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Today's News

  • Birthdays, Sept. 24 - Sept. 30

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    September 24

  • ‘Town’ has something for everyone

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    “The Town,” based on the very enjoyable novel “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan, is a film about Boston. More specifically, it’s about a part of Boston called Charlestown. Much like “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone” the city itself is a character. Ben Affleck (who co-writes, directs, and stars) has done a fine job of incorporating the city into the film. I found his ability to place the viewer into a scene much more impressive, though.

  • 2010 fall tour events

    A number of autumn activities are planned for the 2010 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. The annual celebration of fall will again draw visitors to communities across the county each weekend through mid-October.

    Fall Tour Events

    Rickenbaugh Open House Oct. 2

    The historic stone home on Celina Lake will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2, Sponsored by the Hoosier National Forest. For more information, call 547-7051.

    Rome Courthouse Day Oct. 3

  • New wheels in Troy

    Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins, far right, joined Troy Town Marshal Tim Bolin and Troy Town Board member Roger Fella in front of the community’s new police cruiser.

  • Lincoln HIlls RC&D sponsors dry hydrant at Oriole

    ORIOLE – A combination of grant money and partnership helped Lincoln Hills RC&D to install what’s called a dry hydrant in the Hoosier National Forest near Oriole.

    The hydrant at Oriole Pond will provide water for local firefighters, allowing them to fill tanker trucks. Areas of the county not served by public water systems often lack water and even water lines can’t provide enough water to be directly tied to pumper trucks.

  • Lilly Endowment adjusts scholarship program

    INDIANAPOLIS – Campuses of 28 Indiana colleges and universities are welcoming 216 new Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to their halls this semester.

    Nominated by their community foundation and selected by Independent Colleges of Indiana, the freshmen have come from all 92 Indiana counties. Over the 13 years of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, more than 3,300 Indiana high-school students have received the same honor and have gone on to become teachers and doctors, chemists and lawyers, nurses, engineers and so forth.

  • Troy Township Water Association eyes two areas of expansion

    PERRY COUNTY – The Troy Township Water Association Inc. is looking into the prospect of extending waterlines in two areas.

    Areas proposed for expansion are along Indiana 66 to River Forest and along Indiana 66 to Goosetown Road. Anyone living in the two areas interested in city water needs to send a letter of intent to the Troy Township Water Association, P.O. Box 125, Cannelton, IN 47520. Residents interested in the extensions may be asked to help fund a feasibility study.

  • Appeals court upholds Kiplinger sentence

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the sentence given to a Tell City man convicted in the 2006 murder of Bobbi Jo Braunecker.

    Kyle Kiplinger was sentenced to 65 years in prison this spring after the appellate court overturned a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

  • Commodores march to second-place finish

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “We had another good week; we’re pretty happy with it,” Band Director Rob Cason said of the Perry Central Marching Commodores’ second-place win at North Posey High School Saturday.

    His was the smallest of six bands competing in Class A at the Field of Dreams Invitational, and success came as a result of “a really good week of rehearsals,” Cason said. “Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday morning’s were probably the best we’ve had.”

  • Marching Marksmen take first in Paoli contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen earned first place overall and four of the six individual awards bestowed at the Pride of Paoli Invitational marching-band competition Saturday.

    In addition to besting six other Class A bands, the Marksmen earned awards in their second contest this season for best music, visual effect, general effect and drum major.

    Band Director Natasha Edmondson attributed the success to the performers’ hard work.