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Today's News

  • Society releases Hoosier poetry anthology

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Society Press has announced the release of “And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana,” edited by Jenny Kander and C. E. Greer.

    It features the work of 116 poets who live or have lived in the state long enough to acquire a sense of the place. The book is the first collection of Indiana poetry to appear for more than 100 years. The last major anthology, “Poets and Poetry of Indiana,” was published in 1900.

  • Huebschman to celebrate 90th birthday Saturday

    TELL CITY – The family of Robert Huebschman will host an open house at his home from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday to celebrate his 90th birthday.
    All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited to attend and help Huebschman celebrate his birthday. He requests no gifts, but just the presence of friends and family.

  • Officials to open ‘286 project’ bids Aug. 29

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids on the Perry County Port Authority’s “286 project,” as it’s called, will be opened at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29, and officials hope to award a contract at a Sept. 9 meeting.

    Work to be performed will upgrade the port authority’s Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound rail cars.

  • Council discusses vandals, online ordinances

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman-Snyder, a contender for the mayor’s office in the upcoming election, asked common-council members Aug. 8 when repairs would be made to property in the city’s “gazebo park.”

    Vandals continue to damage the property, Mayor Smokey Graves responded during the council’s regular meeting for this month.

  • Community Events, Aug. 22

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • County records may go online

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved, contingent on funding approval from the county council, a contract that will allow people to see official property records from the comfort of the nearest computer.

    Ann Jochim of WTH Technology Inc., Indianapolis, said any number of layers of information can be added to the geographic-information-system-based maps people will be able to view. those layers could include roads, fire hydrants, photography and commissioners and council districts, for example, she said.

  • 4-H talent winners named

    The 4-H open talent show held July 16 drew 10 contestants to the stage at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The contest was sponsored by D&J’s DJ Service, Hometown Music and Los Amigos. In first place was Hayley Payne, left; in second place was Kira Maddle, center; and in third place was Brooke Lawalin.

  • Horseman’s club fun show set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a fun horse show and benefit at 5 p.m. Saturday at the club, located on Summer Road north of Tell City.
    Follow the signs approximately 5 miles north on Indiana 37 to reach the club.
    There will be games for all ages, providing fun for all participants and spectators. There will be some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • Grant applications for Operation Round Up available

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, according to organizers.
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.

  • Lasher attends mathematics program

    TELL CITY – Shane Lasher, a seventh-grader at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, attended the Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics program recently.

    Ball State University Department of Mathematical Sciences selected 56 Indiana students to participate. Selection was based on ISTEP scores.
    Students spent a week exploring connections between mathematics and science, number patterns, algebraic reasoning and brain teasers. 
    Lasher is the son of Beth and Mike Lasher and the grandson of Carroll and Brenda Goffinet.