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Today's News

  • Project GREAT hits local schools

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  • Perry Central will strengthen families

    LEOPOLD – A program designed to help make good families better will begin at Perry Central Tuesday. 

    The weekly program for families with children 6-11 years old and their parents or caregivers will include dinners and incentives. A homework club for older siblings and child care for younger children will be available.

  • Rome VFD sets hog-roast date

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sept. 18 at the Rome Community Center.

    Church services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and a hog roast meal will start at 11:30. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more.

    Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Councilman questions new police cars’ price tag

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s new police cars are stirring up dust even before being put into service.

    During a meeting Tuesday, Councilman Gerald Yackle questioned the cost of two cars approved earlier this year by the city’s board of public works and safety. The two Chevrolet Caprices cost about $25,000 each but it will take several more thousands of dollars to outfit the cars with emergency lights, radios and other equipment.

  • Sunday 9-11 ceremonies planned

    TELL CITY – American Legion Post 213 will conduct a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to John Splater, adjutant for the post.

    The observance will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Stacey Peak Memorial in Tell City’s Sunset Park.

    More information about the observance can be obtained by calling the Legion at 547-8201.

    A public commemoration is also planned for noon Sunday in St. Meinrad at American Legion Post 366.

  • Officials, Legion mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of the Tell City Common Council adopted a resolution Monday calling for a moment of remembrance to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Perry County commissioners were expected to adopt an identical resolution at their meeting Wednesday evening, after this edition went to press, and Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Wednesday morning that city supports the effort, as well.

  • Tell City man sentenced in murder case

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes Wednesday, a Tell City man was sentenced for murdering a child he was caring for in January.

    Michael D. Arnold was given a 45-year prison sentence under terms of a plea agreement he reached this year with the state. Arnold pleaded guilty this summer to causing the death of Gavin Sacks. The year-old infant was found inside an apartment at 632 16th St.

  • On a mowing mission

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  • Eldridge named News publisher

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News has a new publisher.

    Dave Eldridge began work Aug. 29 and in addition to his duties as publisher of the twice-weekly newspaper, will oversee the Tell City printing plant and serve as a regional supervisor of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat and Mount Vernon Democrat. All three newspapers are owned by Landmark Community Newspapers, based in Shelbyville, Ky.

  • Officials hear Deer Creek bridge suggestions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to build a new Deer Creek bridge at Rocky Point south of the existing structure, a standing-room-only audience in Cannelton’s City Hall learned Sept. 1.

    The meeting was already under way, the basement-level room was packed and people were still arriving at three minutes before the advertised 6 p.m. start time for a public hearing that would be interrupted by a power failure.