Today's News

  • Free youth mentoring seminar Jan. 15

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue Extension are partnering to host a youth mentoring lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Ivy Tech.

    Guest speaker December Warren from Indiana Mentoring Partnership will speak on research and standards for youth mentoring.

    Free lunch will be provided courtesy of the Indiana Youth Institute. Reservations are due by noon Jan. 14 and can be made by sending e-mail to Jody French at jfrench@pccs.k12.in.us or Joe Shrode at jshrode@iyi.org.

  • German American announces 2013 trips

    JASPER – German American has announced the travel opportunities available in its 2013 Prime 50 Travel Program. Customers of German American who are 50 years or older and have checking accounts with the bank are eligible for Prime 50 benefits, one of which is the Travel Program.

    The 2013 Prime 50 travel program will begin in April with a seven-day trip to Arkansas and Oklahoma. Highlights include many attractions in Oklahoma City as well as Little Rock, Ark., and Hot Springs National Park.

  • Soil and water district meeting set for Jan. 22

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 65th annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Bristow Community Center. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin with dinner

    Cost of the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are needed by 11 a.m. Jan. 18 and can be made by calling 547-4686.

  • Forest Service not recycling old Christmas trees this year

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will not accept live Christmas trees for recycling this year.

    “We appreciate the public’s assistance for the fish habitat restoration project in past years. We will be doing other projects in the coming year,” said District Ranger Chris Zimmer.

  • New commissioner for District 3
  • Police suspect meth-making in Cannelton home


    CANNELTON – A joint investigation by Kentucky State Police and the Cannelton Police Department led to the discovery Dec. 29 of alleged methamphetamine-manufacturing items in a home on Washington Street in Cannelton.

    According to Cannelton Patrolman Micah Jackson, police learned that Darrell Moore, Michael Petro and Grettafene Collins, all from Cannelton, had been taken into custody in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Oaths of office accepted

    County officials and school-board members elected and re-elected to office in November’s election were sworn in Wednesday morning. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Community Events, Jan. 7

    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.

    Parks and rec board to meet
    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Re-creation board will meet at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at the courthouse annex in Cannelton.

  • Sibbitt says he’ll fix financial troubles by 2014

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt said at a regular school-board meeting Dec. 20 he was confident that the next time he presents a financial report, a $288,000 deficit in the school corporation’s general fund will be reduced by $88,000.

    “The financial future of Cannelton (Schools) is looking brighter and brighter,” he told board members.

  • Two men face ‘long list’ of charges


    TELL CITY – Police said two men arrested Thursday afternoon after a brief foot chase are responsible for a string of burglaries and vehicle thefts, including a utility vehicle taken last week from the Tell City Band Boosters.