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Today's News

  • Financial crunch prompts council spending freeze

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The year may be young, but the Perry County Council is already preparing for the worst, financially. Early estimates from tax-cap circuit breakers are showing the county’s general fund could see a shortfall of $53,000, based on the current budget. The county is also showing a predicted deficiency of  another $1,800 in their health insurance account, as well.

  • Watered-down bill will not alleviate meth crisis

    With no opposition, a measure that is supposed to undermine methamphetamine cooks passed the Indiana House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee Wednesday.

    But because of earlier opposition by outside interests, the bill has been so watered down that it’s likely eventual passing by the full General Assembly will do little or nothing to combat our state’s serious methamphetamine problem.

  • Ashes to ashes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Although it’s hard to believe, Lent is just about here and while not everyone’s religious tradition observes the 40-day period before Easter, I suspect most people at least acknowledge its arrival.

    Easter, and Lent, arrive early this year. Ash Wednesday arrives next Wednesday, Feb. 10. Easter Sunday is March 27.

  • My legislative priorities

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    The 2016 legislative session is underway, and the House Republican agenda is taking shape. This session, lawmakers are tasked with addressing Indiana’s transportation infrastructure needs, finding ways to attract and retain great teachers in our classrooms and working to combat the meth and heroin epidemics in our state.

  • CommCommunity Events; Feb. 1 unity Events; Feb. 1

    Fish fry dinners to be served at St. Michael

     

    CANNELTON – fish fry dinners will be served by members of St. Michael Catholic Church on the first 6 Fridays of Lent. There will be no dinners served on Good Friday, March 25.

    Meals will begin on Friday, Feb. 12, at 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continue on the next five Fridays. The meal will include fried fish fillets or cheese pizza, baked beans or mac and cheese, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. The price is $8 for adults and $5 for children, six and under.

  • Local Knights of Columbus council receives top international award

    TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus Council 1172 of Tell City has earned the distinction of Star Council, one of the organization’s top awards, for the 2014-15 fraternal year. The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Conn., made the announcement.

  • Ivy Tech offering free financial aid application workshop

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City will offer a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. Participants are asked to pre-register for the event by calling (812) 547-7915.

    This free workshop is open to the public and is aimed to assist students in completing the FAFSA before the state’s March 10 deadline. Ivy Tech financial aid representatives will be available to answer questions and help applicants with their FAFSA.

  • Stepping Stones to hold open house Feb. 11

    LEOPOLD – The public is invited to visit Stepping Stones Preschool’s fall open house Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 18020 Lafayette St., Leopold. Guests can meet the staff or tour the facility.
    Stepping Stones Preschool offers extended care for children needing early drop-off or late pickup. Students using extended care are provided breakfast if needed, lunch and an afternoon snack.

  • Girls basketball sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central’s girls basketball teams split two regular-season games. Now they will get to play the rubber match in the sectional.
    Pairings for next week’s Forest Park Class 2A sectional, drawn by the IHSAA Monday, have those two Perry County teams squaring off in the first game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    The winner of that game will play South Spencer, which is 2-19 and has lost 16 games in a row, in the first semifinal game Friday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Tell City girls fall twice

    TELL CITY—First-half turnovers hurt Tell City as the Marksmen lost to North Posey 55-39 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen shot better than usual, hitting 42.1 percent from the field and making all seven of their free throws.
    But they committed eight turnovers in the first quarter and 12 in the first half as they fell behind 34-21.
    “They were unforced - we just made silly mistakes,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.