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Today's News

  • Junior Women sponsoring bingo at picnic

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will sponsor its annual bingo booth at the Fourth of July Picnic from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The cost per game will be 50 cents to play one card or $1 for three cards. Half-pot chance drawings will also be held every half hour. All players must be at least 18 years old.

  • Star Party at Patoka planned for July 10

    BIRDSEYE - The Patoka Reservoir Beach, Newton Stewart State Recreation Area will host a star party starting at 1 p.m. EDT July 10, allowing visitors a chance to gaze at the skies throughout the afternoon and night.

    Members of Evansville and Louisville Astronomical societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford will be present to share their knowledge of the universe.

    Daytime activities include slides, videos and discussions.

  • Local man charged in home burglaries

    TELL CITY - Police arrested and charged a Tell City man with two counts of burglary Friday and warned residents about the importance of locking doors on their homes and vehicles.

    Joshua A. Bender, 28, of 636 16th St., faces Class B felonies, Lt. Alan Malone said. Officers learned that Bender was involved in the break-ins and tied him to jewelry taken during a May 31 break-in the 1500 block of Tell Street. Malone said some of the items were recovered from an Owensboro, Ky., pawnshop.

  • Local River Sweep volunteers surpass 100

    TELL CITY - The River Sweep the preceding weekend was a success, Ken Smith said Thursday, with more than 100 people throughout the county participating in the annual cleanup of banks along the Ohio and other rivers and their tributaries.

    Speaking at a regular meeting of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors, the executive director for that agency said another successful cleanup occurred despite high temperatures and high water.

    He was disappointed, however, at the condition Tell City's Sunset Park was in.

  • Moose picnic kicks off Thursday

    TELL CITY — Moose Lodge 1424's annual Independence Day picnic will mark the holiday in grand style this week with rides, games, food and a big fireworks show Saturday night.

    Activities swing into gear Thursday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City's north side, with meals, booths and entertainment daily through Saturday.

  • Bandon teen facing rape charge

    BANDON - A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult with rape, court records filed in Perry Circuit Court show.

    Joseph L. Alvey of 2022 Old Indiana 37, Bandon, faces a Class B felony. According to a probable-cause statement filed in Perry Circuit Court, the alleged rape took place within the last six months. The alleged victim told a health-care worker about the incident and state police were notified.

  • School board tries to control health costs

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community School Corp. leaders are working with its employees on ways to reduce or eliminate a projected $288,918 increase in health-insurance costs the district's superintendent said could lead to staff cuts.

    Like most public school systems in the state, Perry Central has trimmed costs to balance a budget impacted by reductions in state funding. The News reported in April the district would not replace retiring teachers or support staff and transfer some salaries to grant programs to reach a savings goal of $350,000.

  • Alcoa workers made right move in accepting contract

    Many Perry and Spencer Countians are among the 1,500 Local 104 United Steelworkers members who work at Alcoa's Warrick County plant, so the union's vote Thursday to accept a new four-year contract with the company was good news for our local economy.

  • Community's response to Gulf oil spill overwhelming

    A few weeks ago I stumbled across an article about one organization's efforts to assist in the Gulf oil spill cleanup.

    The organization, Matter of Trust, is an ecological public charity that was asking for the public's help in collecting human and animal hair (dog, cat, alpaca, sheep) along with nylons to make oil booms.

    Feeling helpless here in southern Indiana, I thought it would be a good way for our community to get involved with their cause.

  • The reasons I love Perry County

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. Nancy Myers penned this month's view.

    I moved to Perry County almost nine years ago to work for the Hoosier National Forest in Tell City. I came from a national forest in Arizona near Phoenix that was very busy.