Today's News

  • Community Events, July 2

    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.

    JFK Pool to be open Wednesday
    TELL CITY – Due to the Fourth of July holiday Wednesday, the JFK Pool in Tell City will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 4-H Fair queen, king candidates named

    TELL CITY – Twelve candidates are in the running for this year’s 4-H queen contest and two king candidates will vie for the male’s crown. The competition has each candidate submit an application of their 4-H and community activities, and leadership positions, as well as their interests and future plans.

    The candidates will participate in a private interview and then in a public event at 6:30 p.m. July 6. A fashion revue and auction of baked goods and gift baskets will also be held. For more information, call 547-7084.

  • Early Head Start Day Out

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoyed a day out together recently.

    Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for play time, education and family activities. Pictured here are Tommy Robson, Nevaeh McCoskey and David McCoskey. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at (812) 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.

  • Younger pageant added to Schweizer Fest line up

    TELL CITY – A pageant for 2- to 8-year-old kids will be added to this year’s Schweizer Fest schedule. This pageant will be held Aug. 5 in the Evangelical United Church of Christ. This pageant is open to boys and girls from Perry and Spencer counties and from Hancock County, Ky.
    Applications can be picked up at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City. Age groups will be decided once all applications are turned in. Deadline for applications for both pageants is today by 4 p.m., no exceptions.

  • Herman and Carolyn Theis

    Herman and Carolyn Theis of Tell City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 23, 2012, with their family.

    Mr. Theis and the former Carolyn Brinksneader were married June 23, 1962, at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy. The Rev. Eugene Weidman officiated the ceremony in the presence of family and friends.
    The couple are the parents of Mike Theis and his wife, Terri, Mark and Danny Theis, all of Tell City, Jason Theis of Henryville and Terri (Theis) Shane and her husband, Rick of Kalamazoo, Mich.

  • Derby General Store opens under new ownership

    DERBY – The Derby General Store has opened under new ownership as of June 30.
    The Derby General carries a full line of groceries, including fresh meats and produce; gas, diesel fuel and motor oil; bait shop including minnows, worms and fishing supplies and many general everyday-use items.
    The Derby General is also making fresh, made-to-order pizzas and strombolis. Orders can be called in at 836-2090.

  • Offices closing for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Independence Day holiday will close governmental offices and shift trash pickup next week.
    Federal, state and local offices will be closed July 4, including the courthouse and city offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    In Tell City, trash will be picked up on normal schedules Monday and Tuesday. There will be no pickup Wednesday, July 4, and there will be a one-day delay the rest of the week. There is no pickup of recyclables this week in Tell City.

  • Doctor needed

    TELL CITY – A replacement is needed on the county’s health board and letters of interest are being accepted until Aug. 1.
    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said at a regular meeting of the county commissioners June 20 Dr. Robert Ward submitted a letter saying he wanted to resign from the board effective July 1. His four-year term expires at the end of this year.

  • COLUMN: Achieving (writing) a life goal

    Trista Lutgring, Feature Writer

    I’m sure you’ve heard of a bucket list; many of you probably have one. These lists generally include things one wishes to accomplish in their life before they pass on. As someone who has seen writing as a hobby since a very young age, one of the goals I have always set very high on my bucket list has been to write a book.

    I am happy to let you know I can mark that goal off my bucket list. At the age of 26, I think that’s a great feat to accomplish.

  • COLUMN: Street car parade coming

    Vince Luecke, Editor

    There’s not much I don’t like about Schweizer Fest, even the extra work it piles onto my desk and those of my News co-workers. We’ve just wrapped up work on the 54th annual celebration’s program guide and are pulling together stories for our Schweizer Zeitung, the yearly special section profiling Tell City’s history.