Today's News

  • Auditor offers reminder about filing for deductions

    PERRY COUNTY – County Auditor Connie Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions. The one-time filing of deductions is still in effect unless the filer’s status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 will be applied to taxes payable in 2014.

    Real Estate Deductions, Credits
    Homestead Standard Deduction

    Description: Up to $45,000 if residential assessed value is $75,000 or more than 60 percent of residential assessed value if under $75,000.

  • Thrasher celebrated by family, friends, community

    Mary Thrasher, center, celebrated her upcoming 90th birthday with a party at Evangelical United Church of Christ April 13. Her daughter, Karen Marcroft of Mountain View, Calif., behind Mary, and her niece Aleta Best of Sterling Va., right, traveled to Tell City to help Mary celebrate.

  • Community Events, April 29

    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.

    DAR members to gather Thursday

    CANNELTON – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton.

  • Group encourages pregnant smokers: Quit Mother’s Day

    TELL CITY – Quitting smoking is one of the best things a woman can do to protect her own health and the health of her baby. On this Mother’s Day, members of the Smoke Free Perry County Coalition encourage smokers to call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at (800) QUIT-NOW. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline has expanded its services to better reach pregnant women, increasing the number of calls to pregnant women from trained Quit Coaches from four to 10.

  • Perry County officials approve jail bills

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved jail-construction claims totaling $667,883.90 at a meeting April 10.

    The DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis submitted one invoice for $15,062.67 and another for $6,128.90.

    The Ice Miller legal firm of Indianapolis billed the county for $8,112.42.

  • Tell City eyes $1 million housing rehab grant


    TELL CITY – The community of Tell City plans to apply for up to $1 million in state-administered funds to rehabilitate owner-occupied homes.

    The city common council met in special session Thursday to begin the process of applying for a Community Development Block Grant administered through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

  • Athletes ready for Saturday’s Special Olympics

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  • Cassidy to leave county council - CORRECTED

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Alan Cassidy announced Thursday he will resign from the Perry County Council at the end of the month.

    Citing personal reasons, he said “I think it’s best for me and best for the county, and hopefully, we’ll get somebody in here who’ll be an asset to the county.”

  • City takes aim at eyesore properties


    TELL CITY – Tell City’s mayor, building inspector and its five-person city council are pledging to take concrete action this year against properties they consider to be eyesores.

  • Brides Out of Poverty workshop hosts nearly 100 volunteers

    SPENCER COUNTY – Nearly 100 Lincoln Hills Development Corp. employees and volunteers participated in a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop last month. The workshop is based on a book by DeVol, Payne and Smith, which discusses challenges faced by low income Americans and the hidden rules of economic class.