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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t dump your junk

    Stop littering!

    It’s a message often repeated but one that has apparently yet to sink in the minds of the litterbugs of Perry County whose ugly handiwork can be seen alongside highways and county roads.

  • Correction

    Information provided in the March 21 edition of the News about Veterans of Foreign Wars essay-contest winners was incorrect. Will Roberts won the contest at Tell City High School and the local VFW and advanced to district competition, where he was named a state finalist.

    Jessica Theis was the winner for Perry Central High School and Jillian Theis won at that school’s junior-high level.

    David Teague was the winner at the junior-high level for Tell City schools.

  • City sets cleanup dates

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced his department will conduct a city-wide cleanup the week of April 8.

    For the city-wide cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, he said. No construction waste or materials, refrigerators, tanks, paint, chemicals or tires will be picked up. A limit of one truckload per stop will be enforced, he said.

  • Annual River Sweep will send volunteers to 3,000 miles of shoreline June 15

    River Sweep 2013 has been scheduled for June 15, along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. Volunteers are needed for this massive event.

    River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • It’s not always about roads

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    VINCENNES – Most days in the life of an Indiana Department of Transportation employee are hot and sunny or snowy and cold.  And some days something unexpected happens to make these employees have an appreciation and feeling of satisfaction from a random act of kindness that they weren’t expecting to perform.

  • It’s got to go!
  • Tell City School Board work session set April 23

    TELL CITY – The first of what may be a series of work sessions for the Tell City-Troy Township School Board has been scheduled for 6 p.m. April 23 in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School media center.

    Mike Abramson from the Indiana School Boards Association will present information in a session that will last two to two-and-a-half hours, Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger said.

    The public is welcome to attend, he also said.

  • Adult-education classes, free transportation offered at Ivy Tech’s Tell City location

    TELL CITY – WorkOne Southwest is offering an adult-education class, hosted by Ivy Tech-Tell City.

    If you meet the criteria, these classes will offer you opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to your resume, prepare for postsecondary training and increase your wage-earning potential.

    Classes will be conducted at Ivy Tech-Tell City, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning April 22 and ending June 20.

  • Rennie takes role as director of child services for Perry County

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Child Services announced March 19 Nancy Rennie has been appointed local director of the Perry County office of DCS. In her new role, Rennie will set goals and objectives for child welfare management helping to ensure children are protected from abuse or neglect. In addition, she’ll oversee a team of six that includes family case managers and clerical staff. She’ll also handle general office operations.

  • Council hears about payback on yearly Indiana 15 fee

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lisa Gehlhausen, executive director for the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, told county-council members at their regular meeting Thursday what Perry County gets for the money it pays to her organization.