Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Late-summer thumbs-up

    The conclusion of a successful Schweizer Fest – Tell City’s 55th – prompts us to extend a big thumbs-up to everyone who helped with the effort. That’s a large group, far too numerous for us to try to list individually or even by subgroups. It nearly takes a community to pull off a community festival and Tell City does it every year. Congratulations, everyone.

    We also offer the following thumbs-up kudos.

  • Clarification

    CANNELTON – Eric Harris, teacher and yearbook sponsor for Cannelton High School, informed the News an Aug. 5 school-board report was inaccurate in saying a liquor-store ad was rejected. School-board member Barbara Beard said during a July 18 meeting she was told a $100 check was returned to Pantry Plus because it’s a liquor store. Harris said he did question the propriety of running the ad, but decided to accept it. “I accept ads from any local businesses wanting to contribute to the yearbook,” he noted.

  • Tell City Council to meet in special session today

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Common Council will meet in special session today at 7:30 p.m. to consider a tax-abatement request by Chris Ramsey for property he owns at the corner of Seventh and Humboldt streets.

    The meeting will follow the 6 p.m. meeting of the board of public works and safety and the 7 p.m. session of the city water board.

  • Cannelcade changes for August

    CANNELTON – The monthly Cannelcade of Music sending local performers to Cannelton’s Gazebo Park will be performed 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

    That’s a change from the last-Friday-of-the-month previous performances have been scheduled. The last Friday of this month leads into the Labor Day weekend, creating potential conflicts for some people.

    Ralph and Linda Terry coordinate the events for the Cannelton Foundation, which reaps all of their financial benefits.

  • Benefit auction, set for dance Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66.
    Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • 4-H council’s annual meeting Sept. 3

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual meeting of the Perry County 4-H Council will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Perry County Fairgrounds. The election of the 2013-14 4-H Council will be held at this meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the council is asked to contact Purdue Extension-Perry County at 547-7084.

    All residents of Perry County and surrounding counties who are interested in the 4-H program are invited to attend the meeting and vote for new members.

  • 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.