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Today's News

  • Church gearing up for 175-year celebration

    LEOPOLD – Plans are taking shape for the 175th anniversary celebration of St. Augustine Catholic Church Sept. 15-16.

    A weekend of activities will mark the church’s milestone as well as the 50th anniversary of the Central Perry Fire Department.

    A special Mass will be celebrated Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. with a meal following in the parish hall and shelter. Organizers are asking for a donation of $8 per person.

  • Tell City board reviews proposed 2013 budget

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township school board met Tuesday in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School to discuss publishing the budget for 2013. This is just the proposed budget, according to School Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger, and is waiting on approval from the state before members of the school board can vote to accept it.

    “We do put the figures high, knowing full well the Department of Local Government Finance is going to cut it down,” Blinzinger explained.

  • County council schedules budget meetings

    TELL CITY – County-council members have set several meetings toward crafting next year’s budget. They meet in the county courthouse.

    They will review civil taxing units’ proposed budgets beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17. They’re tasked with making nonbinding recommendations about each budget.

    Individual county departments’ budgets will be the subject of a public hearing set for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. It will also include a first reading of 2013 budget requests and the council’s regular meeting for September.

  • Brothers charged with arson

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A pair of Tell City brothers who allegedly fled charges of setting a vehicle on fire and building homemade bombs were returned from Florida Wednesday on felony charges of arson and manufacturing an explosive device.

    Jeremy A. Kaufman, 33 and Scott M. Kaufman, 24, both of 1233 11th. St. remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Friday. Their arrests follows investigations into four fires, three of which involved vehicles. Officers have also received calls of numerous vehicles that sustained broken windows.

  • New greenway makes progress in Cannelton

    Cannelton’s new riverwalk greenway is taking shape with employees of Kleeman Trucking pouring concrete on the path that will reach from the floodwall opening at Herzeele Street to the parking lot at Hafele Park. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Port officials accept bid

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors accepted at a regular meeting Aug. 14 a $655,520 bid from Cooper Rail Service to improve a bridge along the Hoosier Southern Railroad line.

    Their acceptance of the Huntingburg company’s bid was contingent upon reviews by legal and engineering experts. Only one other bid was received for the work an engineer estimated would cost between $550,000 and $750,000. The W.M. Brode Co., of Newcomerstown, Ohio, bid $669,413.

  • Council approves tax abatement for ATTC

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at their regular meeting Aug. 23 to ratify a resolution preliminarily adopted in June to abate taxes for ATTC Manufacturing.

  • Stepping Stones Preschool receives grant from Target for art workshops

    TELL CITY – Stepping Stone Preschool recently announced that its “Stepping Into Arts Workshops” program was awarded a grant from the Target Corp.
    In recognition of the efforts of Stepping Stones Preschool and the Stepping Into Arts workshops program, this grant will help with events such as the Christmas program, Grandparents Day and graduation.

  • Residents Stuff the Bus for local schools

    Residents of Perry and surrounding counties were generous in their support of this year’s Stuff the Bus program July 20-21 that provided back-to-school supplies to local students.
    The two-day event gathered more than 4,700 items valued at approximately $3,750. Additional cash donations of more than $1,800 were also received.

  • Oil Township High School 1948

    The Oil Township High School Class of 1948 held their 64th year class reunion at the Patio Steak house Aug. 10.

    Those pictured above are, in front from the left, Gloria (Falkenberg) Goffinet) Goldie (Cunningham) Edwards and Christine (Flanagan) Hawkins. In the back are Clyde Smith, Donald King, Charlie Weatherholt, Norma (Murphy) Foertsh, Jim Underhill and Faye (Goffinet) King. Those not able to attend were Mary Ellen (Falkenberg) Cassiday, Verna (Stephenson) Bell, Joe Lavin and Jerome Kelly.