Today's News

  • Cannelton prepares floodwall-repair plan

    CANNELTON - The Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm is pre-paring a plan for repairs to the floodwall in Cannelton, responding to a quick-turnaround demand from the Army Corps of Engineers.

    As The News reported Nov. 15, Cannelton officials were given 60 days to come up with a plan to repair that city's section of the floodwall, then a year to complete the work, according to Floodwall Custodian Jerry Ball.

  • County leaders to be sworn in today, Jan. 1

    PERRY COUNTY - Newly elected and re-elected city officials in Cannelton and Tell City will be sworn in during separate ceremonies today and Jan. 1. In Cannelton, officials will take their oaths of office at 5 p.m. today in the council chambers, located in the lower level of the city library.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet will administer the oaths of office to Mayor-elect Morris "Smokey" Graves, Clerk-Treasurer-elect Arvina Bozarth and members of the city council. A reception will follow at Cannelton American Legion Post 142.

  • Video series takes mystery out of commodity marketing

    WEST LAFAYETTE - The art of marketing commodity grains can often be challenging, but a video series to be offered in a number of regional locations will help eliminate some of the mystery for farm women.

    Unraveling the Mystery of Commodity Marketing for Farm Women, sponsored by the Women in Agriculture team of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is being offered for two hours every Thursday beginning Jan. 17 and ending Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. EST.

  • Beef herd health focus of Jan. 8 meeting

    CANNELTON - On Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds, Purdue Extension and the Perry County Animal Hospital will host a meeting on beef-herd health. The Perry County Animal Hospital will be presenting at the meeting. There will also be a meal for those in attendance.

    The health of the beef herd can affect the profitability of the herd. This meeting will give information on some diseases to be aware of in the herd and how to prevent diseases from showing up in the herd.

  • Chamber collecting calendar events

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is seeking events to include in its 2008 Perry County Community Calendar. Send information, including the name of the event, date, time, contact information and description to the chamber at P.O. Box 82, 601 Main St., Tell City, IN 47586. Information may also be e-mailed to perrychamber@perrycountynews.com.net. Call 547-2385 with any questions. Dates are due by Jan. 5.

  • One-section issue today; local offices closed Jan. 1

    PERRY COUNTY - Today's issue of The Perry County News is being published in one section, with social and church news on Pages 3-5. Rural news is on Page 8 and obituaries are on Pages 7-8.

    The News and local governmental offices will be closed Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday. County offices, including the annex building in Cannelton, will be closed, as will city offices in Troy, Cannelton and Tell City, including the Tell City Electric Department. Cannelton city offices will also be closed New Year's Eve.

  • Sharing the spirit of Christmas

    Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills was packed Sunday evening as congregation members of all ages presented this year's Christmas program. Two plays, "You Are Special" and "Every Knee Shall Bow," shared the spirit of Christmas. Zach Myler, above, played the role of Punchinello. His character discovered how God creates people with individual gifts and talents, and that it's OK to be different. Steve Schwindel and Kim Underhill, left, starred in the second play as Joseph and Mary. Christmas plays have been a tradition at Bethel Christian for several years.

  • Hospital trustees approve 2008 capital budget

    TELL CITY - Meeting last week for the final time in 2007, Perry County Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees approved an operating budget for 2008. Also granted was the hospital's participation in the Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan for uninsured Hoosiers.

  • Retiring bookmobile boss ready for final tour of county

    TELL CITY - Armed with a bus full of books and, more importantly, a full tank of gas, Kay Seibert travels around the county each week, delivering stories to the young and old.

    But in just a few days her run as director of the Perry County Bookmobile will come to an end. Seibert is retiring Jan. 10 and is spending her remaining days on the job on a farewell tour of the county.

  • Meth charges land two in county jail

    TOBINSPORT - Two Perry County men spent Christmas Day in the county jail after being arrested on drug charges.

    A 37-year-old man arrested Friday was allegedly carrying 8 grams of methamphetamine and drug-making supplies, state police reporter. George A. James, of 417 First St., Cannelton, was arrested by Trooper Heath Carkuff and faces charges of dealing in and possessing methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and possessing 10 grams or more of ephedrine, one of the key ingredients in making the drug.