Local News

  • BREAKING NEWS - Meth lab in Bristow lands Donaldson in jail

    BRISTOW - A 32-year-old Bristow man was jailed Monday afternoon after state police investigating a possible methamphetamine lab discovered drug-making chemicals and supplies, troopers said.

    Patrick Donaldson, 32, of 20648 Main St., was arrested at 4:15 p.m. and faces a Class B felony charge of manufacturing methamphetamine. He is also charged with possessing two or more drug precursors, possessing anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Fundraiser to 'wrap up' this week

    TELL CITY - Bright Beginnings Child Care Center will wrap gifts at Tell City Sonic this month as a fundraiser. The Bright Beginnings staff will provide the supplies to wrap presents while visitors wait from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

    Small and medium-sized packages will be wrapped for $1 each and large packages will be wrapped for $2. Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for children attending the center. For more information, call Jennifer Perkins at 547-2389.

  • Red Cross urges the public to give blood

    TELL CITY - The holiday shopping season is well under way. Shoppers rush from store to store, overloaded with purchases, searching for the perfect gift. Many do not realize they carry the perfect gift year round - lifesaving blood.

    You can help boost the blood supply this season by donating blood from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday the Red Cross will be at Tell City Wal-Mart. Another site will be at Perry County Memorial Hospital from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26. All donors from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6 will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a weekly $250 shopping spree.

  • Early deadlines set for Christmas, New Year's

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have early deadlines for Christmas and New Year's.

    The deadline to have items published in the Thursday, Dec. 27 issue for Section B is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. For the Thursday, Jan. 3 issue, the deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28.

    The Perry County News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1.

    These deadlines apply to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.

  • Foundation awards $67,000 for local youth programs, fight against hunger

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $67,000 Thursday evening, giving financial support to a variety of education, youth and outreach programs serving a cross-section of the county.

    The yearly event hosted by the foundation in the Evangelical United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall, recognizes donors to the foundation and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

  • Suspect runs, fights ... goes to jail

    Bristow man jailed for battery against officer, criminal recklessness with deadly weapon; Lehmkuhler, police canine escape serious injury

    PERRY COUNTY - A Bristow man fled from an Indiana State Police trooper Thursday night, authorities said, throwing a tank filled with anhydrous ammonia from his pickup truck before crashing the vehicle and lashing out at the officer and his canine partner with a heavy aluminum flashlight.

  • California Dreaming

    Media club recounts trip; school superintendent's contract extended

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Media Club members earned "a lot of good compliments" with the Web site they presented in California, teacher and club sponsor Joan Goble reported at a regular school-board meeting Wednesday.

  • Building plans take final shape at overlook

    CANNELTON - Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday that construction of a new restroom building at Eagles Nest Park should start next spring.

  • Marketing director joins port staff

    Insurance cost for port-rail agency drops, employee premium rises

    TELL CITY - A Newburgh man was selected Wednesday to fill a new marketing position at the Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    Stephen K. George is leaving a position at Greenleaf Bulk Carriers, Coden Ala., to fill a position borne of a strategic planning session last year, according to Alvin Evans, president of the port-rail agency's board of directors. Fifty-six people had responded to the job listing, he said, and seven made it to the interview process.

  • Youths who care

    Junior- and senior-high students joined forces to paint, rake, wash windows, clean, weed, perform garden maintenance and blaze trails at designated locations across the county Nov. 4 during United Way of Perry County's Youth Day of Caring. The volunteer labor provided by volunteers saved the funded partners of United Way and local nonprofits many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time. Victoria Ridener, pictured here, was among several volunteers handling mulch at Glenwood Hills Campground and at Bright Beginnings Preschool in Tell City.