Today's News

  • TNR program date change

    PERRY COUNTY – County residents are asked to help the Perry County Animal Shelter in controlling stray cats in the area with a trap, neuter and release program.

    The program is for stray cats only. Residents who are willing to capture a stray may take it to the shelter at 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Nov. 19.

    For $30 per cat, a service from Vanderburgh County will have the cats spayed or neutered.

    Cats will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. Nov. 20 and then released where they were caught.

  • Tell City parade plans include new date

    TELL CITY – A Thanksgiving weekend tradition for many years, Tell City’s Christmas Parade is changing dates this year but will retain popular activities in City Hall Park, including a chili cook-off.

    The Tell City Beautification Committee will host the parade and related events Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade has been held for many years the Sunday after Thanksgiving but was pushed back this year by planners who felt the busy Thanksgiving holiday kept some people away.

  • Halloween eats

    Dressed as a friendly witch for her Halloween tour of Tell City, Savannah Gilliland, 5, of Tell City, eyes fixings for a hot dog served at First United Methodist Church’s Trunks of Treats Tuesday evening.


  • Offices closed for Election Day; trash pickup schedule changed

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Election Day.

    City and county offices will be closed. In Tell City, Monday’s trash-pickup schedule will be unchanged but there will be a one-delay starting Tuesday.

    The Cannelton Street Department will collect Tuesday’s trash on Wednesday and Wednesday’s trash on Thursday. Friday’s business route will be unchanged.

  • Election Day Races

    Barack Obama (D)
    Mitt Romney (R)
    Gary Johnson (L)

    U.S. Senator
    Joe Donnelly (D)
    Richard Mourdock (R)
    Andrew Horning (L)

    John Gregg (D)
    Mike Pence (R)

    Attorney General
    Kay Fleming (D)
    Greg Zoeller (R)

    Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Glenda Ritz (D)
    Tony Bennett (R)

  • Local absentee voting heavy ahead of Election Day


    PERRY COUNTY – If absentee voting is any indication, local turnout in Tuesday’s election could be high, even for a presidential election.

    As of Thursday afternoon, 2,168 people had cast absentee ballots, County Clerk Jean Schulthise said. At least another 80 people had voted Friday morning. “The presidential race drives a lot of the interest, but a lot of people vote early because of the convenience,” she said.

  • Annexation called top city priority


    TELL CITY – Studying the best way to annex areas into the city, constructing a fire department substation, developing the Seventh Street corridor and hiring a city planner lead the recommendations made in a new Tell City comprehensive plan approved by the city council.

    The recommendations made in the report aren’t binding but provide a multi-year road map for setting priorities and guiding work on zoning, downtown development and improving public services.

  • Volunteer community reader

    William Tell Elementary students had a very special “spooktacular” volunteer community reader appear in Leah Schroering’s fifth grade class Oct. 5. Staff say the rumor is the guest could have been Tell City-Troy Township School Board member Sherry Flynn.

  • Community Events, Nov. 5

    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@perry countynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Football families meeting Tuesday
    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Football Families will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school study hall.

    Covered Wagon to host Parmalee

  • News in Brief, Nov. 5

    Ribbon cutting for Greenhouse & Bouquets Thursday
    TELL CITY – A ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of The Greenhouse & Bouquets will be held at noon Thursday at the business’ location, 2145 N. Main Street in Tell City.
    There will also be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include refreshments and tours.

    Bookmobile auction ends Saturday