Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: County council: Rescue group has a lot to offer if you’ll only listen

    They looked a gift horse rescue in the mouth, then failed to act based on what they thought they saw.

    We urge the county council to invite Horse Rescue South to their next meeting, and to listen this time to what they have to offer you.

    As we reported Thursday, you did a lot more talking than listening.

    You missed their offer.

  • Cannelton leaders schedule hearing

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders have rescheduled their regular monthly meetings to June 17 to coincide with a public hearing on downtown-revitalization plan.

    The city’s board of public works and safety usually meets at 6 p.m. and the common council at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Their meetings for June will be next Monday, with the hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • Officials OK ‘fondo’ route, traffic counts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved at a regular meeting the portion of a bicycle route that will pass through Perry County as part of the Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo Sept. 21-22.

  • Now that’s a graduation gift!


    TELL CITY – Logan Harding should be excused if he feels like he has the world at his feet. He just graduated high school – as one of his class’ valedictorians, nonetheless – and is set to study mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He also just won a brand-new 600-hp convertible.

    Harding, 18, and a Perry Central grad, won a 2012 limited edition Camaro Panther in a drawing sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids, a national seed company based in Indiana.

  • Police: Mom let son sell her morphine to classmates


    TELL CITY – Tell City police said a woman charged with dealing in morphine allowed her juvenile son to sell the drug to high-school students and others before tips to police led to a search of their home June 3.

    Christina Mohr, 39, of 648 14th St., Tell City, was jailed on preliminary charges of conspiracy to deal in a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance. The conspiracy charge is a Class B felony.

  • City pushes for demolition of Heck building

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted unanimously in a special meeting May 28 to continue to press Carolyn Barr to tear down the former Heck building and to seek fines they previously imposed upon her.

  • News in Brief, June 10

    Cannelton block party Saturday
    CANNELTON – A block party at Cottonmill Apartments for all Cannelton residents will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
    Free food, games, prizes and family activities will be available.

    Horlander to celebrate 100th birthday
    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will host a 100th birthday party for Doretha Horlander at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Transitional Care Dining Area. The community is invited to attend or send her a card to help celebrate the occasion.

  • Community Events, June 10

    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.

    Cannelton Legion meeting

  • A day at the quarry

    During April the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start Center enjoyed Fathers, Uncles, Dads, Grandpas, Etc. Day – or FUDGE – activities.

  • Reunions, June 10

    TCHS 1973
    TELL CITY – Tell City High School Class of 1973 will hold an organization and planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fiesta Grande.
    All classmates are invited to attend to help plan the upcoming reunion.

    Rickenbaugh family

    PERRY COUNTY – The Rickenbaugh family reunion is set for June 30 at the Rickenbaugh House at Seline Lake in Perry County.
    A basket dinner will begin around noon. Campsites are available for family members.