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Today's News

  • Crackdown on impaired, dangerous drivers under way

    PERRY COUNTY – Just as basketball is stirring up a great deal of activity everywhere this March, more than 250 Indiana law-enforcement agencies are planning to launch a major activity of their own.

    Since Friday, county law-enforcement agencies have been deploying high-visibility crackdowns on impaired and dangerous driving known as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

    The 16-day effort will continue through March 24, encompassing a number of March sporting events and the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

  • Santa Claus Museum seeks photographs for new book

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Museum and Village is seeking photographs, letters, and other memorabilia related to the history of the towns of Santa Claus and Santa Fee and the area surrounding the original town site of Santa Claus.

    The museum has partnered with Arcadia Publishing to release a local history book on the town of Santa Claus.

    The book will cover the early history of the town and the numerous families that settled there, the establishment of local tourist attractions, the development of businesses and the widespread celebration of Christmas.

  • Getting Ready for the Regional
  • Derby may get recycling drop-off site

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Residents of Derby have asked the Perry County Recycling Management District to establish a collection point for recyclable materials there, according to a report from the district’s advisory board.

    Presented by Marlow Smethurst, who chairs the advisory board, the report noted a petition containing approximately 200 signatures asked the district “to establish a recycling site for this growing area.”

  • Community Events, March 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.

    PC football families to meet
    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central football families will gather for a meeting at 6 p.m. today in the high-school study hall.

    PCSAC accepting grant requests

  • Occupation Month in Cannelton
  • Works board OKs CVB lease proposal

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety voted last Monday to accept an offer by the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau to lease the city’s new visitors and event center.

  • Roads identified for $500,000 improvements

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved a half-million dollars’ worth of road improvements in a regular meeting Feb. 28. In a reversal of the normal order, the county commissioners approved March 4 an update to the county’s economic-development income-tax plan that specifies which roads will undergo work.

  • Roberts completes Army basic

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. – Army Pvt. Zachary W. Roberts has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, Roberts studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Public invited to DAR program, meeting

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced Kandie Atkinson, administrative specialist with the Kentucky Land Office Branch, will speak at the group’s monthly meeting Wednesday.
    This meeting will be open to the public and begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch.
    This program will be beneficial to anyone doing family research using land records. It is important to note that many first families in Perry County made their way here by route of Kentucky.