Today's News

  • Tax sale raises more than $251,875

    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – A tax sale conducted Wednesday morning at the courthouse drew about two dozen bidders. Up for sale were 71 parcels of ground, of which 20 were sold for a combined $251,875.

    The event opened with an explanation from SRI Tax Sales auctioneer Glenn Luedtke about how transfers of deeds could take place after successful bids.

    According to Luedtke, property owners will have one year to pay delinquent taxes.

  • Our Lady of Consolation shrine rededicated, blessed

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  • Marching Marksmen finish fifth in Evansville contest

    News Intern

    TELL CITY – This past Saturday the Tell City Marching Marksmen placed fifth out of six other bands at Evansville Central High School. It was the Marching Marksmen’s first show of the season.

    The show this year is called “The Struggle Within,” and is about a color-guard soloist, Madilyn Hoskinson, who cannot choose between life choices.

  • Commodores march to 4th place at 1st contest of season

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores placed fourth among six Class A bands in the Evansville Central Invitational Saturday in a show their director said “went pretty well for our first show” of the season.

    “There were no major problems,” Andrea Clark said, noting one-quarter of this year’s 32 members are seventh-graders. Despite their youth, “they’re catching on,” she said. “I think we’re going to have a really good season.”

  • United Way Youth Day of Caring will return Nov. 3

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3. Junior and senior high school age youth from churches, schools, Scout, 4-H and other groups are invited to assist local nonprofit organizations in the community.

  • Herzog resumes role as fire chief in Cannelton

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Chris Herzog has resumed the role he left in 2006 as Cannelton’s fire chief, Mayor Mary Snyder reported at a regular common-council meeting Sept. 9.

    As the News reported Sept. 2, the mayor announced at an Aug. 12 meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety that John Young III had submitted his resignation as chief and she would appoint a replacement after talking to other firefighters. Young would continue to serve as a firefighter, she also said.

  • Parks board discusses ways to find funding

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – With the county’s budget strapped, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department spent most of Wednesday’s meeting discussing ways to find other possible sources of funding for some of its projects.

  • Bound for a new home

    Employees of Stephen Edwards Building Movers make quick work of moving a former schoolhouse Monday from Millstone to a new home at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

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  • United Way launches 2013 campaign


    TELL CITY – On the heels of a successful campaign last year, United Way of Perry County has launched its 2013 effort to collect $130,000. Money raised this fall through pledges will fund community services provided by nearly 20 groups.

    Wendi Rich and Chad James are co-chairing this year’s campaign and look forward to sharing the story of United Way with individuals and groups. Rich works for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and James is employed by ATTC.

  • Council approves revitalization plan

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Promoting economic growth is the primary goal of a revitalization plan accepted by the Cannelton Common Council at a regular meeting Sept. 9.