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Today's News

  • TC students to get exercise going to, from school

    TELL CITY - Students in Tell City-Troy Township schools will see changes in the way they get to school when the new year opens. Many will walk farther and some will arrive at school earlier under plans approved by the school board Tuesday.

  • Changes coming for News Web site

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News' parent company is rolling out new Web sites for its newspapers, and readers can get a preview now of a new look they'll see later this year.

    Benjy Hamm, executive editor for Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., said the new sites will be able to accommodate a number of new or updated features, including staff and community blogs, a reader forum, links to sites of interest in the community, a list of the most popular articles, a full "E-edition" and a new classified-ads design.

  • Girls Day Out

     

  • ISTEP scores rise, principals report

    TELL CITY - Elementary Principal Laura Noble said she was extremely pleased with preliminary results from the latest round of Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams, and was waiting for full reports to become available.

    Because they weren't yet available, she and other staffers had to calculate some results by hand, she said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

  • Cedar Crest files suit to stop Waupaca monofill

    ROCKPORT - ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's plans to locate an industrial monofill on 120 acres in Huff Township is being challenged in court even before the foundry's proposal passes a review by Spencer County's board of zoning appeals.

  • Fritz profiled in Washington Post Magazine

    FERDINAND - A Perry Central graduate who has gained national attention for turning out world-class furniture was featured last month in the Washington Post Magazine. Keith Fritz was the subject of a nine-page article titled "Against the Grain."

    In it, former Washington Post reporter Annie Groer shares the history of Fritz's woodworking career from a teen prodigy who excelled in building furniture while at Perry Central High School to a young seminarian at Saint Meinrad College and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

  • Deer Creek service project
  • Hoosier National Forest offers summertime programs

    TELL CITY - The Hoosier National Forest provides a variety of conservation education services to forest visitors and surrounding communities. During the summer months, interpretive programs are offered on the weekends at the developed recreation areas, including Hardin Ridge, Tipsaw and Indian-Celina Lakes Recreation Areas.

  • New hospital, jail on meeting agenda

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners are scheduled to hear from Joe Stuber, chief executive officer for Perry County Memorial Hospital about plans for a new hospital at their regular meeting Wednesday. They'll also consider hiring an architect for a new county jail at the meeting, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the county courthouse.

  • Senior farmers market program under way

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households. The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support this community's farmers. To be eligible for the program, participants must live in Perry County, be willing to shop at the Tell City Farmers Market, must be at least 60 years as of Oct.