Today's News

  • Cannelton mayor thanks police, firefighters

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder expressed her appreciation Jan. 14 “for the work of the fire department and the police department on this lab we had down on Washington Street.”

  • Council OKs sidewalk rules, interlocal agreement

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Melvin McBrayer retained the council presidency in a reorganization conducted at a regular meeting Jan. 14. Other actions during the meeting included the council’s adoption of a sidewalk ordinance and approval of an animal-shelter interlocal agreement.

  • Hospital construction bids to be opened

    TELL CITY – The board of trustees of Perry County Memorial Hospital will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to open bids for a new county hospital.

    Financing for the facility has been finalized through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. County officials have signed agreements that would provide a financial backup to debt payments. A groundbreaking for the project is expected to be held this spring.

    The hospital bid the project more than a year ago, but delays in obtaining financing caused delays and forced a rebidding.

  • Stolen Blessings founder hopes to spare others pain of losing loved ones


    PERRY COUNTY – Michelle Sims will always grieve the loss of her husband, Sean, who lost his life to a drunk driver in 2005. Over the years, she struggled with a range of emotions, as do most people who suddenly lose loved ones, but today, nearly eight years after the death of her husband, Sims focuses her time and energy on helping others. She also works to prevent others from suffering similar tragedies.

  • Waupaca rezoning approved

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved a rezoning request, highway-department equipment-rental rates and funding for road improvements at their regular meeting Jan. 15.

    As the News reported Jan. 14, Waupaca Foundry officials petitioned the county to rezone 125 acres of a 200-acre area in central Perry County back to agricultural or conservation use after identifying where a monofill would be sited on the land.

  • Ice creates headaches


    PERRY COUNTY – A thin layer of ice across roads caused big problems for much of Friday, triggering a series of accidents from one end of the county to the other and keeping tow-truck drivers and police officers on the go.

  • Community events, Jan. 28

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Yoga class at TCHS Tuesday
    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will offer a yoga class from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s auxiliary gym. 

  • Indiana Youth Institute reducing environmental hazards for children

    MARENGO – The environment where children learn and play can significantly impact their health because on a pound for pounds basis, children breathe more air, drink more water and eat more food than adults.
    The Indiana Youth Institute will host a forum that will explore how to be more aware of environmental threats as children’s behaviors expose them to more chemicals through crawling, putting items in their mouths and playing on the floor.

  • After prom plans chili lunch, dodgeball tourney

    TELL CITY – Tell City After Prom will host a fun-filled afternoon Feb. 10 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School to benefit the high-school after prom. 
    A dodgeball tourney and chili lunch will be held, with serving starting at 11 a.m. The meal will include chili, a hot dog or chili dog, des-sert and drink. Cost is $7.

  • Local winery to be a part of gallery reception

    JASPER – Blue Heron Winery of Cannelton will be the featured winery in the Krempp Gallery’s First Thursday Reception-Gallery Talk from 5 to 8 p.m. EST Feb. 7 at the Jasper Arts Center.
    Graphite artist Jessica Burke will be the featured artist with her work on display. Her drawings are a part of a new series that functions as a meditation on identity and gender politics as seen through the influence of iconic figures of popular culture.