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Today's News

  • Perry Central’s after-school program earns nomination

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary’s Lights-On program was recently nominated as one of six finalists in the 2015 Out-of-School Champions Showcase, sponsored by the Indiana Afterschool Network. The winner will be announced April 14 during a two-day out-of-school learning summit in Indianapolis.

    Staff of Perry Central’s Lights On program will be in attendance for the event, which also includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking with other out-of-school programs. 

  • County parks board to get snowplow for new truck

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s new truck finally came in two weeks ago. Now the department will get a snowplow to use with it.

    The department was looking for a plow to clear the parking lot and entryway at Eagles Bluff and some of its other parks.

  • Small towns still matter

    CHRIS FLOOK

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    In slightly over a year, Indiana will celebrate its bicentennial with fireworks, parades and plenty of speeches in small towns across the state that are quickly emptying and nearly forgotten as a generation or two rushes to fill up larger cities and their adjacent suburbs.

  • Cannelton city-wide spring cleanup starts today

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s city-wide “spring clean-up,” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, is under way now.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection remain the same as last year, David Marsh said.

    For the cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke to compete in Wide World of Sports Martial Arts Championship

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke will vie for gold later this year at a world martial arts championship in Orlando, Fla.

  • Do you need a simple photo?

    Vince Luecke Editor

    editor@perrycountynews.com

     

    This Saturday, April 18, is the Great Day of Service. Sponsored by several local church congregations, the project was the idea of Pastor Dan Hopkins of First Baptist Church in Tell City.

    A story on today’s front page lists some of the specific activities and services planned. One of them will be provided by the Perry County News and I’d like to share a few ideas I have about what we are doing.

  • Our View: City council should tread lightly on RV owners

    Is it OK for campers, boats, motor coaches and trailers to be parked on Tell City’s streets? Should they be allowed to be parked there year-round or would seasonal restrictions help ease concerns that those vehicles and trailers parked in residential areas are eyesores, clutter up neighborhoods and perhaps even lower property values?

    The Tell City Common Council could move in one of several different directions this year as they sift through the comments made last Monday during a meeting dominated by discussion on proposed parking regulations on RVs, trailers, etc.

  • The importance of air temperature and soil moisture

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    So how do precipitation and temperature affect plants? Well, in just about every way possible. Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots.

    Oxygen is vital for all other processes to occur that impact growth and vigor.  In years where we have experienced excessively wet springs, we typically see stunting and yellowing in herbaceous plants. 

  • Registration open for Small Steps to Wellness

    LEOPOLD – The Small Steps to Wellness second-annual fun run-walk, hosted by Stepping Stones Preschool, will be held Saturday, April 18.

    Organizers invite the community to participate in this family-friendly event. All money raised will support our Small Steps to Wellness program with a portion going the Perry Central High School Baseball Team. This event directly benefits youth and their families in rural Perry County.

    The race will begin and end at Stepping Stones Preschool, 18020 Lafayette Street in Leopold. 

  • Plans in place for seventh annual Tour of Tables

    ROCKPORT – The seventh annual Tour of Tables, a fundraiser for The Way of Rockport, is scheduled for April 16. 

    This year, organizers decided to add a silent auction to the event. Supporters are visiting area businesses to solicit donations of auctionable items for this good cause.

    This year’s event will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rockport. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of tables and silent auction. The auction will close at 6:30 p.m. as dinner is served.