Today's News

  • Redevelopment authority pays jail bills

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority authorized Wednesday the payment of $299,336.43 in construction bills for the new county jail. Of that, $17,730.92 was invoiced by the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis.

    Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg billed the county $287,354.94, and from that amount, $11,749.43 was withheld as retainage, to be paid once the facility is determined to have been built according to plans.

  • County council approves transfer

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members approved in a special meeting March 11 a funds transfer and salary-ordinance amendment needed after an employee was promoted.

  • Port-rail agency wraps up majority of bridge projects

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We have five brand-new, concrete … bridges that’ll be here when my kids are old,” Kevin Teague said Tuesday. He was summarizing at a regular meeting Tuesday of the Perry County Port Authority board of directors work done in recent years along the line between the Port of Tell City and Lincoln City.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad was responding to a question from board member Tom Holm.

  • Board wants fast action on leaky roof


    TELL CITY – A leaky elementary-school roof could result in legal action unless an Indianapolis contractor agrees to make repairs soon. Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board agreed Monday to direct Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger to again contact Coomer Roofing of Indianapolis about the roof at William Tell Elementary School.

  • American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life supports free patient programs, local services

    PERRY COUNTY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and offer help to patients in Perry County who are battling the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will take place June 8-9 starting at 2 p.m. at Perry Central High School.

  • Alvey gearing up for boxing nationals (Corrected)


    TELL CITY – A determined 17-year-old athlete from Tell City ranked fourth in the nation for his age as an amateur boxer, hopes to compete in a national event at the end of the month. However, he’s going to need some support from the community for that to happen.

  • Community Events, March 18

    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.

    Relay meetings today at First UMC

  • Donations cover finishing touches to depot

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council voted March 4 to use donations to cover the cost of some furnishings in the new Tell City Depot building.

  • Cannelton Media Club’s Snail’s Pace fundraiser

    The Cannelton Media Club recently completed its Snail’s Pace fundraiser, which sponsor Joan Goble said was successful. Money raised with this fundraiser goes toward the club’s festival competition in the fall.

  • Hunter-ed course Tuesday

    CHRISNEY – Spencer County volunteer hunter-education instructors, along with Indiana Conservation Officers, will conduct a hunter education class Tuesday through Thursday.