Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Year-round school doesn’t help learning

    Advocates of a year-round school calendar believe that with shorter breaks children will retain more information than they do with the current 2½-month summer vacation.

    Yet as recently as the late 1980s, then Indiana Lt. Gov. John Mutz was advocating a return to a school year that begins after Labor Day and ends by Memorial Day, giving students slightly more than a three-month summer vacation. Among his reasons for that suggestion was it would help the state’s tourism industry.

  • Correction

    Due to incorrect information provided to the News, the name of one of the scholarships Cannelton graduate Allicyn Louise Garrett earned was listed incorrectly. She was a recipient of the Loren and Bernice Lanman Scholarship.

  • Promoting advanced manufacturing in Tell City-Troy Township Schools

    Tell City-Troy Township High School is partnering with Hire Technology to provide high-quality career and technical education options for students.

    Tell City staff members understand the need for these options to be closely linked with real-world opportunities within the Tell City community.

    Hire Technology provides the turnkey solution Tell City schools need to provide these options, and the skills based, technology-rich curriculum needed for 21st century learners. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Fenn’s short stories focus of historical society meeting today

    TELL CITY – In the late 1960s, Bert Fenn published a book of folksy short stories about his memories of river life. These stories will be presented at today’s meeting of the Tell City Historical Society. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the historical society museum.

    The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Tell City, Thursday in Troy

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Tuesday. Crews will begin working along Fourth Street near the floodwall and will work eastward through the city.

    Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents may notice low pressure and water discoloration when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

  • Memorial ceremonies to honor veterans’ sacrifices

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Career exploration

    Inspiration and practical advice were on the table, along with a delicious breakfast, April 23 as Perry Central sophomore and juniors gathered to learn about the role of women in the work force and the value of enrolling in advanced classes offered at Perry Central and other area shools.

  • GlennWood Hills Campground honored

    Representatives of GlennWood Hills Campground pose with a plaque awarded the organization during the Perry County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Awards Dinner April 30.

  • Community Events, May 20

    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.

    Football families to meet today
    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central football families will meet at 6 p.m. today in the high-school study hall room.

    Deer Creek Baptist Cemetery clean up

  • Anderson Woods gears up for 36th season

    BRISTOW – Anderson Woods Inc. announced its 36th annual special-needs summer camp for people with disabilities will begin June 3 and run weekly for eight weeks.

    Each session begins on a Monday morning and lasts until the following Thursday afternoon when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.