Today's News

  • Most governmental offices closed all, some of Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed all or a portion of Friday in observance of Good Friday. City offices in Cannelton and Troy will be closed the entire day, as will the Perry County courthouse and courthouse annex. Local schools will be closed.

    Tell City offices will close at noon on Friday.

    The Perry County News will close at 3 p.m. Friday.

  • 3rd-graders take state reading examination

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students had just taken the IREAD-3 test, a new Indiana reading exam required of third-graders, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad told the Cannelton School Board in a regular meeting March 15.

    They had also completed the first part of ISTEP, “which was the applied skills; the second part will be (administered) the end of April and beginning of May, so at that time, we’ll be done with standardized testing,” she said.

  • Tell City’s Pinwheels for Prevention

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School seventh- and eighth-grade students planted pinwheels in front of the school for Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

    The pinwheel serves as the new national symbol for child-abuse prevention, school staff said. It is a reflection of hope, health and safety.
    When you see the pinwheels, staff and students ask you to remember all children deserve an opportunity to develop socially, emotionally and cognitively in healthy, nurturing homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities.

  • Cannelton shows graduation gains

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools boasted a 92.9-percent graduation rate for 2011, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt told school-board members at a regular meeting March 15.

    Perry Central High School, with a 94.2-percent rate, “wasn’t much higher than us,” he noted.

  • Lip-sync contest today at Tell City

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance will host their fifth annual lip-sync contest today. The event will begin at 8 p.m. auditorium. The public is invited to attend and enter through the front doors of the school on 12th Street.
    Cost is $3 per student and $5 per adult.
    Fourteen groups are scheduled to perform.

  • Peter – Hippen

    Danielle Peter and Josh Hippen were united in marriage during an early-evening and ocean-side ceremony Friday, April 8, 2011, at Bowditch Regional Park in Fort Myers, Fla.

    The bride is the daughter of Danny and Brenda Peter of Derby and Mr. Hippen is the son of Pat and Jodi Griffin of Georgetown.
    The bride was given away in marriage by her father in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Steven M. Graebner.
    Ginger Mullis-Davis of Tell City was chosen as matron of honor and James Payne of Floyds Knobs served as best man.

  • Richard and Noreida Paulin

    Richard and Noreida Paulin of Bristow will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 21, 2012. There will be an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Meinrad American Legion. All family and friends are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.

    Richard Paulin and the former Noreida Fischer Merkley were married May 5, 1962, at Holy Family Church in Jasper. Their attendants were Neva (Merkley) Arendt, Jane (Merkley) Jenkins and the late Janet (Merkley) Quante, Roman Mehringer, Dennis Baur and Bobby Cox.

  • Foerster – Oliver

    Molly Foerster of Evanston and Jason Oliver of Jacksonville, Ill., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Darryl and Diana Foerster of Evanston. She is a 2008 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and a 2011 graduate of Oakland City University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She works at the Sonshine Early Learning Ministry in Evanston.

  • Little Warriors benefit

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  • Council funds ADA plan

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted in a regular meeting March 22 to appropriate $9,800 from the county’s riverboat fund to pay for an Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan.

    As the News reported March 14, the county’s commissioners and councilmen learned in a joint special session they need to comply with the act signed into law 22 years ago.