Today's News

  • Questions sought for Oct. 18 candidate forum

    The Perry County News is compiling questions that will be asked of local candidates taking part in an Oct. 18 forum and seeks input from readers. Suggestions for questions can be dropped off at The News or sent by e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com.

    The forum is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tell City Knights of Columbus.

  • Contest offers prizes up to $2,500 to encourage smokers to quit

    PERRY COUNTY – According to Smoke-Free Perry County coordinator Sharilyn Franzman, the deadline to register for the 2012 Quit Now Indiana challenge is getting close. To be eligible to win, contestants must be 18 years or older, a legal resident of Indiana, a current tobacco user and stay tobacco free from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2012. All entries must be received by midnight Sunday. Contest winners will be drawn at random and will be tested to make sure they are tobacco-free to be eligible to claim a prizes.

  • Oakwood to honor hometown heroes

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City will host a special event to honor local “hometown heroes, including police officers, firefighters, emergency medical workers, military personnel, first responders, doctors and nurses, educators or anyone you believe to be a hometown hero.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday and is free and open to the community. It will feature a complimentary dinner and awards ceremony. There will be family fun for all ages.

  • Chapel open house Sept. 29-30 at New Boston

    NEW BOSTON – A weekend open house Saturday and Sunday will mark completion of the Chapel of the Fourteen Holy Helpers near New Boston.

    The public is invited to tour the family chapel from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The chapel is located about 1.5 miles northeast of New Boston.

    Watch for signs on Indiana 545 on the north side of New Boston.

  • Beaches closed for the season; forest programs planned

    PERRY COUNTY – German Ridge and Tipsaw Lake beaches in the Hoosier National Forest have closed for the season. The campground concessionaires at Tipsaw and Celina Campgrounds will host their annual Halloween campout the weekend of Oct. 5-7.

    The Hoosier National Forest will host a program about bats the evening of Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

    The Rickenbaugh House at Celina Lake will be open for viewing Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

    Call 547-7051 for more information.

  • Democrats to dine Sat. at Legion

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrats will host their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner Saturday at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City. Cocktails will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7.

    Cost is $20 per person.

    Dave Crooks, 8th District Democrat congressional candidate, will be among guest speakers for the evening.

  • Build a household emergency kit

    INDIANAPOLIS – September is National Preparedness Month, and the Indiana Department of Health provides these tips on how to build an emergency supply of items your household may need in the event of a disaster.

    When putting your emergency kit together, include enough supplies to meet the needs of you and your family for at least three days. Your emergency toolkit should include:

    • An emergency-contact card. Include an out-of-town contact; it may be easier to reach someone out of town if local phone lines are out of service or overloaded.

  • Archaeological dig sheds light on German Ridge life

    GERMAN RIDGE – A summertime archaeological dig shed new light on the lives of pioneer settlers who fought to establish lives in German Ridge and other areas of Perry County.

    The German Ridge Heritage Project, a collaboration between Hoosier National Forest and Indiana University, began this summer to document the lives and culture of early settlers in the German Ridge community of Perry County.

    These people were “living on the edge” as they farmed these narrow ridges,” said forest archaeologist Angie Krieger.

  • Tell City school earns health award

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior High School was awarded The Healthy Hoosier School Bronze Award.  This award recognizes Indiana schools with policies and educational programs in place promoting and supporting environments that create healthy students and healthy learners. 

  • Steamboat Festival vendors needed

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – The 2012 Hawesville Steamboat Festival Committee invites individuals and organizations to take part in the upcoming Steamboat Festival by renting a booth for the Oct. 13 and 14 festival.
    Anyone interested or who would like more information about renting are asked to contact Hawesville City Hall at (270) 927-8707. Booth rental fees are $20 without electricity and $40 with electricity.