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Today's News

  • Tell City earns Hoosier Main Street status

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced last month that the Tell City Development and Action Committee was accepted into the Indiana Main Street program, adding the community to a list of more than 100 cities and towns working to revitalize their downtowns.

    Mayor Barabara Ewing presented a certificate to members of the committee Thursday and said the group’s acceptance was a milestone in adding life to the city’s downtown.

  • Supporting veterans? Be careful when donating

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Local veterans groups are recruiting support in a fight against what one representative called thieves.

    They set up at store entrances and claim to be collecting money to help veterans, county Veterans Services Officer Wayne Hubert told the News.

    “Everyone wants to help veterans,” he said Thursday. “They’ll tell you they’re vets, but they’re not.”

  • Dance auditions for ‘Cinderella’

    CHRISNEY  – Children’s Center for Dance Education will have open auditions for “Cinderella” Jan. 20, at Elizabeth’s Main Street Dance on 411 Main St., Rockport.
    Audition times are 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. for ages 4-6; 2:15 to 3 p.m. for ages 2-9, and 3 to 3:30 pm for age 10 and older.
    Those who have been on pointe one year or longer may bring pointe shoes. The  performance of “Cinderella” is set for April 13 at South Spencer High School.
    For more information, visit www.childdance.org or call (812) 421-8066.

  • Commissioners to consider rezoning petition Tuesday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In their first regular third-Tuesday meeting of the year, the Perry County commissioners will consider a petition by Waupaca Foundry to rezone the majority of a 200-acre area in central Perry County back to agricultural or conservation use.

  • Free HIV testing offered monthly at county health department

    PERRY COUNTY – Did you know that someone becomes infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes?
    Get tested and know your status, urges the AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, which offers free and confidential HIV testing at the Perry County Health Department the second Tuesday of every month. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m.
    For more information, contact the resource group at (812) 421-0059 or the county health department at 547-2746.

  • Public library announces plans for annual writing contest

    PERRY COUNTY – It is time again for Perry County Public Library’s annual writing contest, Story Mania! The Teen Advisory Group announced this year’s contest would be short stories. Below are the guidelines for the contest. For more information, contact Lisa Hammack at the library at 547-2661.
    Guidelines for Story Mania! :
    Any teen in seventh to 12th grades who is a resident of Perry County
    Open subject, open genre, but no sexual content, profanity or extreme violence.
    Winning stories from previous years should not be resubmitted.

  • Early Head Start celebrates Christmas

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoyed a day out together in December.

    Pictured are Samuel Applegate, Seth Schwartz and Issac Schwartz wearing their Santa hats. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850, Ext. 113.

  • Vikings stop Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers in a 50-40 girls basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    The Vikings did not use a full-court press, but their traps in their half-court defense gave Perry Central problems. That was particularly true in the second half, when the Commodores committed 13 turnovers.
    The score was tied 19-19 at halftime but North Posey outscored the Commodores 20-8 in the third quarter to take control.
    Ashley Graves and Morgan Richardson each scored 14 points to lead Perry Central.

  • Dragon attack!

    A large red dragon, recently seen sailing high and low and sometimes cartwheeling through the air along Seventh Street recently, wasn’t really a wild beast, but a realistic-looking kite.

  • Gap remains in commissioners’ appointments

    By KEVIN KOELLING