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Today's News

  • Help us make Veterans Day 2010 one to remember

    Though we're still in the middle of a hot summer, autumn isn't far off and our staff's thoughts are beginning to turn toward November and Veterans Day. We plan to publish a special veteran's edition of the newspaper this year, and we need the help of our readers. Most of us know someone, living or dead, who has served in the armed forces. All you need to do to have your favorite veteran featured in The Perry County News is send us a photo of that veteran, along with some basic information.

  • Too much noise in the bedroom

    The people I go to bed with can get pretty noisy. Sometimes it's downright embarrassing.

    I don't mind a little chitchat once the lights are off, but some of the people jabbering in my ear just won't quit about how their day went, where they dined for supper or even who else they're dating!

    To be honest, the men and women whose voices I listen to from my pillow are police officers, dispatchers and the occasional pilot on barges plying the Ohio River or aircraft soaring high over New Boston.

  • More information needed for Cannelton Schools referendum

    Cannelton City Schools, citing a "funding shortage," seeks Cannelton voters' approval of a special tax increase of $.41 per $100 of assessed valuation. In the interest of having complete data on which to make an informed decision on such an important issue, the following is submitted:

    According to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, the City of Cannelton's tax rates for the last three years are as indicated below:

    Year    Total Tax Rate

    2008    $2.9909

    2009    $3.2623

  • Breaking News Three jailed on meth charges

    MILLSTONE - A search for a Perry County man wanted on several warrants led to his arrest and those of two others Sunday after police uncovered what they said was evidence of a methamphetamine lab in and around a home near Millstone.

    One of the men may have been involved in a vehicle fire Friday night.

  • Prosecutor accused of misconduct

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins faces disciplinary action for sexually charged comments he allegedly made to a former deputy in his office. She was later fired, triggering a disciplinary investigation that remained behind closed doors until this week.

  • Mayor: Seventh Street eyesore has to go

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing said it's high time for a Kentucky salvage company to clean up a former furniture-manufacturing building it owns on Seventh Street.

    "I'm tired of looking at it and I know everyone else who sees it feels the same way," Ewing said at Monday's meetings of the board of public works and city council.

  • Councilman suggests bridge money be returned

    TELL CITY - They took no official action, but county-council members heard a suggestion July 22 that $991,000 be given back to the federal Department of Transportation because to use it would cost the county $145,000 for "a bridge to nowhere."

    Councilman Ron Crawford said at a regular meeting he and Stan Goffinet attended a Spencer County Council meeting "just to see how they hold their meetings and et cetera, and they brought up this Huffman Mill thing."

    Goffinet is the Democrat nominee for the council's District 2 seat in the upcoming election.

  • Memorial marks designer's contributions to TCHS band

    TELL CITY - David Hebeisen challenged band and color-guard members always to remember and celebrate the traditions of Tell City High School, the Rev. Paul Alvey said Friday as he launched a memorial service for a man who designed and helped refined marching-band shows for many years.

    Hebeisen died suddenly and unexpectedly last year after returning to his California home from the Marching Marksmen's kickoff party. The memorial service Friday marked the end of the second of three weeks of band camps, and preceded by two hours the launch of this year's kickoff party.

  • Marching into history
  • County farmers eligible for disaster recovery loans

    CORYDON - Effective May 24 and 28, the president issued several amendments to Major Disaster Declaration M1912 in Kentucky due to severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornados that occurred May 1 through June 1, making some counties in Indiana eligible because they are contiguous to the state of Kentucky.