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Today's News

  • News needs more sponsors to send papers to students

    PERRY COUNTY - Students in all three local school systems have long had chances to learn from The Perry County News, but tough economic times are threatening to cut that opportunity for many.

    The News provides newspapers to area classrooms through the generosity of sponsors, but the number of subscriptions they're providing has dropped dramatically, according to Joyce Dauby, who runs the Newspapers in Education program for The News.

  • Public gets place on board agendas

    TELL CITY - Members of the public will have regular opportunities to address the Tell City-Troy Township School Board at future meetings.

    Member Tom Holm regularly points out that members of the public don't attend their meetings, and did so again at the Aug. 11 regular meeting.

  • German Ridge Trail closed weekdays through Dec. 31

    TELL CITY - Sections of the German Ridge Trail in the Tell City Ranger District of the Hoosier National Forest will be closed weekdays from today through the end of the year.

    According to the U.S. Forest Service, the closure is to ensure the safety of trail users during the German Ridge Restoration Project, which includes a timber sale to remove selected pine trees.  

    The trail closure is from Mondays through Fridays only. The trail will remain open on weekends.

  • Residents can still register for prison-alert system offered by Indiana DOC

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction, in partnership with the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, continues to provide an automated system to alert residents living near a state correctional facility of public-safety emergencies.

    The Alert Notification Service keeps residents informed of prison escapes as well as any potential environmental hazards. Alerts were issued in the wake of escapes in March and in 2008 at Branchville Correctional Facility

  • Limb chipping in Troy Monday; council to discuss hydrant fee

    TROY - Limbs will be chipped in Troy Monday and residents will need to have them set out for pickup by 7 a.m. that day.

    For more information call the town office at 547-7501. The town council will meet Sept. 16 and discuss the possibility of passing fire-hydrant charges to residents within city limits.

    The fees, currently paid by the town, are used for fire protection and hydrant maintenance.

    The council will listen to input from residents at the 6 p.m. meeting. The public is invited.

     

  • Schweizer Art Scene

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association hosted its second Schweizer Fest Art Show Aug. 7-8 in the upstairs gallery of City Hall. This year's show featured artwork constructed from natural items as well as recycled materials.

    Adult - Natural Art

    First: Anne Wilkins, Wondrous Guidance, painted stone.

    Second: Anne Wilkins, painted stone

    Adult - Recycled Art

    First: Larry Fleming, fish neon light

    Second: Roger Reynolds,  horse and buggy carving.

    Third: Roger Reynolds, owl carving.

  • Four finalists still Shooting for the Stars

    TELL CITY - The finals for next month's Shoot for the Stars singing competition are set. Four gents, Glenn Cronin, David McKinney, Ronald Riley and Dillon McKinney, earned berths Sunday to compete in the Sept. 20 finals in City Hall Park.

  • Recovery home will help community's battle against substance abuse

    Editor's Note: Due to its size, this column by Randy Paris about a planned recovery home on Girl Scout Road is being published in two parts. The first ran Monday. Here, Paris talks about efforts rezone land for the home and rules residents will have to abide by.

    The Recovery Connection board met with a zoning committee, which referred it to the commissioners for a decision. During the hearing with the zoning board, there were many questions and doubts raised.

  • Quickness, experience strengths for PC

    LEOPOLD—Good quickness, including returning starters at both running back positions and five of the seven defensive positions behind the line, should help Perry Central remain one of the state’s top Class A football teams this year.

    The Commodores went 10-1 last year and won the PLAC for the fifth year in a row and seventh time in the last eight.

    They return their top two rushers from that team, senior T.J. Hall and junior Mikey Wilkerson. Hall rushed for 1,635 yards last year, averaging 7.6 yards per carry, and scored 24 touchdowns.

  • Marksmen return strong running backs

    TELL CITY—An experienced backfield and more experience than last year on defense and the offensive line should help Tell City’s football team improve on last year’s 0-10 record.

    Last year tailback Trent Gunn and fullback Kyle Osborne were the only Marksmen who had started more than one game on offense the previous season.

    This year they return along with junior quarterback Nick Kleaving from last year’s backfield.