Today's News

  • Community Events, Aug. 19

    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.

    Books needed at Twilight Towers

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Library is looking for some more large-print books, paperback or hardback, to add to the collection.

  • Smoke-testing in progress in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Wastewater Department is smoke-testing sewer lines throughout the city for several weeks, Mayor Mary Snyder reported.

    Residents are asked to be sure all traps are filled with water and to notify the Cannelton Utilities at 547-7919 of any residents using oxygen or living alone who needing assistance to get out of their house. A list of telephone numbers will be maintained by the utilities office. Smoke entering a home shows there is a problem with the sewer line and unhealthy sewer gas is entering the building.

  • Local church offers preparation help for 5K

    TELL CITY – Tell City United Methodist Church will host a “Run For God” study in coming weeks.

    “Run for God – The 5K Challenge” is a practical guide to running and a 12-week training plan aimed at running a 5-kilometer race, but with a Christian focus.

    Although people run for many different reasons, this program is for those who make God the center of their lives – or need to be reminded to do so.

  • Little Miss, Mister Perry County 4-H Fair

    Curry Parker, son of Joe Parker and Beth James, and Myla Jarboe, daughter of Greg and Ronica Jarboe, were crowned Little Mister and Little Miss Perry County 4-H Fair during festivities in July.

  • Troy High School Class of 1948

    The Troy High School Class of 1948 met at the Patio June 22.

    There were 10 class members present. Pictured in the front from the left are Joe Detzer, Bill Rust, Charles Hattenbach and Albert Gross. In the back are Helen Richardson, Hazel Fortwendel, Lola Mae James, Clara Staats, Jo Ola McLain and Ruth Gunn. Not present were Anastasia Wollenman, Marion Brumfield, Linus Linne and Jim Pearson.

  • William Tell Schweizer Fest runners

    William Tell Elementary was well represented at the Schweizer Fest 2-mile and 6-mile road runs. Participants – students from kindergarten to sixth grade as well as staff members – celebrated by wearing their race shirts to school.

  • Musical duo earns awards at 4-H, state fairs

    EVANSVILLE – Michaela and Jonah Kunkler, members of the Happy Hoosiers 4-H Club in Evansville, competed in their county’s 4-H team demonstration contest May 30 and were eligible to compete at the Indiana State Fair Aug. 4.

  • Walking tour, novice hunt Oct. 12 in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Tell City Ghost Hunters will present the second annual historic haunted walking tour and novice hunt Oct. 12 during the Cannelton Heritage Festival.
    The group will offer two walking tours from 6 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. with tickets available for $10 per person or $15 per couple.

  • McFall sentenced to 45 years on meth charge


    TELL CITY – A Perry County man convicted last month on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine could spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Robert L. McFall, 68, was sentenced to 45 years in prison on a Class A felony conviction of manufacturing the drug.

    The News reported in 2008 that McFall was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, maintaining a common nuisance, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Site of planned Magnet restroom building may have to be changed

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still looking for funding for planned restrooms at its Magnet park and for a site for the building.

    A site had been selected, but “we are going to have to confirm that we are above the floodplain,” County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board at a meeting Wednesday.

    If surveying determines that it is in the floodplain, the building will have to be moved farther from the river.