Today's News

  • COLUMN: A Schweizer Fest to-do list


    Independence Day is behind us and that means another Schweizer Fest is just around the corner.

    Mid- to late-summer weeks are a busy time for many of us with vacations, back-to-school preparations and, for many, 4-H fair events. However, Schweizer Fest is the county’s largest festival and nearly all of us take part in one way or another.

    I have two requests. First, I’ d like you to dust off that photo album.

  • EDITORIAL: Speeding in neighborhoods is not tolerable

    At the June 17 meeting of the Tell City Board of Works and Safety, residents of the 200 and 300 blocks of Ninth Street gathered to ask for help. Speeding has become a major problem in their neighborhood, they said, and a very dangerous problem, especially when there are several children that live on the street and elderly residents as well.

  • Crisis Connection promotes violence prevention in schools

    LEOPOLD – Crisis Connection Inc. collaborated with Perry Central and Tell City school corporations as the facilitator of a “Too Good For Violence” after-school programming.

    The “Too Good For Violence” curriculum is a multi-faceted collection of dynamic activities for youth to learn and practice vital prevention skills. Participating children evidence positive improvements in both personal and interpersonal skills.

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  • 4-H fair exhibits open Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – 4-H’ers from clubs across Perry County will show off the fruits of their work in coming days at the annual county fair.

    Opening ceremonies will begin at noon Wednesday with various livestock shows that afternoon and evening.

    Highlights include the dairy show at 6:30 p.m. and the sheep show at 7. At 6 p.m., a horse and pony show will feature halter and pleasure classes.

    Thursday’s fair activities include a poultry showmanship competition begins at 10 a.m.

  • Stepping Stones awarded grant from Old National Bank Foundation

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool recently received a grant for their Families Reading with Redgie Early Childhood Literacy Program from the Old National Bank Foundation.

    Families Reading with Redgie is a reading incentive program in place at Stepping Stones, which encourages parents and caregivers to read with children on a daily basis by offering incentives for reading together.

  • County workers may see pay increase in 2014

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    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners approved at their meeting July 1 a 3-percent raise for county employees be suggested to the county council.

    Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners by state statute, they are required to make “a recommendation to the county council on salary increases for 2014.”

  • Tell City will post speed-limit signs on Ninth Street


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety will continue to monitor traffic complaints in the 200 block of Ninth Street and post signs advising motorists of the 30 mph speed limit and of children living in the area.

  • Semi driver cited in Shiloh Road crash


    ST. MARKS – A New Jersey man driving a tractor trailer was cited for following too closely after his rig struck a passenger car Wednesday afternoon in Indiana 37. The crash sent the car’s 22-year-old driver to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

  • Farmers face threat from famous plant


    PERRY COUNTY – A new weed with a famous history could cause local livestock farmers big trouble this year and in growing seasons to come.

    Poison hemlock, found for several years along Interstate 64 and in ditches, is increasing and invading hayfields and pastures. It could cause livestock deaths for producers who fail to recognize it and allow their animals to graze on it or who feed it as hay.