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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Synthetic drugs: real danger

    APRIL FINNEY
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • COLUMN: Needed fast, a hat stylist

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

  • EDITORIAL: Seventh Street’s future may be getting brighter

    Tell City’s Seventh Street will be in the spotlight at City Hall tonight as a special meeting introduces a proposal to build an event and visitors center.

    The project is nowhere near finalized but income from the sale of homes constructed under Tell City’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant would be used to help pay for the structure.

  • EDITORIAL: Try ordinances before condemning them to failure

    “Let’s try something, even if it’s wrong.”

    That apparent misguidance may have merit in two current situations in Perry County.

    In one, county-council members are attempting to undo a long process the county commissioners finished up in December. In the other, the mayor of Cannelton is suggesting an ordinance protecting renters be rescinded.

    Before the county commissioners did their part, others worked hard as members of a committee examining the county’s need for an animal-control ordinance.

  • Sellersburg Lugar Academy Day rescheduled

    NEW ALBANY – U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has announced April 29 as the new date for the 11th annual Lugar Academy Day in Sellersburg. The Academy Day will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Ogle Hall of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College.
    “Academy Days provide high-school students with information regarding our prestigious U.S. service academies,” said Lugar. “Our five service academies provide Hoosier students with top-notch education and preparation for service in our armed forces.”

  • Patches needs a good home

    PERRY COUNTY – Horse Rescue South Inc. is offering Patches, a 3-year-old paint filly, for adoption. She is a described as a very gentle young horse, stands at 14 hands and is still growing. She is halter broke and catches, leads and lunges, loads in a trailer and stands for grooming.

    She also works well with ferriers. She is gentle with children and “ready to find her forever home,” said Jo Sodrel, a representative of the group.
    Horse Rescue South is always in need of volunteers to help out with the feed and care of horses.

  • National Honor Society Trivia Night April 13

    TELL CITY – The National Honor Society of Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host its annual trivia night April 13. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Proceeds will benefit the community. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions in 10 different fun and interesting categories.
    Teams may consist of up to five members. Cost is $5 per student and $8 per adult. “Come test your knowledge against some of the best minds in the community,” event organizer Amy Kehl said.

  • Hiring begins at Holiday World

    SANTA CLAUS – As Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials continue work to fill 2,100 seasonal positions, they will host two open job fairs.
    “We’ve already started the hiring process, which is going very well,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari General Manager Matt Eckert.

  • University of Evansville students volunteer at bridge building competition

    EVANSVILLE – Local students at the University of Evansville, including Amanda Hopf of Birdseye, took part in the 42nd annual Balsa Wood Bridge Building Competition Feb. 25. More than 150 elementary- , middle- and high-school students participated.

  • Small-business center announces 2011 economic impact

    By ANGELA GERALDS
    Mount Vernon Democrat

    In rough economic times, communities begin looking for lifelines. In particular, small towns and rural areas look for ways to boost local economy, and people who have found themselves out of jobs might think about starting that business venture they’ve always dreamed of.
    The Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, often called the SBDC, is one resource Posey and eight other counties in the area can use toward these goals.