potato or pasta dish, juniors a vegetable dish, sophomores a salad, freshmen a dessert, and coaches are asked to bring drinks and ice.
    Please contact Darla Goffinet at cgoffinet@psci.net by Wednesday, March 25, to let her know how many will be attending.

  • Tell City jr. high archery team 10th in state tourney

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City Junior High Team 1 placed 10th in the National Archery in the Schools Program state tourney March 14.
    Charlie Peter shot 280 out of a possible 300 to lead Tell City in the 40-team competition. Other top shooters for the team were Neal Hollinden with 276 and Hannah Rhodes 272.
    Two elementary students also shot well for the team. Gage Smith, a fourth grader, shot a personal best 262 and Mary Hollinden, a fifth grader, shot 250.