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Today's News

  • Away in a manger
  • Events to mark 50-year anniversary of Electra crash

    MILLSTONE - Several events March 13-14 will mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710. The midair breakup of the Lockheed Electra over Millstone March 17, 1960, claimed the lives of 63 people.

    Members of Tell City's Kiwanis Club are leading the effort to mark the anniversary, with a committee formed to plan events and extend invitations to relatives of crew and passengers who died in the disaster.

  • Hit and run in Leopold
  • Tobinsport man on parole arrested on pot-dealing charge

    TELL CITY — A traffic stop Saturday night led to the arrest of a Tobinsport man on several charges, including a felony count of dealing in marijuana.

    Keith A. Lammers, 19, of 10930 New Cut Road, Tobinsport, was lodged in the county jail early Sunday, Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said.

  • Missing Santa safe and sound

    TELL CITY — A missing 3-foot-tall plastic Santa Claus stolen from a home last week was found Sunday, its owner said.

    Patti Coyle said a newspaper carrier found the figure and with the help of Tell City Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge, returned it to the family. In a News story published Monday, Coyle said she witnessed a man unplug the Santa just outside of her home in the Spring Mill Apartments, toss it in the back of his truck and drive off.

    Coyle said the Santa, though old and worn, was a family keepsake treasured by her daughters.

  • Offices closing for holidays

    PERRY COUNTY - The upcoming Christmas and New Year's holidays will close governmental offices.

    County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday and Jan. 1, as will city offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    Because the holidays fall on a Friday, a non-pickup day for trash in Tell City and Cannelton, there won't be any changes to collection in those cities this week or the week of Dec. 28. In Tell City, recyclables will be picked up next week.

    The Perry County News will close its doors at 2 p.m. today and will be closed Christmas Day.

  • 'Paranormal State' episode has local angle

    PERRY COUNTY - Tuesday's episode of "Paranormal State," broadcast on the television network A&E, will feature a Perry County family's experience with a possible haunting. The show was taped in October and includes interviews with the family about their experiences.

    News Editor Vince Luecke was interviewed for the program. A "Paranormal State" production crew that included host Ryan Buell spent two days in the county.

    The show airs at 9 p.m. CST. A preview can be found at www.aetv.com/paranormal-state.

  • Legion schedules 'hard times' party Jan. 15

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will hold a "hard times" party from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15.

    Bean soup with ham hocks, corn bread and ham will be served. Dancing and euchre games will also be held. Attendees are encouraged to take music to be played. Legion, auxiliary and SAL members and military service men and women are invited to join.

  • United Way invites you to give to others

    Would you consider a year-end donation to United Way of Perry County? Before you say no, please take a minute to read on. To date the 2009 campaign has raised almost $65,000, only half of our goal of $125,000.

    While we are obviously short of our goal, we sincerely understand how we have all been forced to tighten our belts during these rocky economic times. The campaign, however, is more than simply talking about dollars. More importantly, the campaign affects many people in Perry County.

  • 'The Road' offers a miserable journey worth taking

    The film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's bestselling novel, "The Road," has had a long trek of its own into theaters. It was supposed to have been released over a year ago but was delayed time and time again. It was finally released into a handful of theaters a month ago and is now being slowly expanded across the country. Typically, when a movie is completed and shelved for over a year, that means it is terrible or just too weird to find an audience. I'm happy to say "The Road" is neither.