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Today's News

  • Meeting Thursday on Cannelton Main Street program

    CANNELTON – Renew Cannelton Inc. has decided to work to become an Indiana Main Street organization.  Since 1985, the Indiana Main Street Program has been  helping communities revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their  downtown commercial districts using the National Main Street Center’s  successful Main Street Approach.

    Members of Renew Cannelton Inc. will meet on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Cannelton City Council room of the Perry County Library. Anyone interested in this endeavor is welcome to attend.

  • Dragging Main to return to Tell City Sept. 9

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main comes to downtown Main Street and City Hall in Tell City Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 9 p.m. 

    Dragging Main Street is a time-honored tradition in small towns across the Midwest.  For teenagers in the 1950s, ‘60s and early ‘70s it was the normal pass time on Friday and Saturday nights and

  • Thessaly Nora Lorraine Evans

    Chris and Megan Evans of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Thessaly Nora Lorraine Evans. She was born June 19 at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. She weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by siblings Teagan, 3, and Theia Evans, 2.

    Grandparents are John and Cindy Yaggi of Cannelton, Mike Evans of Tell City and the late Sue Trinkel. Great-grandparents include Don and Barbara Coogle of Tell City, Dorris Powell of Rockport and Emory Yaggi of Cannelton.

    The mother is the former Megan Yaggi.

  • Olivia Estelle Morey

    Steven and Amanda Morey of Indianapolis announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Estelle, Friday, July 7.

    The infant weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by big sister, Luciana, 1.

    Her grandparents are Ed and Pam Morey of Tell City, formerly of Waupaca, Wis.

    Great-grandfather is Philip Moe of Waupaca.

  • Air Evac Lifeteam sponsors eight critical care paramedics

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital and Emergency Medical Services is proud to announce the graduation of six full-time and two casual Paramedics from the Critical Care Paramedic class sponsored by Air Evan Lifeteam. The class was made available due to a grant awarded from Work1 to ensure all full time staff received this education and their certification test fee was paid for in full. The last step to the class is passing their board certification test through the Board of Critical Care Transport and Paramedic Certification.

  • Domtar honored by Schweizer Fest Inc.

    TELL CITY – Active for the past 50 years as a major employer, corporate citizen and economic driver of the area’s economy, Domtar Paper Co. was honored Aug. 10 with the annual business award presented by Schweizer Fest Inc. and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    This year’s testimonial dinner was held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus home. This year marked the first time the award had not been given to a Perry County business, something Perry County Chamber of Commerce Director Wendi Rich said speaks volumes about the company.

  • It’s Eclipse Day

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Today’s eclipse will be an event to remember and we’re not even in the zone of totality. All but 2 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon this afternoon and I’d suggest most Perry Countians will be watching, either through solar eclipse glasses or on TV or online.

  • A case study in school performance and enrollment

    Michael Hicks

    Ball State University

     

    A few months ago, my local paper ran a story on a local school corporation that is struggling with enrollment and budgets. This is a familiar problem in maybe half of Indiana’s school corporations. After all, 54 of 92 Hoosier counties saw population declines last year, so shrinking school enrollment is not merely common but ubiquitous across much of the state.

  • Farewell, Perry County

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

     

    Well, my run here at Perry County News has come to an end. On to the next chapter of my journalistic and professional life I go. But I won’t soon forget all of the fantastic people I’ve met and interacted with here in Perry County.

    Through all of the meetings I’ve covered, citizens interviewed for stories and events attended, I’ve met many of those who make Perry County run. That includes civic groups, at the city level and school boards.

  • INDOT: Give Mozart Street drivers fair shake

    Ever since Mozart Street was widened and extended in the 1990s, it has become one of the two main east-west through streets in central Tell City, along with Tell Street.

    That necessitated installing a traffic light at the intersection of 12th and Mozart streets. But a change in the past month of the controlling of the signal there means Mozart Street drivers spend a lot more time idling at red lights – if they obey the signal.