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Today's News

  • Dollars for Scholars program accepting applications for loans

    TELL CITY - The board of directors of Dollars for Scholars of Tell City and Perry County will accept applications for interest-free loans to be awarded to students pursuing a post-high school education for the fall 2009 semester.

    Applications are available at the offices of the guidance counselors at Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City high schools and at Fifth Third Bank. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1.

  • Groups partner for annual United Way Day of Caring event

    TELL CITY - This year's United Way of Perry County will partner with the Outreach to Teach program and the Tell City-Troy Township Classroom Teachers Association to provide volunteers for an intensive workday at Tell City High School.

    The April 18 project will kick off National Volunteer Week in Perry County.

    Outreach to Teach provides college students and members of the Indiana Student Teachers Association the opportunity to spruce up Tell City High School. The ISTA hopes to provide more than 150 volunteers and the United Way will recruit another 50 to 75 volunteers.

  • Drives replenish food banks

    TELL CITY - Wal-Mart, Catholic Charities and United Way of Perry County invite community organizations, churches and businesses to help fight hunger in Perry County by organizing canned-food drives in March and April.

    Food items will replenish pantries of the Perry County Food Coalition. Widow's Barrel, Council of Agencies and Adventist Community Services, all in Tell City, along with Jasper's Pantry in Cannelton and Martin's Cloak in Siberia, fed several thousand individuals last year and expect the need to be much higher this year.

  • Officials should approach transportation issue cautiously

    A proposal to provide low-cost public transportation in Perry County looks like a good idea, but should be approached with caution.

    Speaking for the director of Ride Solution, an agency providing rides in eight counties, Pat Glenn told county commissioners March 2 the county's transportation advisory committee wants to include Marksman Cab owner Jerry Sprinkle in a partnership they say would benefit everyone.

  • 'Tis the season for green

    I'm not much into green beer and while I'm a fan of corned beef, I can do without cabbage.

    Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and while lots of us will be wearing the green, a lack of Irish heritage doesn't inspire me to truly celebrate the day like those whose family trees have roots in the Emerald Isle. I enjoy reading about Irish history and the nation is near the top of places I still want to explore.

  • Mini-truck business moves, expands

    CANNELTON - They'll schedule a grand opening some time in April, but "we're ready to go" for anyone who cares to visit their new showroom at the corner of Indiana 66 and Old Indiana 237 in Cannelton, said Ryan Knieriem, vice president for Canary Outdoor Power Equipment.

  • Imagination library fundraiser

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza has joined efforts with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This program will provide an age-appropriate, hardback book through the mail to every child in Perry County who is registered from birth until their 5th birthday.

    This is a gift from the community to every child in Perry County. Chicago's Pizza will donate a portion of all sales from Tuesday to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

  • A vision that became a reality

    Each year the members of Leadership Perry County are charged with designing and delivering a project to improve the lives of the citizens of Perry County. Seventeen years ago a small group of emerging leaders from the first graduating class took on the task of creating the Perry County Community Foundation.

  • Dickerson named All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomore forward Deidra Dickerson was named to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Dickerson was the only Commodore to make the 12-girl team.

    Perry Central finished fifth in the seven-team conference with a 2-4 record.

    Springs Valley finished sixth at 1-5 but placed two girls on the all-conference team.

    Conference champion Mitchell placed four girls on the team.

  • No PC boys on All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—No Perry Central boys were named to the 12-man All-Patoka Lake Athletic Conference basketball team in the coaches’ voting Thursday.

    This is the first time since 1980-81 that Perry Central was shut out on the all-conference team.

    That year the Commodores went 0-6 in the conference and 1-20 overall—and only 10 players were named All-PLAC then.

    This year the Commodores tied for fifth in the conference with a 2-4 record and went 9-13 overall.