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Today's News

  • Items sought for bicentennial time capsule

    TELL CITY – A time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of Perry County’s bicentennial celebration this fall will deliver a treasure trove of information about today’s area to residents living here 50 years in the future.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Nov. 1 celebration and will be opened in 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding

  • Chapman set to stand trial Sept. 29

    TELL CITY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman, arrested in 2013 after an investigation allegedly showed he stole more than $200,000 from school coffers, is scheduled to stand trial next week.

    Court records show the trial slated to begin Sept. 29.

  • Efforts progress to obtain home-repair grant funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members conducted a public hearing and a council meeting Aug. 18 to further efforts to obtain grant money to repair residents’ homes.

    As the News reported in June, Tony Pappano of Insight 2000 intended to resubmit an application for a community development block grant through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. An earlier application through the highly competitive program was denied.

  • Creating walls that talk

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  • Knights of Columbus to host 5K, 10K event for runners, walkers Oct. 11

    TELL CITY – On Oct. 11, in honor of Columbus Day, Knights of Columbus Council 1172 and its ladies auxiliary will host a 5K and 10K run-walk event.

    Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Registration for each race is $15 through Sept. 29 and $20 from Sept. 30 until race day.

    Each participant will receive a T-shirt the day of the race.

    Registration forms are available at the Knights of Columbus, EverBody’s Fitness Center, New Directions Health and Fitness Club or by calling Sally Wolfe at (812) 499-4272.

  • Chamber plans Ladies Day Out

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a “Ladies Day Out” sales promotion.  

    The promotion is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. All businesses are welcome to participate. For the event, businesses will run specials for ladies, participate in a joint ad and accept donations for local breast cancer patients. The funds will be donated to local breast cancer patients in cooperation with the Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Horses, petting zoo to be available to visitors at Orscheln’s Sept. 27

    TELL CITY – Horses will be on display and a petting zoo featuring miniature donkeys will be at Orscheln Farm and Home Supply 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27.

    “We’re asking people to buy feed for the horses,” said Jo Sodrel of Horse Rescue South Inc. The group is also seeking donations of hay and land on which to house horses.
    Hot dogs will be served.

  • Chamber hosts annual meeting at Mulzer Camp

    TROY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership picnic at Mulzer Camp Thursday, Sept. 11.

    More than 150 members were on hand to enjoy a perfect evening on the Ohio River and the best steaks around thanks to the Mulzer cooking crew.

  • German American launches Tell City Clean Sweep; 10 nonprofit groups invited to participate, raise money

    TELL CITY – German American’s first ever Tell City Clean Sweep event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4.

    This event invites 10 local nonprofit organizations to participate in a two-hour city-wide cleanup to pick up trash in and around Tell City.

    German American will donate money to participating organizations for every bag of trash collected.

    The event will start and end at German American’s Tell City office at 645 Main St.

  • Lot of concerns

    County commissioners, members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission, the county sheriff and highway superintendent discuss Tuesday what to do with the lot left vacant by the demolition of the old county jail. County Commissioner Bill Amos said he wasn’t aware a concrete slab existed under the facility. When it was revealed, officials thought it might serve the parking purpose planned for the site.