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Today's News

  • Harvest seasons brings National Farm Safety and Health Week

    PERRY COUNTY – From oldest to youngest, everyone is needed to keep family-owned farm operations running smoothly and safely. That’s why the focus of the 2012 National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 16-22, is “Agricultural Safety and Health Week ... A Family Affair.” Ferdinand Farmers Insurance and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company encourage families to discuss farm safety together.

  • We’ll never agree on the role of government ... and that’s fine

    By Lee Hamilton

    Center for Congress

    The conventional wisdom has settled on the subject of this year’s presidential campaign: it’s about the proper role of government in our nation’s life. 

  • Perry Central set to crown homecoming royals Friday night

    LEOPOLD – The 2012 Perry Central football homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game vs. Tell City Sept. 14. Game time is 7 p.m.
    The senior classmates selected their queen and king candidates. The entire high-school student body will vote on who will be crowned queen and king.

  • Local residents report attempted Medicare scam

     

  • Community foundation accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations. 

  • Head Starts accepting applications for students

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Head Start programs are accepting applications for preschool.
    Children ages 3 to 5 years old are eligible for the preschool program. Head Start is a federally funded preschool for children that meet the age and income guidelines.
    The program includes the following services: education, health, nutrition, social and emotional development and transportation.
    To obtain an application, contact North Perry Head Start in Leopold at 843-4800 or South Perry Head Start in Tell City at 547-8463.

  • Derby Fall Fest line-up announced to public

    DERBY – The line up of events for the Oct. 6 Derby Fall Fest has been released.
    At 7:15 a.m. registration will begin for a 5K run-walk sponsored by Perry County Parks and Recreation Department. The run-walk will start at 8 a.m. and there will be T-shirts and prizes for all ages.
    A fishing derby at Rainbow Pay Lake will start at 8:30 a.m. It will be for ages 15 and under. Beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., visitors will be able to partake in food and drink booths.

  • Reunions

    Gayer–Mosby
    TROY – The Dan and Ollie (Mosby) Gayer family reunion will be held Sept. 23 at Mulzer Camp in Troy.
    The day will begin with a basket dinner at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Mary Phillips at 547-5024.

    Oil Township 1962
    TELL CITY – The Oil Township High School Class of 1962 will have its 50th class reunion at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Patio Steak House in Tell City.
    For further information, contact Sam Hubert at 843-5525 or Catherine (Kelly) Frakes at 843-4645.

  • Cannelton High School Class of 1967

    The Cannelton High School Class of 1967 met for its 45th reunion Aug. 11.

  • Holy Family picnic to be held Sept. 23

    JASPER – Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper will host its annual church picnic Sept. 23.
    Chicken or roast beef dinners will be served starting at 10:15 a.m. in the air condition dining room. Carry-out is available. Soup will also sold by the bowl or gallon along with sandwiches.
    There will also be quilts and bingo or pull-tab bingo in the fellowship hall with elevator access is available.
    A Texas Hold 'Em tourney with begin at 1 p.m., along with a mason jar stand filled with unique and useful items for home, office or school, organizers said.