Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Perry County has rich history worth celebrating in bicentennial

    Next year will mark Perry County’s bicentennial and a group organized by Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheri Taylor is meeting the second Tuesday of each month to plan a celebration for it.

    The meetings are open to anyone and we urge any interested citizen to attend. We think the celebration is a good idea, as Perry County has a rich history worth celebrating that most people may not be aware of.

  • St. Pius Fall Festival Sept. 8

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will host its annual Fall Festival Sept. 8.

    On the menu will be the parish’s “famous soup,” by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, Polish sausage, ice cream and homemade pie. Entertainment includes the Crosswinds band, a giant yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Plan commission changes date of next meeting

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Plan Commission has changed the date it will meet in September. The group normally convenes the second Thursday of the month but will met the third Thursday, Sept. 19, in the council chambers at City Hall.

    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • 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.