Today's News

  • Sibbitt charges reduced in deal

    Times-Mail, Bedford

    ENGLISH – Felony convictions of intimidation and resisting law enforcement have been reduced to misdemeanors in the case of Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr.

    The action, taken Monday by Crawford Circuit Judge K. Lynn Lopp, was in exchange for Sibbitt waiving his right to appeal. A Crawford County jury convicted him Oct. 2.

  • Tell City, Leopold to host weekend parades

    PERRY COUNTY – Having taken part in Friday’s Christmas parade in Cannelton, Santa Claus will return to Perry County this weekend for two more.

    Santa will be the guest of honor at Tell City’s Christmas parade Saturday at 4 p.m. There will a variety of Christmas in the Park events in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m., as well as an annual chili cook-off. Free tastings will be offered.

    Santa Claus will be in the park from 2 to 4 and there will be hot chocolate and cookies and caroling. See Page 3 for details.

  • Flood-risk meeting Wednesday

    CHICAGO – Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will host an informational flood-risk open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The open house will provide Perry County residents an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary flood-insurance study and accompanying preliminary flood-insurance rate maps.

  • ’Tis the Merry Season

    Offering hearty holiday greetings during the city’s annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus and his elves greet the crowd Friday night on Washington Street in Cannelton.

  • Community Events, Nov. 26

    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.

    Parent enrichment program Friday

  • News gathering Santa letters

    TELL CITY – The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published this year Dec. 20 — just in time for Santa to read them as he’s checking what’s in his sleigh.
    Letters can be dropped off at The News’ office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools have been asked to write letters.

  • WTE first grade class organizes local food drive

    Kara Braunecker’s first grade class at William Tell Elementary organized a school-wide food drive Nov. 13 through 16, encouraging other students and staff to donate nonperishable food items to the local Council of Agencies in Tell City. 

  • South Perry Head Start visits the farm

    Students in Classroom 2 at South Perry Head Start enjoyed activities that focused on fire safety, fall, harvest and Halloween during October.

    The class took a field trip to Trunnell’s Farm Market in Utica, Ky. Students learned how pumpkins grow and each child got to pick their own pumpkin from the patch. They tasted apple cider slushies and played in the Family Fun Acre. Pictured from the left are Hailey Martin, Chloe Hale, Kenadie Ambrose and Skylyn Snively. For more information about South Perry Head Start, contact teacher Beth Cassidy at 547-9464.

  • Third annual St. Paul Christmas Bazaar starts Friday at church

    TELL CITY – The third annual Christmas Bazaar hosted by St. Paul Catholic Church will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Christmas crafts for all ages and homemade baked goods will be available.
    From 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, there will be an all-you-can-eat chili supper in the parish hall. The meal will include peanut-butter sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

  • Harpenau recognized with Cargill Kitchen Solutions Eagle Award

    MONTICELLO, Minn. – Cargill Kitchen Solutions, headquartered in Monticello, recognized eight employee stakeholders with its annual Eagle Award. Travis Harpenau of Mason City, Iowa, was one of the stakeholders recognized.