Today's News

  • COLUMN: Congress cedes power

    Center for Congress

    There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions in memory. When its members bolted town to go home and campaign, they left a long list of big issues unaddressed, including immigration reform, “the fiscal cliff,” climate change, entitlement reform and cyber-security.

  • EDITORIAL: Holiday World’s staying open longer will help area’s economy

    If something helps our area’s economy even a little, as well as providing additional opportunities for family entertainment close to home, that is worth celebrating. So we salute Holiday World for adding two additional weekends to its schedule this year with its Happy Halloween weekends.

    The park was previously open the first two weekends of October but converted all four October weekends this year to Halloween-themed activities, including offering hay rides, face painting, glitter tattoos and trick or treating.

  • Political candidates to meet Thursday in forum

    TELL CITY – A Thursday forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear candidates’ views on a variety of topics.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News, will be held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will be broadcast by WTCJ-FM radio,105.7.

  • River Sweep poster contest taps young artists’ talents

    PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – public and private in kindergarten through 12th grades – are invited to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 check and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Parks board’s grant request for storage building denied

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s request for a $31,900 grant from the Schergens Foundation for a new storage building at Eagles Bluff Park has been turned down. But if the parks board can run 31 more 5-kilometer runs, it could raise the money for the building itself.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the department made $1,000 on the 5K race it ran at the Derby River Fest Oct. 6.

  • 8th District House candidate describes priorities

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Larry Bucshon told Perry County residents Thursday morning large-scale changes are necessary to get the nation back on the right track. Among them, the incumbent Indiana 8th District representative for the U.S. House said, are needs to reform the tax code and health-care system, make the national infrastructure a priority and reverse a trend toward lower-paying service jobs.

    He will face Democrat Dave Crooks and Libertarian Bart Gadau in the Nov. 6 general election.

  • Community Events, Oct. 15

    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.

  • Vectren not optimistic about syngas plant

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – Long a hotbed of contention since it was first initiated more than six years ago, Vectren officials believe a proposed substitute natural gas plant in Rockport could cost ratepayers.

  • Voice of Democracy contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our Constitution still relevant?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Cannelton coloring, essay winners

    Fourth-grader Daniel Applegate’s hand-drawn picture of the Myers Grade School Building in Cannelton (first picture) earned him first place in the school’s coloring contest held during Cannelton’s 175th anniversary celebrations.