Today's News

  • Deputies investigate shooting on French Ridge Road

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating gunshots apparently fired at a home along French Ridge Road late Wednesday or early Thursday.

    Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh was called to the Clint and Samantha Gayer residence at 6650 French Ridge Road and photographed damage to the exterior of the home and a car. No injuries were reported.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 547-2441 or an anonymous police tip line at 547-9563.

  • Christmas in the Park, TC Christmas parade Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is set for 4 p.m. Saturday and will be preceded by Christmas in the Park events in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Activities in City Hall Park will include visits with Santa, cookies, caroling and a chili cook-off.

    Lineup for the parade will begin at 3 p.m. in the Tell City High School parking lot off of Tell Street.The parade will follow its traditional route along Tell and Main streets.

    For more information, call Brian Melton at 549-5144 or the visitors bureau at 547-7933.

  • Generation Gap: Raymond Mendoza


    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 Corrie Kimbril, who profiles her grandfather, Raymond Mendoza.

  • Marriage needs defended


    In response to the Perry County News’ Nov. 18 editorial “Gay-marriage ban will
    place state on wrong path,” I’d like to voice a different opinion.

  • Community should rally to keep Ivy Tech in Tell City

    We frequently boast the achievements of many of our community members in these pages. One student makes the spring dean’s list at Ivy Tech, another is on the president’s list and yet another graduates. Each is a human stretching toward his or her potential and a tribute to the value our community places on growth.

    For many people, going to college isn’t much more than a continuation of high school. For some, however, it’s a struggle that can be overcome with the help of available, affordable classes.

  • Community Events

    Golden Living bazaar Friday

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills’ resident council is preparing for its annual Christmas bazaar. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the center.

    Crafts, new and slightly used items, candy and baked goods will be available for purchase.

    All proceeds will go to the resident council fund.  Residents decide how the money is spent.

  • Planning committee volunteers needed for 2014 Relay for Life

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to join the planning committee for the 2014 Relay for Life of Perry County.

    Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate. In 2014, Perry County will host its 18th annual Relay For Life to celebrate survivors, remember those lost and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much from so many.

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School Christmas concert Dec. 15

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior-Senior High School’s annual Christmas concert will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 in the school auditorium.

    All Tell City junior and senior band and chorus groups will perform.

    The free event is open to the public and all family, friends and members of the community are invited to attend.

    The public is encouraged to attend the concert, support local student musicians and enjoy Christmas music.

  • Children’s caroling program coming to library

    TELL CITY – Perry County Public Library announces registration is now open for its children’s Christmas caroling program. Christmas caroling will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 16  at the Tell City location.

    The program includes caroling, making “magic reindeer food” and refreshments of cookies and milk.

    Space is limited and certain to fill up, organizers said. To register for the Christmas caroling program, call the Tell City location at 547-2661.

    This program is best suited for children ages birth through third grade.

  • Library plans holiday craft programs in December

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Library will host three upcoming holiday craft events. From 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Dec. 9, Dana Franzman will lead a card-making workshop.

    Card materials will be provided but participants are asked to take a type of adhesive, such as a glue stick, tape runner or liquid craft glue. Two Christmas cards will be made. The class is open to all skill levels and will serve as an introduction to those new to paper crafts or those curious about card making. The class is limited to 10 people.