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Today's News

  • FFA on Center Stage
  • Coal-to-gas backers praise job creation plant will bring

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    REO – Will a need to create jobs outweigh environmental impacts associated with the development of a coal-gasification plant just outside of Rockport? The questions were posed Wednesday to representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management during a public hearing regarding the issuance of a state air-emissions permit.

  • Repairs planned for closed section of Old 37

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A portion of old Indiana 37 near Leopold that has been closed and that “we thought at first we couldn’t afford to open … up,” according to County Commissioner Bill Amos, may get repairs.

    “The way it looks, we are going to be able to open it up if everything goes through from the state’s side,” he said, with work to be completed by July 2013.

  • Head Start celebrates the holidays

    During the month of December, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Perry County Head Start Home Base enjoyed activities with a Christmas theme.

    An activity from their Christmas party included making beaded candy canes with family. This activity allowed the children to use fine motor skills and patterning. Christian Holmes, pictured here, shows off his beaded candy cane with his parents, Kevin and Yvonna Holmes.

  • Community Events, Jan. 30

    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-mail-ed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Stepping Stones taking registrations for 2012-13

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall basement, is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year.
    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3- and 4-year-olds, preparing them for elementary school.

  • Open Centers free program for children starts Thursday

    TELL CITY – Open Centers will offer the free program “Incredible Years” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week at the Tell City Community Building, 16th and Franklin streets in Tell City.
    Incredible Years is open to any preschool age child, ages 3 to 6, and their parents or caregivers. There will be arts and crafts, story telling, socialization and parenting tips. The program is sponsored by Safe Schools – Healthy Students. For more information, contact Wendi Rich at 547-9727.

  • Local student earns poster contest prize

    LEOPOLD – Hannah Hubert, a seventh-grader at Perry Central, was one of several winners in the annual River Sweep poster contest for her artwork.

    Every year, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission sponsors River Sweep, a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. A poster contest invites students in primary and secondary schools – public and private, K-12 – to submit poster designs for a chance to win prizes.

  • Lucky quilt winner

    Rick Pund was the winner of the St. Paul January quilt drawing. The quilt, “Twisted Flowers,” was set together by Jean Blue and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • Champion completes Air Force basic training in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Samuel J. Champion graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
    Champion completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.