Local News

  • Principal: Staff working to meet state requirements

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A family night and scholastic book fair were conducted the previous evening, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting Sept. 22.

  • Hometown Competitiveness Kickoff

    Survey forms are available in .pdf format as an attachment below. Once printed and completed, they can be dropped off at The Perry County News or The Perry County Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St., Suite A. Surveys can be mailed to P.O. Box 82, Tell City, IN 47586.

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  • Fading slowly

    An old home near Huffman continues to defy time, its exterior fading each year but stubbornly hanging on to its identity. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Logo sought for city’s 175th celebration

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will celebrate its terquasquicentenniel in 2012. For this 175th anniversary celebration, the Cannelton Foundation is sponsoring a logo contest. The winning design will be used on merchandising and advertising for the celebration. For more information, visit Cannelton.org or call Barbara Beard at at 547-7177 or 547-7816. The deadline for entries is Oct. 25.

  • Travel baseball teams to host scavenger hunt

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ohio Valley Heat travel baseball teams will sponsor a Perry County scavenger hunt Oct. 15.

    Sign-up will start at 6:30 p.m. at the TC Little League fields in the 10th Street parking lot. Cost is $25 per team, for up to a carload of participants, and $15 for a single entry.

    A $75 cash prize will be awarded to the first-place team.

    Participants and teams must take a digital camera or cell phone with a camera. The hunt will have three-hour time limit. The team with the most correct answers at the end will earn the cash prize.

  • Walk with students Wednesday

    TELL CITY – The community is invited to participate in International Walk to School in the USA Day Wednesday and walk on Tell City’s new sidewalk stretching from the Library to William Tell Elementary.

    The walk will begin at 7:15 a.m. from the library with the elementary students walking to William Tell and older students walking to the junior-senior high school. The rain date is Oct. 12.

  • Art festival returns to Cannelton Oct. 8

    CANNELTON – Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

    Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Louisville Glassworks’ Juicey Lucy mobile glassblowing workshop will offer “blow your own” glass artwork and demonstration for adults and children 6 and up.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – With the weather forecast for Saturday promising sunny skies and jacket temperatures, Tell City’s downtown is certain to be humming as Dragging Main returns for a second installment.

    Activities start at 7 p.m. in City Hall Park. The local classic rock band Damaged Goods will perform under the park gazebo. Several downtown-area restaurants are planning promotions, including curb-side service. Other businesses are expected to take part.

  • Marksmen take third place, prepare for district

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The kids weren’t really happy with their performance; they felt they could have done better,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Wednesday about the Tell City Marching Marksmen’s show Saturday.

    They placed third out of five bands competing in Class AA at the Evansville North Invitational, finishing nearly eight points behind South Spencer and nearly four behind North Posey high schools.

  • PC band has ‘weird,’ ‘best-of-year’ shows

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores’ first show Saturday at South Spencer “was kind of weird,” Music Director Rob Cason said Wednesday.

    “The kids did fine,” he explained, but “it was raining on us until right before we performed. We actually performed in the parking lot of their practice field. We didn’t even really go to warm-up; we just played a few notes and went and did the show.”

    South Spencer was their only competitor and placed first.