Today's News

  • Four companies to ‘break out’

    EVANSVILLE – Four Indiana companies have been selected to participate in a second BreakOut Program offered through the University of Southern Indiana’s Division of Outreach and Engagement and the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Funded through a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office, the program will provide high-level resources to help the companies build on their successes and ‘break out’ to the next level.

  • Locks grown for 2 years shed to honor mom’s cancer battle


    Stephen Wittman supported his mother when she successfully battled cancer two years ago. Now, he’s honoring her courage by helping others.

    On March 23, Stephen donated his hair, well, most of it, to Locks of Love, an organization that gives hairpieces to children facing long-term hair loss.

  • School system gets teacher bonus money

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools received an $18,607 grant under the state’s Improving Teacher Quality initiative, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt reported at a March 15 school-board meeting.

  • Easter Bunny Sighting

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  • Cannelton greenway plans find support

    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Public Works board heard from Perry County Greenway representative Rebecca Fenn April 2 about constructing a greenway path in Cannelton.

    Fenn explained to members how Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder had seen a grant opportunity from the state Tourism and Development board, for $25,000 to $55,000, which could be used for building a walkway for the public.

  • State to return $340,000 to local coffers


    PERRY COUNTY– A programming error that cost 91 counties more than $200 million in local option income taxes included a shortfall to Perry County of $340,000. That money is on its way back but how exactly it will be divided among local units of government has yet to be finalized.

    “We know it’s due to be in our account Tuesday,” County Auditor Connie Berger said Thursday. “We’re still waiting on word on how it should be be distributed.”

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints cleans up greenway

    Twenty-three members of the local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) met at the Tell City Windy Creek Trailhead on Highway 37 March 31.

    Under the direction of Branch President Larry Hardman and his counselor, Daniel Hinkle, the group dug weeds and grass, trimmed shrubs, sprayed weeds and spread mulch to clean up and improve the appearance of the area. The church is known throughout the world for participating in many service projects. This project was coordinated with Mayor Barbara Ewing and Recreation Director Maurice Harpenau.

  • Tell City Fast Lube ribbon cutting

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Tell City Fast Lube, 1447 10th St., March 31. 

    Pictured in front from the left are Cheri Taylor, chamber director; Chris Little; Mayor Barbara Ewing; Amanda Smitson and Bill Thomas. In the back are Gerald Yackle; Ryan Simpson in Winnie the Pooh costume; Sadie Kellems; Sierra Kellems; Angel Gaynor; Mikayla Thomas and Jason Gaynor.

  • Community Events, April 9

    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.

  • Animal shelter to offer TNR program in May

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.
    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. May 21. For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered. Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. March 20 and then released where they were caught.