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Today's News

  • County resident seeks help from commissioners

    TELL CITY - "I was told in 2008 if I bought a culvert, the county would put it in," Walter Shephard, 5992 Old Indiana 237, told the county commissioners at their regular meeting April 5.

    He has had problems getting to and from his property from what used to be a state highway, he said, and a school bus that could have transported his daughter wouldn't venture off the thoroughfare with the culvert in its current condition.

  • CHS to sponsor Holocaust Day of Remembrance

    CANNELTON - As part of the National Days of Remembrance, April 11 through April 18, the freshman class of Cannelton High School is sponsoring a Holocaust Day of Remembrance at 2 p.m. today in the Cannelton Community Center.  

    Mayor Smokey Graves will be on hand to proclaim April 12 as a Holocaust Day of Remembrance in Cannelton. Students have prepared presentations to help remember victims of genocide, and to help understand how things people do in area communities matter. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event.

  • Mini-relay to occur during school health fair

    LEOPOLD - In conjunction with the Perry County Wellness Program, Perry Central Elementary will hold a mini-relay during the school's health fair Thursday.

    The fair will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and the mini-relay around the school track for cancer survivors will be at 7.

    Elementary students will have a footprint-fundraiser for the event. Each student will sell footprints for $1 each. These footprints, bearing the purchaser's name, will be placed along a path from the elementary school office around the school.

  • Library hosts silent auction

    TELL CITY - All during National Library Week, now through Saturday, the Friends of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will operate a silent auction to raise funds to support the library.

    Items up for bid will include Fenton Glassware, a quilt and much more. Auction items were donated by William Tell Antiques, Roland's Jewelry, Celebrations, Lauer Floral, McDonalds, Mark's Coins and Collectibles, The Greenhouse, Finley's Custom Framing and Dixon's Auctions and Furniture.

  • Absentee voting under way at county courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting is under way at the county courthouse. Eligible voters with approved identification cards can vote there 8 a.m. until noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays through noon May 3. Voters can also cast ballots there the two Saturdays before the primary, April 24 and May 1, from 8 a.m. until noon.

    Other absentee-voting methods have special requirements. More information can be obtained by calling the county clerk's office at 547-3741.

  • Perry Central to host health fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD - Family wellness is the theme of this year's health fair at Perry Central from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and there will be lots of fitness activities and health-and-safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free spring soup and salad supper, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • May 1 Fun Day to benefit Tyler Zoglman

    PERRY COUNTY - A May 1 Fun Day benefit at the county's 4-H fairgrounds will raise money to help an 11-old-boy battling liver cancer.

    Tyler Zoglman, a fifth-grader at Perry Central Elementary School, has been diagnosed with hapatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments and underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove a 9-pound tumor.

    A full day of events May 1 begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Serving of chicken and pork-chop dinners starts at 11 a.m. with food catered by the New Boston Tavern.

  • Don't miss your chance to assess candidates Thursday

    Yard signs don't tell us much about political candidates' goals and aspirations for running for office. Newspaper advertisements do a better job and we at The News appreciate the trust candidates place in us when purchasing ads that share their views, outline goals and ask for voters' support.

  • A poignant Good Friday reminder

    I didn't make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from a truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus' death but those who freed him from the cross.

    I was watching TV over a bowl of cereal when my scanner reported a two-vehicle accident on Indiana 37 north of Interstate 64. Two trucks had collided.

  • It's good to be back home again

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Lewis Anderson.

    Like most 18-year-olds in this town, I could not wait to leave Tell City.  There were so many things I wanted to accomplish in life and this small town was a dead end. So after I graduated from Purdue University, I took a commission in the U.S. Navy as an ensign.