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Today's News

  • COLUMN: County works to extend help to poor, blind

    Chuck Poehlein penned this column on the care given to the poor and sick by the county during the first decades of its founding. The first installment appeared in last Thursday’s edition and shared information on the county’s poor farms, working agricultural enterprises that offered work to the county’s poor in return for room and board. Today’s final installment reports on the roles families held in helping poor relatives.

  • COLUMN: And the Oscar nominees are ...

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    The Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 27, and I figured I would weigh in on the nominees. The last two years I’ve focused on the Best Picture nominees primarily and only mentioned other categories in passing. This year I want to focus on all of the major categories and give my pick for the category as well as my prediction for who will actually win.
    Best Picture

  • City looks for downtown development ideas

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City, under the direction of Mayor Barbara Ewing, has gathered a group of Tell City business, economic-development and retail individuals to develop a plan to advance and improve the community’s downtown. Members of the Tell City Downtown Development Group would like input from all Perry County residents to assist them in the development of the improvement plan.

  • Forage management for beef producers topic of Feb. 22 program

    CANNELTON – Purdue Extension of Perry County will host a program Feb. 22 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds on forage management for beef producers. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m and conclude at approximately 8 and will offer suggestions to producers on what to do following the drought of 2010.

    Victor Shelton, a grazing specialist for southwest Indiana, will be the guest speaker at the program.

    With the drought of 2010, many beef producers have overgrazed pastures and were not able to correctly apply fertilizer or re-seed areas last fall.

  • Grandview man charged after popping mouthful of pills

    TELL CITY – A Tell City patrolman charged a Grandview resident with resisting law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly swallowed a handful of pills during a police investigation.

  • News is now 'behind a pay wall’

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’ has gone “behind a pay wall.”

    News that could affect public safety will continue to be freely available to everyone, but reading the rest will require registration. If you’re a subscriber and haven’t already done so, find a paper with your address label on it, then go to www.perrycountynews.com.

  • 1921 stock certificate

    Joy Howell of Tell City isn’t sure how she came into possession of a $5 stock certificate in the Eckerty, Branchville and Cannelton Telephone Co., but suspects the 1912-issued certificate might have come tucked away in a desk or other piece of furniture. “Five dollars was worth something back in 1925,” she said.

    Anyone with information on the company can call The News at 547-3424 or send e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • TC principal expresses pride in students

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Interim high-school Principal Brad Ramsey offered congratulations to Erica Hauenstein at a regular school-board meeting for being named a National Merit Scholar finalist.

  • Melton accepts media award

    Cannelton Elementary Principal Beverly Conrad presents the International Student Media Festival Award to Ethan Melton, a member of Joan Goble’s elementary Media Club.

  • PC soloists, ensemble earn state bid

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School will be represented in four performances at state-level solo-and-ensemble competition Feb. 26, Music Director Rob Cason said.

    Trent Pringle qualified to take two percussion solos to state, Samantha Noble did the same with a clarinet solo and “our percussion class” performed as an ensemble to earn a trip to state, he explained.