Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Back-to-school safety: a lesson for us all

    Back-to-school time has arrived and across Perry County, yellow school buses are or will soon be venturing onto highways and county roads. Their precious cargo is our inspiration for writing. Drivers should be extra careful to watch for youngsters. There will also be an increase in pedestrian traffic, particularly around schools.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton vandals: Become sources of city pride

    Cannelton’s common council voted at a recent meeting to close the city’s historic gazebo to public use. We understand their reasons for doing it and know they didn’t make the decision lightly.

    It was called a temporary measure, but we don’t foresee the reasons for it going away in the near future. Not without concerted action, anyway.

    The reasons are a handful of people who have vandalized the gazebo.

  • Corrections

    Steve Key, executive director and general counsel for the Hoosier State Press Association, did not specifically say the Cannelton School Board violated the state’s Open Door Law when it began a meeting Aug. 2 before the time it had advertised.

  • Free classes, transportation offered

    TELL CITY – WorkOne Southwest is offering a free adult-education class hosted by Ivy Tech Tell City, designed to help people transition to higher education.

    Those who meet class criteria can strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to their resume, prepare for post-secondary training and increase wage-earning potential.  

    Classes will be held at Ivy Tech-Tell City 12:30 to  3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday Sept. 4 through Oct. 25.  

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  • Lamberts win Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    TELL CITY – Walter and Mary Lambert of Hawesville, Ky., won the 2012 Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt. They correctly identified the 20 locations in Tell City pictured in the Aug. 2 issue of the Perry County News.

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  • Annual Cannelton Heritage Fest, anniversary activities announced

    The Cannelton Foundation, along with the city, has started plans for the annual Cannelton Heritage Fest and 175th anniversary of the city. Below are some of the activities planned for the October event.

    Foundation to host parade

    CANNELTON – To kick off Cannelton’s celebration of its 175th anniversary and annual Heritage Fest, the city will host a parade at 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

  • First Miss Heritage Fest Pageant set for Oct. 13 in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival will sponsor the Miss Heritage Fest Pageant at the Covered Wagon Oct. 13. 

    The Little Miss Pageant, for 7- to 9-year-old girls, will begin promptly at 10 a.m., followed by the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant, for 10- to 12-year-old girls. Immediately following the Miss Pre-Teen Pageant, the Miss Teen Pageant, for 13- to 15-year-old girls, will begin. The Miss Heritage Festival Pageant, for 16- to 19-year-old girls, will begin at the conclusion of the Miss Teen Pageant. 

  • Big John Williams memorial poker run set

    PERRY COUNTY – The Big John Williams Memorial Poker Run will be Sept. 8.

    Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Braunie’s Bar in Tell City. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per hand or $15 for a double. There will be a meal at the end of the ride as well as door prizes and a half-pot drawing. 

    All vehicles are welcome.  For questions or information, contact Joe at 547-8803. All proceeds go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship of the Perry County Community Foundation.