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Today's News

  • Birthdays, Jan. 6 - Jan. 13

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    January 6

  • COLUMN: ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Inception’ top Harris’ list of movie favorites

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    Eric Harris, who reviews films for The News, ranks last year’s offerings of dramas, comedies and science-fiction offerings. He will be back with occasional reviews in 2011.

    1. “Black Swan” – I loved nearly every aspect of this film. Darren Aronofsky has made a disturbing classic featuring the best female lead performance of the year from Natalie Portman.

  • COLUMN: Small steps can lead to health and wealth in 2011

    BRENDA HAGEDORN, Purdue Extension

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the cooperative extension system is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge called Winter 2011 SSHW Challenge.

  • Chicago’s Pizza to help band

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza will offer all-you-can-eat pizza, breadsticks and drink for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

    The offering will be a fundraiser, with $3 of the price going to the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

    “We encourage everyone to stop by and eat to help the band out,” said band booster Velma Mann.

  • Free doghouses available

    PERRY COUNTY – The Humane Society of Perry County offers doghouses to people who can’t afford such shelters for their pets.

    The organization also provides straw for insulation. For information, call Jim Carter at 836-4138.
     

  • Vested in their offices

    Perry County Clerk Jean Schulthise shakes hands with Lee Chestnut after swearing him in as the county’s sheriff.
     

  • Acchiardo sworn in as prosecutor, announces staff

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Elected in November, S. Rod Acchiardo was sworn in Thursday as Perry County’s prosecuting attorney. He also announced his office’s staff.

    Tell City attorney Mark Ramsey will become chief deputy prosecutor. James Tyler, who served as deputy prosecutor under former Prosecutor Robert Collins, will remain in his position. MacKenzie Payne, who also worked for Collins, will serve as a deputy prosecutor.

    Acchiardo said he will be even-handed in prosecuting cases.

  • Wilson appointed new DNR law enforcement director

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Scotty Wilson as the new director of the DNR Division of Law Enforcement to replace Col. Mike Crider, who is retiring.

    Wilson was assigned to Perry County for several years.

  • County officials open positions to public

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members opted in their first meeting of the year to extend the service of two county redevelopment-commission members through this month so they can vote on whether to fund a new jail.

    In a presentation to the council earlier in the meeting, Paul Downing of the Indianapolis architectural firm DLZ Corp., said he’d been working with a committee examining the possible construction of a new county jail.

  • Making it official

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise congratulates Chet Mathena after he and three other members of the Perry County Council were sworn in to four-year terms Monday morning at the courthouse.