Today's News

  • Foundation awards $67,000 for local youth programs, fight against hunger

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Community Foundation handed out checks totaling more than $67,000 Thursday evening, giving financial support to a variety of education, youth and outreach programs serving a cross-section of the county.

    The yearly event hosted by the foundation in the Evangelical United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall, recognizes donors to the foundation and the accomplishments made possible through their generosity.

  • Suspect runs, fights ... goes to jail

    Bristow man jailed for battery against officer, criminal recklessness with deadly weapon; Lehmkuhler, police canine escape serious injury

    PERRY COUNTY - A Bristow man fled from an Indiana State Police trooper Thursday night, authorities said, throwing a tank filled with anhydrous ammonia from his pickup truck before crashing the vehicle and lashing out at the officer and his canine partner with a heavy aluminum flashlight.

  • California Dreaming

    Media club recounts trip; school superintendent's contract extended

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Media Club members earned "a lot of good compliments" with the Web site they presented in California, teacher and club sponsor Joan Goble reported at a regular school-board meeting Wednesday.

  • Building plans take final shape at overlook

    CANNELTON - Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday that construction of a new restroom building at Eagles Nest Park should start next spring.

  • Marketing director joins port staff

    Insurance cost for port-rail agency drops, employee premium rises

    TELL CITY - A Newburgh man was selected Wednesday to fill a new marketing position at the Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    Stephen K. George is leaving a position at Greenleaf Bulk Carriers, Coden Ala., to fill a position borne of a strategic planning session last year, according to Alvin Evans, president of the port-rail agency's board of directors. Fifty-six people had responded to the job listing, he said, and seven made it to the interview process.

  • Youths who care

    Junior- and senior-high students joined forces to paint, rake, wash windows, clean, weed, perform garden maintenance and blaze trails at designated locations across the county Nov. 4 during United Way of Perry County's Youth Day of Caring. The volunteer labor provided by volunteers saved the funded partners of United Way and local nonprofits many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time. Victoria Ridener, pictured here, was among several volunteers handling mulch at Glenwood Hills Campground and at Bright Beginnings Preschool in Tell City.

  • Guardsmen Depart

    Under light rain and police- and fire-vehicle escort, National Guard soldiers depart their Tell City armory Thursday, bound for Camp Atterbury. They were to undergo 10 days of training there before a Christmas break, after which they'll go to Georgia for additional training in preparation for a deployment to Iraq. Their total mobilization period, including training in both locations, is expected to be one year.

  • Holiday artist

    Reece Novak glues the back side of a construction-paper cutout soon to adorn gift bags he and classmates at Stepping Stones Preschool in Leopold made last week. Students planned to place cocoa mix and chocolate-chip cookies into the bags for parents and other loved ones. The days before Christmas are filled with excitement for students as they prepare for visits by Santa and vacation.

  • Men's Night Out Thursday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Merchants group will host Men's Night Out Thursday to help men with their Christmas shopping. Men will need to send their significant others to local businesses before Thursday to fill out wish lists.

    Men just need to bring lists to the stores and purchase their gifts the day of the event. Each participating store will stay open until 8 p.m. and will have refreshments available. Most stores also provide gift wrapping.

  • PCMH health screenings set

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital will sponsor the last of several health screenings this week. Blood-pressure and glucose screenings will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dale Public Library.

    Blood-pressure and glucose and total-cholesterol screenings will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Ramsey's Tavern in Derby. For more information call 547-0125.