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Today's News

  • Community events, Feb. 21

    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.

  • Arts grant panelists sought in the region

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Arts Commission and Arts Region 11 are seeking representatives to serve as panelists for the FY2012 Regional Initiative Grants to Organizations review process. These individuals will review applications for state arts funding for nonprofit organizations in their regions. A panelist will be selected from each of the six counties that make up Region 11; Perry, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Orange and Martin.

  • Remembering Ronald Reagan’s visit

    The celebration of Ronald Reagan’s birthday this month reminded Jim Crawford, right, of Reagan’s visit to Tell City in March 1955.

  • COLUMN: State education system needs reform

    MARCIA DAUBY, Guest Columnist

    After reading a recent opinion piece in the paper, I felt compelled to offer another view. I am very excited and hopeful teachers will be held accountable and their performance “graded.”

    Any teacher can show up at school at 6:45 a.m. My question is do these teachers let parents know they are there at that time? The answer is no.

  • COLUMN: Nature and nighttime intruders

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Looking back, it wasn’t that close of a call, though the nighttime encounter could have been disastrous.

    Returning home Thursday night, I found an intruder on the sidewalk leading from the garage to my house.

  • EDITORIAL: Diverting tax money to private schools will doom public schools

    That our public school system has severe flaws is a popular premise in government and among many education reformers. And $300 million in recent spending cuts to Indiana’s public schools necessitated by the state’s need to balance its recession-riddled budget certainly haven’t helped solve the schools’ problems.

  • Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

    The classes are designed for individuals and couples to learn about healthy money habits, budgeting and basic financial fundamentals. Refreshments will be served at each class.

  • County planning, zoning office recaps 2010 permits

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Planning and Zoning office has released information on the number and types of permits issued in 2010, which does not include the communities of Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

    A total of 84 permits were issued during the year which includes 24 new homes, two mobile homes, seven cabins, 26 pole barns, six garages, one new subdivision, 10 building additions and eight miscellaneous projects

  • Benefit for Helen Jones set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – A benefit to help Helen Jones will be held Saturday at the American Legion in Tell City. Food will be served starting at 4 p.m. with an auction to begin at 5 p.m. The Good Ol’ Boys will provide music beginning at 8 p.m.
    Cover charge is $10 per person or $15 per couple.
    Jones was first diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer Sept. 5, 2010. A PET scan was done in December and found the cancer had spread to her bones and Adrenal glands. Money raised from the event will go toward Jones’ medical expenses.

  • Woman faces felony charges of possessing controlled substances

    TELL CITY – An Owensboro, Ky., woman stopped for an alleged traffic violation faces two felony charges of possessing a controlled substance.

    Sarah K. Sweat, 30, was stopped for operating a vehicle with a faulty headlight by Patrolman Derrick Lawalin in the 900 block of Washington Street Feb. 14. Lawalin said Sweat had a controlled substance in her possession.

    She was processed at the Tell City Police Department and issued a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.