Today's News

  • In middle of record cold, DNR urges public to beware of thin ice

    INDIANAPOLIS – Every winter, thousands of Hoosiers enjoy fishing, skating, hiking or just sliding around on frozen ponds and lakes.

    And every year, people drown after falling through ice.

    As ice begins to form on many waterways, Indiana conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources want citizens to put safety first.

  • Southern Indiana Power accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Power announced that its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Feb. 17 with disbursement in March.

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and online at www. sinpwr.com.  Simply click on the forms tab and then the Operation Round Up application link.  Due to the possible volume, no blank applications will be mailed.  

  • Coming Events

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 66th annual meeting Jan. 28, at the Bristow Community Center.

    The 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin with dinner, followed by a speaker and election of a district supervisor.

  • Time remains to enter foundation’s trivia contest

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation is still accepting reservations for its annual trivia night. The winning team will get to donate $500 to their favorite charity.

    Trivia night offers light-hearted competition for the know-it-all trivia junkies and some fun for those who simply enjoy supporting a good cause. It will be conducted Jan. 25, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Trivia will start at 7 p.m.

  • Social News

    ­Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. with Carla Hunter, Kim Zellers, Carolyn Craddock and Connie Berger serving as hostesses.

    ­THE WILLIAM TELL CENTER will host its weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. 3 For All Band will perform.

  • Thorn – Tudor

    Rachel Thorn and Lucas Tudor were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony June 15, 2013, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Sue Thorn of Cannelton. The groom is the son of Robert and Christine Tudor of Tell City.

    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony, which was officiated by the Rev. Daniel Gadbaw.

  • Commissioners make annual appointments

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    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners named appointees to a number of positions Friday in their last meeting of 2013. One appointment to the county’s animal welfare, control and education board came after a member’s qualification was questioned.

  • A big welcome to 2014

    People packed City Hall Park in Tell City Tuesday night to usher out 2013 and welcome a new year under the glow of Tell City’s large apple.

    Tell City’s second Silvesternacht included events at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and music, noisemakers, food and a fun run in and near City Hall Park. At left, the crowd readies for a bubble-wrap stomp held at 11:30 p.m.

    The apple dropped slowly as the final seconds of 2013 ticked away. Fireworks lit the night sky to cheers.

  • Two die in crash near dam


    CANNELTON – The first day of the new year was a fatal one on Perry County’s highways as a late-night crash east of Cannelton claimed the lives of two Perry County residents Wednesday night and left a Hawesville, Ky., woman in critical condition.

    According to Indiana State Police, Terry K. Burden Jr., 35, of 20 Rolling Pines Drive, Tell City, was traveling east on Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

  • County locked in bitter cold


    PERRY COUNTY – Temperatures not seen in more than a decade were forecast to have Perry County in an icy vice today. County emergency-management and medical-services personnel were meeting Friday to find ways to keep Perry Countians as safe as possible.

    If weather forecasts issued Friday held true over the weekend, the county was to receive several inches of snow Sunday from a large storm system sweeping across the center of the county. Behind it, arctic air was expected to sweep south, sending temperatures below zero.