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Today's News

  • County recycling bills sent for 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for 2018 Perry County Recycling Management District fees, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are in the process of being mailed.

    The first rounds of bills are due March 15. The fee for 2018 is $45, up from $32 last year. The district board approved the increase last year.

    The district will mail the bills for real estate and mobile homes in the following manner:

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  • Heart Galleries to promote Hoosier adoptions

    TELL CITY – A traveling photo exhibit featuring compelling portraits of children in need of adoptive families is making stops at three Tell City locations through Feb. 19.

    The goal of the Heart Gallery is to increase awareness of the Department of Child Services foster youth available for adoption and encourage the community to learn more about the foster to adoption process. With the help of all of the Indiana adoption programs and partners, including the Heart Gallery, more than 1,000 Hoosier foster kids found permanent homes last year.

  • Siler announces run for State Senate District 47

    LEAVENWORTH – Nick Siler filed his candidacy Jan. 24 for the Democratic nomination for Indiana State Senate District 47, which includes all of Perry County, as well as Crawford, Harrison, Orange, and Washington counties, along with portions of Dubois County.

    An attorney from Leavenworth with a private practice in West Baden Springs, Siler graduated from the University of Dayton in 2002 and received his law degree from the University of Louisville in 2005. 

  • Rescheduled Relay for Life kickoff Feb.12

    PERRY COUNTY – Due to bad weather last month, the kickoff meeting for Perry County’s Relay for Life was postponed until Monday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Moose Lodge in Tell City for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

  • House advances Rep. Bartels’ bill to assist Hoosier landowners

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives voted last week unanimously in support of State Rep. Stephen Bartels’ (R-Eckerty) legislation to help Hoosier landowners designate private property boundaries by using purple markings.

    Under this legislation, a purple paint perimeter would serve the same purpose as a no trespassing sign. Bartels said there are currently 12 other states with purple paint laws, and three more are considering adopting similar legislation.

  • Pro wrestling coming to Cannelton March 31

    CANNELTON – An evening of live professional wrestling is planned for Saturday, March 31, at the Cannelton Community Center. Several matches are planned for the evening.

    The main event will feature a steel cage match for the New South Championship with John Irons taking on Damien Wayne. In a women’s match, Stormie Lee will grapple with Rebecca Reece. Other planned matches include Mr. USA vs. Francisco Ciatso; Arrick Andrews vs. Dixie Dynamite; Shawn Hurley vs. Kid Dynamite and the Murphy Boys vs. Doom and Invader.

  • Women’s retreat planned

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a quiet retreat, “Honoring the Woman Within,” from March 2-4 at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    This quiet retreat provides an opportunity to step aside from a busy life to explore and deepen the relationship with God.

    In an environment where physical, emotional and spiritual renewal can take place, this quiet, reflective retreat will offer you the time to connect with God through journaling and other unique prayer experiences.

  • Uplands Wine Trail to host chocolate lovers’ weekend Saturday, Sunday

    BRISTOW – The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail is enticing chocolate lovers to accompany their sweethearts to the wineries this month for chocolate tastings. The nine wineries that comprise the trail will offer two days of chocolate tastings to celebrate Valentine’s Day the weekend of Feb. 10 and 11. Both chocolate lovers and wine lovers will enjoy over 50 varieties of chocolates and chocolate confections offered at the nine wineries throughout the weekend.

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