• No Coal to Diesel group questions IDEM’s blanket statement

    On Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. CST, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management will conduct a hearing on the proposed Riverview Energy Coal to Diesel project for Dale. I have looked over the draft permit, and I am concerned about the blanket statement IDEM published in the local newspapers: “No significant impacts are expected from the proposed facility.”

    Honestly, how can this statement be made when IDEM does not address impacts from land use, noise, sound, light or visual pollution?

  • Thank a veteran

    Veterans Day. Take time to visit the graves of the ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice and help the disabled veterans. Thank the rest of the wonderful folks who have helped me and others.

    God bless all of them.



  • Ladies Day Out event raised $2,200 for programs supporting women

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank local participants, shoppers, and donors who participated in the 11th Annual Ladies Days Out two-day event. 

  • 73rd Cannelton PTO Fall Festival a success

    On Thursday, Oct. 25, our Annual Fall Festival enjoyed a tremendous turnout from students, staff and community supporters.

    Cannelton PTO would like to thank the following individuals/businesses for helping make this year’s Annual Fall Festival a huge success! Along with the entire staff and student body of Cannelton City Schools, we would like to thank:

  • VFW BB Shoot committee says thanks

    The BB Gun Committee would like to thank the members and family members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post  2939 of Tell City for the support and help in running our recent shoot.

  • Candidate forums a success

    On behalf of the Perry County News staff and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank everyone who attended, took part in, listened to and helped with our two candidate forums this month. We believe they allowed candidates to share their views and for voters to hear directly from the men and women who want to lead Perry County.

    Thanks for the support.




  • Residents thankful for support

    We appreciate everyone who attended the biscuit and gravy, bake sale and quilt fundraiser at Twilight Towers on Saturday, Oct. 20. We hope to see you the next time.

    The winners of the quilts were: Nine Square quilt, Sophia Filley; pink quilt, Ruth Loney and Baby Quilt, Sherry Lahee. Thank you again.


    Pam Drake

    Tell City

  • Central Bark patrons offer big thank you

    I would like to tell everyone how grateful I am to David Carney of VIP Foliage of Tell City for taking time out of his weekend to go to Tell City’s Central Bark Dog Park and trim all of our trees.

    What a very nice thing for him to do. 

    A big shout out of thanks from the patrons of Central Bark Dog Park.


    Debra Emerson

    Tell City

  • Fond memories of a week teaching in Rome

    Recently, I have been reading with interest the articles of readers recalling their school days at Rome School. My memories of Rome School relate to my week of being a substitute teacher in December of 1960. 

    I was a senior at Evansville College and had just begun my Christmas vacation when Superintendent of Perry County Schools, Loren Lanman, called and asked me if I could teach fifth to eighth grade students at Rome School the following week. He would drive me to school from Cannelton and take me back home after school.

  • Mattingly asks for support on Nov. 6

    My name is Linda Mattingly and I am currently running for a position on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Please accept my apologies for not being able to attend the forum on Oct. 23 as I have a previous commitment in Colorado.  

    I have been a resident of Tell City since 1965 and graduated from Tell City High School. Being a woman and having extensive business experience in the community allows me to bring a special knowledge and expertise to the board.