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Today's News

  • Computer funding OK'd

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting May 3 the spending of $9,617 from the county's law-enforcement fund for a computer server for the county prosecutor's office. "All of the other departments that review this and agree to it have signed off," County Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners.

  • Lest we forget
  • Museum fund drive targets energy renovations

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society is conducting a fund drive to pay for renovations at its museum that will reduce energy consumption.  "Over the last couple of years, it has become painfully obvious that too much of our cash has been going to pay for utilities," a letter from the society and Mark Ress, project chairman and museum curator, said.  In 2008, total utilities cost more than $7,500. These costs have been kept to a minimum by maintaining a minimum temperature during unoccupied hours.

  • 'Everything looking up' at county port

     

  • Students visit state capitol, sign up for summer classes

    CANNELTON - Students and their adult chaperones visited the state capitol April 12, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad told the Cannelton School Board April 28, and their "very nice trip" included visits to the state treasurer's office, Senate, House of Representatives and a state courtroom. "We did not see (Gov.) Mitch Daniels, although he was supposed to be in the building that day, somewhere," she said.  The students "did have a very good time," she continued, "They learned a lot" and enjoyed a meal at The Spaghett

  • Tyler's big day
  • PC Substance Abuse grant cycle under way

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is now accepting grant requests for the 2010-11 grant cycle. Deadline for submitting the grants is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Copies of the application and comprehensive plan can be found on the Web site www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org or by calling Diane Conner, coordinator, at 547-6538.   

    Grants will be awarded at the committee's annual grant award breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday, July 9 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. 

  • Rising water closes sections of Indiana 66 on county's east side

    VINCENNES - A rising Ohio River has closed portions of Indiana 66 in Perry County. As of Friday afternoon the highway was closed: • from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to State Road 70 at Derby. • from Indiana 70 at Derby to State Road 166 at Rocky Point. • from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 237 in Cannelton. When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.  

    According to the National Weather Service, most flooding deaths occur in automobiles.

  • Patoka Lake Heritage Day set for Saturday

    BIRDSEYE - Patoka Lake will host a Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center. Activities for all ages will include corncob darts, tomahawk throwing, clay crafts and old-time games. Interpretations of quilting and outdoor cast iron cooking will also be available for visitors.  Participants will also be able to hear the Moery and the Dillard families' stories as they visit the 1860s Moery cabin, reconstructed at the Patoka Visitor Center.  There will be dulcimer lessons at 11 a.m.

  • Library to celebrate National Children's Book Week

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will celebrate National Children's Book Week today through May 15. The week is an opportunity for libraries to promote the joy of reading to children. This year, the library will have a "Spot the Plot" riddle book of rhymes for children to solve. Pictures posted on walls in the children's department will give clues about classic stories, encouraging children to become super sleuths as they solve the mysteries.