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Local News

  • Rockport plant one of 50 worst for mercury emissions

    ROCKPORT – The American Electric Power plant at Rockport ranked between 16th and 41st in three lists of the top 50 worst emitters of mercury in the nation, according to a Nov. 20 news release from the Environmental Integrity Project.

    The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization feels the neurotoxin, which causes impaired neurological development in fetuses, infants and children, should not be emitted at all.

  • Schools chief appreciates community support

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he was impressed by the amount of school spirit students exhibited when he had to return to Indianapolis recently to continue a plea for financial help.

  • Letters to Santa

    Good boys and girls have only a few more days to submit their letters to Santa for publication next month. We'll publish letters we receive by Friday in our Monday, Dec. 22, Christmas Greetings section — just in time for Santa to read them before packing his sleigh.

    We need all letters by Friday to ensure they're ready for the publication. Letters may be sent to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com, dropped off at 537 Main St., Tell City or mailed to The Perry County News, Santa Letters, P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.

     

  • Dennie Oxley sworn in as new District 73 state representative

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dennie Oxley of Taswell was formally sworn in Nov. 18 as 73rd District representative in the Indiana House during organization day activities for the 116th Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse.

    The 73rd House District Oxley was elected to Nov. 4 includes all of Crawford County and portions of Perry, Clark, Dubois, Harrison, Jackson, Scott and Washington counties.

    The District 74 House seat covers the rest of Perry County.

  • Man sentenced in Sandstone Lane meth case

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man caught last summer with a methamphetamine lab in his home apologized for his actions Monday before being handed a 30-year sentence.

    James L. Story II said he had “worked to get my life back on track” and regretted the actions that affected not only him, but the lives of his parents and other loved ones.  

    Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Story, who agreed under a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, to serve 20 years in prison and another 10 years on probation.

  • Nature Conservancy acquires forestland at Kimball auction

    FRENCH LICK – Kimball International began divesting its forest assets in Indiana and Kentucky earlier this month, offering approximately 27,000 acres in 224 tracts at public auction. The Nature Conservancy attended the auction and after two days of bidding, walked away with four tracts in southern Indiana totaling over 600 acres.

  • Free straw for doghouses

    TELL CITY — The Humane Society of Perry County is giving away free straw for lining doghouses, adding to the organization's program of providing doghouses for those in need.

    The straw can be picked up at the Orscheln Farm and Home Supply in Tell City from noon until closing Saturday.

    For details or to donate used doghouses, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Angel Food Ministries forms available at The News

    TELL CITY – December menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28.

    There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due Dec. 7 with food delivered Dec. 20 at Branchville United Methodist Church.

    For more information, call Kenny Ambrose at 843-4685 or e-mail him at bumcministry@hotmail.com. Menus are available online at www. angelfoodministries.com.

  • Holiday closing local offices

    PERRY COUNTY — Governmental offices and most local utilities will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

    Courthouse offices will be closed both days, as well as city offices in Tell and Cannelton. State workers, including those at the Tell City License Branch, will also be off work both days.

    There will be no recycling pickup this week.

    Troy's utility office will be closed Thursday and Friday.

  • Tell City-Opoly price reduced

    TELL CITY — A limited number of Tell City-Opoly games remain to be sold in a fundraiser for the Tell City High School band program, according to Band Booster Julie Hakes.

    The game's price has been reduced to $10, and “they make excellent Christmas gifts,” she said.

    The games are available at Logos, Celebrations or by calling Patty Hawkins at 547-3731.