Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: School officials: Enforce rules, not individual beliefs

    Memo to teachers and other authority figures nationwide: Respond to actual threats where they exist. Where no threat exists, leave our children alone.

    A teacher in West Virginia demanded that a high-school student remove a T-shirt decorated with the National Rifle Association logo and a picture of a rifle, according to media reports last week. Also adorning the shirt were the words, “Protect your right.”

  • Food drive under way until May 11

    TELL CITY – Fifth Third Bank is collecting donations for the Feeding Our Communities Food Drive and is partnering with the Tri-State Food Bank, which supplies food pantries and soup kitchens around the region.

    One in five children in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. Any nonperishable foods can be dropped off at any Fifth Third Bank branch through May 11.

  • Troy storm shelter opens

    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church, in coordination with the Troy Fire and Rescue Department, reminds the community that a storm shelter is available in the church basement. When the warning siren sounds, someone from the church and fire department goes to the church and unlocks and prepares for people needing shelter.

  • Big turkey

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  • First turkey

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  • 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.

  • 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.