Today's News

  • Crawford County deputy injured after self-inflicted gunshot wound

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – State police said a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy was injured Friday morning from a self-inflicted gundshot wound.

    Troopers received a a call at 2:30 a.m. EST that a a deputy was found shot inside his home near English. State police said Deputy Jesse Belcher, 26, finished his shift Thursday night at 10 p.m. and was at home. Sometime between 1:30 and 2 a.m., Belcher called another Crawford County deputy and after talking for a few minutes he hung up.

  • Cannelton 5th-graders help animals at shelter

    Cannelton fifth-graders delivered Dec. 20 items and money raised in a school-wide fundraiser for the Perry County Animal Shelter.

    Items included dog and cat toys and treats, collars and bedding, and money totaled more than $130.

    After delivering the items, the students enjoyed visiting the dogs and cats up for adoption. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Perry Central schedules continuing-ed class

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will host a series of continuing-education classes, beginning at the end of the month.

    There will be a variety of classes being offered. The schedule and registration form will be posted on the Perry Central school Web site and can be accessed at www.pccs.k12.in.us. There will also be schedules available in the elementary and high school offices at Perry Central.

  • Commissioners OK contracts with animal shelter, PCDC

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Jan. 7 an agreement outlining operation of the county’s animal shelter, an accompanying interlocal agreement, a contract with the Perry County Development Corp., and a timber-sales-revenue distribution.

  • Deadline for Lilly scholarship nears

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is approaching. The scholarship is fully funded by Lilly Endowment and is administered locally by the Perry County Community Foundation.
    One applicant will be awarded the scholarship, which covers four years of undergraduate study at an accredited Indiana college or university and an allowance for required fees, books and equipment. Further criteria apply. The deadline to apply is Jan. 21.

  • Volunteers needed for 2013 Relay for Life

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2013 Relay For Life of Perry County. Cancer survivors, caregiv-ers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference are invited to participate.
    The first volunteer committee meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the United Methodist Church, 702 10th St., Tell City.

  • Library board reorganizes for year with new members

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The new seven-member board of the Perry County Public Library convened for the first time Jan. 2 at the Tell City branch.

    The first order of business for the board was to elect officers for a one-year term.

    “The board has a president, a vice president, a secretary and treasurer,” Library Director John Mundy explained to new board members.

  • Community events, Jan. 14

    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.

    Bunco night at Cannelton Legion
    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a bunco night Jan. 29. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 6:30.
    Entry fee is a $5 donation.

  • Mayor returns department heads to posts


    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing reappointed Tell City department heads to their jobs for 2013 at last Monday’s meetings of the city council and board of public works. She also named people to a new committee that will study annexation and present a recommendation later this year to the council.

    Tell City’s mayors have a long tradition of announcing appointments on one of two dates, the day city leaders are sworn in or during the first meetings of the new year.

  • Tell City earns Hoosier Main Street status


    TELL CITY – Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced last month that the Tell City Development and Action Committee was accepted into the Indiana Main Street program, adding the community to a list of more than 100 cities and towns working to revitalize their downtowns.

    Mayor Barabara Ewing presented a certificate to members of the committee Thursday and said the group’s acceptance was a milestone in adding life to the city’s downtown.