Today's News

  • Sign up now for Schweizer Fest annual talent show

    TELL CITY –  Can you sing, dance or play a musical instrument?
    Have you ever wanted to be a comedian or magician or ventriloquist?
    Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by the Cromwell Radio Group, are now available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, 601 Main St.; Conner Floor Covering, corner of 12th and Tell streets and online at www.tellcity schweizerfest.org.
    Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them and for more information.

  • Rome Masons dinner, awards Saturday

    ROME – Rome Lodge 133 Free and Accepted Masons will hold a quarterly supper at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    This is a carry-in meal and all Masons, family and friends are invited.
    Following the meal, there will be a presentation of the Lewis Awards. This is a special award given by the Yorkrite to fathers and sons that are Masons in the same jurisdiction.  
    Rome Lodge 133 has a good percentage of members as fathers and sons, organizers said, and this should be a great evening of fellowship.

  • Community Events, July 8

    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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Youth Refuge meeting Tuesday

    CANNELTON – Youth Refuge will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Cotton Mill Apartments in Cannelton.

  • Firearms courses July 13, Aug. 10

    TELL CITY – C&J Firearm Academy will host a National Rifle Association basic pistol course at 8 a.m. July 13 and Aug. 10 and will last approximately eight hours, which will include classroom and range time.
    The course will be taught by a local NRA-certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper use of pistols.

  • Powell – Yelland

    Erin L. Powell and Jerad M. Yelland were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 30, 2012, at St. James Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky.

    The bride is the daughter of Randy and Charlotte Powell of Massilion, Ohio. Mr. Yelland is the son of Sheila Yelland of Tell City and the late David Yelland. He is the grandson of Doris Hess of Tell City and the late Renas Hess and Bill and Thelma Yelland.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Joseph Fowler.

  • Nominees sought for annual Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Citizen Award.
    The following requirements are considered in determining the distinguished citizen:
    An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community
    Has accomplished noteworthy activities either by employment, civic organizations, volunteer service or government representation
    Unselfishly worked for the betterment of others and having an enthusiastic attitude

  • Taylor – Bozarth

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Taylor of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Carrisa Taylor of Walker, La., to William “Billy” Bozarth of Walker, La., son of Mike and Danita Bozarth of Hawesville, Ky., and Joel and Karen White of Lewisport, Ky.

    The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Tell City High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. She is self employed in business and finances in Walker, La.

  • 4-H Royalty

    Perry County’s 2013 4-H Fair kicked off Friday with a King and Queen contest, clothing review and foods auction.

    Garett Jarboe and Hillary Hubert were crowned king and queen. Ashley Aders, far right, was named first runner-up and Brielle Strobel, far left, was crowned Junior Miss.

  • Investigation under way into fatal fall at Waupaca


    TELL CITY – An Owensboro, Ky., man performing maintenance work at Waupaca Foundry fell to his death Saturday evening.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister identified the victim Saturday night as 45-year-old Bobby Felty.

    Felty, who was employed by Stewart Industrial of Owensboro and was not a Wauapca employee, was working inside the foundry when he fell about 50 feet and landed on a concrete floor. 

    Dispatchers received a call at 5:56 p.m. reporting that Felty had been found face down on the floor.

  • Hoosier Wine Trail elects new officers for 2013-14

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Hoosier Wine Trail met June 24 and formally elected new officers for the 2013-14 year. Elected were Lynn Dauby – Blue Heron – as president; Melissa Humphrey – River City – as vice president; Andy Hedinger – Monkey Hollow – as treasurer; and Margaret Schad – Scout Mountain – as secretary.