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Today's News

  • No school tax hike expected

    CANNELTON - After the dust of several major changes clears, residents of the Cannelton school district may see a tax decrease or no change, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said at a regular school-board meeting Aug. 20.

  • Community buzzed with excitement during 1968 Kennedy visit to Tell City

    TELL CITY - Ronald Reagan's visit to Tell City's General Electric plant 13 years earlier may be better remembered in the annals of local history, but Sen. Ted Kennedy's barnstorming visit in 1968 left lasting memories for many who heard him speak at City Hall.

    A U.S. senator since 1962, Kennedy, 77, died Tuesday and was buried Saturday.

  • New ambulance atop 2010 EMS wish list

    TELL CITY - County-council members heard an appeal for new emergency equipment Aug. 20 as they consider budget needs for next year.

    An annual meeting with department heads brought several people to the commissioners room in the county courthouse hoping to convince the fiscal body not to inflict too much damage when they work Sept. 15 and 16 to make projected revenues and expected expenses match.

  • Wednesday program at PC to share Internet, cell-phone safety tips with parents

    LEOPOLD - An Indiana State Police trooper will offer advice this week to parents that will help them protect their children from being exploited by two popular modes of communication used by young people, the Internet and cell phones.

    Sgt. Chad Dick will speak at two 45-minute workshops Wednesday at Perry Central High School. Sessions begin at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. and participants can attend either session. A free supper will be offered between sessions at 6:15.

  • News will begin charging for obituaries

    TELL CITY - Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Perry County News, is transitioning its publications to paid obituaries. The change, which takes effect at The News Sept. 1, will allow families to include more information about their loved ones.

  • Bear Hollow event features chain-saw carving

    ST. CROIX — Chain-saw carvers from around the country will come to southern Indiana Sept. 18-20 to show their skills carving intricate designs from blocks of woods using only a chain saw. The competition and demonstration is the highlight of the annual Bear Hollow Fall Fest, which is expected to attract 15,000 people.

  • Safe Kids offering car-seat inspections

    TELL CITY — Safe Kids Perry County provides free car-seat inspections monthly for children in Perry County.

    The clinics are held the first Thursday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lower parking lot of Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City.

    Certified National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car-seat technicians will be on hand to personally check for proper fit, outdated seats and installation of the car seat or booster for each child. They will provide education on installation and answer questions you might have.

  • Call for vendors for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 10 event.

    The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $10.

    Artisans and craftsmen are encouraged to apply. The festival will only accepts booths with handmade and handcrafted items. Absolutely no flea market novelty items.

    The festival is booking a wide variety of vendors including painters, wood carvers, pottery artists, photographers, rug makers, jewelry artists, quilters, blacksmiths, metal artists, furniture makers and food and snack vendors.

  • Patoka Lake offers September events

    PATOKA LAKE - Patoka Lake will be the site of several events in September, including a disc golf tourney, water tour and music event.

    A disc-golf tourney will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Patoka Lake Newton Stewart State Recreation Disc Golf Course. For more information call Scott Bateman at (812) 639-7145.

    Dave and Joanna Woodsmall will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Patoka Lake Visitor Center. The Woodsmalls of Orange County will perform old-time, traditional and original tunes.

  • Energy-saving stimulus money better late than never

    "We're eager to get going," Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a news release Thursday, referring to the imminent arrival of federal stimulus money that will help people improve their homes' energy efficiency.

    "Our goal is to lower utility costs for as many people as possible as quickly as possible, putting a dent in Indiana's overall energy consumption along the way."