Today's News

  • GED testing available at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. will offer GED testing to Indiana residents who need their certificate for employment, college classes or personal satisfaction.

    Two evenings are required for completion of the entire test and pre-registration is mandatory. Test sessions are available Jan. 23 and 30, Feb. 13 and 27 and March 12 and 15.

    Those wishing to test must be at least 16 years old and have never tested before.

    The cost is $70 for the complete examination.

  • Holidays change trash schedule

    TELL CITY – Due to the holiday season, trash pickup in Tell City will be delayed a day the weeks after Christmas and New Year’s.

    Department offices will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, delaying trash pickups by a day. Recycling will still be picked up with trash the week of Dec. 26.

  • Outgoing chief names police officers of year for 2010, ’11

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson named officers of the year for 2010 and 2011 at regular meetings of city officials last Monday.

    The top officer for 2010 was Micah Jackson, who “defines dedication,” Dickenson said. “He sleeps with his radio … he’ll answer calls when (other) officers are too busy to do so and provide assistance to those answering dangerous calls where officers need backup.”

  • City continues efforts toward floodwall inspection

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Officials in Cannelton conducted a public hearing on a planned floodwall certification last week, moving the city a step closer to compliance with a federal mandate, but the mayor warned that the process could lead to a “seven-figure fix; it could be $1 million or more.”

    Mayor Smokey Graves’ point was that certification will come through inspection, which could turn up problems, but he has expressed in the past confidence that the city’s floodwall and levee are sound.

  • We need to talk

    C.J. Ransom, right, of Zeke Ransom Excavating, takes a break from filling a dump truck Friday to talk with other workers involved in road construction under way at the intersection of Indiana 66 and old Indiana 237 in Cannelton. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • School board erred in hiring fiscal consultant

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A man hired by the Cannelton School Board to provide financial consulting in the wake of their suspension of Superintendent Al Chapman was likely not employed properly, according to an attorney for the Hoosier State Press Association.

  • Community Events, Dec. 19

    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-mail-ed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Catholic Charities gives coats to those in need

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities is currently conducting its annual winter coat and blanket give-away.
    If you or someone you know needs a winter coat, organizers ask they come to Catholic Charities for assistance.
    Due to the generosity of local residents, the group has a very good supply of coats for all ages - small children through adults. There are also several blankets to choose from.
    There is no charge for these items for anyone who needs a winter coat or blanket. Contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903 for more information.

  • Gingerbread home builders

    American Legion Post 213 Tell City S.A.L. member Waylon Hagedorn and Junior Auxiliary members Kendra Gehlhausen, Jolene Hagedorn and Lacey Hellums made gingerbread homes at the Dec. 3 meeting at the post in Tell City.

  • Memorial Hospital to sponsor women’s event

    JASPER – A morning devoted to women’s health is planned for Jan. 14 at the Huntingburg Event Center. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s “Women of the Heartland” will feature cardiologist Dr. Mary Walsh of Indianapolis, who is a nationally recognized expert on women and heart disease.
    Her keynote speech will be “Heart Disease in Women: Am I at Risk?”