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Local News

  • PCMH, regional hospitals restrict visitations due to influenza virus

    EVANSVILLE – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the tri-state area, hospital members of the Community Patient Safety Coalition are implementing unified hospital visitation restrictions effective Monday, Dec. 22. The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting or diarrhea.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.

  • Shubael’s candlelight tour shines soft glow on Christmases past

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point hosted its annual candlelight tour Saturday, Dec. 13. The event gave guests an opportunity to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the mid 1800s in Perry County. Lanterns and candles lit the way, as participants walked through the village from cabin to cabin and were treated to Christmas carols and other musical entertainment. Gifts and locally produced items, including the village’s famous favorite, homemade beef jerky, were also on hand for guests to enjoy.

  • Rural News

    St. Croix
    BY MARY HILL
    News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779

    Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills hosted its annual Christmas program this past Sunday night. A full house of people was present to witness the program of two plays and some singing.

    Sunday school at the church is held each Sunday morning at 8:30, followed with church services at 9:30. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Harold Lynch and I also attended two other Christmas programs over the weekend.

  • Extension night, annual meeting set for Jan. 26

    LEOPOLD – Purdue University’s extension night and annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Perry Central Community School in the cafeteria. A meal will be catered by Big Al’s and will cost $2 per person. Those interested should RSVP by Monday, Jan. 12, by calling 547-7084.  

    There will be three workshops available following the meal. Attendees may designate their workshop choice when RSVPing for the dinner.

    Anyone who requires special accommodations or dietary needs should let organizers know by Jan. 9.

  • Daughters seek photos for veterans book

    TELL CITY – Currently, more than 400 forms have been submitted for the Daughters of the American Revolution Lafayette Chapter’s Perry County Veterans project.

    The chapter, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present. The information and photos will be compiled into a book. The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict.

  • Offices closing for Christmas

    PERRY COUNTY – The Christmas holiday will close most governmental offices Wednesday and Thursday.

    County offices will be closed both days, including the Perry County Courthouse and the Courthouse Annex in Cannelton. City Hall in Tell City will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. City Hall offices will be open Dec. 31 but will be closed Jan. 1.

    Trash pickup in Tell City will follow its normal schedule Wednesday.

  • Hoosier National Forest trail permits for 2015 available for purchase

    TELL CITY – Trail permits to ride horses or mountain bikes on Hoosier National Forest trails in 2015 are now available.

    Permits can be purchased at forest offices and some local businesses in the forest area.

    Annual trail permits make great Christmas gifts for trail enthusiasts.

    The cost of annual permits remains at $35. A daily permit is $5.

    There are approximately 184 miles of trails designated for bike use, and 211 miles of trail for horse use on the forest.

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital recognized for quality care, patient safety, fewer readmissions

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Hospital Association recognized Perry County Memorial Hospital Nov. 18 at The Marten House in Indianapolis for its work to reduce patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the past three years. The recognition is based on the results of a national campaign known as Partnership for Patients, created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve quality and patient safety at hospitals nationwide.

  • Cannelton library will shift hours in 2015

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer
    CANNELTON – People looking to pick up 2015 income tax forms at the local library this year will get a little help – or hindrance, depending on their view –from technology.

  • Christmas saved for man who drops wallet

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Just about everyone knows the story about the Grinch who tried to steal Christmas. Tell City police officers helped locate a local Grinch who allegedly walked off with a family’s Christmas cash Saturday. But local police said the man, who still faces a criminal charge, admitted his wrongdoing and expressed remorse.