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Today's News

  • Supporting United Way helps all of us

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and once again your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $125,000 for support groups that provide important services in our community.

    United Way donations have supported our young people through 4-H and Scouting, Perry Childcare, those with physical and mental challenges through Anderson Woods Camp and provided emergency care to our own through the American Red Cross when fires, storms and other disasters strike.

  • A light of hope during holiday grieving

    Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently passed or it may be a time that has always been difficult.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Doug Galey

    Doug and Jean Galey of St. Croix celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 14, 2017, at the Derby Community Center with a dinner among friends and family. The couple was married at Branchville Methodist Church Oct. 14, 1967.

    They have three children, Richard Galey of Georgetown, Keith (Jackie) Galey of Evansville and David (April) Galey of St. Croix; and four grandchildren, Sidney, Jackson, Shelby and Vivian Galey.

    Jean’s siblings include James Knieriem, Faye Evrard, Donnie Knieriem and Joyce Tooke. Doug had a sister, the late Lavaughn Sprinkle.

  • Commodore Manufacturing:

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has announced the opening of an innovative new company, called Commodore Manufacturing. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19 to celebrate the launch of this student-led manufacturing facility.

    “We believe Commodore Manufacturing is a perfect example of innovation that can occur when education and industry sit down in the same room.  It is a powerful way to prepare students for careers in this growing field,” principal Jody French said,

  • PC alum among IBJ ‘Women of Influence’

    INDIANAPOLIS – A 1991  Perry Central High School graduate is among six women to grace the cover to the “Indianapolis Business Journal’s” latest edition of Women of Influence.

    Jennifer Alvey, 45, who now serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Indiana University Health, is one of 22 women profiled in the Nov. 6 publication.

    According to “IBJ” publisher Greg Morris, the annual recognitions “highlight some of the state’s most successful business women.”

  • Community Events; Nov. 27

    Transitional housing benefit Saturday

     

    TELL CITY – The Concerned Citizens for Drug Recovery group will host a chili supper, bake sale and silent auction Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m.

    Meals will include a peanut butter sandwich and drink for $8.

    A guest speaker will take the podium at 6:30 and the auction will begin at 7. The event will take place at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

  • Fee changes at German Ridge, Saddle Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest began implementing fee changes at German Ridge and Saddle Lake Campgrounds on Monday, Nov. 20. Both campgrounds are maintained year-round by Forest Service employees and volunteers. As the cost of maintenance increases and recreation budgets decline, forest staff will use the fees to repair, maintain and improve the campsites at both sites.

  • Fair representation can’t be found in the legislature’s lobby

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    “Everyone, it seemed tried to get their pet issue some attention Tuesday,” the words sprang from the page like daggers to the eye – and the psyche – in Wednesday’s Courier-Press article about the start of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly.  It was a glaring statement that points to what most know but have little ability to correct; the influence of outside lobby in our policy making.

  • Nominees sought for several county boards

    PERRY COUNTY – With the approaching new year, several local boards will be seeking appointment of members. The Perry County Board of Commissioners have several nominations to seat, as does the county council.

     

    The commissioners will accept applications for the following positions:

     

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

  • No new sewer rate increase in Tell City, for now

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council last Monday took no action on a sewer-rate ordinance that would have increased monthly bills for city customers and wholesale users such as Cannelton and Troy who send their communities’ waste to Tell City for treatment.

    The increases would have come less than a year after 65-percent rate hike for homeowners and a separate big increase in city water bills.