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Today's News

  • Community events, April 11

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Meetings

    Special-needs group to meet today
    TELL CITY – The Tri County Special Needs Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City in Conference Room C.

    Humane society meeting Tuesday
    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
    The meeting will take place at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.
    For more information, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Alcohol-server training

    TELL CITY – State law requires everyone with a permit to serve or sell alcohol to complete a certified alcohol-server training program by April 30, 2011.

    This course is scheduled to be presented at the Tell City Bowling Center from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17.  Anyone who needs to complete this required program is invited to attend.

    The cost is $25 and you can register for the class by calling the bowling center at 547-7958.

  • Farm Toy Show set for April 23

    TELL CITY – The annual Farm Toy Show and Farm Scene Display contest, sponsored by the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds Committee, will be held April 23 at the fairgrounds.
    The event will be held inconjuction with an annual consignment auction.
    All money raised will benefit the 4H fairgrounds.
    Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is $1 per person; children 6 years old and under get in for free.
    Winners of a farm scene-contest will be announced at 2 p.m. the day of the show.

  • Officials OK voting site

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 4 the Cannelton Public Library as the only voting location to be used in this year’s primary election.

    As The News reported that day, the only contested race in May is for Cannelton mayor on the Republican ballot. Voters there will decide whether the name of former Mayor Mark Gerlach or former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder will appear on their November ballot.

  • Girl Scouts registration event set for Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – All girls interested in joining the Girl Scouts are invited to a night of fun.
    Girls from kindergarten, including girls entering kindergarten this fall, to 12th grade can attend the event and preregister for Girl Scouts.
    The event will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th St., Tell City.
    While parents complete registration paperwork, girls will make Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere and enjoy ice-cream sundaes.

  • Homeland-security appointment due soon

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the county courthouse to appoint a representative to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in announcing the meeting that the commissioners want to have representation at a planning-council meeting scheduled for April 19.

    Tuesday is the deadline for submitting letters of interest to her for the position.

  • Tootsie Roll drive to be held Friday and Saturday

    TELL CITY –The Tell City Knights of Columbus will have their annual Tootsie Roll drive at various locations in Tell City Friday and Saturday.
    The cause is to raise money for the mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.
    Watch The News for more information.
     

  • COLUMN: Protecting crime victims’ rights

    BY KELLI WILGUS, Guest Columnist

    Every 60 seconds, 10 Americans will be harmed by violent crime. That’s one victim every six seconds. And violent crime can strike anyone. Some victims recover quickly, but others suffer for years – or even a lifetime – from the physical, psychological and financial impact of crime. All victims should receive the help they need.

  • COLUMN: The rural charm of Perry County

    IRV RUEGER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    My wife, Susan, and I always wanted to raise our children in the country, so in about 1975 we started looking for land within a federal forest.