Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana Education Board seems more concerned about politics than education

    There’s been a lot of news lately about the state’s education board and past state schools chief Tony Bennett. We’ve addressed some of these issues in this section before and we imagine other Hoosiers are as frustrated as we are. It’s come to the point where it appears the state education board, department and state politicians are more concerned about political strategy than the education of our children.

  • Bicyclist charged with OWI

    CANNELTON – A man riding a bike was charged with drunk driving Sept. 8. At around 8:15 p.m., Cannelton Patrolman Ryan Smith initiated a traffic stop on a bicycle near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 237. Smith said the rider had fallen from the bike, nearly striking a vehicle on Indiana 237. He then continued on the bike, but swerved back into the lane of travel.

  • Grant applications due by Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Organizations interested in applying for a Perry County Community Foundation grant have until Friday to do so, said foundation director Renate Warner.

    The application is available online at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org/disc-grants-program, and an account must be set up. Warner suggests completing the application before the day of the deadline.

    She also recommends reading directions completely before applying for the grant.

  • Chapman freed on reduced bond


    TELL CITY – Marion Chapman, the disgraced former Cannelton City Schools superintendent accused of helping himself to school funds, was freed from jail on a reduced bond last week and will be on electronic monitoring as he awaits an October hearing

  • Operation Round Up applications due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Southern Indiana Power’s Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.      
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Tuesday.  Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • Perry County Museum open to visitors

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and by appointment.
    The museum is located in the old Perry County Courthouse building located at Seventh and Taylor streets in Cannelton. To schedule an appointment, call 548-6781.

  • Residents, building inspector testify in Barr hearing

    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part story about a public hearing conducted last Monday by the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety. The hearing concerned a notice of violation issued to Carolyn Barr, who has been working to renovate the former Heck Hardware building at the corner of the city’s Sixth and Taylor streets. The first part of the report, published Thursday, ended with Barr describing why the project is important to her. She continues here.

  • Officials OK car purchase

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at a regular meeting Aug. 22 to authorize a $22,000 additional appropriation from the county’s riverboat revenue sharing fund to buy a new county vehicle.

    The request was initiated by the county commissioners, and Commissioner Tom Hauser was present to explain it.

  • Community Events, Sept. 16

    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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Cannelton Legion Auxiliary meetings
    CANNELTON – The Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the legion post home.

  • Taking shape

    Perry County’s new jail is fast taking shape just off Dauby Lane behind the county courthouse. (Click photo to enlarge.)