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Today's News

  • Jail search nets knives, cell phones, tobacco

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A shakedown of the Perry County Jail turned up a dangerous mix of contraband Tuesday, including a filet and pocket knives, cell phones and loose tobacco.

    Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut, who will take office as sheriff Jan.1, said he wants to take steps to reduce the chances of banned items coming into the jail, especially those that could pose a danger to jail staff and other offenders.

  • Couple takes Joy to Oakwood

    Dr. Eric and Sara Kleeman talk with each other and Oakwood Health Campus resident Cecil Pekinpaugh during a visit Thursday afternoon.

  • Christmas services set for area churches

    Christmas Masses scheduled for county churches
    PERRY COUNTY – Times for Christmas Masses at three county churches have been scheduled for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold will have Mass at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day.
    Holy Cross Catholic Church in St. Croix will start Christmas Eve Mass at 6 p.m. and Christmas Day at 9 a.m.
    Finally, St. Marks Catholic Church in St. Marks will host Mass at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 and at midnight Dec. 25.

  • Century Aluminum to restart idled line

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Century Aluminum has announced that it will restart an idled potline at its Hawesville aluminum smelter, creating up to 100 new jobs.

    The company said the process of restarting the line will be completed in the first three months of 2011. The line was idled in March 2009 after a sharp drop in aluminum prices caused by the national economic recession.

  • School officials eye drug-testing program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A moment of silence was observed at the opening of a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Barry  Jarvis and his family. He was killed Nov. 29 in Afghanistan and buried Dec. 9 in the Deer Creek Church Cemetery.

  • Community Calendar, Dec. 20 - Dec. 23

    Monday December 20
    AA New Hope Group meeting 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Mozart streets, Tell City, information call 547-2318 or 719-1862.
    Bingo at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City, doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m.
    TOPS IN1148 Tell City meeting at Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 23rd and Tell streets, Tell City, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., information call 843-5044.

  • Community News, Dec. 20

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • VNA Plus receives “Best of Home Care” award

    TELL CITY – VNA Plus, a local provider of home-care and hospice services, announces it has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s “Best of Home Care” distinction. Awarded to the top 25 percent of agencies in client and employee satisfaction scores from Home Care Pulse, VNA Plus is now ranked among a select few of the best agencies in the country.

  • LHDC receives additional heating assistance funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Larry K. Kleeman, executive director and chief executive officer of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. announced that $200,000 of additional energy assistance funds were awarded to LHDC to serve more households in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties with their winter heating bills.
    A few weeks ago, LHDC was forced to suspend the Energy Assistance Program after serving approximately 1,400 households in the three-county area. At that time a waiting list was established and approximately 250 households were placed on it.

  • Icy roads force postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—All Thursday sports events involving Perry County teams and two Friday games were postponed due to icy roads.
    Perry Central’s PLAC boys basketball home game with Springs Valley was postponed Friday. No new date for it had been decided at press time.
    Also postponed Friday was Cannelton’s girls basketball game at Christian Academy.
    No new date had been announced for it, but Cannelton Athletics Director Brian Garrett said it may be rescheduled later at Cannelton, where it was originally scheduled to be held.