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  • Katterhenry to celebrate 90th birthday Nov. 16

    TELL CITY – The family of Glenn Katterhenry will host a 90th birthday celebration with a dessert reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Tell City United Methodist Church basement. The family requests no gifts.

  • Local businesses supporting Honor Rewards program

    Editor's note: Today's print edition includes an eight-page special section honoring local veterans. To see photos submitted by them or their families, scroll down on this page to find the e-edition link that appears as a picture of our front page. Click on it, then type 16 in the page-number box (next to "/22") and hit "Enter."

    By MARY LEE SMITH
    Perry County Recorder

  • On a wing and a prayer

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Editor's note: This story appeared as part of an eight-page special section honoring local veterans. To see photos submitted by them or their families, scroll down to find the e-edition link that appears as a picture of our front page. Click on it, then type 16 in the page-number box (next to "/22") and hit "Enter."

  • News gathering letters to Santa

    TELL CITY – Now that Halloween has passed, the News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus.

    Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published this year Dec. 18.

    Letters can be addressed in care of the News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at The News’ office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • Port officials happy about logistics-summit attendance

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Alvin Evans said a Perry County Port Authority presence at a recent marketing and logistics summit was very beneficial and he recommended doing it again.

  • Local veterans need drivers

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are greatly needed to drive a Disabled American Veterans van “one or two times per month or as available and willing,” according to Wayne Hubert.

    The county’s veterans services officer said drivers are needed to take people to appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a New Albany clinic and a hospital in Louisville, Ky. The time for each trip normally doesn’t exceed six hours.

    No chauffeur’s license is required but volunteers must pass a Veterans Affairs physical, Hubert added.

  • Retiring electric-department chief earns statewide honor

    TELL CITY – Marlow Smethurst, who will step down next month as superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department, was honored recently with a statewide electric-utility group’s most prestigious award.

    Smethurst received the Indiana Municipal Electric Association’s Frank R. Rudolph Award at the association’s annual fall conference and awards banquet in Mishawaka.

  • Don’t forget to pay your fall tax bill

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes is Monday (today).

    Any payments received after today will be subject to a penalty. The Perry County treasurer’s office will be open until 6 p.m. this evening for last-minute taxpayers. All mailed payments must be postmarked today in order to keep from being charged a late penalty. Payments can also be made at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and German American Bank. Payments can also be placed in a drop box in front of the courthouse before 6 p.m.

  • Veterans Day activities planned

    Editor's note: Today's print edition includes an eight-page special section honoring local veterans. To see photos submitted by them or their families, scroll down on this page to find the e-edition link that appears as a picture of our front page. Click on it, then type 16 in the page-number box (next to "/22") and hit "Enter."

    PERRY COUNTY – Several local observances are planned Tuesday to mark Veterans Day.

    Cannelton schools to honor veterans

  • New hospital on schedule for spring opening

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Despite an occasionally wet fall, overall progress on completing the new Perry County Memorial Hospital remains on target for a spring 2015 opening. The project is also under budget, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer said last month.

    “Thus far we’re very happy with the progress. We have a few months left of construction so things could change, but it’s going well,” Joe Stuber said.