Today's News

  • Heck-building hearing set for Sept 9

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a hearing about the former Heck Hardware building at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss code violations at the crumbling building at the intersection of Sixth and Taylor streets.

    The hearing will follow the board’s regular meeting and precede the city council’s monthly assembly, which is scheduled for 7 p.m.

  • Visitors bureau hoping to capitalize on rail rides


    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau have their eyes on a passenger rail car that could offer excursions to tourists for next year’s Schweizer Fest and other community celebrations.

    Board members meeting Aug. 15 declined to say where the passenger rail car that may be for sale is located but discussed the work of a local rail group that is exploring how the Hoosier Southern Railroad line between Tell City and Cannelton could be used as a tourist draw.

  • TCHS senior interning at News during fall semester

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School senior planning on joining the military is interning this semester at the Perry County News.

    Gage Otto is one of dozens of high-school students who spend a portion of their school day interning at local businesses, local government and health-care facilities.

    While at the News Otto will learn how the twice-weekly newspaper is produced and will spend time with the paper’s editorial staff. He will write stories, take photos and cover school and community events.

  • County starts childhood-cancer awareness efforts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners proclaimed September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during a regular meeting Tuesday, joining the nation in the annual observance.

    “On behalf of the citizens of Perry County, Indiana, we the commissioners of Perry County hereby proclaim the month of September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for Perry County,” County administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in reading the proclamation for the commissioners’ consideration.

  • Gogel – Elliott

    Gerald and Glenda Gogel of Tell City, Martin Elliott of Dale and Michele Woody of Lamar announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Kristen Marie Gogel and Ryan Lee Elliott.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Perry Central High School and recently graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a master’s degree in occupational therapy and a minor in psychology.
    She works as an occupational therapist at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Dickman – Labhart

    Amber Dickman of Cannelton and Jacob Labhart of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Cory and Carla Faulkenberg of Cannelton and Mike and Donna Thompson of Mississippi. She is a graduate of Cannelton Junior-Senior High School and works at Tractor Supply.
    Mr. Labhart is the son of Roy and Jeanie Labhart of Tell City. He is a graduate of Tell City High School and works at Rockport Roll Shop.
    The wedding is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

  • Grant applications being taken for Operation Round Up fund

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.      
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 17.  Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • County commissioners discuss insurance costs, trucks

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday liability insurance on county buildings will cost $94,357 through the Indiana Municipality Insurance Program the county has been using.

    “The price did go up somewhat from last year,” she said, “but every year (Franzman Insurance Co.’s Pete Franzman) has been letting you know that … it had dropped several years ago and now it’s going up.”

  • Senior famer’s market program vouchers still available from Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $3,000 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

  • Church sponsoring 5-K, 10-K Sept. 21 to raise mission money

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s First United Methodist Church will host its first Miles 4 Missions 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer run-walk Sept. 20 to raise money for the congregation’s mission work. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the back parking lot at the church, located at 702 10th St.
    Cost is $20 and participants can register until 7:45 a.m. race day but must register by Sept. 9 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Participants can pick up shirts from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 or on the morning of the race.