Today's News

  • County recycling bills go out this month

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for the 2014 Perry County Recycling Management District, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are being mailed during January.

    The first round of bills are due March 15.

    The district will mail the bills for mobile homes in the following manner:

    All homes and mobile homes on land owned by the occupant are considered real estate. These bills are being mailed in January and will be due March 15.

  • Cannelton mayor reviews community’s 2013 achievements

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder provided during a city-council meeting Jan. 13 a review of 2013 achievements and other activities, saying efforts to improve sidewalks took much of her time.

    “I worked all year on historical data reports,” she said, beginning her review with the topic of Safe Routes to School grants. “We had to remove one block from the original layout to remain within budget. Phase 1 is scheduled for letting in the spring of 2014.”

  • Making it official

    The number of political filings increased this week at the front counter of the county clerk’s office.

    On Tuesday, County Councilman Jim Adams, right, filed for re-election to his District 1 seat on the Republican ballot. At left, Danny Bolin filed his candidacy for the District 2 seat now held by incumbent Stan Goffinet.

    The two Democrats will face each other in May’s primary. Watch Monday’s News for profiles of candidates and a listing of candidates who have filed so far. The deadline for filing for the primary election is noon Feb. 7.

  • Foundation awards $58,565 in grants

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded $58,565.29 during an annual grants luncheon held Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    The event recognized discretionary grant recipients who are making a difference in this community, said Grant Committee Chairwoman Jane Efinger-Hayden. This year’s grants will support a variety of community services, from drug and alcohol abuse prevention to crisis services.

  • It’s all A’s for Tell City in school rankings


    TELL CITY – Students strive for A’s on their report cards. So do schools and school districts.

    Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. earned glowing report cards issued by the state in December and January.

    In December, school accountability grades were released by the Indiana Department of Education.

  • Wearing God’s armor

    Area children participated in Tell City First United Methodist Church’s

    “Messy Church” this month with the theme “Put on the armor of God.”

    The next messy church will be held Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. It is open to the


  • Community Events

    4-H Club to meet Tuesday
    CANNELTON ­– The Community Service Innovations 4-H Club will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at its new location at Agape Community Church, 101 Taylor St. in Cannelton. Club President Carrie Kimbril will call the meeting to order. All members are encouraged to bring a friend. For more information, call Shawn at 547-3229.

    La Leche League meeting tomorrow

  • Tell City native named Indiana Conservation Officer of the Year

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Conservation Officer Max Winchell was recognized as the 2013 Officer of the Year by the National Wild Turkey Federation at its Indiana state banquet Saturday.

    Winchell was nominated by the Sycamore Ridge Chapter of the NWTF in Terre Haute. He was then chosen by the Indiana NWTF executive board.

    Winchell is a Tell City native and the son of Barney and Joan Winchell.

  • Oakwood Villas ribbon-cutting set

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the expansion of Oakwood Health Campus and grand opening of the Villas at noon Jan. 31.  Oakwood Health Campus is located at 1143 23rd St. in Tell City.

    The grand opening will take place the same day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Refreshments and tours of the villas will also be offered.

  • PCMH honors first baby of the year

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital announced the arrival of the first baby of the year born there.

    Blake Ward, son of Tasha McMahan and Justin Rust of Tell City was born Jan. 13, 2014. Blake weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces and was 19½ inches long.

    Perry County Memorial Hospital stated it is excited to celebrate with the new baby and family. The first baby of the year received a gift basket donated by Perry County Memorial Hospital and a complimentary photo package offered by Danny Bolin Photography.