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Today's News

  • Third census help center to open

    PERRY COUNTY - The U.S. Census Bureau continues to alter its plans for assistance centers in the county, with news last week of a third location in the county highway garage.

    Hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. It joins centers at City Hall in Tell City and the Cannelton Public Library. Center hours at Tell City are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Drum line wraps season with grade-school gigs

    TELL CITY - Tell City's High School's 2010 drum-line members rocked a William Tell Elementary School gym twice Thursday in what were their grand finales for the season.

    It was an up-and-down competition season for them, with next-to-last-place finishes their first and third contests, split their second time out by a finish three-tenths of a point away from first place.

  • Chapman: Effort to compress Indiana school year continues

    CANNELTON - "They should be more concerned that kids get an education than a vacation," Cannelton School Board member Barbara Beard said at a regular meeting Thursday.

    Schools Superintendent Al Chapman had said a calendar he proposed for next year is similar to those the school system has been using, which feature longer breaks through the year and a shorter summer break.

  • Public can submit questions ahead of April 15 forum

    TELL CITY - An April 15 forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear candidates' views on a variety of topics.

    The forum, sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News will be held at the Schergens Center beginning at 6 p.m.

    Candidates in contested races will talk about their reasons for seeking elected office. They'll also answer questions.

  • All Sports Extravaganza March 31

    TELL CITY - The first Spring All Sports Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 31.

    This is an opportunity for the community and school to demonstrate school spirit and community pride. The evening will begin with a parade, which will start at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Washington and Main streets.

    The parade will continue to Jefferson Street and then east to 15th Street.

    A pep rally will follow at Legion Field at the conclusion of the parade. The Pep Club, which is sponsoring the event, encourages the community to support the endeavor.

  • File now for mobile-home deductions

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger reminds owners of personal-property mobile homes that the period to file property-tax deductions and credits is in effect through March 31. Personal-property mobile-home owners are defined as those who do not own the real estate on which their mobile homes are situated.

    Deductions filed by March 31 will be applied to personal property mobile home tax statements mailed this year.

  • Chamber hosting small-business presentation April 1

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Small Business Development Center will host a workshop April 1 for people interested in starting their own businesses.

    The Launching Your own Business Workshop will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce Office at 601 Main St.

    Anyone exploring the start-up of a small business and new business owners may find the session helpful.

    A workbook will be provided to participants to lead the evening's discussion and can help participants identify steps they'll need to take during the start-up process.

  • Moving up
  • Bug could quiet 'crack of the bat'

    PERRY COUNTY - The crack of a baseball bat is all part of summer in North America. Yet one of its components, the baseball bat, is in jeopardy. The majority of baseball bats used by the big leagues are made from ash wood. All species of ash trees are currently threatened by an invasive beetle from Asia called the emerald ash borer.

  • Community shined during Electra observance

    Fifty years after a deadly plane crash united residents of Perry County in grief, weekend services again proved how caring our community can be.

    Relatives of several victims of the 1960 crash at Millstone of Northwest Orient Flight 710 attended March 13-14 events marking the 50th anniversary of the crash. Led by the local Kiwanis Club and a committee of community members, Saturday's memorial and Sunday's worship service honored the memories of the 63 people who died March 17, 1960.