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Today's News

  • Officials differ on ambulance pact

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry County commissioners will continue a discussion Tuesday about whether to sign a five-year contract to have Perry County Memorial Hospital continue providing ambulance service for the county.

    Meeting at Perry Central Community School Tuesday because the county courthouse where they normally meet is undergoing renovations, they drew an audience of approximately 20 people.

  • Arbor Day labor

    “The reason we’re celebrating tree-planting is a thing called Arbor Day,” District Forester Carl Hauser explains to students at William Tell Elementary School Friday morning.

  • Board to meet with Fish & Wildlife on Eagles Bluff issue

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still working on getting a restriction on its deed to Eagles Bluff Park lifted so it can install campsites for recreational vehicles there.

    Such sites are forbidden under terms of the deed set when the parks department purchased the land from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2000. The reason given for the restriction was the campsites could disturb bald eagles possibly living or feeding there.

  • Redevelopment officials approve more jail bills

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved April 9 what they noted was one of the lowest amounts they’ve seen in bills for jail-construction services.

    Invoices for $10,576.51 and $4,868.40 were submitted by the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis. Another from lead contractor Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg, amounted to $246,293.42. From it, $4,832.53 was withheld as retainage to be paid once the job is deemed to be completed satisfactorily.

  • Adopt-a-grandparent program seeks volunteers

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City seeks volunteers to participate in its adoption program.

    Participants may adopt a grandparent, parent, sister, brother or a friend.

    Staff said the purpose of the program is to create meaningful one-to-one relationships and to improve the quality of life for Oakwood residents. The program’s goal is to provide residents with a sense of purpose and opportunities to stay connected with the community.

    For more information on how to participate in the program, call Polly Story at 547-2333.

  • Happy birthday, Big Bird

    North Perry Head Start visited Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills March 20 for a birthday party in honor of Big Bird, born to Sesame Street March 20, 1969. The children and residents and had cupcakes, juice and milk.

    Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Big Bird, who made an appearance during the song. He danced with the children and posed for pictures.

  • Pinwheels spin for child abuse prevention

    A field of blue pinwheels spin in the afternoon sun outside of the Perry County Courthouse in Tell City.

    Communities across Indiana gathered Tuesday for ceremonies in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The national Pinwheels for Prevention program of Prevent Child Abuse America uses the pinwheel as a symbol of childlike notions and stands for each child’s chance of a healthy, happy and full life.

  • Smile activist

    Drivers on Indiana 66 near Wal-Mart at mid-day Thursday were urged by this sign-holding man to smile.

    He also wanted a ride, apparently, because he got into a car whose driver pulled over and spoke to him for a moment.

    His departure left the News unable to get his identity or ask his reason for encouraging goodwill.

  • Minimum-wage hike necessary

    SEN. RICHARD YOUNG
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    This year, lawmakers proved that we can work together to accomplish important goals. Take a proposal I spearheaded to update outdated regulations and allow the production of industrial hemp. 

  • Celebrate public health

    Lloyd Arnold
    Indiana House Representative District 74

    As we are wrapping up National Public Health Week, I thought I would take the time to share some of the ways the Indiana General Assembly addressed the issue of public health this session.  Public health is considered the protection and improvement upon health of families and communities. In order to do this, there must be a promotion of healthy lifestyles as well as educating the public on disease and injury prevention.