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Today's News

  • Parade Sights, Sounds, Surprises

    Christmas parades in Tell City and Leopold helped usher in the holiday spirit over the weekend, even if the weather seemed more like Easter. Tell City’s parade Saturday evening was warm enough for short sleeves but emergency vehicles, floats, the Tell City Marching Band and other entries created a jolly spirit. Equally successful was a chili cook-off along Main Street and Christmas in the Park festivities.

  • Local kids still in need of gifts

    TELL CITY – Christmas will soon be here but will all the stockings be filled? That’s a question United Way of Perry County’s Holiday Helpers United partners are working hard to provide a “yes” answer to. But volunteers need the community’s help, said Rebecca Fenn, director of United Way of Perry County and one of the organizers of the Holiday Helpers program that reaches out to hundreds of children each year.

  • Visitors center construction on schedule

    By VINCE LUECKE

  • Perry County Coon Club to host party Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Coon Club will hold its Christmas party Saturday at the coon club.
    This party is for members and club volunteers only. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone who plans to attend is asked to take a covered dish.

  • Upcoming events at the Church of Latter Day Saints

    TELL CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Relief Society for Women will have a Christmas social at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
    Anyone attending is asked to take a gift for the white-elephant draw. Dinner will be served.
    A branch Christmas social will also be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church. The event will include dinner, caroling, a visit from Santa and a nativity scene.
    Everyone is welcome to attend both events. The church is located on Dauby Lane in Tell City behind the Perry County Courthouse.
     

  • Jasper Engines celebrates 70 years with associate trip to Nashville

    JASPER – 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.  As part of the year-long celebration, the company took a group of associates, based on years of service, on a weekend trip to Nashville, Tenn.

    These associates attending recently marked 30 and 31 years of service with Jasper Engines, along with associates who have achieved 35 or more years of service.

  • The benefits of recycling. . .

    The sixth grade student council at William Tell Elementary has partnered with Perry County Junior Women and Perry County Recycling to collect plastic lids to make the first recycled bench for the school’s playground. 

  • River Sweep poster deadline Dec. 14

    PERRY COUNTY – There is still time for students in primary and secondary schools, both public and private in grades kindergarten through 12, to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013.
    Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is $500, and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A prize of $500 will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • Give one last gift this holiday season, give blood Dec. 17

    PERRY COUNTY – The holiday season is here, and with it comes the exchange of gifts amongst family and friends. But many hospital patients have a gift on their wish list this year that only generous hearts can give: a blood donation.
    Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides, the American Red Cross reminds people to give one last gift — give blood. A blood donation can be the most meaningful gift of the season.

  • South Perry Head Start students learn fire safety

    During the month of October the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start Classroom 3 enjoyed activities that helped them learn about fire safety.