Today's News

  • Tell City cleanup begins June 11

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set the week of June 11-14 as cleanup week in Tell City.

    Rules are similar to past years’ events. Postcards will be mailed later this week and they give the specific dos and don’ts for the cleanup.

  • Flamion to serve as school resource officer

    Will attend summer training; parent meetings likely before classes resume

    TELL CITY – Phillip Flamion, a police officer in Tell City since 2006, has been named the department’s school resource officer for the 2018-19 school year.

    Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin announced the appointment Wednesday. As the News reported, the city’s board of public works recently voted to approve a school resource officer during the school year.

  • Community Events; May 31

    Supplement-use seminar today


    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus, 1143 23rd St., will host an educational seminar on the use of Supplements In Keeping our Brains Healthy. Guest Speaker Cindy Jones of Herbs & Healthcare will give the latest information on brain health.

    The event will be held in the Assisted Living dining area on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. For further information, contact Polly Story at (812) 719-8348.


    Knits and knots meets today

  • Church News; May 31

    Methodist church yard, bake sales June 8-9


    TELL CITY – First United Methodist Church of Tell City will host a church-wide yard and bake sale on Friday, June 8, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m. to noon. The sales will be located at the church on 10th and Mozart streets. Contact Shirley Garner at (812) 836-2847 for more information.


    Churches host weekly meals


  • Kiwanis flying honor flags alongside City Hall

    TELL CITY – Kiwanis members lifted 30 flags outside City Hall along Jefferson and Mozart Streets. Each flag bears a tag in honor of loved ones chosen by community members. Volunteers included co-chairs Rebecca Fenn and Renate Warner, Brian Fletcher, Laura Schilling, Joe Malone, Pam Krygielka, Linda Reed and Daniel Warner. The flags went up for Memorial Day weekend and will remain up through Independence Day.

  • Carter-Harth

    Brittney Harth and Matt Carter of Cannelton wish to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

    The ceremony will be held at the City Hall Gazebo on June 2, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Schergens Center.

    The bride-elect’s parents are Jane (Terry) Schaefer and Dale Harth, all of Tell City. Brittney holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Indiana and is employed at Perry Central Community Schools.

    The groom-elect’s parents are Mary and Maurice Carter of Cannelton.

  • Applications sought for 12th annual Kenny Kellems Camp with a Cop

    PERRY COUNTY – This year marks the 12th annual “Kenny Kellems Camp with a Cop” summer youth camp.  Local law enforcement officers will again be hosting the camp at Glenn Wood Hills in Derby. Campers will be dropped off Tuesday, July 17, at the Tell City High School – Tell Street Parking Lot. Campers will stay July 17 through July 20. Campers will be released on Friday July 20 after a 5 p.m. graduation ceremony.

  • A monster of a good time at Frankensew

    CANNELTON  – The Cannelton Branch Public Library hosted the Frankensew activity last week, on both Wednesday and Saturday. Participants “combined the best parts of a quilt and pillow to make their own monster, the basic quillow,” the activity program read.

  • Good luck, Class of 2018

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year’s group of newly minted graduates from Perry County’s three high schools, not to mention all of the college grads.

  • The catch-22 of gauging mental health

    As national mental health month comes to a close in May, we should take a moment to address the segmented status of mental health in the culture. It’s no secret that there are flaws when it comes to addressing mental health. But making it part of routine health checks could reduce persistent stigmas.