Today's News

  • Japanese sub visits in 1943

    Ann Manley noticed a item in a recent looking back column about a Japanese submarine that visited Cannelton in 1943. A short time later, she found a photo of her with her aunt, Goldie (Anderson) Simpson, standing next to the craft. The News played up the visit by the two-man submarine to the area as part of an effort to sell World War II bonds. Large crowds attended. Manley was 3 at the time. Goldie is standing at the foot of the stairs on the right.

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, announced the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.
    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and  human services, recreation, youth development and other areas that could improve Perry County.

  • Fennhaven fire

    Fire destroyed a garage Wednesday morning at 22 High St. in the Fennhaven area of Tell City but fast work by firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to a nearby home. The fire destroyed a car parked just outside of the concrete-block structure. No other information was available as of press time Wednesday afternoon.

  • Book to showcase Cannelton pottery

    A soon-to-be-published hardback book titled “Cannelton Potteries” will be available in November by its authors, Mike and Kathy Finley and Michael Highfill. The hundreds of pages of full-color photographs and informative text will make this primitive but beautiful stoneware easy to identify and appreciate. Only 100 first-edition copies will be published. Copies can be reserved by calling 547-3255 or 719-1122.

  • County to mark bicentennial of founding next year

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its 200th anniversary next fall and a planning meeting next week will explore ways on how the occasion should be celebrated.  
    The county will officially mark the 200th anniversary of its founding  Nov. 1, 2014, and a celebration would likely be held around that time. The county’s fall tour draws visitors during some of the weekends of October and a bicentennial celebration could mark the end of those events.

  • Chapman seeks bail reduction

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman wants his bond reduced in hopes of checking out   of the Perry County Jail.

  • 55th Schweizer Fest under way

    Tell City’s annual Schweizer Fest celebration is under way. Opening ceremonies were held Wednesday evening in City Hall Park but the fests’ biggest days lie ahead with evening bands and Saturday’s wine garden, pet show and gospel music concert.
    The weekend will also bring sporting events, including Saturday morning’s road runs, basketball and cornhole tourney.
    The Schweizer Fest Market, offering crafts, antique and collectibles, is open daily through Saturday night and there are food booths offering a variety of good eats.

  • Your 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest is …

    Makala Kellems’ face said it all Monday night when her name was called and she was crowned the 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest.

    Kellems was in tears as last year’s queen, Karen Damin, placed the crown on Kellems’ head. She was one of eight local girls competing for the title. The pageant hosted seven categories total for girls ranging in ages from 3 to 22 and also included a Little Mister category with three contestants.

    Click through the photos below to few all seven courts from the Schweizer Fest pageant.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    16    Southridge (scrimmage)    A    7:00
    23    Corydon Central    H    7:00
    30    Forest Park    A    7:00
      6    Crawford County    A    6:30
    13    Paoli    H    6:30
    20    Tell City    A    7:00

  • Jameson to autograph TC booklets at Schweizer Fest

    Steven Goodson, who recently left the University of Minnesota’s director of basketball operations job for a position on Tubby Smith’s Texas Tech staff, is not the only person born in Tell City to have been named a DOBO for a Big Ten Conference team.
    Jill Jameson, daughter of former Tell City boys basketball assistant coach John Jameson, is starting her third year as the director of basketball operations for the University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team.