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Today's News

  • Poppies for a cause
  • New sign for Tell City Depot
  • Tourism grant to fund new sign

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON  – A Cannelton organization will receive $20,000 to help pay for a new historic gateway sign that will feature design elements of its most notable landmark.

  • Quest to help students includes brain science

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Educators at Perry Central School Corp. are learning more about the role trauma – in all of its many forms – plays in learning. That’s including a dose of brain science for faculty members.

  • Spring property tax bills due Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The spring  installment of 2017 taxes mailed to property owners earlier this year are due this Wednesday, May 10. 

    The tax bills mailed in April include coupons for May and November payments.

    Taxpayers can make payments in person at the treasurer’s office in the county courthouse, 2219 Payne St. in Tell City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    There will be extended hours on Wednesday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • River Sweep to hit Ohio River shores in June

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is gearing up for its 28th annual river sweep. This year’s local event is set to begin Saturday, June 17, at 9 a.m. in Sunset Park in Tell City. Volunteers will spend about three hours walking the river’s shoreline to collect as much debris and refuse as they can. In recent sweeps, each session in Perry County typically nets several hundred pounds of trash that is then properly disposed of.

    As in years past, event organizers plan to host a meal for those who participate.

  • Farm moms are special

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Mother’s Day is less than a week away and each year I’m reminded that I’m not the most appreciative of sons. I usually try to give Mom a card and either cash or gift card to buy her something. But I don’t put a lot of thought into the day and, for that, I’m sorry.

    My siblings are far better at treating Mom to flowers, a home-cooked breakfast or dinner (cooked by someone other than her) and even a porch swing or rose bushes.

  • Understanding motives a key in fight against drugs

    The question has been posed, why does it seem that drugs are infiltrating our community at such an alarming pace? Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of an arrest made, locally, for drug offenses. It may be for illegally having prescription medications, methamphetamine and even heroin. Sadly, a rash of several deaths of young adults puts an exclamation point on the problem.

    We blame it on addictions. But before the chemical dependence, what triggered the desire to partake in this activity?

  • Life in Perry County

    NEAL STAHLY

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of columns from residents about Perry County. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee.

     

    My life has truly been blessed. I have a wonderful wife and children; I have my health; I have tremendous friends; I have thoroughly enjoyed the jobs I have had; and I am fortunate to live in Perry County.

  • Applicants sought for LHDC development account program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. continues to have funds available for the Individual Development Account Program. Under this program, income eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn, save for a home down payment, complete home rehabilitation  if  a homeowner, purchase a vehicle, start or expand a business and attend post secondary education while watching their savings matched up to $1,000 annually.