Today's News

  • Author will launch latest anti-bullying efforts

    TELL CITY – Award-winning children’s author and advocate Trudy Ludwig will offer her nationally acclaimed presentations to students, staff and parents of William Tell Elementary School Aug. 22, according to counselor Sally Wolfe.

    Ludwig’s presentations on emotional bullying among friends, also called relational aggression, will kick off the school’s 2013-14 Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Wolfe said.

  • On the Schweizer Fest Trail

    Siblings Alyssa and Cameron Howell took on the look – complete with bonnet and moustache – of a pioneer family Wednesday for the annual Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Glory Bees Preschool enrolling new students for new school year

    TELL CITY – Glory Bees Preschool, established in 1986, is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year, scheduled to begin Aug. 26. 
    Glory Bees uses learning through play, teaching philosophy, and students will experience a variety of fun-filled learning adventures. Children will be introduced to Christian character development, math, science, art, music, a phonetic introduction to letters, manners and cooking.
    Each child will be encouraged to participate in new and challenging learning situations so they are able to master new skills.

  • Autumn story times begin Sept. 9 at library

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library announces registration is now open for the autumn story time session.
    Autumn story times will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 17 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at 547-2661.
    Story times are as follows:
    9:30 to 10 a.m. Mondays in Tell City for children ages birth through 2 years old
    1 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays in Tell City for children ages birth through 2 years old

  • Community Events, Aug. 12

    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 emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Books needed at Twilight Towers

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Library is looking for some more large print books. paperback or hardback, to add to the collection.

  • Reunions, August 12

    Allen family
    BIRDSEYE – The Allen family reunion will be held Sunday at the Birdseye Conservation Club.  
    A carry-in meal will begin at noon. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive early to catch up with family and friends.

    PCHS 2008
    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry Central Class of 2008 will hold its 5-year class reunion from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at Tipsaw Lake Beach shelter house.

  • Legion bingo to resume Sept. 3

    TELL CITY – Bingo games held every Tuesday at the American Legion Post 213 post home have been temporarily suspended.
    Games will resume at the post home Sept. 3. All are welcome to attend.

  • Settlement talks held in civil suit


    TELL CITY – A settlement could be reached soon between local police departments and a Tell City man who claims officers used excessive force when he was arrested in 2011.

    City Attorney Jim Tyler updated the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety last Monday on a settlement conference that was held Wednesday with an attorney representing Bradley Robbins.

  • Health screenings at Legion

    TELL CITY – Life Line Screening will host early detection preventive health screenings at the Tell City American Legion Aug. 22.
    Screenings for stroke, heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis risk will be available. Packages are also available.
    Pre-registration is required.
    To register or for more information, call (888) 653-6450.

  • Benefit auction, dance for Larry Taylor Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66 in Tell City. Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.