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  • Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana kicks off cookie program Dec. 16

    PERRY COUNTY – The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, including Perry County’s chapter, will take cookie orders from Dec. 16 through Jan. 15.

    In celebration of 100 years of Girl Scout cookies, the organization will introduce a commemorative Girl Scout S’mores cookie. Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will add the newly introduced cookie to its 2017 lineup, where it will join classics like Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and Shortbread.

  • Troy Utilities to look into purchasing new truck

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – The Troy Utilities Department will soon hunt for a new pickup truck to replace the oldest one in the fleet.

    Bernard “Pudder” Linne told board members at the regular board meeting Wednesday, the 1997 Dodge currently used by Troy Utilities Department is in need of service. The tires are “shot,” as Linne put it, and it is in need of an engine tune up.

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Harmonies vexed, Charms a doomed band

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When people think of band breakups, the typical examples of the infighting and turmoil that dissolved such prolific acts as the Beatles or Guns’N’Roses generally come to mind. The scope is hardly ever narrowed to see that these same issues, or more or less serious ones, can plague local, independent musicians too.

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.

  • Foundations of Philanthropy
  • Next level scholars

    LEOPOLD –  Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a prestigious recognition as an Early College High School. 

  • Adams to return city department heads to posts

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams will retain the current leadership roster of city departments and utilities for 2017 as he begins his second year in office. Adams announced the annual appointments during last Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety. It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.

  • About the Civil War Soldiers Buried at Cliff Cemetery

    By David Hoesli

    Guest Columnist
     

    Last November, a story was printed in the Perry County News about the four New Hampshire and New York Civil War soldiers buried at Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton. It was a fitting recognition of these soldiers who for no reason of their own accord, ended up on Indiana soil hundreds of miles from their native states.

  • Early learning a public education success

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Adding funding to expand preschool programs in public schools is a hot topic for legislators as they begin work in the general assembly. While fully funded programs may not be in the cards for the immediate future, the discussion does give opportunity to look at a few key components of what’s being asked.