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Today's News

  • Education brief, March 19

    Early Start program set for Friday morning
    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start invites the public to attend a parent enrichment program scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the Early Head Start office, at 321 Ninth St., in Tell City.
    The topic for March will be “Knowing Your Community Resources.” Light refreshments will be served.
    For more information, contact Kelly Luker, EHS family resource coordinator, at 547-4850 Ext. 113 or (812) 619-1842.

  • Branchville student serves as page

    State Sen. Richard D. Young (D-Milltown) hosted a page from Branchville during the 2012 legislative session. Sydney Ann Goffinet, 15, from Perry Central Junior-Senior High School, served as a Senate page for Young Feb. 23.

  • VFW name winners of first chili cook-off

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 hosted its first chili cook-off contest March 10 at the VFW post.
    Prizes were given out for first, second and third places and also to the people’s choice.
    First place was awarded to Joe and Martha Minto, second place went to Jason Lindsey and third place was awarded to Calvin and Betty Hartz. The people’s choice award winner was Kay Northerner. The VFW would like to thank all the participants who entered the cook-off and invites everyone back again next year.

  • Community Youth Camp set for June 10-14

    PERRY COUNTY – Nestled in the rolling hills along the Ohio River near Derby is Glennwood Hills Campground. It is often described as one of the best-kept secrets in Perry County. The beautiful and well-equipped campground is owned by the Community of Christ Church based in New Albany but it also is home to a camp each summer for local youth.

  • Anderson Woods prepares for 35th season

    ADYEVILLE – Anderson Woods Inc. announces its 35th annual special-needs summer camp for people with disabilities. Sessions will begin June 4 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session will begin on a Monday morning and last until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

  • 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.”