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Today's News

  • Kiwanis breakfast set for Saturday at EUCC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Kiwanis will host a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Evangelic United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 10th and Jefferson streets in Tell City.
    The cost of the meal is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children 12 years and younger.
    All proceeds will go to help the youth of Perry County.
     

  • TC homecoming set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold homecoming ceremonies Saturday at the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena between the varsity and junior varsity games against North Posey.

  • Education news, Feb. 17

    GED testing at Perry Central
    LEOPOLD – GED testing at Perry Central Community School Corp. is open to all Hoosier residents. Registration is required before testing and information is available on the school’s Web site, www.pccs.k12.in.us.
    Susie Knox is the chief GED examiner and can provide more information to those seeking their GED for employment or higher education. She can be reached at 547-3347.

  • Perry Central students up in one, down in none

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Captain’s Club sponsored a pizza party for students who raised at least one grade the second quarter of the school year, compared to the quarter, without letting any other grades fall. The students who earned straight A’s both the first and second quarter were also invited to the pizza party.
     

  • COLUMN: County works to extend help to poor, blind

    Chuck Poehlein penned this column on the care given to the poor and sick by the county during the first decades of its founding. The first installment appeared in last Thursday’s edition and shared information on the county’s poor farms, working agricultural enterprises that offered work to the county’s poor in return for room and board. Today’s final installment reports on the roles families held in helping poor relatives.

  • COLUMN: And the Oscar nominees are ...

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    The Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 27, and I figured I would weigh in on the nominees. The last two years I’ve focused on the Best Picture nominees primarily and only mentioned other categories in passing. This year I want to focus on all of the major categories and give my pick for the category as well as my prediction for who will actually win.
    Best Picture

  • City looks for downtown development ideas

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City, under the direction of Mayor Barbara Ewing, has gathered a group of Tell City business, economic-development and retail individuals to develop a plan to advance and improve the community’s downtown. Members of the Tell City Downtown Development Group would like input from all Perry County residents to assist them in the development of the improvement plan.

  • Forage management for beef producers topic of Feb. 22 program

    CANNELTON – Purdue Extension of Perry County will host a program Feb. 22 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds on forage management for beef producers. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m and conclude at approximately 8 and will offer suggestions to producers on what to do following the drought of 2010.

    Victor Shelton, a grazing specialist for southwest Indiana, will be the guest speaker at the program.

    With the drought of 2010, many beef producers have overgrazed pastures and were not able to correctly apply fertilizer or re-seed areas last fall.

  • Grandview man charged after popping mouthful of pills

    TELL CITY – A Tell City patrolman charged a Grandview resident with resisting law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly swallowed a handful of pills during a police investigation.

  • News is now 'behind a pay wall’

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’ has gone “behind a pay wall.”

    News that could affect public safety will continue to be freely available to everyone, but reading the rest will require registration. If you’re a subscriber and haven’t already done so, find a paper with your address label on it, then go to www.perrycountynews.com.