Today's News

  • Library board reorganizes for year with new members

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The new seven-member board of the Perry County Public Library convened for the first time Jan. 2 at the Tell City branch.

    The first order of business for the board was to elect officers for a one-year term.

    “The board has a president, a vice president, a secretary and treasurer,” Library Director John Mundy explained to new board members.

  • Community events, Jan. 14

    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.

    Bunco night at Cannelton Legion
    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a bunco night Jan. 29. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 6:30.
    Entry fee is a $5 donation.

  • Mayor returns department heads to posts


    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing reappointed Tell City department heads to their jobs for 2013 at last Monday’s meetings of the city council and board of public works. She also named people to a new committee that will study annexation and present a recommendation later this year to the council.

    Tell City’s mayors have a long tradition of announcing appointments on one of two dates, the day city leaders are sworn in or during the first meetings of the new year.

  • Tell City earns Hoosier Main Street status


    TELL CITY – Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced last month that the Tell City Development and Action Committee was accepted into the Indiana Main Street program, adding the community to a list of more than 100 cities and towns working to revitalize their downtowns.

    Mayor Barabara Ewing presented a certificate to members of the committee Thursday and said the group’s acceptance was a milestone in adding life to the city’s downtown.

  • Supporting veterans? Be careful when donating

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Local veterans groups are recruiting support in a fight against what one representative called thieves.

    They set up at store entrances and claim to be collecting money to help veterans, county Veterans Services Officer Wayne Hubert told the News.

    “Everyone wants to help veterans,” he said Thursday. “They’ll tell you they’re vets, but they’re not.”

  • Dance auditions for ‘Cinderella’

    CHRISNEY  – Children’s Center for Dance Education will have open auditions for “Cinderella” Jan. 20, at Elizabeth’s Main Street Dance on 411 Main St., Rockport.
    Audition times are 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. for ages 4-6; 2:15 to 3 p.m. for ages 2-9, and 3 to 3:30 pm for age 10 and older.
    Those who have been on pointe one year or longer may bring pointe shoes. The  performance of “Cinderella” is set for April 13 at South Spencer High School.
    For more information, visit www.childdance.org or call (812) 421-8066.

  • Commissioners to consider rezoning petition Tuesday

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In their first regular third-Tuesday meeting of the year, the Perry County commissioners will consider a petition by Waupaca Foundry to rezone the majority of a 200-acre area in central Perry County back to agricultural or conservation use.

  • Free HIV testing offered monthly at county health department

    PERRY COUNTY – Did you know that someone becomes infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes?
    Get tested and know your status, urges the AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, which offers free and confidential HIV testing at the Perry County Health Department the second Tuesday of every month. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m.
    For more information, contact the resource group at (812) 421-0059 or the county health department at 547-2746.

  • Public library announces plans for annual writing contest

    PERRY COUNTY – It is time again for Perry County Public Library’s annual writing contest, Story Mania! The Teen Advisory Group announced this year’s contest would be short stories. Below are the guidelines for the contest. For more information, contact Lisa Hammack at the library at 547-2661.
    Guidelines for Story Mania! :
    Any teen in seventh to 12th grades who is a resident of Perry County
    Open subject, open genre, but no sexual content, profanity or extreme violence.
    Winning stories from previous years should not be resubmitted.

  • Early Head Start celebrates Christmas

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

    Pictured are Samuel Applegate, Seth Schwartz and Issac Schwartz wearing their Santa hats. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.