Local News

  • Online opinion poll grows quiet after Web-site change

    The Perry County News' online opinion poll has proven a popular feature, but many readers apparently can't find it after our recent platform change.

    We still have one, but it's a little difficult to find. Those who'd like to express  one-click opinions in response to our topical questions can simply click on "Opinion" in the blue bar near the top of our pages.

    Our current poll asks, "should the Florida preacher who plans to burn Qurans be stopped?"

  • Legion to conduct memorial service for Sept. 11 victims

    TELL CITY – In memory of the 2,921 civilians and 55 military personnel who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will host a memorial at 9:28 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the post.
    Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Hunters Night Out will offer raffles, auctions, dinner

    TELL CITY – Tell City Ducks Unlimited will host a Hunters Night Out Saturday.

    The Hunters Night Out will feature a live and silent auction, several raffles and dinner. Both auctions will have something for all hunters such as fishing, duck, deer and turkey hunting equipment.

    A cornhole tournament will be held before the event. Registration will start at noon, with the tournament starting at 1 p.m. Cost of the tournament is $20. Bring your own partner.

  • Vendors sought for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Saturday, October 9, 2010 art festival.

    The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths with handmade items.

  • Bryant wins 2010 Shoot for the Stars
  • Streakers run wild, at least for a while

    TELL CITY – A Tell City police officer asking for a description of four teens seen fleeing down Main Street Friday night heard two words in reply.
    “All skin.”

    The four males were running in the nude after apparently parking their car in the 1000 block of Main Street and shedding their clothes.

    Tell City police officers found the four, who were spotted by a Cannelton police officer who was having his car examined at Shur-Way Pro Towing.

  • Taking aim at bullying
  • TC band students selling coupons

    TELL CITY – Hundreds of dollars of savings at local businesses are available for $10 in coupon books Tell City band students are selling.

    Several new coupons have been added this year to those buyers have enjoyed in previous years, according to Velma Mann, chairwoman for the committee overseeing sales.

    The books are available through next week from any band student or by calling Mann at 719-6337.

  • Meet the candidates Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours candidate reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

    The event will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City and will allow candidates to meet with voters on a casual basis. Light refreshments will be provided and the public is invited.

  • Kessner honored at Indiana State Fair

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dorothy Kessner was honored at the Indiana State Fair recently for 60 years of 4-H leadership. Those attending the ceremony with her were her daughters, Melissa Rynkiewich of St. Phillips and Dr. Joan Austin and her husband, Dr. David Austin, of Bloomington.

    Her family has contributed 200 years of 4-H service, with her seven daughters involved in the program for 10 years each as members. Two of her daughters, Marsha Fiscus and Joan Austin, also served 10 years as 4-H leaders in Vanderburgh and Monroe counties.