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Today's News

  • COLUMN: GO STEM comes to Holiday World

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN
    District 74 State Representative

    Calling all girls … future scientists, engineers, researchers and mathematicians. On June 3-7 the University of Southern Indiana will host its second annual GO – Girls Only – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Education camp with residents on the USI campus.

  • COLUMN: Facebook friends and drama

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the biggest user of Facebook. Far from it. I post photographs taken for the newspaper – and the occasional personal collection of pictures – and breaking news. Other staff and I also do that on The Perry County News’ Facebook page.

    In comparison, some people document their every move on Facebook, what restaurant they’re eating at, what movie they’re watching and, literally, when they’re doing the laundry on a Sunday night.

  • EDITORIAL: Financial literacy class needed and financially possible

    What caused the meltdown of the U.S. financial markets in 2008 that led to our country’s worst recession in decades?

    Risky moves by greedy financial institutions, inadequate government supervision of them, and misguided policies by President George W. Bush’s administration have all received shares of the blame.

    But most experts now say that a big reason for the meltdown was the financial illiteracy of a large portion of our population, especially young adults who were responsible for many mortgage defaults that contributed to the meltdown.

  • Kids fishing derby returning May 19

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby May 19. The event will be free and open to all children 15 years and younger.

    Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

    Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.

  • Free program to aid those feeling financial pinch

    TROY – The Troy United Methodist Church has established a regularly scheduled program to help families and individuals struggling with finances. People who are struggling need “Help and Hope.” They need knowledge and a plan. The program offers help and hope in four specific areas. Free learning sessions will be offered on a regular bi-monthly schedule beginning May 8.

  • Businesses honored at annual chamber dinner

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City, Troy Clinic and Simon and Harris Construction were winners Tuesday in the annual Chamber Award Dinner.

    This was the 11th year for the awards, which are given by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce in three categories: large and small business and entrepreneur of the year.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing accepted the large-business honor on behalf of the city. She credited the work of city employees in various departments. Businesses or groups with more than 25 employees are eligible for the award.

  • Cannelton School Board approves computer purchase

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A computer server at Cannelton City Schools “is on its last legs,” interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt said at a regular school-board meeting April 19.

    “We finally got it repaired enough, I hope, to get us through the rest of this school year,” he continued. “We don’t have a lot of extra money, but there is a way to pay for this other than out of the general fund.”

  • Household hazardous waste disposal to be offered

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – The executive board of the Perry County Recycling Management District will move forward with plans to create a household-hazardous-waste collection program.

    With a candidates forum taking place at Perry Central, the board had just enough members present for a quorum. But after months of discussion, they felt enough information had been presented and voted to purchase a containment building.

  • Somber prom lesson

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  • $1.2 million in unpermitted improvements found

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Assessor Mendy Lassaline provided county-council members a list Thursday showing that out of 97 property improvements recently noted in Leopold Township, only two of the owners obtained permits.