Today's News

  • Rennie takes role as director of child services for Perry County

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Child Services announced March 19 Nancy Rennie has been appointed local director of the Perry County office of DCS. In her new role, Rennie will set goals and objectives for child welfare management helping to ensure children are protected from abuse or neglect. In addition, she’ll oversee a team of six that includes family case managers and clerical staff. She’ll also handle general office operations.

  • Council hears about payback on yearly Indiana 15 fee

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lisa Gehlhausen, executive director for the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, told county-council members at their regular meeting Thursday what Perry County gets for the money it pays to her organization.

  • Officials close on $40 million hospital bond

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Last Thursday, we did close on a $40 million bond issue in Indianapolis,” to finance a new hospital, Joe Stuber said at a board-of-trustees meeting Wednesday.

  • Lip-syncin’ good time (updated with more photos)

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  • Check schemers land in jail after chase

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A call from a local bank to the Tell City Police Department Wednesday turned into a chase and the arrest of three North Carolina men suspected of counterfeiting.

    Wednesday morning, an employee of German American Rivergate branch contacted TCPD about a male subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check. The employee advised police the subject had left the bank, got into the back seat of a dark-colored vehicle and left the scene.

  • Beard Cemetery report for 2012

    BRISTOW — The 2012 Beard Cemetery fund report has been released.
    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:
    Bill and Elfrieda Beard, $300; Elvin Walker in memory of Sharon Walker, $80; Lawrence Strugeon, $20; Lela Gentry, $40; Al and Helen Hudson, $35; Geraldine Reed, $100; Enid Kessner, $10; Cindy Culbertson, $20; Ray and Norma Kessner, $25; Mansford Harve, $20; Mary Beth Hirsh, $20; Angela Sketo, $20; Betty Hudson, $10; Shirley VanWinkle, $20; Wayne Albin, $20; anonymous donation, $10; Geraldine Reed in memory of Ruth Goffinet, $25.

  • Community Events, April 1

    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.

    Rome VFD annual meeting today

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Rome Community Center.

  • Indiana Artisan Marketplace preview Friday; annual event Saturday, Sunday

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Artisan Marketplace will offer greater access to the state’s best artists and “foodists” when it opens early for “A Taste of the Indiana Artisan Marketplace” preview party Friday. Guests will be able to buy one-of-a-kind art and food from more than 150 artisans while booths are stocked fully and the crowd is smaller

  • William Tell students hear inspirational message

    An academic assembly March 15 at William Tell Elementary featured guest speaker Levi Leffert, a senior at Heritage Hills High School, who spoke to the students about overcoming obstacles and living a life of confidence despite hardships.

  • Power of Youth grants still applications available

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is still accepting grants applications and would like to invite those in Perry County working with youth or wellness programs to apply.
    Up to $5,000 will be awarded for programs that involve Perry County youth or a focus on wellness that benefits Perry County.