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Today's News

  • Wilson-Reed

    Erica Wilson and Austin Reed were wed in an Oct. 14, 2017, at Blue Heron Winery. The 2 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Joel Grigsby.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Jim and Lisa Wilson.

    Austin is the son of Ray and Amy Reed.

  • TCHS Class of ’19 Rising Stars

    TELL CITY – Four Tell City High School juniors, Tretter Lyons, Grace Kreilein, Chase Beckort and Elliot Reed, were recognized by The Indiana Association of School Principals as Rising Stars of Indiana Class of 2019. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement.

  • Where’s the Hoosier beef? Grass-fed vs. grain-fed

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    Guest Columnist

     

    Editor’s Note: Perry County is home to a number of producers who produce grass-fed beef as well as consumers who enjoy it.

     

    Indiana’s agriculture industry helps fuel the state’s economy and touches the life of every Hoosier. A major component of that industry includes the production of beef. Our state has around 870,000 head of cattle, more than 190,000 of which are beef cows.

  • The trees we love

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • Ernie Pyle Day designation a most deserving honor

    A Hoosier journalist whose words connected Americans at home with the World War II battlefields in Europe, Africa and the Pacific is more than worthy of plans to honor him next August. 

    We support a resolution introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly designating Aug. 3, 2018, as National Ernie Pyle Day.

  • Restaurant’s owner: Fire ruled accidental

    ROCKY POINT – The fire that destroyed Rocky Point Bar and Grill has been ruled accidental and was caused by an electrical malfunction in the kitchen, the restaurant’s owner said last week.

    Bev Minto, who owned the restaurant with her husband, John, said the fire marshal’s office made its ruling and said the fire began near an area that held the coffeemaker and tea dispenser.

  • Sixth Silvesternacht to ring in new year

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for Tell City’s sixth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday, Dec. 31. The community celebration began in 2012 as a local way to ring in the new year, with the lowering of the then new illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

  • Reflections in body and soul

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  “Close your eyes and focus on your breathing,” Jennifer Theriot, proprietor and instructor at the Tell City Yoga Center, advises as the echoes of ocean waves reflect in the studio. “Let go of all your tension, anything you might be dealing with, let it go for the next 75 minutes.”

  • Library receives monster grants

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Two modest grants to the Cannelton Public Library will power the imaginations of readers in 2018 and connect a new generation of sci-fi fans to a classic story.

    More than 70 communities, including the local library, have been awarded “Frankenstein”  Community Read Grants of $1,000 to bring the classic 19th-century tale to life in their communities and participate in a statewide reading of the book.

  • Insurance changeover impact to be small

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Despite a change in insurance providers overseeing the county employees’ healthcare plan, most workers won’t see much other impact to deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses. Under the soon-to-be implemented coverage from Group Pension Administrators, under the Cigna network umbrella, the personal contributions each staffers pays toward their individual county offered policy will remain the same for 2018.

    The changeover is expected to take place Jan.  1.