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Today's News

  • Library merger committee on right track

    Earlier this month, Tell City-Perry County Library Board members heard about continuing efforts of a committee to see if a merger of the two county libraries in Tell City and Cannelton would be possible and beneficial. It’s been a few months since the two libraries decided to pursue this challenge and it seems committee members are starting to get into the different aspects of the merger that will determine if the two libraries will be able to become one.

  • St. Meinrad cookbook available at The News

    ST. MEINRAD – Copies of the St. Meinrad 150th anniversary cookbook remain available at The Perry County News.
    The book is a collection of 700 recipes from throughout the community placed in a hard-cover, three-ring binder. Cost of the book is $18.
    The cookbooks are also available at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport and the following St. Meinrad businesses: Archabbey Gift Shop, Spencer County Bank’s St. Meinrad Branch, Superior Ag Resources in St. Meinrad, Ruxer Furniture and Appliances and Vaal’s Furniture and Appliances.

  • German Ridge trails reopened after timber sales

    Tell City –  Hoosier National Forest officials have announced the reopening of the southern loops of the German Ridge Trail. The trails had been closed at the campground and the two southern trailheads for timber sale operations.

  • TC man arrested on forgery charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man who allegedly gave school officials a bogus name faces a felony charge of forgery.
    According to Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone, Michael B. Haughee, 59, walked into the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. office at 837 17th St. and told school employees there he wanted to promote a local chess club and hoped to distribute a flyer to schools.

  • Deadline to register for primary election is April 4

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that April 4 is the last day to register to vote for the May 3 municipal primary election. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.
    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the Clerk’s Office or on the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.sos.lN.gov. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Voters reminded of photo requirements

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County Precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2011.
    Voters are required to present photo ID at the polls in May’s primary, before casting a ballot. The ID must meet the following criteria:
    1. Display the voter’s name, and the name must conform to the name on the voter registration record.
    2. Display the voter’s photo.

  • Community chorus extends invitation to new members

    Lincoln Hills Community Chorus is seeking new members to join its weekly rehearsals.

  • Library to host steamboat traveling exhibition

    TELL CITY – Tell City will welcome a traveling steamboat exhibit next month as part of a statewide celebration of the first successful steamboat passage on the Ohio River.
    “Steamboat a Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans” is sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and will be at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library April 1-28.

  • Sign-ups being taken for summer classes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Summer classes will be conducted June 6 through June 24 if state approval is received, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad said at a regular school-board meeting March 17. Sign-ups were being taken, with approximately 30 students registered so far.
    In his role as high-school principal, Superintendent Al Chapman added that classes will be offered at that level if at least 15 students sign up for each of two classes offered.

  • Dogwood Tour plans in place

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    PERRY COUNTY – Dogwood blossoms are a harbinger of spring in Perry County and as April nears, plans are taking shape for the annual Perry County Dogwood Festival.

    This year’s celebration is scheduled for April 16-17, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.