Today's News

  • PC students shine at contest

    LEOPOLD – Marimba player Trent Pringle earned a gold medal at Indiana State School Music Association solo and ensemble competition Feb. 26 in Indianapolis, and a percussion ensemble earned a silver rating despite a broken arm.

    Snare drummer Cord Bennett was injured four days before the contest, according to Music Director Rob Cason.

  • Dollars for Scholars accepting applications

    TELL CITY – The board of directors of Dollars for Scholars of Tell City-Perry County has announced it is accepting applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall 2012 semester.

    Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.

  • Child-porn suspect has previous conviction

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man arrested last week on charges of possessing and receiving child pornography had a previous conviction of child molesting, the U.S. attorney for southern Indiana said Thursday.

  • Duo works to ‘box out bullying’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A two-man troupe entertained students at Tell City and Perry Central schools last week, using props, costumes and just plain silliness to present a serious message about bullying.

    A locked trunk sat mid-stage throughout their show, and contained the answer to the problem. Much of their performance was focused on how to get into the box. When they finally did, the answer was simple.


    The single word was written on a slip of paper, the only item inside.

  • Council continues discussion of animal ordinance (Corrected)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Opposition to a new county animal-control ordinance adopted by the county commissioners late last year continues to be expressed at county-council meetings, by some of its members and others.

    Two men went to County Councilman Ron Crawford to voice concerns about it, he said at a regular meeting Feb. 23, and he invited them to appear before the council.

  • County spared major storm damage

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County was spared major damage Friday from a line of powerful storms that battered nearby communities, closed schools early and kept many residents glued to their computer and TV screens much of the day.

    Reached after the last line of storms had passed and the sun was peeking through towering cumulonimbus clouds, Perry County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Hauser said there were very few reports of damage.

  • Community News, March 5

    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.

  • Dining with diabetes program begins March 17 at St. Paul’s ministry center

    TELL CITY – Are you diabetic? Or do you care for someone who is? St. Paul’s Catholic Church, in collaboration with Purdue Extension, is offering a program for people with diabetes and their families or caregivers.
    Dining with Diabetes is a two-part educational series that will include information on diabetes and demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are healthy and tasty, but use less fat, sugar and salt.

  • Tell City students to present two one-act plays

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to join the Tell City High School Drama Department for “An Evening of Theater” Friday, Saturday and Sunday."
    The group will present two one-act plays each day, with the large cast coming together to perform “This is a Test” and “Take Five.”
    The first play to be staged will be “This is a Test” and follows a main character who is still in school. The test she is taking will determine “her future” as one character explains.

  • Catholic Charities meal to honor St. Joseph

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities will host a St. Joseph’s Table March 18at the Knights of Columbus home at 11th and Tell streets in Tell City.

    The St. Joseph’s table is held around the feast day of St. Joseph, March 19. It is a celebration of family.