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Today's News

  • USA Today study ranks air quality in county's schools

    PERRY COUNTY – The air is worse at 1,701 schools nationwide than it is at Tell City High School, according to a report at the USA Today Web site. That might be seen as good news until it's compared to Perry Central Community School, which is rated as having cleaner air than 36,818 schools.

    Even that ranking is fouled by the fact the newspaper was reporting on a study of nearly 128,000 schools nationwide.

  • Restaurateur wants Rocky Point to be year-round dining destination

    ROCKY POINT – Summer and fall are long gone but Jim Weeks' Rocky Point Grille is growing its menu and adding seats to serve customers year-round.

    Weeks, a retired conservation officer with years of experience in food service, including hosting pig roasts for gatherings, purchased the business more than a year ago and recently installed a heavy-plastic enclosure over a large exterior deck. That has allowed him to seat customers outside, giving diners a view of the Ohio River and spectacular sunsets.

  • News sets deadlines for Christmas, New Year's

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News will have early deadlines for Christmas and New Year's.

    The deadline to have items published Thursday, Dec. 25 is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22. For the Thursday, Jan. 1 issue, the deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

    The News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Years Day, Jan. 1. This deadline applies to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.

  • Inaugural souvenir available at Post Office

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County postmasters invite residents to celebrate the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as America's 44th president with the official Postal Service commemorative souvenir.

    "Pre-orders are now being accepted for this exclusive presidential inaugural commemorative souvenir at www.usps .com/shop," said Leopold Postmaster Theresa Kloeppel.

  • FOP recruiting

    PERRY COUNTY – Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 in Perry County is seeking associate members to support the community-service activities of the lodge.

    To request an application, call Tell City Police Officer Heather Glenn at 547-7068 or Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson at 547-2111.

    FOP members help sponsor several activities during the year, including a Shop with a Cop project that pairs officers with children for an afternoon of Christmas shopping.

  • Drivers needed

    TELL CITY — Volunteer drivers are needed to transport veterans to medical facilities in cities such as Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, according to the county's veterans-services officer.

    Wayne Hubert said a prior announcement brought two drivers, but he needs more. They don't need to be veterans themselves, but must pass a physical at a Veterans Affairs hospital. Anyone who can volunteer is asked to call Hubert at 547-2506.

  • Hang up and drive

    In their upcoming session Indiana legislators will consider a bill to further restrict beginning drivers' licenses, including putting restrictions on their cell-phone use while driving.

    We're not sure if the restrictions will do away with some of the problems caused by young drivers or merely postpone them, but we think the cell-phone restrictions would be good rules for drivers of all ages.

    Among other things, Senate Bill 16 would:

    • Prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using hand-held or hands-free cell phones while driving.

  • Move to 'town' not planned

    After a simple life on the farm, I'm finally moving to town and can't wait to enjoy the fast, exciting adventures of the big city.

    Well, sort of.

    Over the next week or two, I'll be hauling the contents of my house a tad over a mile to the metropolis of New Boston. I recently bought a house there and while it's nothing fancy, it more than meets my bachelor needs.

  • Supper in Bethlehem
  • Last Minute Gift Guide ready in Special Sections

    As Christmas nears, this News special section offers tips and money-saving deals. Topics include simple gifts, saving money, kids' holiday health, maintaining family traditions and more.

    Just click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page, then "Last Minute Gift Guide." You'll see topics from each of the six pages you can click on for viewing. Be sure to open each page to read the articles and view offers from local merchants.