Today's News

  • Generation gap: Gene Lyons


    Editor’s note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Whitaker Lyons, who profiles her grandfather, Gene Lyons.

  • Staring at old(er) age

    Vince Luecke
    editor@perry countynews.com

    I was able to put food in my mouth and drive myself around but anyone paying close attention to me last week may have diagnosed me with some neurological disease. Or perhaps judged me a bit tipsy.

    I climbed and descended stairs with trepidation, misjudged distances slightly when opening doors and stared at my computer screen and the newspaper with my head tilted at odd angles.

    Blame the bifocals I began wearing Monday.

  • Bill to standardize weather siren activation makes sense

    While most Perry Countians’ weather concerns are focused on winter, the threat of severe storms and tornadoes is always with us, no matter the season.

    A bill introduced this month in the Indiana Legislature may give some direction on one of the important ways many of us are alerted to pending severe weather, the thousands of warning sirens across our state.

  • Community Events

    Twilight Towers welcomes all seniors to dance
    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will host a Valentine’s Day dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14, in the  dining room at 1648 10th St. in Tell City. Sweetwater will perform.

  • New book highlights Cannelton pottery

    TELL CITY – Authors Michael Highfill and Mike and Kathy Finley have received the shipment of their newly published book, “Cannelton, Indiana Potteries.”

    A limited number of the 400-page, full color, hard-back books are available for $79.99 at Finley's Antiques, located at 739 Main St. in Tell City.

    The book contains hundreds of full-color photographs and informative text make the stoneware easy to identify. To arrange shipping or for more information, contact Mike or Kathy at (812) 547-3255.

  • Little learners give generously

    During November and December, Mrs. Evans' preschool and Mrs. Coleman's kindergarten classes in Cannelton talked about the gift of giving.

    The students collected more than 150 nonperishable food items and donated them to Widow's Barrel Food Pantry in Tell City.

  • Wheatley-Harris

    Rene and Ernest (Sam) Trinkel of Tell City and Timothy and Patricia Wheatley of  Hawesville, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Myra Wheatley of Hawesville to Eric Harris of Cannelton. Eric is the son of Lisa and Jerry Harris of Cannelton.

    The wedding is planned for March 1, 2014, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. A reception will be held at the Tell City Schergens Center. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Taylor-Dawson

    Holli Taylor of Odon and Stephen Dawson of Tell City announce their engagement.

    Taylor is the daughter of Jada Taylor of Odon and Darrell Taylor of Evansville. Dawson is the son of Doug and Janice Little of Tell City. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 2014, at The Depot in Tell City. A reception will follow. Formal invitations will be issued.

  • New SWIRCA and More service helps uninsured explore health-care options

    PERRY COUNTY – The Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging is offering a free service to those wanting help exploring health-care options.

    SWIRCA staff will be available every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library, Tell City branch and from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Cannelton branch.

  • Informational session for incoming freshmen tomorrow

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a freshman informational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.

    The meeting is for 8th- graders who will be incoming freshmen next year. School officials strongly encourage parents or guardians and students to attend, as staff will explain diploma tracks, courses available for freshmen and achieving success in high school.

    Students will share with their parents or caregivers the classes they have tentatively chosen.

    Schedules for next year will be finalized at the meeting.