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Today's News

  • Commissioners field added challenges to $100k purchase

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners "have been telling us stuff for 15 years" about how county roads would be maintained or improved, Tim Huff told them during their regular meeting Wednesday, "and you haven't done anything. You've been telling us for 15 years that you've been doing studies and road counts, just to get people to shut up."

    "We've been looking for something the last two years," Commissioner Jody Fortwendel responded, noting that he wasn't a commissioner 15 years ago.

  • Council approves loan for outdoor-equipment, mini-truck operation

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted in a special meeting Tuesday to approve a $30,000 economic-development loan to help move and expand a business offering mini-trucks at a tiny lot off of Indiana 66.  

    As The News reported Jan. 15, Aaron Knieriem asked the Cannelton Common Council at a regular meeting three days earlier for a loan to boost his plan to move into the former Randy Aubrey Dodge property, where he will offer for sale the trucks and other equipment with names like Cub Cadet, Bobcat, Husqvarna and Troy-Bilt.

  • FCC rep joining Hill's office for session on digital-TV transition

    CANNELTON – Staff from Congressman Baron Hill's office will hold a public informational session Thursday on the upcoming digital-television transition with a representative from the Federal Communications Commission.  

    The event will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Perry County Council on Aging OAKS Senior Center, located at 200 N. Fifth St.

    The session is designed to answer questions, provide useful information about the DTV transition and show southern Indiana residents how to set up converter boxes.

  • Circus coming to town April 25

    TELL CITY – The county's Fraternal Order of Police  chapter obtained Tell City OK last week to use land along Seventh Street for a circus April 25. Two shows are planned and details will be forthcoming.

  • Feb. 27 raffle will offer $850 in cash prizes, donations sought

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Band Boosters are conducting their annual cash-raffle fundraiser for the Tell City Marching Marksmen and band programs. All band-booster families are selling tickets at $2 per ticket or three tickets for $5.

    Drawings at the last high school boy's basketball game Feb. 27 will determine winners of $500, $250 and $100 prizes. Winners won't have to attend the game, but must be age 18 or older.

    Contact any band family member or call Shari Everly at 547-6320 to buy tickets.

  • Organizations stand ready to help in times of need

    It's undeniable. We're in a recession and it's affecting most of us. The numbers are hard to peg, but over the last couple of months hundreds of good, hardworking people in Perry County have had their hours cut, lost their jobs entirely or face certain job cuts . Others aren't sure what to expect.

    Sadly, the economic woes may get worse before things improve.

  • Curb guidelines expected soon

    TELL CITY – Getting permission to cut curbs in Tell City will take more planning in the future. The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has given its OK to a committee's initial plan to create an application process for removing curbs for driveways, garages and other projects within the city.

    Wastewater Superintendent Bruce Badger said the chief concern is ensuring the smooth flow of stormwater, a primary purpose of curbs. Some contractors do a good job at ensuring correct drainage is maintained when driveways are poured. Others are less meticulous, he said.

  • Why does winter last so long?

    The older I get the longer winter seems to linger. This winter in particular has seemed to be a real bear. Sadly, it's only late January and there may be plenty more cold and snow coming our way. With any luck, however, the worst may be over. Maybe the groundhog will prove it next week.  

    I'm not sure why this winter has seemed so brutal. Moving from one house to another didn't help, a little post-relocation depression, perhaps. I've always been one to  rise early, and I still do, but lugging my bones from bed some mornings has been a chore.

  • MoneyWi$e special supplement available

    The Perry County News' MoneyWi$e special supplement, included in the Jan. 26 print edition, is also available on this site. To read it, click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page, then scroll down to find and click on "MoneyWi$e" in the list, then on each headline to bring up individual pages. Included is information on being laid off, planning for long-term medical needs and barriers to saving money.

  • PC’s turnovers key factor in loss

    ORLEANS—Orleans took advantage of its strong inside game and Perry Central’s 20 turnovers to beat the Commodores 65-53 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores fell behind by 11 points in the first nine minutes and never led.

    But they battled back to tie the score three times late in the third quarter, the last at 34-34 on a driving basket by Alex Rogier with 1:44 left in the period.

    Then Orleans went on an 11-0 run to take control.