Today's News

  • Community Events, Dec. 17

    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@perrycoun-tynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Legion to host New Year’s Eve dance
    TELL CITY – The Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host a New Year’s Eve dance open to the public from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31.

  • Christmas services

    Sisters of St. Benedict Christmas invitation
    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict invite everyone to join them for their Christmas celebrations.
    Christmas Eve services at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand will be held at 10 p.m. Dec. 24. A carol service will precede the Mass, beginning at 9:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the monastery dining room immediately after Mass.
    Christmas morning Mass Dec. 25 will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the monastery church.

  • Tell City chili cook off, parade winners honored

    Businesses and organizations who were named winners of the annual Tell City Christmas parade and chili cook off received their awards Dec. 13 at City Hall. Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing thanked the winners and all participants, who she said make the parade and cook off a success each year.

  • Rapid evolution lets songbirds adapt to urban life

    BLOOMINGTON – Indiana University researchers have found evidence that a species of songbird that recently colonized an urban environment exhibits less stress and bolder behavior as compared to counterparts liv-ing in the forest. They conclude that adaptation to city life is connected to rapid genetic evolution of both behavior and corresponding hormonal responses.

  • Perry Central’s Hilgenhold among students nominated to attend service academies

    LEOPOLD – Indiana 9th District Rep. Todd Young has announced his nominations for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.

    Perry Central Community School’s John Hilgenhold was among three Indiana students nominated to both the Naval and Air Force academies.

  • COLUMN: Lugar describes hopes

    Following are excerpts from the prepared text of a speech delivered Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar. The U.S. Senate’s most senior Republican and longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history is leaving the Senate after 36 years of service.

  • COLUMN: Attorney general has duty to raise Indiana’s case in Supreme Court


  • COLUMN: How do you do it, Santa?

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    Dear Santa:
    As Christmas approaches, I hope all is well with you and Mrs. C. Sorry I didn’t get to talk with you at the many parades you’ve taken part in over the past couple of weeks. I don’t see how you do it … getting to as many places as you do. I suppose magic reindeer are a big help.

  • EDITORIAL: Dangerous intersections need serious look

    In Thursday’s issue of the News, we featured a story about a county resident seeking help from the county commissioners concerning safety at the intersection of Indiana 66 and the entrance to Waupaca.
    Geoffrey Jennings told the commissioners at their Nov. 21 meeting that five serious accidents occurred on the road leading into Waupaca the first six months of the year. There have more than likely been countless near-accidents as well.

  • More Bicentennial Nature Trust projects approved

    PERRY COUNTY – The new Gov. Edgar Whitcomb Nature Park and Retreat in Perry County is among a handful of areas selected to join the state’s Bicentennial Nature Trust.
    The News reported in October the Indiana Department of Natural Resources agreed to buy the former governor’s secluded retreat at Rome.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Congressman Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of Indiana’s Bicentennial Commission, announced the approval of 12 new projects to be added to the ongoing conservation initiative.