Today's News

  • Patriots Pen contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and the Ladies Auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay-writing contest. Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well.

    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 U.S. savings bond.

    This year’s topic is “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

  • Daniels in Rome today for nature trust announcement

    ROME – Gov. Mitch Daniels and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will be in Rome today to meet with former Gov. Ed Whitcomb. They are scheduled to announce the sale of land owned by Whitcomb to the state as part of Indiana’s Bicentennial Nature Trust project.

    A public announcement is planned for 11 a.m. in front of the former courthouse in Rome. The trust is a partnership among the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, Indiana Heritage Trust, Bicentennial Commission and local communities to create permanent gifts of public lands to Indiana.

  • Community foundation open house Nov. 1

    TELL CITY – The community is invited to Perry County Community Foundation’s “Thanks for Giving” Open House, from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the foundation office, located at 817 12th Street in Tell City.

    The open house will celebrate and honor the community’s donors and fund founders. The community is invited to drop by to tour the office, meet the board of trustees and meet new Foundation Director Renate Warner.

  • City leaders won’t allow car-flipping

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    CANNELTON – On their attorney’s advice, the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety took no action at a regular meeting Oct. 8 on a request from a towing company to permit the flipping of cars.

  • Learning Academy’s flexibility commended

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    TELL CITY – The number of students benefiting from the Perry County Learning Academy’s services stood at 87 and will continue to rise, Executive Director Mike Bishop speculated at a meeting of its two-member board Oct. 2.

    Those members, who meet quarterly, are Perry Central School Superintendent Mary Roberson and Lynn Blinzinger, superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

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  • Council struggles with park profanity

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members said at a regular meeting Oct. 8 residents and visitors who wanted to enjoy a city park were scared away by profanity used by others.

    Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson asked Police Chief Lee Hall how often officers patrol what has come to be known as Gazebo Park. She and others spent an hour-and-a-half cleaning the park in preparation for the city’s 175th-anniversary celebration, she said.

  • Apple just part of New Year’s Eve plans



    Get used to the word because the New Year’s Eve celebration to debut this year in Tell City could be the start of something big.

    Silvesternacht is Swiss for “New Year’s Eve,” and the celebration will mark the first time Tell City’s apple will drop from its perch in City Hall park to mark the new year. Members of the event’s planning committee hope it becomes a small city’s version of New York City’s dropping of the famous ball in Times Square.

  • Brown book signing set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Friends of the Perry County Library are having a book signing from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at the Perry County Public Library Tell City Branch, 2328 Tell Street for Dianne (Greulich) Brown for her new book “The Cowgirl Princess and Starwalker.”
    Refreshment will be served. The public is invited. For more information contact the library at 547-2661 or Mary Phillips at 547-5024.

  • Volunteers needed for county’s 2013 Relay

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Perry County to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2013 Relay For Life event. Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference are invited to participate.