Today's News

  • Council adds local surtax to fee state imposed on scooters

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council added a local fee to a state law that will regulate motor scooters beginning Jan. 1.

    In a regular meeting Nov. 20, the council voted to approve an amendment to a 1982 ordinance that implemented excise taxes paid when registering motor vehicles. County ordinances are available at www.amlegal.com/library/in/perrycounty.shtml and those taxes are defined in Title III, Chapter 37.

  • Santa to make visits in Tell City, Leopold

    PERRY COUNTY – After an evening stop in Cannelton last week, Santa Claus will make return trips to Perry County Saturday and Sunday.

    Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and will be preceded by Christmas in the Park events in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Activities will include visits with Santa, cookies, caroling and a chili cook-off.

  • Yule-tree tradition


  • PCDC, port authority prep site north of Troy for new industry

    Feature Writer

    TROY – An automotive manufacturing company may be interested in opening a plant north of Troy later next year, according to information shared by Perry County Development Corp.’s Alvin Evans during a regular Troy Town Council meeting Nov 12.

  • Public invited to participate in county’s long-range plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – What are the main reasons you chose to live or remain in Perry County? What do you like most about living in Perry County? What types of recreation facilities, businesses, housing or other amenities would you like to see developed here? What do you see as Perry County’s greatest challenge, now or in the future?

  • Marksman girls third in triangular

    TELL CITY—Alesa Roark won the diving but Tell City finished third in a three-team girls swim meet Monday.
    Southridge won 10 of the 12 events to win the meet with 125 points. Boonville scored 107 and Tell City 67.
    Roark scored 126.70 points to win the diving in her first varsity meet.
    Bailey Powell placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:34.90 and third in the 200 free in 2:25.77.
    Sydney Brown took second in the 100 backstroke in 1:13.02 and third in the 200 individual medley in 2:52.13.

  • New Albany out-muscles Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City Coach Neal Stahly wasn’t too impressed with his team’s performance in Tuesday’s 54-21 wrestling loss to New Albany.
    “We chose to wrestle the poorest we have all year in front of our home crowd,” said Stahly. “Even our wins were lethargic.
    “I told our kids ahead of time that we would be physically out-muscled by New Albany, but that we were a better wrestling team. Then we came out and tried to muscle our way through the match.”

  • Tell City boys 2nd in triangular

    TELL CITY—Stephen Houle won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to second place in a three-team boys swim meet Monday.
    Boonville won with 113 points. Tell City scored 89 and Southridge 28.
    Houle won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:58.03 and the 200 free in 2:10.70.
    He teamed with Jacob Mowery, Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent to win the 400 free relay in 4:07.46.
    Those four boys also won the 200 medley relay in 2:03.41.
    Vincent won the 200 individual medley in 2:35.14 and Thomas took the 50 free in 26.62 seconds.

  • Simpsons on 2A all-state team

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City freshman twins Thomas and Leo Simpson were named to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ Class 2A cross country all-state team released Monday.
    Thomas Simpson was listed seventh on the 12-man team and Leo Simpson was listed 10th.
    The team seems to be based largely on semistate finishes, as Leo finished ahead of Thomas most of the season but Thomas finished ahead of Leo in the regional and semistate.
    Thomas Simpson placed 27th and Leo Simpson 30th in the Brown County semistate.

  • Commodores pull away from Eagles in 2nd half

    LEOPOLD—Increased defensive intensity in the second half helped Perry Central pull away to a 56-38 girls basketball win over Lanesville Monday.
    Lanesville outscored the Commodores 16-13 in the second quarter to pull within seven points of them at halftime.
    But “in the second half our defense picked up a lot better and we pushed the ball more efficiently,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Brittany Parker led the Commodores’ second-half offense with eight points.